Australia – B&B – 10th Dec 2018

What a day! It started at 6.45 am and ended at 11pm. Running a B&B is not all fun; a lot is work. We had three rooms occupied by a Singaporean family – husband, wife,father, and mother, plus two energetic boys about 5. They arrived at 11pm as the plane was delayed. I met them […]

Australia – B&B – 3rd Nov 2018

We had two local young women here, celebrating school end for one. The most awkward breakfast I have experienced, as they were engrossed in each other. Guests usually engage us by asking for information on places they intend to visit, and about our B&B experience. I tried to encourage this but it seemed unwanted, which […]

Australia – B&B – 1st Nov 2018

The discussion today at breakfast with an Italian policeman was long and interesting. Politics and refugee issues have made policing in Italy difficult, stressful and unpleasant to the extent that he has semi-retired. He wishes he could live inAustralia; he had the chance many years ago but it’s too late now. We are so blessed […]

AUSTRALIA – Derby, the Kimberleys – Day 18 – 9th June 2017

The bus arrived at 8.15 to take me the short distance to the airport. Other busses had arrived; a group were returning from an overnight stay at the falls. This is a big business. Four sea planes were lined up, each holding about 15 passengers. The pilot offered me the co-pilot seat being alone (on […]

AUSTRALIA – Derby, the Kimberleys – Day 16 – 7th June 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the length of the sealed part on the Gibb road from Derby to the Windjana turn, about 70% of the 130km. The few the dirt sections are good all the way except for some from Windjana to Tunnel Creek, 35km. This will change frequently. We were fortunate to have this […]

AUSTRALIA – Derby, the Kimberleys – Day 15 – 6th June 2017

After a 3hr boring drive to Derby I was surprised by it’s size and the well kept main street, including a large Woolworths. We were booked into Birdwood Downs, a station 10km east on the Gibb River road. The web has little detail but it looked good – horse riding, a riding school, camp kitchen, […]