Ilfracombe to Winton Outback Queensland

I drove 278 km’s today. I drove through such flat country yet changing every 10km. Really spectacular country. I arrived in Winton and went to the Information Centre. I saw Banjo Patterson’s statue and the words of Waltzing Matilda. This is a song that many Australian’s of my generation and older equate as the real… Continue reading

Proposed Largest Coal Mine in the Southern Hemisphere

I find this interesting. I overheard a caravan park person speaking about this and the influx of miners. I found out that Wandoan is north of Miles where I stopped. It is in Queensland and it is located in a mining area. A strip between Toowoomba and Roma (I think) is the coal mining belt.… Continue reading

The Clash of Coal Seam Gas and the Great Artesian Basin

My step father told me about this issue today. The clash of economy and ecology. One has short term profit and the other millions of years to cumulate. I will be interested to learn the outcome.

Coal seam gas extraction is the latest environmental battleground. Amidst the protests about land access, is the question… Continue reading


Mohandas Gandhi

“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”