MAG (Mature Age Gay) Sydney


Once we retire, those who can afford it like to do a little travelling around Australia or around the world to experience things and places which we would not have had time to reach during our working life. With the speed of air travel, Europe, North America or Asia are no more than a day's journey away. Some of our members are lucky enough to visit exotic places or meet exotic people and have shared their experiences with us.

A Blue Mountains Stopover
by Richard Buckdale
Argentina and Chile
by Herb Compton
Bowral at Tulip Time
by Harry West
Ireland, Turkey and the Greek Islands
by Harry West
Moby Dick, Whales and Sunny Times
by Ray Israel
More from the Philippines
by Don Dudgeon
Travel in the Baltic Countries
by Herb Compton
Travellers Tales from the Philippines
by Don Dudgeon
Travels in Iran & Uzbekistan
by John White

A Blue Mountains stopover at "Manderley"

Richard reports on a pleasant week spent at Wentworth Falls

About a month ago, Murray and I decided to go on a short holiday of a week. We drove to Jenolan Caves on Sunday the 29th August 1999, and on the next day took a guided walking tour of two of the most interesting caves - the very fine "Orient" and the ginormous Lucas cave, famous for its Cathedral chamber in which concerts are regularly held.

For the rest of the week, we were based at MAG member Brian Johnstone's fabulous guesthouse, Manderley, at Wentworth Falls. Brian, who was an interior decorator in his youth, built and decorated the house himself. It has an amazing fantasy, late Victorian plus 1920s art-deco look, like the set of a Hollywood period piece of that time. Drapes, chandeliers, indoor plants, a dressed shop mannequin, old-world lights and 1880-style statues, help to further the illusion. The guest bedroom is done out in pinks and blacks and has the feel of a plush honeymoon boudoir. Not only was Brian's guesthouse an incredible escape from reality, his friendly hospitality, wonderful breakfasts, and most reasonable prices, made our stay an absolute joy.  We can thoroughly recommend it, as a first-class escape from the humdrum of city life. Also, you should see his "vroom-vroom" car!

You might recall that last year Brian generously donated a raffle prize, won by Don Boden, of bed-and-breakfast for a night for two or two nights for one MAG member. This year he is offering us two raffle prizes like last year's. So watch out for this raffle.

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