‘The Overland’ is a passenger train service between Adelaide and Melbourne that began in 1887 and looks set to close forever at the end of the year. The train runs as a twice-weekly daylight service between Adelaide and Melbourne and carries about 17,000 passengers per year. It departs Adelaide on Fridays and returns to..."A Journey on The Overland Passenger Train – Adelaide to Melbourne 2019"Continue reading
Being outdoorstype, I wrote an article highlighting some of the best bush camping grounds in the Adelaide Hills. The feature image is of Chookarloo camp ground in Kuitpo forest, south of Adelaide. There’s plenty of spots in national parks and f orestry reserves in the Adelaide Hills, where for a small fee where you..."Where to go Bush Camping in the Adelaide Hills"Continue reading
Revisiting an old road trip route provides opportunities to reflect on the contrast between floods and drought in the Marne Valley, South Australia. The Marne River flows from the hills up near Springton in the Eden Valley and joins the Murray River at Wongulla, not far upstream from Walker Flat. It is mostly dry..."Marne Valley – Australian Contrasts"Continue reading
Welcome to the third instalment of the ‘Aleblazer’ series of walks. The Dry Creek Trail runs from Valley View to Globe Derby Park along Dry Creek in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Happily, it passes two pubs along the away, the famous Bridgeway Hotel at Pooraka and the Mawson Lakes Hotel at Mawson Lakes. The walk..."Aleblazer on the Dry Creek Trail"Continue reading
I’ve built a brand new website to showcase my collection of short stories. I invite you to click on over to Small Towns Small Fiction to enjoy my short fiction narratives....