holiday

Posts for the Time Being


I thought I’d post a quick update on what is currently happening with me and posts to my Blog. It is a short story really. I live in a town which is a massive tourist destination during the holiday season – especially at this time of year. What this means for me – being reliant on wireless access to the Internet – is real difficulty gaining Internet access. There are so many people in the area, using so many gadgets and the like, that the Internet is locked into a constant traffic jam. It is practically impossible to get Internet access most of the time. You do get the odd time where you can get access, but it is so slow that it is pointless to try and use it. For example – it takes minutes and minutes just for one page of the Blog to load.

I’ll keep trying to access the Net every so often, but it is likely I’ll be unable to post much for the next couple of weeks. There is good news – the number of tourists in the shopping centre here have diminished, which probably means we are heading back to some form of normality.

Poor Internet Availability


I have been struggling with some very poor Internet connectivity in the last week. I think it probably has to do with this being something of a holiday town – there is a huge increase in visitors during the holiday period and there is probably a major strain on the service availability. At times it slows right down and barely moves – with times of inability to connect at all. Hopefully it won’t continue too much longer.

Big Breakfast and the Paper


Big BreakfastSomething I quite like to do is read the paper and have a Big Breakfast somewhere. I know of a couple of places that I go to from time to time to have what’s known as a ‘Big Breakfast’ and to read the paper – I usually also have a 600ml Coke with it. So as you can see, it’s not necessarily the healthiest breakfast you can get. I don’t do it too often, but today was one of those times when I do. In fact, it would be the first time in months that I have done so. I’m on holidays and it was something of a holiday treat. I’m not likely to do so again for some time, as I am trying to be a bit healthier and loose a bit of weight, but with the occasional indulgence.

As you can see in the picture, there’s the Big Breakfast and the paper as well. So what’s in the Big Breakfast? Well in this example of the Big Breakfast there were 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of toast, some chips, 1 sausage, some bacon and 2 small hash browns. You can get some fried tomato at this place if you want it, but I always choose not to – they make me ill. The quality of the Big Breakfast can be a little up and down, even in the same establishment. This one was pretty good, but I do get the occasional poor slap up from time to time, which can be disappointing. I generally don’t give a place too many opportunities with poor quality meals.

On of the worst things in a Big Breakfast, or indeed any type of fried egg, is getting some shell served up with the egg. Places that do that to me don’t get many second chances – I really hate that.

So that was a Brunch I like to have every so often – yeah Brunch. I usually don’t have lunch when I’ve had a Big Breakfast – far too many calories if I did that!

iPhone App: TripList


  1. The iPhone app ‘TripList’ is a very useful app for planning a holiday. The article and videos below provide both a good introduction to the app, as well as tutorials on how to use it.

  2. If you go to the ‘enabledappssoftware’ youtube page, there are other video tutorials for using TripList there.

Australia: New South Wales – Warrumbungle National Park


View from the Grand High Tops

 

View from the Grand High Tops

 

The photo above was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. The Warrumbungle National Park was my first stop in that holiday. This photo shows a view from the Grand High Tops.

Cathedral Rock National Park: Scene from Cathedral Rock of Woolpack Rocks


Today’s photo was taken a couple of days ago while on my current holiday. The photo shows Woolpack Rocks in Cathedral Rock National Park (New South Wales, Australia), as seen from the top of Cathedral Rock.

 

Wollomombi and Chandler Falls: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Wollomombi and Chandler Falls

This photo is of Wollomombi Falls (foreground left) and Chandler Falls (background top centre) in the Oxley Wild Rivers Natonal Park, New South Wales, Australia. I visited here during my ‘Waterfalls Tour 2010,’ which was my recently completed holiday.

Baker’s Creek Falls: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


This photo was taken at Baker’s Creek Falls in the Oxley Wild Rivers Natonal Park, New South Wales, Australia. I visited here during my ‘Waterfalls Tour 2010,’ which was my recently completed holiday.

Baker's Creek Falls

Tia Falls: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Tia FallsThis photo was taken at Tia Falls in the Oxley Wild Rivers Natonal Park, New South Wales, Australia. I visited here during my ‘Waterfalls Tour 2010,’ which was my recently completed holiday.

Apsley River: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Apsley River and GorgeThe ‘silly season’ is pretty much over – at least for me anyhow. So now I’m back to Blogging again. I have no hope of catching up on the days I missed, so I’ll just start again from today.

This photo was taken next to Apsley Falls in the Oxley Wild Rivers Natonal Park, New South Wales, Australia. I visited here during my ‘Waterfalls Tour 2010,’ which was my recently completed holiday.

This photo is from the Gorge Rim Walk, which pretty much covers the area from the camping area at Apsley Falls to the actual lookout at Apsley Falls. This photo shows the Apsley River flowing wildly at the base of the Apsley River Gorge.