TRAVELLING AROUND


BOY..I HAVE HAD A BUSY WEEKEND AND IT GOT ME TO THINKING ABOUT OUR DIFFERENT PERCEPTIONS OF TIME AND TRAVEL..NOT TIME TRAVELLING..BUT DISTANCES…

I HAVE READ AND HEARD A LOT ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF SPACE IN THIS LAND I CALL HOME FROM MANY OVERSEAS PEOPLE.

WE ALL HAVE A PERCEPTION OF A PLACE AND FORM AN IDEA AND HOW OFTEN WE GET IT WRONG..

FOR EXAMPLE I HAVE HEARD OVERSEAS GUESTS COMMENT THAT THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO VISIT MANY AUSTRALIAN LANDMARKS IN ONE DAY..WE ARE A SMALL COUNTRY BUT IT’S DECEPTIVE..VERY DECEPTIVE.

I LIVE IN VICTORIA IT’S POSTION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR COUNTRY ,NOT AS FAR AS TASMANIA BUT STILL AT THE BOTTOM.IT SEEMS TO BE A SMALL STATE BUT IT IS VAST.

SATURDAY FOR EXAMPLE I WAS VISITING MY FUTURE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW,WITH ONLY WEEKS UNTIL THE WEDDING SHE WAS HAVING A GET TOGETHER OF THE GIRLS..I ALSO WANTED TO POP IN AND VISIT WITH MY LITTLE SISTER AND HER HUBBY AND TWO SMALL CHILDREN,SHE LIVES NOT FAR FROM THE GET TOGETHER I WAS GOING TO.ALSO I WANTED TO POP IN AND SEE MY MUM ALSO NOT FAR.

I DON’T LIVE IN REMOTE VICTORIA I AM IN A RURAL COUNTRY TOWN BUT NOT IN THE BOONIES AS WE SAY.

I SET OFF JUST BEFORE 10.00AM..I GOT HOME AT 9.30 PM I SPENT 5 HOURS IN THE CAR AND TRAVELLED 320 KMS IN TOTAL.

THIS COUNTRY IS SMALL BUT THE DISTANCES BETWEEN OUR STATES IS STILL QUITE BIG.

HUBBY AND I HAVE DRIVEN AROUND TASMANIA A SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL STATE,I HAVE BEEN TO QUEENSLAND MANY TIMES AND THIS IS WHERE WE WILL RETIRE ,SYDNEY I LOVE ALSO BUT THEY STILL DON’T MAKE A GOOD COFFEE (SORRY GUYS MELBOURNES THE CAPITAL) ADELAIDE I STAYED THEIR BRIEFLY AND LOVED THE ARCHITECTURE.CANBERRA WE VISITED WHEN WE WENT TO SEE OUR DAUGHTER FOR HER BIRTHDAY,SOME GREAT GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS BUT CAN’T GET A COFFEE AFTER 4 ON A SATURDAY..IT’S LIKE A GHOST TOWN. ALICE SPRINGS I DID A WHIRLWIND ONE NIGHT STAY DID NOT SEE MUCH SADLY.

I AM YET TO SEE PERTH OR DARWIN.

SO I A SORE AND SORRY..MY BUTT IS STILL NUMB..SO I THINK I MAY HEAD TO BED EARLY …HOPING YOUR DAY WAS BRIGHT AND YOUR TRAVEL WERE SMOOTH !

 

40 thoughts on “TRAVELLING AROUND

    • Bailey that’s awesome they are coming down under! and it is a shame you are not going to join them! I am sure they will take lots of pictures for you :0 it’s nearly half past midnight Sunday…I really need to go to bed 🙂 I think tomorrow you may have a card from the gang on their bloggie..they have asked me to get to it first thing 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

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    • Indeed it is ..I have watched the girls struggle with this distance and plonk down after out of sheer exhaustion! With an upcoming family wedding and all pet sitters attending ,they will be going on a big trip to boarding..their travelling of course involves much ‘singing’….I must get ear plugs 🙂

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    • If I was to come to Australia the one thing I would do is head to the Great Barrier Reef..it is the most spectacular and breath taking place..i think it sums up our country it’s vast,colorful,full of life ,quiet and ever changing..it’s a long way from me here but it draws me all the time..

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        • I love snorkelling..i went diving the first time when we first visited..i couldn’t wait I was so pumped..when I adjusted my mask I got a bit of water in ..and freaked!! I tried to pull the thing off!! the guys with us got me up o the top..then went back down..freaked again! third time lucky and the guy held my hand and it was like a wonderland…colors were so vivid..underwater cobwebs..giant clams ..I wish I had been able to stay down longer..it was like a painters palette of color and the fish were amazing..you would love it! the last trip to the reef we flew in on a seaplan just hubby myself and another couple..we landed on the water popped in a boat and had a crater sized area all to ourselves to snorkel..on the way back we saw whales and their calves..if I had one thing to do before dying that would be it! I must post some pics..mind you I have seen Florida Keys on tv and it looks amazing also !

