Paradise has a name ... Riverbend


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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Winter? What winter?

The South Coast of New South Wales is beautiful at any time of the year. Come and see for yourself!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Foster & Allen

They are coming to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the 2nd of June and we, being Foster & Allen fans from way back, will be there!

Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been performing together for almost 30 years. They first toured Australia in 1983 and this will be their 16th trip down under. These charismatic singers have been performing their unique blend of easy listening and folk music and their popularity is proven with their record sale. Between them they have sold 18 million records, making them one of Ireland's biggest entertainment exports.

They are giving concerts EVERY night during their one-month tour of Australia, going from Ipswich, Nambour, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Toowoomba in Queensland, to Ballina, Grafton, Taree, Newcastle, Rooty Hill, Revesby, Wollongong, and Batemans Bay in New South Wales, and Canberra, Wodonga, Bendigo, Shepparton, Ballarat, Horsham, Warrnambool, Geelong, Frankston, Morwell, Melbourne, and Castlemaine in Victoria, before hopping across Bass Strait to Launceston, Burnie, and Hobart, and then on to Adelaide, and Mandurah and Perth in Western Australia. My guess is they'll be sounding pretty croaky by the time they get to Perth!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Your religion is not important

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Round the bend at Riverbend

We are on septic tanks here and our cottage guests' toilet has a sign on the wall which reads:


Well, somebody mustn't have masticated well enough because things were less than 'flush' and I had to do some digging.

The digging is done and the flushing has flushed and all's well that ends up in the septic tank.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Life doesn't get much better than this!

Sitting on my boat lying at anchor in a peaceful cove, with a glass of Jacob's Creek Merlot in my hand and the radio tuned to FM Classical Music - life doesn't get much better than this!

David on Restoration Island, Horst on Uiha Island, Ron Brandt on Packe Island, "German Harry" on Deliverance Island, Tom Neale on Suwarrov: they all had their reasons to shun civilisation but I can enjoy their lifestyle and yet rejoin the "real world" anytime I want by simply driving down the 8 km to the Bay.

I may even sleep aboard "Lady Anne" tonight. With the companionway left half-open, I can watch the stars as the waves gently rock me to sleep. I have all the victuals in the galley: tinned baked beans, tinned braised steak, tinned rice cream pudding, bread, tea, coffee, sugar, and another two bottles of Jacob's Creek!

I drink to that!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Life is a genuinely artificial beach

One more reason to visit Riverbend Cottage: a genuinely artificial beach! Does life get any better than this?