Quaint, rustic and charming, the Wicked Virgin Boutique Winery at Rutherglen, Victoria

I had to meet the interesting people who would name their winery “Wicked Virgin”. The colourful banner waving in the wind welcomed us to this family operated Wicked Virgin Winery at Rutherglen on the Murray River in Victoria. John and Laurel had planted vines and olives and have built a quaint mud brick earth building from an old shearing shedContinue reading “Quaint, rustic and charming, the Wicked Virgin Boutique Winery at Rutherglen, Victoria”

Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

was extremely interesting as the airline struggled for years to survive. Trying to attract customers and win contracts from private and government business.

Ilfracombe Machinery Mile

Locals donated machinery, trucks and farm pumps, engines and tractors, and endeavored to bring to life, by painting and restoring old and unused farm memorabilia. We visited the machinery mile and reminisced about the farm machinery and old trucks

Mendooran Hotel, NSW Urban – Saturday Photo of the Day

Mendooran Hotel serves a fantastic meal and a cold beer or wine. Decorated with murals and painted in prominent colours the pub welcomes visitors

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Birds – Friday photo of the Day

Sometimes a pest, always beautiful, this cockatoo was playing the comic as he drank from the pipe dripping into Wollundry Lagoon

Buttchart Gardens, Vancouver Islands, Flowers/Gardens -Wednesday Photo of the Day

A stunning showcase of landscape creativity, exotic and native trees and shrubs surrounded by perennials and seasonal annuals. Buttchart Gardens are a definite must for your Canadian calendar tour

Piglet Races at Deni Ute Muster, Wildlife – Tuesday Photo of the Day

Not Exactly wildlife, but they were so cute, The piglet races at Deni Ute Muster (click for the full story and more images) were held with the utmost professionalism. Ascot music, a race caller and a dramatic finish.

Sunrise over Auckland Harbour. Monday Photo of the Day – Landscape

Sailing into Auckland Harbour on our Royal Carribean New Zealand cruise on the Ovation of the Seas, the rising sun painted a perfect picture of coloured sky over the city

Margaret River discovery Tour and Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs

four wheel driving over sand and rough tracks towards the Wilyabrup seacliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The track at times disappears into vast areas of deep sand and we are privileged to see birds and grass trees as well as reptiles and kangaroos.