Travel & Holidays

Boats and Barramundi

Day 10 – Sunday 28th August We began Sunday by attending Mass with family:)  It happened to be World Day of Migrants and Refugees, and as many women and children attended in their national dress it was easily apparent how many different nations are represented in Mt Isa.  There were well over 20 different nationalities […] Read more…

Up, Up and Away

Day 9 – Saturday 27th August What an incredible sunrise to awake too!  Saturday Morning; my brothers, PC and our four eldest awoke in tents on a Cattle Station, an out of Mt Isa. My brother Chris’ microlight is stored in his hanger at the Station (ranch). Flying his microlight is one of Chris’ passions […] Read more…

Underground Shelter

Day 8 – Friday 26th August Friday morning we visited the Mt Isa Underground Hospital, built by miners during the 2nd World War.  After Darwin was bombed in 1942, Mt Isa who was only producing lead, were fearful they would be the next target. The Underground Hospital was dug in the hills behind the hospital within15 […] Read more…

An Oasis in the Desert

Day 7 –  Thursday 25th August   Thursday morning ‘the boys’ enjoyed themselves gutting the kitchen of my brother’s rental property.  A property of rather eclectic colours, including red skirting boards and purple and green walls.  First though the kitchen had to be destroyed.   All were thoroughly delighted with their morning’s endeavours.       The […] Read more…

A Miner’s Home

Days 5& 6 – Tuesday & Wednesday, 23rd & 24th August Our first day in Mt Isa we rested, recovering from our travels.  Taking it easy and enjoying the time together with family.  To just spend time with two of my brothers and family was precious indeed. Both ‘boys’ are renovating homes and were eager to […] Read more…

On the Outer Barcoo

Day 4 – Monday 22nd August Bright and early we were awake before the sun arose. The plan was to dismantle tents and pack the van before breakfast.  Everyone pitched in with a will but it was soon apparent that fitting all our luggage into the van would take far more time than if we […] Read more…

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