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Ed in Oz Travels around the stations & pubs of Australia

Back to work soon

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [1083] | Comments [4]

Well, my latest holiday is now over.  All that is left is for me to pack my bags and head back out West. Before I do this, in the tradition of rasing cultural awareness, telling you the highlights and the laughs of the last month, that have somehow ... Read more >

Time to Fly Home

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [394] | Comments [3]

Hello again, this will be our last entry on the blog as it is now time for us to fly home - what a shame!!!  We are currently back in Brisbane and our flight is at 8 o'clock this evening.  Just wanted to let you all know what a fantastic time we've had ... Read more >

Back from the Whitsundays!!!

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | Views [529] | Comments [1]

Hi All, We have just got back onto dry land from a 3 day (2 night) sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands - and what a fantastic trip it was too.  We arrived in Airlie Beach on Thursday afternoon (I think???) and booked in with the sailing company ... Read more >

Trip To Fraser Island

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Views [565] | Comments [2]

Hi All, well it looks as though Ed is going to let us write again!!! So here we go - got picked up early yesterday morning and drove down to Rainbow Beach to catch a ferry across to Fraser Island.  Yesterday was spent driving down the beach for about ... Read more >

Hervy Bay from Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [540] | Comments [2]

Hey Again all. I'm sticking to the rule of not letting those two write anymore so I'll let you know myself. We have been in Sydney for a couple of days, and met with (HSBC) Nige & Sarah.  The are both looking really well and enjoying there time ... Read more >

No more of them !

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [427] | 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 >

We've all arrived in Mt Isa!!!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | Views [720] | Comments [4]

Well we left Rocky on Wed morning after a pretty heavy night on Tuesday and we drove through to Longreach - a small town known as the 'Gateway to the Outback'.  It is the home of the 'Stockmans Hall of Fame' which is a very interesting museum dedicated ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Andy & Mel Arrive!!!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [972] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [1120] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [1597] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [689] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [578] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [1053] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [1458] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | Views [354]

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


AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [370] | 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

A Bit More Info

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [834] | Comments [5]

Hello again all. I am now working on a different station (Same Family) and they have internet access that works so thought I should give you a little more info on the thing in the last post. We were mustering a paddock betweek Mt Isa & Cloncurry ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Sorry for no news sooner.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [684] | 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


AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [1207] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [447] | 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

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