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The jacaranda trees were in full flower, colouring the landscape with splashes of lilac and matching the radiance of a blue sky made clear from recent rains. Grevilleas stood thick with burnt orange blooms. Rows of crops flourished green in the rich red volcanic soil. Springtime on the South Burnett Rail Trail was picture perfect. Situated in Queenslandโ€™s southeast, the South Burnett Rail Trail (SBRT) stretches for 44 kilometres between the small… Read More

I decided to make the shelter shed at Kirra Point my turnaround point. It was Tuesday and my training program for the Great Vic ย required a 25 kilometre ride. No-one was at the shelter shedย when I arrivedย so I wheeled my bike inside. Withย a strong northerly wind making whitecaps on the sea, it wasnโ€™t a great day for photographing the water. So I positioned my bike against the timber railings of the heritage… Read More

Some things catch your eye and it’s only later that you discover why. Standing by Tallebudgera Creek last Sunday, sky beaming blue and people drifting in and around the foreshore, I waited for a takeaway coffee from The Horse Float. Nestled next to an old fibro building, the Horse Float serves espresso coffee and wood-fired pastries from The Paddock Bakery. The trailer – yes the type that carts horses around – has… Read More