Australia

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COFFS HARBOUR – THE BIG BANANA

Paul had a meeting in Coffs Harbour and I join him to have a look around..     Coffs harbour’s ferrous-concrete banana – 13m long, 5m high and 3 m wide- has been hailed as a national icon. Then again it’s also been voted “the most bizarre and grotesque tourist attraction in the world..(and I […]

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LENNOX HEAD

Went to Lennox Head and sat down on the bench watching the surf.. an old fellow came along and started to chat with me about Lennox… It’s a little coincidence that the population of Lennox Head is currently listed as 1973. Most of the residents of the small rural town would be happy for Lennox […]

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GOLD COAST MARATHON

In one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world – the Gold Coast in Australia – is an event that motivates and challenges tens of thousands of people of all ages and abilities. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon was this weekend, featuring a 42.2km Marathon, 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km Challenge and […]

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THE SUPERBANK

Surprisingly, a freak of nature wasn’t responsible for the world’s longest ocean wave. Sand-pumping barges in the Tweed River, perfectly positioning 1 Km south of the Superbank, deposited just the right number of golden granules to create the flawless and seemingly endless tropical cylindrical tube. It’s the formula 1 of surf breaks: fast, furious and […]

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Some Australian Inventions

The Australians have always been an inventive lot, not only did the Aboriginals invent some amazing things, in more recent history we have created some much needed things to make life easier and more comfortable. Here are some: 1953 – Solar Water Heater The first prototype of a solar water heater was developed at CSIRO […]

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LIGHTNING RIDGE (Paul)

Today I spent a bit of time in Lightning Ridge which is over 750km from our home. To get there you drive west, and just keep going. It is a pretty good drive. You watch along the way as development decreases and you are left with vast spaces of flat land interspersed with cotton, wheat […]

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