Hiking up to Mt Kosciuszko’s peak

I’m always planning our next overseas trip but due to a bit of a personal health hurdle somewhere nearer is all we could manage in a short timeframe with a hospital visit looming. So recently we made a short trip to Australia’s Snowy Mountains. It took nearly the whole of the first day to drive from home to…

Kangaroo spotting at Seawinds

In nearby Arthurs Seat there are many things to see and do. Most of them have you dipping into your wallet. They are generally good value time and money wise. However it is a pleasant change when you can have an experience that costs nothing other than your time. Such is the case if you visit…

Riding the Arthurs Seat Eagle

After an absence of quite a few years there is a new chairlift service running from Dromana up to the top of Arthurs Seat. The new gondolas have been imported from Europe. Each night they are stored at the base station. During the day they are brought out and put into action. We recently had…

Melbourne – White Night 5 – 2017

This was Melbourne’s fifth White Night but it was our third time. While White Night technically starts at 7pm from past experience we knew it was pretty pointless looking around until after it was actually dark which in summer is nearly 9pm. So we joined a few friends in eating dinner at the Shark Fin Inn,…

Cirque du Soleil – Kooza

When our four sons were much younger we once took them to a Cirque du Soleil show. It was fantastic. Many different shows have come to Melbourne over the years but we hadn’t found the time to go. So this year when they came to Melbourne with their show, Kooza, Karen and I decided to buy…

Rugged Cape Schanck

There are so many options of things to see and do here on the Mornington Peninsula. So when Karen’s cousins from Germany visited us it was hard to make a decision on what to show them. However summer crowds narrowed the choices somewhat. Normally I would start with somewhere in the Point Nepean National Park but…