March 18, 2019

Here's another photo from our weekend away:

Walking across the salt pan of Lake Tutchewop.


March 17, 2019

The Murray River near Red Cliffs 
(river distance of 970kms downstream from Tocumwal)


March 11, 2019

Yesterday we attended the Lost & Rare Trades Fair at Kyneton, in central Victoria. 
The 2 day fair celebrated and showcased over 100 traditional artisans and makers who are reviving old trades. 

The fair was held at the picturesque Kyneton Racecourse. 

Here’s a little of what we saw:

Olivia O'Connor hand carves traditional wooden rocking horses.

Pete Murphy is a luthier, a maker of handmade guitars and ukuleles.

Jeff Donne calls himself a spoonsmith and makes wooden puppets and spoons by “axe and hand”.

Combining Australian cattle horns with fine Italian pewter is what Ross & Gill from Crofters Craft do, handcrafting them into spoons, drinking vessels and walking sticks. 

 Metal cookie cutters shaped by hand by Daryl of Bisk-Art.

 Young Max Tucker, the blacksmith. At just 16 years of age he was one of the youngest artisans. Max was making fire pokers with an intricate rams head on top.

Samantha Fray of Wood Duck Press with “Miss Daisy” a 114 year old letter press.


March 10, 2019

When the Murray River Rod Run comes to Tocumwal with a Saturday Cruise Night the streets are filled with classic cars and plenty of admirers.