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Blog Chat…10 Questions for Maggie at Trepidatious Traveller – camino blog

Blogging feels like one big interconnected community and, as well as being a weekly blogger myself, I enjoy following other bloggers, reading their words and understanding their issues and journey

Not all of the blogs I follow are travel blogs, but many of them are and each has their own unique ‘voice’ and take on what they are seeing and experiencing.

Over the next 6 months or so I will introduce you to some of my favourite blogs and share some of their blogging wisdom…

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Spiky plants in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

A Winter Wander in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Australian red ginger flower
Oops! I should have paid more attention! A type of ginger??

I like gardening, but it doesn’t like me much.

Where I live we are plagued by drought, strong winds, the kangaroos and wallabies eat everything, and the soil is more rock than dirt. I classify it as industrial strength gardening!

If I can’t grow a garden, I can appreciate the hard work of others and there are few better places to see that than in the Royal Botanic Gardens in the heart of Sydney.

And, it’s free!

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Patterns on the trunk of a eucalypt

Exploring My Backyard – the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

Why is it that visitors often see more of your home town or region than the residents do?

Yes, we are not on holiday and are busy doing our day-to-day hustle, but that means we can easily miss the delights that exist in our own ‘backyard’.

Over the next few months I am going to attempt to rectify that by ‘wagging school’ ie. sneaking away from my office desk to explore a few local places that have long been on my one day list.

Introducing…the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve.

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Seascape at Kiama

How did I not know about Kiama, South Coast NSW?

Growing up on a farm, when things were good and the seasons were kind, we would escape to the beach for a dose of salty sea air and sand between our toes. Invariably the road would take us North to the North Coast of New South Wales (NSW) or even further north into the glitz and bling of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

It is only now that I start to discover the gems I missed out on tucked away on the South Coast of NSW.

Introducing…Kiama.

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