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My WeekendNotes - 62
Maybe it is a little cynical, but following up a classic film or even a TV series is fraught with insurmountable challen... [more]
The cityscape of Kuala Lumpur City Centre or KLCC as it is known - is dominated by Petronas Twin Towers. Reaching to ... [more]
When kayaking wide stretches of water, you will be amazed how difficult it can be to paddle against the wind, especial... [more]
Paddling a kayak can be taken for granted as a simple thing, beyond a bit of fun at the beach with an entry level bo... [more]
Like most sports, people often struggle to find correct technique until given a few pointers, and afterwards find ... [more]
Camping is a lot of fun and with a few guidelines and armed with good information, you can avoid problems and mistakes... [more]
The short bright history of Australia is laced with a rich history of battling pioneers and villains. One of the most pr... [more]
The Gold Battery was built in 1914. It is the most complete existing example of 7 built. With the installation of mercu... [more]
Would you like to discover a great place to walk and camp with river, a small water fall, and rock overhang with a cav... [more]
Once in a while when you travel, you come across a sight that just defies your senses. Malaysia has done it with the l... [more]
Our nation has been won from the richest gold areas the world has ever seen. The relics and sites echo past glories and... [more]
You will find great value at this peaceful and relaxing desination. Five Ways Galleries Kalorama has just reopened, and... [more]
South Australia's town of Naracoorte is home to Fossil caves that formed following the early Miocene Epoch, geologically... [more]
Holden has always been synonymous with Australia, even if the company was a subsidiary of General Motors in America-Gen... [more]
Years ago, gem collectors joined gem clubs, and roamed the countryside in search of precious and semi precious stones. W... [more]
When it comes to sustainability and freedom, there is 'Much Ado' when it comes to the Tiny House movement. Here in Austr... [more]
We have watched flying saucers, rockets and space ships for a generations, and now commercial space flight is here. Whil... [more]
Rock 'n' Roll is a dance style we associate with the 50's in America. It goes hand in hand with that fun filled era afte... [more]
There are a number of places where you can view lyrebirds in Victoria, and local areas close to Melbourne include the Da... [more]
Nestled in a quiet corner of the hills, is a nicely appointed cafe with fine food and great service. It is set in the co... [more]
Aaron's is a great place to expand or create your outdoor living space. The innovative ideas will make you smile, and ha... [more]
Lake Cairn Curran is a water storage on the Loddon River, and it is used to supply water for irrigation and domestic use... [more]
Located in Maldon, Victoria's most prestigious and well preserved historical town, is a museum over flowing with gadgets... [more]
Officially opened September 21st 1991, by none other than the master sculptor, William Ricketts (who was aged around 93 ... [more]
Maldon achieved world-wide fame due to its fabulously rich gold mines, and the gold production was worth over 3 billion ... [more]
Whatever you think or say about Maldon, it is a veritable treasure trove of beautifully preserved Victorian architecture... [more]
Rush to work, pressure and deadlines and the kids need this or the boss wants that. Enough, enough, sometimes we just ne... [more]
Here is another modern-day classic movie for your collection. A surprising film set during the Great Depression of 1929 ... [more]
So it is winter, and it is a time that maintenance issues come to a head when it comes to our most important form of tra... [more]
Lets' make 3 K's fill an afternoon for you. Winter, is a time we think of visiting friends and relatives, or curling up ... [more]
You can walk, mountain bike and visit the hamlet towns, as so many do on Mount Dandenong. Don't let the cold weather det... [more]
Laanercoorie is a reservoir built in the late 1800's on the Loddon River, and is situated in an area once called the Cha... [more]
Thomas the Tank Engine was so thrilled. He thought Theresa had disappeared, and finally he found her at Maldon station. ... [more]
The weather was cool and a still sunny day forecast. With winter approaching, the waterways are often very quiet, and th... [more]
Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat can boast being the oldest and largest Australian regional art gallery... [more]
So you think the gold rush is over do you? Mankind's fascination with the bright shiny stuff never ceased. Yes really--... [more]
You can find good food and service located in the outer east, and just a short hop from the treasure trove of activit... [more]
What we see on any given night will depend on having a clear view of clear skies, and still atmospheric conditions. Wh... [more]
So you like kayaking! Maybe you have a favorite spot or two, and would like to find somewhere new? We are blessed with ... [more]
If you love nature, peace, quiet and tranquility, and if you are into distance sports, you can lose yourself in the cons... [more]
For those reading and finding astronomy a fascinating subject, now may be a good time to discuss what all those strange ... [more]
It was a sunny morning en route to perform my ordinance, many miles distant. After a few hours, it was time for that all... [more]
After the last article, I am hoping budding astronomers have been outside and know where to find the major compass point... [more]
Navigating by the stars is actually quite easy, and if you happen to be away from civilization and an important gadget f... [more]
What is Doongalla? The consensus of opinion, is that it is an Indigenous word meaning 'a place of peace' and you will fi... [more]
Imagine walking into a secluded terraced garden at Olinda for breakfast, atop Mount Dandenong. The stone walls add a tra... [more]
The geology of Victoria can be a fascinating subject, and an interesting point is that there are diamonds to be found ne... [more]
It begins with a view overlooking a not too distant Silvan Reservoir. Admiring tree filled vistas, you may consider walk... [more]
On the shoreline of Lillydale Lake stand two sandstone walls, which are the remains of a two story flour mill. The build... [more]
The Princes Highway passes through Melbourne to some of our premier and best known playgrounds in the east. Take Lakes E... [more]
Here is a forest that is close at hand, full of living fossils, and I don't mean you will be eaten by Tyrannosaursus Rex... [more]
The coastline of Victoria can be a step into The Golden Age Of Tallships, unravelling rich history and tales of horizons... [more]
Lilydale is for the most part, the gateway to the Yarra Valley. It is also a town that should be a destination with its... [more]
It is a shame dance does not always exist as widely as it could away from the city. But thanks to the efforts of The Fif... [more]
Where can you find a shop that specialises in antique valve radios? Well, this place has been established for ten yea... [more]
Melanie Hardcastle has combined her culinery skills with a brilliant idea and created a cafe with a difference. Rail tra... [more]
There is plenty said about the fact the rail trails exist; how long they are, and the towns you pass through, or that ar... [more]
If you take an interest, any interest, and it becomes a passion, then it can lead to many things. Craig Oliver has t... [more]
Bonsai is one of those arts that make some incredible things from something ordinary. How is it done? Take a regular tre... [more]
Who is that doggy in the window? Bella is beautiful dog, that has a favourite spot in the window of a premier gift and h... [more]
Leaving Adelaide at 11:22 a.m. on the 25th of October 1938, the flight chattered for Essendon Airport encountered fo... [more]
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