Australia Day Montage

Today is Australia day and I would like to share with you some of my photos that are quintessential Australian. Yes some are off my Valencia Princess blog but there are a whole heap of other ones . The cool looking couple are m parents in 1957 , on Glenelg beach South Australia way before any of us kids were thought of.  Enjoy.

Rio Vista House in Mildura

Rio Vista House Is the original House built by the Chaffey Brothers  in MIldura. Originally from California USA They were pioneers of this district called Sunraysia, and built the Irrigation System using the water from the Murray River. It was originally a huge citrus growing region but now is more agriculturally diverse and quite diverse in its popoulation.

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Some more of Glenelg

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ok i found 3 more pics of my trip to glenelg in august.  

another pic of australia

This picture is of the beginning of the parade in Glenelg, South Australia. Glenelg is a beach front holiday suburb of Adelaide; the capital.  I took the picture in august just as a southerly had cleared. nice place then but a bit crazy in summer. It has a terrific beach and nearby is plenty of choices to eat. my personal fav. is the place that does Argentine style food. Hot coals sizzling beef and the best BBQ sauce ever.  There is also a g8 pizza place and a yummy malaysian chinese fusion style restaurant. Plenty of backpacker, hostel, motels, and appartments in the area.  No shortage of coffee joints either. check it out next time you are in town. The tram runs from the cbd to the beach. Cost $2.80glenelg foreshore s.a

Outback SoJourn – THE LONG PADDOCK

This piece of sculpture is found 2 km’s south of the One Tree Hotel; on The Long Paddock.   I, like most people, was taken aback by it but laughed at the actual notion of watching the sun go down. 

It was here that I finally, truly cried. That gut wrenching runny nose type.   Even Molly looked worried and sad.  

I miss my dad so much and he would have loved this place.

 We would had a cup of tea, some of his favorite fruit cake ( of which i used to bake) and oatmeal biscuits, at the table and took in the scenery.  He would have patted my left shoulder and said” lovey it’s gunna be alright..”

sunset viewing lounge in The Long Paddock
Sunset Lounge

Royal Flying Doctor Service – RFDS

As i was bought up in the country, and am now travelling through the outback. The most important service to know is:

  •  no not your mobile carrier – kinda important.
  • Pin numbers  – Again kinda important.
  • First Aid – Important
  • Breakdown ( RAA) extra important 

But apart from your own personal safety is :

 THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTORS SERVICE

This is the service that operates through out Australia; and at times out to sea. It brings doctors clinics, nurses and medical services to towns and communities that are otherwise isolated. It is, also, the terrific team who will pick you up in an emergency and get you to the nearest big hospital for attention. 

I visited this important service in Broken Hill At the Bruce Langford Visitor Centre.  There you will get up close and hands on with the history of the first Flying Doctors to the modern day planes and people. On my guided tour I saw two planes being ‘readied’ for their trips to smaller communities on the monthly medical clinic runs. Whilst in Windorah I saw this medical clinic arrive in town and bring not only a GP but a dentist, midwife, and the quarterly visit of an oncologist; to this far way community. 

They are one of Australias’ biggest registered charities and along with the Westpac Rescue choppers provide invaluable unsurmountable good for all of us.

http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au

As you can see this is the BEST BIT OF ROAD , anywhere you will find in Queensland and the Northern Territory. It is a perfect piece of tarmac for the RFDS to land their plane on. When it is to land the local police will stop all traffic apx. 1km back from the road strip , in both directions and let the plane do its job.
As you can see this is the BEST BIT OF ROAD , anywhere you will find in Queensland and the Northern Territory. It is a perfect piece of tarmac for the RFDS to land their plane on. When it is to land the local police will stop all traffic apx. 1km back from the road strip , in both directions and let the plane do its job.

Far West Queensland – where there is no WiFi