Easter long weekend at Tallong. NSW, Australia

Over the Easter long weekend my wife and I with our friend Peter went down to my in-law’s holiday home at Tallong (it’s about a two and a half hour drive south of Sydney).

view from the dinning room

It’s a beautiful house on a hundred acres of mostly wild bushland over looking the cliffs that run along the Shoalhaven river. It’s quite the view in the morning. My in-laws even have a spotting scope set up at the window for watching the kangaroos and wallabies that often come by to graze.


On Saturday we went to Canberra to the folk festival and had a good time checking out the various acts and the people that they attract. 

even hippies are facinated with mobile phones

Although the folk festival has many traditional activities such as morris dancing and fiddling workshops there quite a few acts that are taking folk music into new territory.  

A young sacrifice for the maypole

The best acts I saw were the very entertaining Wheeze and Suck Band (check out the amazing song “The Flash Lad” on their website), Skirl and the very talented Spooky Men’s Chorale (good crazy fun). 

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On Sunday we intended to fly our kite but there wasn’t enough wind so we tried out our new water propelled rocket.

Engogirl with rocket

The pump that came with the rocket was a little too small and fragile to give what we thought was enough pressure so we hooked it up to an air compressor. 

Peter gives the rocket a bit more gas

Much faster. Much better!

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