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River out of Eden


Towamba wallaby

There’s a river out of Eden, to a small town Towamba, right on the edge of South East Forests National Park. Not much there really, but by gum you’ll find yourself a wallaby, a wombat and a shy antechinus. Then there are the bower birds, kookaburras and rainbow lorikeets (all of which were moving too fast for capture on film)…

And of course my Jo-bro and co live here too…


Solar panels make the most of the sun


…as does the washing


…and this lizard!



Sam-bro’s coffee cruise

Coffee overlooking the saltwater baths.

Newcastle or “Newy” in New South Wales is a comfortable three hour train journey from Sydney central. It’s an interesting mix of industrial enterprise interspersed with beaches, pelicans, cappucino and classy red motorbikes.

Passing pelicans. These patient locals wait for fish scraps at the marina.

Newcastle Beach: warm enough for a mid-winter swim.

My brother Sam lives there too. Here he is with his BMW bike.

Round town on the red machine!

Sam's house.

Sam’s house.

Cruising round between coffee shops is an enjoyable way to see the sights. This morning coffee club in the suburbs provides plenty of leafy trees, and a good gathering place. The kids are conveniently congregated  on a nearby trampoline.