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    • I know..it seems some people think it’s itty bitty..it is quite large but in comparison to the USA it’s small..the distances are big and so many visitors think they could say drive from Sydney opera house to Uluru in a day! funny how we perceive each others lands 🙂 xx

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  1. Thank you Bev for sharing about your beautiful country!! I have looked at maps of Australia & figured there was population in the denseest areas with alot of ‘outback’ in the midst of the land…I used to write to a girl in Alice Springs…it kind of reminded me of Wyoming inthe states…big, vast & dusty…lol…funny the preceptions we have. Canada is HUGE; no two ways about it….it takes forever to get anywhere in the province & going to another province is a trek by train or plane or car if one is mobile enough…
    Whether ‘down under’ or ‘up North’ I am so glad we are friends….it IS a small world after all!!! 😉
    Love Sherri-Ellen xo

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    • The red centre is indeed just that..red dry dust…you fly over and they talk on the plane about life jackets and I think really?? wheres the water!! hahaa ..I thought Canada was huge it certainly looks big! and yes it is funny the ideas we get..for example..we used to watch this game show called Deal or no Deal..i actually went on years ago and won a thousand dollars..but when I got in the tv studio I was amazed at how small it was…on tv it looks really big hahaha I am glad we are friends to and the world is getting smaller by the day!
      Love Bev xxx

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      • Well I am glad I know my Aussie geography, lol…
        Canada is vast…huge…it just seems to go on forever….we have everything but desert & every kind of weather except hurricanes….in fact we can have 4 weather changes within a day here….sometimes it is like living in a whirlwind….
        I LOVE how WP brings people from ALL over the world together…the Internet is not all bad! 😉
        Love Sherri-Ellen xoxoxo

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        • Then Canada sound like Victoria….4 x whatever weather seems to arrive…not good for fibro is it! we get snow but in the high country sometimes a flurry if it is really cold..never seen it here..i love the WP world too..one blog in Israel has shown me such a different picture literally to my own ideas ..amazing..who knew they surfed there hahahah
          Love Bev xxx

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          • LOL I was surprised about the surfing too!!! I think of Israel as the ‘Holy land’ so surfing is not a part of the equation…unless if you are a surfer, hahaha!!!!
            I have alot of trouble understanding Arabian countries & there are parts of Africa that still amaze me…lol…
            Wonder if they surf in the Arabian Sea???
            Love S-E.

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                • Sounds awesome Nylablue!! big beach party…lobster crab and maybe some niptinis! 😉 I must away soon..i have to go source the goodies for these jam and marmalade jars..i won’t garden even though it looks lovely outside as my left shoulder is giving me pie..i also need to go talk to some hairdressers…yetch!! I realised I haven’t had anything done since the last wedding hahahaah I look like cousin it!!
                  Hugs and Loves Aunti Bev and gang to you and mum xxxx

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                • MOL Aunti Bev ya cuud neber look like Cussin IT…not in a kabillion yearz!!! Now Mum on da other paw…*ahem* we not talk bout dat!
                  MMM lobster crab n niptiniz…me iz so dere!!! Purrleeze rest yer shoulder n bee carefull n habe a bery guud day!
                  Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen too xxxxxxx

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                • Thanks Nylablue….but when I pull my hair over my face and put the specs on….hmmm I will be careful ..a lot of Marmalade making today for the wedding….my back is now sore 😦 Lubs Aunti Bev xxx

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                • *kissez* fer Aunti Bev..purrleeze rest yer back..Mum did sum cleanin today n she hert her back again…me got her to lie down on da bed wif me n rest….what wuud she do wifout me?? 😉

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                • Mum rested n she iz bettur diz mornin. She alwayz over doez fingz!! She will go to Chiro Man today n he can adjust her back to normal (yow yow yow). WE wurriez bout ya cause we iz furendz n we not want to see ya in pain either…
                  ‘Scuse me dere iz more tuna-tuna in me bowl…
                  Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum xxxxxxxx

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                • RRAAWWRRRR!!! ‘burp…’scuse me…
                  Ok me back! Mum iz upright…me make shure she not flal off da perch diz week!
                  MOL we iz fallin apart together…we lubz yer company butt we not wantz to fall apart!
                  Lub Nylablue n Mum xoxoxo

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  2. fozziemum….ewe wanna ree tire ta queensland ta bee neer de big kittehs huh !!!! we wood like two due that two…:)

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