Sunday, April 23, 2006

National Folk Festival - Canberra

Good Friday - 14 April 2006

An early start to the day as there was a lot to do. I packed my bags and drove down the Road to Canberra. Here I purchased the ticket and went into the National Folk Festival. It is quite a different festival in style to the Port Fairy Fold Festival. There is much less emphasis on the music and more other activities such as shops and workshops. The music was reasonable and I saw some very good singers, but it seems much more impersonal. I think I prefer the cozier environment of Port Fairy and the wider selections of folk musics. The focus of the Canberra show is very much Australian folk and country music.

Having eaten endless amounts of small snacks from the food stalls I was becoming very tired and decided to leave. On the way out I bumped into Ann Campbell. We had a good chat for about half an hour and caught up on the last few years.

I decided to travel over the mountains to Seymour. About half an hour out of Canberra, a hugh storm came trough. I was thinking of the people camping in Canberra, but also having to concentrate on the narrow and dark road. This is the first time I have driven this vehicle in a serious storm and to my concern it was aquaplaneing in places. I stayed the night in Cooma.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Show - 8 April 2006

I visited the Easter Show with Fiona and Chris. It was my second time to the show. The day was sunny and quite hot.

We visited the cats, central arena, Ferris wheel, some of the food sections, the art and cake displays and purchased some show bags. I was very tired after walking around for about 6 hours and sitting out in the sun.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Windmill Garden

Windmill Garden
Originally uploaded by autumn_leaf.
Again not one of my images. Click of the photo to see more images by this person.


I started the day in Armadale in the outer suburbs of Perth. Driving south along a road I had traveled before, I turned off to visit the town of Wagin and followed some of the alternate scenic drives. The fog was lifting and I took some nice shots of fires from forest clearing. After Broom Hill, I detoured west and then, after passing though Gnowerangerup, I headed south to the Stirling Range. I was a little surprised to find this Dutch Windmill and stopped there for lunch. Later I traveled on through the Stirling Range to Albany.

I also have an image of the stirling range on Wikipedia.