Author Archives: jonstrachan

UNICEF Arrives in Fremantle

About 2 hours ago the first  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race contestant UNICEF took line Honours at Fremantle after their race from Capetown.  Close behind was Great Britain. UNICEF are currently waiting for Great Britain to arrive so they … Continue reading

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A tale of 2 scumbags

Today started badly due to two acts of malevolent vandalism, one personal and one political. I went out to my car to find the driver’s door window smashed. The perpetrator only wanted to do harm, as they did not even … Continue reading

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On The Road

Five of WA’s Distinguished Gentlemen left the Maritime Museum today on a bike ride to Sydney, where they will join the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. They sported a variety of bikes, 2 Bonneville’s, a BMW, a Suzuki and an old Panther.  … Continue reading

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Power Play #2

This morning’s hot media topic is energy security on the back of AGL’s decision to close the Liddell power station in 2022. The government is blaming the opposition and the same old blame game goes on. The decision was not … Continue reading

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The Noongar season of Djilba is with us and flowers are springing up everywhere.  Today we took a stroll on Wireless Hill Park, and the wild flowers were putting on a real show.  

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Heading North

Tuesday Bags packed, breakfast eaten then we headed north from the Highlander inn towards Cawdor Castle. This is a truly magnificent castle and home of the Cawdor family for 600 years. The Castle was immortalised as the fictional home of … Continue reading

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Castles, Shortbread, Local Hero & Whisky

Monday The day started grey and wet as we headed to Huntly Castle, or should I say 3 castles. Huntly started its life as a Motte and Bailey Castle built for Duncan, the Earl of Fife in 1190. In the … Continue reading

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