Saturday, 12 March 2016

From Melbourne to Canberra

Lone tree in a brown landscape

After a wonderful 10 days visiting with my cousins, interspersed with  choir and  bodhran worshops, jet lag,  a radio interview, more jet lag, a cold and 2 lovely concerts, we left the Melbourne area yesterday morning and headed to Canberra via train and then bus, to catch up with Tom's cousin and my niece.  

With my Aussie cousins - I hadn't noticed - some of us have the same smile

There was spectacular rain as we moved between train and bus in Albury on the boundary between Victoria and New South Wales but it was nothing to the surprise we got when someone we'd met at Fiddlers Green Festival at home turned up to say a quick hello.  Brilliant to see you Peter.  
It's funny seeing the sun setting on the other side
great clouds in the sky
The landscape has been wonderful - still haven't seen a kangaroo though lol - I've caught all these pictures from a moving bus - and the only discomfort in an otherwise relaxing journey was the freezing cold air conditioning on the bus, until the bus driver took pity on me and turned it up a bit.   I've been longing to feel heat in my bones but most people are determined to stay inside and stay cool!   But I WILL go home with brown legs😀😀😀😀

Passing over a stream near sundown
This morning was a quick visit to the Farmers Market before breakfast - and guess what?, the sun is still shining.  And now on to the National Gallery ... more pictures later.


  1. Hi Fil - just glad you're having a good time .. lovely seeing all the pics ... and going by train and bus you'll see more. You're packing life in ... and will be so pleased you have ... enjoy the next part of your trip - and yes brown legs ... you'll be getting some surreptitious sun I suspect as you walk around ... cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks for making me want to see more Hilary - I'm so bad at sight seeing usually, but we're really packing in a lot and I'm loving it.

  2. Wow, that looks fantastic. What a great trip. :-)

    1. We're so lucky - and having a week off in the middle has been a real treat.

  3. Hi Fil & Tom!
    Great to hear about your travels - you sound so upbeat! The sun is obviously doing you good. Hope the next week or 2 is just as much fun and look forward to catching up when you get back to colder climes!!

    xox Laura & Stephen


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