During our holiday in Sydney earlier this year we went on a steam train trip from Central Station. Look back through recent posts here to see photos of the trains we saw and the one we travelled on.
After lunch we wandered through Darling Harbour in the heart of the city. We stopped for a little while to listen to several of the artists performing in the Jazz and Blues Festival happening all that week.
I’m not into the world of rodeos and buck-jumpers, but I do admire the one-and-a-half life size statue of the famous Australian horse Curio shown in the photos on this post. This wonderful piece of art work stands at the northern end of the main street of the little town of Marrabel in the mid north of South Australia. We often pass by this statue on our way to visit our daughter in Clare.
Curio was evidently a buck jumping horse to be reckoned with, one that unseated every attempt at riding her for eight years. No rider could stay seated on the horse for more than 3 seconds until a famous day in 1953 when Alan Woods successfully rode her for ten seconds. He is also featured as part of the statue which is based on a photo taken during the famous ride.
The tiny town of Marrabel holds a well attended rodeo every October and has done so since 1935.
You can read more information on the sign shown below (click to enlarge) or on an article on the Marrabel Rodeo website.
The latest Carnival of Travel #6 has been posted over at the Group Travel Advisor blog. It includes a posting from this blog, as well as a collection of other posts from a variety of bloggers who love to travel. This time the theme is “Family Travel in all its Glory.”
To read the posts in this carnival click here.
The Festival of the Trees #4 has been posted over at Lorianne’s blog Hoarded Ordinaries. This is a compilation of articles, poems and musings all with the common theme of Trees. There is sure to be something of interest to everyone in all of the blogs in this month’s festival.
My submission highlights my recent visit to the St Kilda Mangrove forest just north of Adelaide in South Australia.
Related articles and links
- Festival of the Trees – go here to submit to this carnival.
- Festival of the Trees #3 – last month’s carnival.