Entries by Jonesy

A visit to Ballarat

Waiting for the university to get us the data we need to install the program, so we took a run to Ballarat. What a beautiful city! View Larger Map You know, there is nothing that permeates the senses quite like the scent of a rose and Ballarat has PLENTY of them. In fact our “enduring […]

A Day of contrasting emotions

Today was “Business day” and we had meetings at the La Trobe University campus. What a huge, vibrant and alive campus. The central meeting point has cinemas, 4 banks, theatres, bars and of course many different food outlets with an amazing array of offerings. Our meetings were fantastic and we met some genuinely nice people. We came […]

Melbourne – Home for 11 days

Today we traveled from Finley to Rockbank,  a suburb 30 km out of Melbourne on the way to Ballarat where we’ll stay for the next 11 days while we install the SpaceCalc program at a University here. View Larger Map Our first glimpse of Melbourne as we came into the Rockbank area… After crossing the Victorian boarder […]

Finley – The end of the 3rd day out.

Well we’ve sure covered some miles already! We’ve already seen some magnificent scenery courtesy of this vast country. View Larger Map The images that will stick most in our minds from today, and probably yesterday as well, are the huge farms. Mostly dead flat paddocks 2 or 3 kilometres wide stretching literally for miles between […]

From Moree to Parkes – 2nd Day out

Wide Open Spaces On the road to Parkes from Moree and wide open spaces are the feature for many miles. We’re now securely tucked up in Parkes and it’s cool and comfortable. Met our first travelling companions, Brian and Sylvia from Woodgate, who are also travelling to Tasmania.

Farewell Brisbane

After a hectic round of last minute jobs and a quick trip to New Farm to pick up our HDMI monitor we finally hit the road at 10:30am. As if to say farewell and to leave the perfect image of this wonderful home, the Yellow Rose bush out front exploded into full bloom and displayed the […]

Last day before leaving

Another 4.00am start! It seems like verything I touch stuffs up! Just feel like giving up! Would we be better off delaying the leaving day? No – We can’t. Really must be in Melbourne by Monday to install program on tuesday. The damn roof hatch is a pain. We decided to renew it and every […]

A hectic day of last minute jobs

What a day. Started at 4:30 am finishing the instalation of the tubes at the back of the van for carrying the annex poles, fishing rods etc. Removed the skylight and replace the timber base that was showing it’s 41 years. What a mongrel job! Removed the wheel bearings and greased them and greased the […]

More goodbyes and “Last times”.

By Chris: Today is the last time I’ll work at the University. I’m making a couple of final checks to the Operations Management program to make sure they continue to use it trouble free. Apparently they’ll be still using it for the foreseeable future even though they’ve opted to install a different system so I want to ensure everything continues to […]

Goodbye BBQ at Barry and Christine’s

  The goodbyes and the “last time we’ll do this” situations are happening quickly now. This morning was the last time we’ll go to church at Sandgate Uniting. Kerrie spent most of the service in tears as Peter’s message and the words of the songs hit deep. Peter preached on the “The Sower Sows the […]