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We are both now well and got back to Kandos at last during this week. I found the crepe myrtles are putting on a stunning display this year.   But they are early and so are the belladonna lilies which usually herald autumn. For those of you interested in a more detailed record of our Indian Pacific journey I have have done an extra post this week for you to read.

Indian Pacific 2023-2024

  The train left from Sydney Central Station a few hours late so we got to spend time waiting, eating and drinking in the Eternity Bar and Grill at the station. Soon we were on our way over the Blue Mountains which is a very familiar line for us, but we don't usually dine in style on the way like this.  All the meals on the train were fabulous.  Outside it was raining and the country was very green Soon enough and before we headed west towards Broken Hill we bedded down in our cosy beds.  We chose to travel in two single cabins because neither of us wanted to climb the ladder to the bunk bed.  And the showers in the single cabin, though shared, are roomy unlike in the twin cabins.  We had rooms opposite each other and there was room for us to sit in each others rooms so still very companionable. I woke up early the next morning to catch a glimpse of the Menindee Lakes which is 100 or so kms outside Broken Hill.  The trees had become much shorter overnight. After a break at Broken H

Happy New Year

  Christmas is packed up and the new year has begun.  Happy New Year!  It is belated and I missed sending Christmas greetings but I have a couple of excuses. Just before Christmas we went on a wonderful trip right across Australia in the Indian Pacific.  We spent a week in Perth before getting on the train again and returning.  It was a wonderful trip which I would happily do again.  Unfortunately I picked up COVID on the return journey so have spent a week or so recuperating.  Now I am fit as a fiddle and ready to get into 2024.  I hope you all have a had a lovely Christmas and have a wonderful New Year ahead.