Will I?

Will I Write About my Travels?

It was always my intention to write a book about my travels, but like other unfinished manuscripts, it languishes in my computer.  It’s not that I am lazing around doing nothing.  I have taken on too much with my volunteer work, but I am catching up.

I have this morning added more photos and stories to my Blogger blog, and am writing some BIG writing and speaking goals for me.

One thing I must put on my goal list is to say NO more often.   I love my volunteer work, but I get sucked in and in!!!

I am setting some timelines for myself in terms of my writing – knowing that I am going to have to work very hard to achieve them.  So much work, but I know my time is running out.  I have some BIG plans for more writing and travelling, so we will see what happens.

The photo immediately below is near where I live now, at Beachmere near the Caboolture River.  Lovely, peaceful (most days!)

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On the Caboolture River at Beachmere.

 

On the way across the top end heading across Western Australia, on the way to the Northern Territory, passed Kununurra, is the wonderful Lake Argyle.  I had not realised how wonderful it was until I arrived there.  But I knew I just had to go!!  As you turn off the highway and head towards the Lake Argyle park and lake, you pass a turn off to Mary Durack’s home.  Now I know it wasn’t the original site of the Durack home, but it was not originally on this site – but moved here, brick by brick, body by body (in the graveyard) to the current site which is open as a Museum.

The Durack family were amazing – way up here in the mid 1800’s in this desolate but awesomely beautful place.  You can read about the Durack family here.

I do get emotional about some strange things – often when I realize that I am standing midst amazing history, and as I tried to pay the small entrance fee, I wiped back tears.  And as I ventured in and around the house, reading the material, looking at the artifacts the tears kept flowing.  When I went out in the yard and read the gravestones, the tears kept flowing.  I felt a bit of a goose, but that is what happens, and I have no control over it. I am so glad I went.  Mary Durack was a prolific writer – many of her books now available on Amazon Kindle.

I drove off with a great sense of achievement, knowing that I had been there.  I must read more of her books.  Shall transfer one to my Kindle today.  Done.

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Mary Durack’s house, Lake Argyle.

When I arrived at the Lake Argyle accommodation the only vacancies they had were in some awesome houses overlooking the lake – well above my budget.  However they had a couple of vacancies in staff quarters, so I had my own little cabin with ensuite etc in the very nice block usually reserved for staff.

That night was one of the regular Dusk Tours on Lake Argyle, so I booked in, and waited with the other guests for the mini bus to take us to the wharf.  What a glorious trip that was.  My camera worked overtime again.

 

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Would love to go back.  Working on it.

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About Di Hill

My business card says "Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, Bamboo Fan, Workshop Presenter." This website will focus on my writing - and the workshops I present. Workshops on Blogging, Marketing for Writers, and Life Story Writing.
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