Friday, 30 January 2015

TBT: Aussi Outback

Throw Back Thursday is heading back to Australia!

Still one of my favourite places to be in Australia with one of my favourite people, Bernie in the South Australia Outback, with some of her crazy fun family!

My first trip to the Outback with Bernie was over Easter of 2009. Yearling prep has just finished for the year and I managed to get a few extra days off. A long drive up to Burra and then another couple hours north to Yunta and then a bit south to Manunda Station.

Very red and dusty being summer going into fall ( aka wet season). But still gorgeous area. Lots of red and grey kangaroos, emus galour, campfires, sleeping in the cook's house, 4 wheel driving and perhaps getting stuck in the mud .... and good camp food :D

Great times! Thank you Bernie for introducing me to the awesome Outback and sharing a bit of your up bringing. Miss you! xx

Shearing shed
Tradition for shearers to sign their name on the wall of the shed. P.D Watson was my boss at Mill Park. 

On top of Orotan Rock- pretty decent climb!
Orotan Rock

View from the top- utes aka trucks parked way down there.

Bernie checking the yabby ( crayfish) nets. Sorry Bern not a good pic of you! And next time we won't let go of the net string! lol :P Entertaining times! 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!

Yup it's late but oh well. Trying to revive the blog for the new year. 

So what's new with me.... well this world traveller is back home, my first home, in Canada. Yes you read it, this Canadian girl is back in Canada for the time being. I finished off my Africa adventures in mid may , travelled back to Australia for a quick 3 week visit with new and old friends ( these will be highlighted in throw back thursday posts). Back to Alberta to catch up with friends and family, volunteering at the Jazz Festival and the dreaded job search. Finally found a job out in Richmond, British Columbia at a lovely show jumping stable, Twin Oaks Farm, which is actually where my cousin Tamara rode for years growing up- small world. 

So since I'm not travelling much right now, the blog will probably be more about exploring my current city of Richmond/Vancouver. Lots of horse stuff from here at the farm, running/working out stuff and my fave cooking!

Have a fantastic fun filled 2015!!

So check back soon... should have some fun updates soon!