One jewellery designing grandma and one ex Neptune award winning Speer fishing lifesaver, travelling Australia in a white 'not' greynomad van. Living our best life. God & nature loving ✌️
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  • Day4

    Copeton Dam

    July 7, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Copeton Dam is about 30kms out of Inverell. Lovely spot for camping. We stayed and relaxed for 2 nights. Bonus was that you could have a fire pit! Good fishing - including monster Murray cod! The dam water level was quite low - only 13% full.Read more

  • Day3

    Myall Massacre Memorial

    July 6, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Just out of Bingara you will find the Myall creek Massacre memorial site. It tells the story of the horrendous murder of local Aborigines by white landowners. It is quite moving to us as Wayne has aboriginal ancestry and these people may have been his descendants. There is a book you can purchase at the Bingara Info Centre which gives the history and there is also a booked called Denny Day which tells the account of the Police Magistrate who was responsible for bringing the murders to justice. It was the first time in Australian history that white men were tried (and some were hung) or the murder of Aboriginal people.Read more

  • Day2

    Bingara

    July 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Bingara Town
    Just a bit of street art and the famous Roxy Theatre. Peters Cafe next to The Roxy is still an old-fashioned cafe with a real retro feel. It's actually up For Sale if you're interested!

  • Day2

    Sawn Rocks

    July 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    On the Road to Narrabri in the Mt Kaputar National Park we found these fabulous rock formations called Sawn Rocks. The area was very well set out for tourists with a track and steps. The rocks are 40m high basalt resembling organ pipes. Sawn Rocks have resulted from the slow and even cooling of molten rock causing individual crystals within the rock to align perfectly to create the stunning hexagonal natural pillars. We arrived late in the afternoon which was perfect light to photograph the formations.
    #wiltshiresgowalkabout #sawnrocks #bingara
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  • Day2

    Bingara

    July 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Bingara - Wayne's Birthplace! Reminiscing along the river and township. Bingara is a nice little town with wide streets lined with orange trees. Each year they hold an "Orange Festival" where the school kids pick the oranges and distribute to the townsfolk. It's a great day with market stalls, dancing and competitions. We went last year and I actually had a market stall selling my Jewellery. Unfortunately it was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.Read more

    Jo Wiltshire

    Wayne's 1st house. Born in Bingara!

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  • Day1

    Murrurundi and Tamworth

    July 4, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    To TAMWORTH
    First stop - Murrurundi for coffee and cake. Been here many times and always stop as it's a lovely little town with lots of galleries, old fashioned shops and cafes.
    David Darcy has his studio in Murrurundi and he just won the 2020 People's Choice Award for the National Portrait Gallery's inaugural Darling Portrait Prize for his painting of 86-year-old farmer and environmentalist Wendy Bowman.
    Tamworth is a large regional township that hosts the Country Music Festival each January.
    Tamworth also has The Big Golden Guitar statue and a collection of guitars from famous country singers who have performed at the festival - including John Williamson, Keith Urban and of course Slim Dusty! There is the Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, the Hall of Fame Museum and lots of art galleries. Lots of lovely cafes and shops and great nature walks. Ruby's Cafe is well worth visiting for the food and the quaint building and old wares furnishings. Hanging Rock famous for it's picnic is close by. #wiltshiresgowalkabout
    #tamworth #goldenguitar #countryroadtrip #ruby'scafe #countrymusic
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    Enjoy. The country is beautiful at present. [Helen Hindmarsh]

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  • Day18

    Gulgong

    January 23, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Found this little gem by accident.
    It's a old gold mine town made famous for its pioneering photography and being the town in the background of the old Aussie $10 note. With dust storms and fires approaching we didn't spend much time here but would like to come back and explore this well preserved town with its quaint shops, cafes and museums.
    My grandfather was stationed here as a police constable as a young man and he and my grandmother lived here and many nearby outback towns. My dad was born later on in the police residence at nearby Narromine.
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  • Day16

    Broken Hill

    January 21, 2020 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Back to Broken Hill for a stopover on the way home. We had visited here in September and did all the sightseeing things. If you would like to see what Broken Hill has to offer see my previous trip on Find Penguins "Outback NSW".
    Went back to some fav spots - gin cocktails and dinner at the Palace Hotel followed by sunset up at the Mine. Lots to see and do here, esp for the arty minded!
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