Category Archives: rural life

A spanner, pump, back and front light

Lisa has been pretty much a ‘bike widow’ in the past several weeks as Dan has spent as much waking time on his bicycle as he has at home. But it is all for a good reason – he is … Continue reading

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Satellite of Love

Some of you have been wondering where we (waggadventure) have been for the last couple of months, so we’d like to take this opportunity to apologise. We’re sorry to be so quiet, but in June of last year we moved … Continue reading

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Contours

Ernest Hemingway, according to our tour guide when we visited Cuba in the late ‘90s, spent a lot of time sitting in a tiny bar in Havana knocking back mojitos at an unhealthy pace.  It seems he also rode a … Continue reading

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that’s what the world is today

Have you ever had the feeling that some things are moving really quickly in one direction, others are lagging behind, and some just not going in the right direction at all? And things you thought should be simple are way … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canada, Hilltops, identification, Moving, passports, rural life, sheep shearing, travel, Visa | 2 Comments

take a chance with a couple of kooks

Here’s a really interesting factoid: there are 680 species of eucalyptus trees and one species of koala. There may or may not be three subspecies of koala with the Victorian ones being the largest and furriest, NSW mid-size, and those … Continue reading

Posted in birds, honeyeaters, koalas, kookaburras, parrots, Riverina, rosellas, rural life, trees | Leave a comment

she’s a laughing giggly whirlybird

When we moved from downtown Edmonton to Terwillegar Towne several years ago, it took us weeks to notice what was missing from our lives…and it was a strange thing: noise.We had moved to a suburb that was under construction, so … Continue reading

Posted in farming, floods, rural life, spiders, Uncategorized, wagga, wagga wagga, wineries | 3 Comments

Like a drunk in a midnight choir…

In Edmonton, our backyard had some sparrows (what we referred to as “basic brown birds”) and the occasional robin.  There were ducks and geese flying over, seagulls, pigeons and magpies. Pretty boring. Here, we are inundated with new and exciting … Continue reading

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