Time Flies!

You would think with the various lockdowns and other restrictions of the Covid-19 world I would have had time to add more posts to this blog. But there you go, I didn’t. Time to fix that.

The world is not all doom and gloom for my husband and I. We did manage to get away in our caravan in mid-April and travel for 3 months through Victoria, South Australia and up the centre. I finally got to see Wilpena Pound in South Australia and walked into the homestead. We stayed at Willow Springs Station and loved it there. Then on to Blinman and the old copper mines. After stopping and reprovisioning at Port Augusta, we headed up the Stuart Highway via Womera and Coober Pedy to Uluru and Kata Tjutu (The Olga’s). So that was at least one thing off my bucket list. Fabulous places, wonderful people.

Sunset at Willow Creek Station

Next we headed to Kings Canyon and, having worked on my fitness for several years, was able to undertake the whole rim walk. What an experience!

Underground at Coober Pedy

Then we spent some time in Alice Springs and went out to Palm Valley where ancient parlm trees from the time of the dinasaurs still grow. After Alice, we walked through the spectacular boulders of The Devils Marbles before turning east and back through Camooweal and into Queensland.

Kings Canyon Rim

We spent a month travelling through north western Queensland and loved a little place in the channel country called Boulia. After Winton, we stopped at Longreach where we spent a lovely day going through the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Then on to Barcaldine (prounounced Bark-olden would you believe). Rubyvale and then Theresa Creek Dam near Cleremont and on to Biggenden where we spent a 12 days resting and recuperating.

Palm Valley, Finke River, Namatjira, Northern Territory.

Finally we turned for home via the hot springs at Boomi and Moree. And sadly, returned in early July to the cold on the South Coast. Just a few weeks prior to the lockdown.

How lucky were we!

Now I’m working on getting our latest Secret Society of Words Publications book online with Smashwords and into their premium catalogue so it can be found on Kobo, Barns and Noble, Booktopia and other ebook retailers. A chore but worth it to get our works out there.

Author: C.M. Sheely

C. M. Sheely began life in the cold climes of Europe, emigrated to sunny Australia at an early age, spent time in the Royal Australian Navy, worked all over Australia and South-East Asia as a construction project manager, travelled around the world and ended up as an IT geek in Canberra. She and husband Michael finally settled down in paradise on the South Coast of NSW and for Cat, semi-retirement. She still gets a buzz from teaching Project Management and PM-ing IT projects. Otherwise she spends time writing and working with the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers Evening Group on writing, editing and e-publishing their collective efforts in the form of novellas. Cat’s had seven short stories published as well as several professional articles.

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