Save the Reef

UNESCO the body which gave the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage status in 1981, has indicated that they are likely to place it ‘in danger’ when they next meet. This should be a wake up call for Australia. The Great Barrier Reef brings countless tourists from Australia and around the world to its beautiful beachesContinue reading “Save the Reef”

We Must Save the Great Barrier Reef

The is the introduction to UNESCO’s description of the Great Barrier Reef in its World Heritage proclamation. “The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia. It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000Continue reading “We Must Save the Great Barrier Reef”

Save the Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO the body responsible for identifying places of world significance wants to place the Great Barrier Reef on the in danger list. A responsible government should have known this was coming. In 2015 UNESCO considered doing this but a lobbying effort by Australia and other countries saw it postponed. The government says it has beenContinue reading “Save the Great Barrier Reef”

Patonga – A little Piece of Paradise

Poppy and I took a drive to Patonga last week. This was a favourite place to bring the kids for fish and chips when they were little. It sits on a small level area within Brisbane National Park. The Hawkesbury River flows into Brisk Bay and you can see out to Lion Island and PittwaterContinue reading “Patonga – A little Piece of Paradise”

Close to Home

I’ve been staying close to home since my visit to the magnificent Menindee Lakes. Poppy needed surgery. Nothing too traumatic. I have got a dodgy right shoulder and have to have that seen to. Again nothing too traumatic. But it made me think about the things that made me move here in the first place.Continue reading “Close to Home”

Ben’s Chicken and Corn Soup

Now I know I said I am mainly vegetarian these days but this is the meal I still cook for my son. It is so easy and you only need to use one pan. I start by browning 1/2 kilo of chicken thigh fillets in a saucepan. Add 1 can of creamed corn Add 1Continue reading “Ben’s Chicken and Corn Soup”

The Cloak of Invisibility

I had for many years been involved in progressive politics – working and volunteering. I gave it away when I got sick. Now that I am recovered I am an observer rather than a participant. You discover as you age, especially as a woman, that gender and age renders you invisible. Invisibility, a superpower frequentlyContinue reading “The Cloak of Invisibility”

Heading North-The Adventure Continues

Lake Bolac I stopped at Lake Bolac on my way north. I had been through here many of times when I was younger. But I think this was the first time I stopped to look at the lake. Before Europeans arrived Lake Bolac was a meeting place for many of the Indigenous clans of theContinue reading “Heading North-The Adventure Continues”

The Trip North Continued

The Volcanic Plains I next visited my brother who breeds native freshwater blackfish. The blackfish are extinct in many of the south-west waterways due to habitat destruction, agricultural pollution and introduced species. However, my brother has managed to breed them. He is hoping to have them reintroduced into selected streams so that they can beContinue reading “The Trip North Continued”

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