A window with a touch of Tour de France

I was surprised when I was in Bairnsdale recently to find that there was a shop that had devoted its window display to the Tour de France.  It really should have been no surprise as it was a bike shop.  I just hadn’t expected it. The display was not complicated as it was only a…

The Mitchell River Walk

Recently we did the Mitchell River walk as neither of us had done our usual early morning walk.  We drove into Bairnsdale and did the walk that included the part that is used for the Park Run.  It was a beautiful day with just a light wind to make sure that we didn’t get too…

Some sensible street planting

After I came out of the gym this morning I noticed that the garden beds in the main street were looking particularly good.  We have beautiful central plantings in the main street of Bairnsdale and it is a credit to the council workers employed to look after the gardens. Often there are beds with colourful…

A wet woolly wombat

We have had quite a bit of rain here recently.  There have been flood alerts for twelve rivers in the area.  We were heading in to Bairnsdale today but had to turn back at the Patties Pie factory as the road was what you would call rather congested.  I think if we had been prepared…

A family bike ride

Over Easter we had family staying with us for a few days and we had a wonderful time.  One of the things we did was to go on a bike ride on the East Gippsland Rail Trail.  We road from Nicholson to Bairnsdale and back again. This is the first time I have been on…