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Ed in Oz Travels around the stations & pubs of Australia


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No more of them !

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [450] | Comments [4]

Right, I'm not letting them put any more on the blog, . . . Here's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth almost. Since Andy and Mel arrived, all they have done is whinge, It's too hot, it's too cold, the suns too bright, it's cloudy, ... Read more >

Andy & Mel Arrive!!!

Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [1005] | Comments [1]

Hi All, just thought we'd put a message to let you know that we've arrived on the other side of the world safe & sound.  The flights were pretty good but unfortunately when we arrived at Brisbane Airport our tour guide 'Ed "Mrs Chalmers"... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Bogged and Stranded

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [1146] | Comments [4]

Hello to everyone in the wet UK.  I am currently at the Very Wet Wetherby station, between Cloncurry and Longreach.  Yesterday we had 130mm of rain in a little over two hours.  I lost my boots in the mud while trying to get my bogged bike back to ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Wild Cow Ride 2 & Australia Day Celebrations

Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [1634] | Comments [5]

While mustering a couple of days ago, I managed to have my second wild cow ride.  Unfortunatly this time is was not planned. We were pushing the cows into a small yard when one of the cow decided it didn't wan tot go.  Nothing unusual so far.  If you ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Not much going on

Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [711] | Comments [3]

Well I'm still looking after the station and went and checked the waters yesterday which involved me getting on the motorbike and riding around the station for a couple of hours making sure the troughs were full, the turkey nests were full and starting ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Busy time about to start

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [602] | Comments [1]

With the family whos station I am staying on away on holiday, I have been left to run the place.  Only 80,000 acres for me to look after plus 3 dogs, roughly 3500 cows and 1 frog ! I am also helping to build a set of cattle yards at another property ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Back At Jessievale

Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [1075] | Comments [2]

Hello all and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all.  I have another bush Christmas at Mt Roseby station with all the Mcmillan family - 25 of us in all !! A little different to what I am used to, but very enjoyable all the same.  2008 has ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

British Defender

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [1491] | Comments [5]

Well, everyone was right, the Whitsunday Islands are beautiful.  Had a two day two night sail - on an old racing yaught called the "British Defender" with 25 other people.  Great food, weather, views, and beer !! We set off from Airlie Beach ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Boating time

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | Views [375]

Well here goes,  I'm off out to the Whitsunday Islands for a two day two night boat trip, and last night my camera broke ! So will be taking a couple of disposable ones with me !!  Everybody has told me how amazing the islands are.   If it is anything ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [392] | Comments [1]

Hello to everyone. I am in Townsville this week after some hectic finishing off around the station - running new pipelines, and checking waters, as well as pulling cattle out of the mud (from rapidly drying water holes)  The weather is hot - still in ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Sorry for no news sooner.

Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [714] | Comments [4]

Well finally I have managed to get to the internet but only brifely.  I am sure somne of you will have caught up with Mel in the meantime.  Here is a rundown for what I've been doing. Work 21 days in a row and at the mo 6 days a week.  Helecopter crash.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [1236] | Comments [9]

Hey Y'all Made it to Coolengatta today via Nimbin - look it up it's wierd.  Full of more hippies and plenty of drugs too.  It was recommened to us so we decided to have a drive through today.  We stopped 15 mins and decided it wasn't the place to be ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies

Byron Hippies

Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [471] | Comments [1]

Well what a time !! We have now hired a car and have made it to Byron Bay today.  The weather is hot, the sky is blue, the beer is cold, and the NRL grand final is on tonight.  Mel and me have managed to find a pub to watch it in so will have a late ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [308]

Well what a hectic time !!  We are now in Sydney having 'done' Perth and Melbourne in record time.  Also been round my first ever art gallary (and no that's not the name of a pub) there were paintings in it and everything !!  Seen the MCG (Melbourne ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

We've got to Perth

Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | Views [374] | Comments [1]

Hello again ! Just to let you all know we have now arrived in Perth and have been having a good look around.  We are going to Scarborough today for some surfing and relaxing (getting over all the running around at home) Hope you are all well in the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Last Entry Until Singapore

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | Views [427] | Comments [1]

Well, tomorrow will be my last day in Australia before I fly home for the first time.  For everyone reading this in Australia I would like to thank you all for the hospitality you have all shown me over the last 8 months.  Visit Oz thanks for sorting ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Camel Races

Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [927] | Comments [2]

OK For all the things that Australia is famous for and in the interest of education, I am going to tell you a couple of facts. 1) Australia has the most camels of any country in the world. 2) Australia has the only wild camels in the world. Consider ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Back from the Outback

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | Views [1660] | Comments [1]

Well,  time has arrived to leave the outback and I have just stepped off a bus in Rocky after a 22hr journey !!  Good practice for the 22hr flight to come. My last weekend in Cloncurry was spent at the Quamby Rodeo.  I was working and also took part ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Have a look at You Tube

Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | Views [1155] | Comments [1] | Video

Just a quick update to let you all know my Wild Cow Ride is now available on Youtube.  Follow the link below to see me in all my glory ! Ed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G_-9DZuh-M also for those of you that were on the stag do, you can see ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

A Couple of Yarns - Eat your heart out Peter Kay

Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [1710] | Comments [10]

Just thought I should tell you a couple of stories about some of the guys that work in NW Queensland while I remember. No 1 After a long Tuesday night in Quamby pub, a Aussie fella and a German fella decided to drive home.  They were both pretty ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

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