This foggy, frosty early-morning scene belies tragedy hidden in clear view. March 5 2012, will be remembered as the night almost 9000 residents of Wagga Wagga were forced from their homes by the worst flood since 1853 — nearly 160 years ago. Fortunately the city’s levee held and two months later its citizens’ lives have […] Read more – ‘Frosty morning in Wagga Wagga’.
When country folk celebrate they do it with infectious enthusiasm, and the annual Xmas pageant at Oatlands was no different. But, when I first saw the fire engine, above, go past with its flotilla of go-karts following in a cloud of fumes I felt sorry for the young tykes driving them. Initially what I thought […] Read more – ‘Country celebrations’.
Finding an overnight campsite in any city can be a bit of a problem, but I’m lucky that I have a fairly regular spot in Hobart right outside a friend’s house. Naturally I operate in stealth mode … curtains drawn and no lights after sunset. Normally a fairly quiet spot, it becomes a bit hectic […] Read more – ‘‘Parking’ in the city’.