At home in the mountains

  It has been a looooooong time since I last wrote here……. almost a year in fact. As usual, the life of the Norris’ has been an absolute roller-coaster and a period of extended change. It has only been in recent times that I have been reflecting on where we’ve been, who we’ve met alongContinue reading “At home in the mountains”

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Guest Post – must sees in rural NSW

Guest post brought to you by Destination NSW   Australia’s New South Wales is known for its beautiful beaches and coastlines to die for. However the state has so much more to offer than laid back beach towns, with a gorgeous coastline, white covered snowfields and a winery or two in between.   Regardless ifContinue reading “Guest Post – must sees in rural NSW”

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Guest Post – do you have all the gear but no idea? Mark Shotkit talks travel tripods!

Hi there! I’m Mark from a Shotkit, a site all about the camera equipment and photography. Today we’ll be discussing a list of what I believe are the best travel tripods for Shaun, Sarah and all you awesome Norris Around Australia fans who want a steady shot on your next holiday. Before we dive headfirstContinue reading “Guest Post – do you have all the gear but no idea? Mark Shotkit talks travel tripods!”

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oh my darling

The Darling River has been a long time bucket list dream item. I have traced my finger down the map so many times in anticipation of one day driving along the edge of this beautiful watercourse. The Darling River and the river systems of Australia have always fascinated me! Why!?! No idea! It could beContinue reading “oh my darling”

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life is a zoo

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. – Evan Esar We have passed the Taronga Western Plains Zoo so many times over the past few years and we thought now was the time to finally visit. We weren’t 100% impressed to be honest. The zoo is quite spread out which is greatContinue reading “life is a zoo”

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rivers and ranges

Oh my! What an absolutely brilliant trip we had. This country never fails to amaze me. It’s beauty is splendid and varied. Unfortunately, our trip was cut short due to the passing of a close family friend. The last portion of our trip was cancelled and we will add it to another adventure at laterContinue reading “rivers and ranges”

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sea-change, life-change and new beginnings

Well we have taken the plunge and dived right in. Excuse the pun, or don’t, it is up to you.  Our sea-change has finally taken place and we are slowly finding our stroke. No floundering has occurred as yet and we are hopeful it won’t occur at all…. but we never say never here at NorrisContinue reading “sea-change, life-change and new beginnings”

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The Mighty Murray

We have both always loved the Murray River and have returned frequently throughout our travels. It provides so many perfect free camping opportunities all along its beautiful banks in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Every time we camp along the banks of the Murray we would watch the house-boats float past our campsite and say “OneContinue reading “The Mighty Murray”

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to Longreach with love

To Longreach with love,  We all love a sunburnt country, but we really need our rain.  As we drove by drought-stricken paddocks, we saw your heartache and your pain.  With each mile of endless dryness, and each dusty patch of dirt.  We pray you get the rain you need, and pray it heals your hurt.  You are strong andContinue reading “to Longreach with love”

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stuck in a rut

There is often something new and exciting in the life of the travellers. However, like with all others on this beautiful Earth, there are trying times filled with ruts and slumps. “I’m stuck!” is currently my catch-cry. I cannot suppress the whinge! I’m sick of hearing about it so I am sure those around me are F-E-D up!!! Why you may ask?Continue reading “stuck in a rut”

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