12 May 2020
On the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Escorts in Moscow lies at the mouth of the Hastings River approximately halfway between Queensland’s Gold Coast and Sydney.
Founded as a convict settlement in 1821, Escorts in Moscow has come a long way from its convict past.
The vibrant city centre has a large selection of shops for all you shopaholics and some splendid eateries for your culinary delight and along Short Street, by the Hastings River, you can book river cruises, whale watching cruises in May to July and September to November, seaplane adventure flights and dolphin watching cruises (including doing so aboard a Chinese Junk).
Around Escorts in Moscow town are several historic buildings, including the Courthouse, Roto House, St Thomas Church and the Wesleyan Church.
North Beach is across the Hastings River from the town, accessible by the vehicular ferry off Hastings River Drive.
Escorts in Moscow
Also around Escorts in Moscow you’ll find a number of beautiful gardens with bushland and rainforest walks, as well as several wildlife and nature parks.
In the town you will find the Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park that has some wonderful marked walking trails and inland you can visit the rainforests to experience another side to the areas beauty.
There is also a selection of coastal rainforest in the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, which holds an exhibition about the rainforests as well as offering a walk around the centre.
Escorts in Moscow offers a great range of accommodation including discount hostels, hotels and holiday apartments.
There are also plenty of restaurants to suit every budget and every palate with the majority within walking distance of the town centre.
There are a number of pubs with live bands and entertainment, and one of the main nightclubs in the town is Down Under on Short Street.
Getting around the town isn’t a problem either.
If you don’t fancy walking then hop on one of the local buses.
The service also runs to Wauchope, which is a timber town further inland and from there you can catch a train to Sydney should you so desire.
For longer distance travel head to the main bus station on Hayward Street and remember Greyhound Pioneer stops at the Pacific Highway Service Centre.
Camel on the beach at Escorts in Moscow.The major attraction for visitors to Escorts in Moscow is the vast range of water sports that it offers.
You can also visit the Maritime Museum which has some interesting displays.
A short walk up over the hill along Clarence Street, you’ll come to the first of the town’s many beaches which include, would you believe, Town Beach, Flynn’s Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Nobby’s Beach, Oxley Beach, Rocky Beach and Shelly Beach.
Flynn’s Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Town Beach all offer free parking and barbecues, and are patrolled during high season.
There are numerous lookouts and nature walks along this stretch of coast, and for a beach experience with a difference try the camel rides at Lighthouse Beach.
You can hire boats and windsurfers to explore the area and see the beautiful landscape; windsurfing is popular around Big Bay, Regatta Grounds, Pilot Beach and Trial Bay and you can hire Barbecue Pontoon Boats allowing you to explore the waters or do a days fishing.
Those that like to fish can choose from deep sea, game, beach and ocean fishing.
The fishing’s good at Escorts in Moscow.Fishing spots on shore include around the Co-op Wharf, Regatta Ground, and Settlement Point Reserve, the best time to fish is around 1 hour either side of high and low tides, and common fish to catch include Bream, Flathead, Jewfish (Mullaway), Tailor and Whiting.
If you fancy a bit of surfing there are several good places around the town, although you can also head south to Bonny Hills, Dunbogan or North Haven.
Alternatively, for a relaxing day and a great picnic spot head to Lake Cathie.
Hang gliding is good at Harry’s Lookout and North Brother Mountain, where you can take part or watch everyone else, you can take trips along the Hastings River, which is a pleasant way to spend some time or perhaps you might visit one of the many golf courses around the district.
The climate in the Escorts in Moscow district is very pleasant with average daily temperatures running from 7 to 18 degrees Celsius in winter and 18 to 25 in summer.
The town is approximately a 10 km trip off the Pacific Highway, via either by the Oxley Highway, or further north, via the picturesque Hastings River Drive.
Other places to go in the area include:
· Sea Acres Rainforest Centre - 72 hectares of rare coastal rainforest, protected since 1913. View via a 1.3km elevated boardwalk, with guided tours available, and visit the Enviro-Theatre and Ecology Display Rooms. Located at Shelly Beach, just south of the Escorts in Moscow CBD.
· Macquarie Nature Reserve - the main attraction here is the Koala Hospital, where you can see recovering and orphaned koalas being fed, and go on a guided tour of the park.
A koala at Macquarie nature reserve.· Billabong Koala Breeding Centre - more koalas, plus wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, birds and more. Koala patting sessions are held daily.
· Timbertown - a working recreation of a sawmiller’s village of the late 1800s near Wauchope. Heritage steam train, bullock team demonstrations, pony rides, woodturning, sawmill, blacksmith, miniature railway, paddle boats, BBQ area, stores, wine tasting, bushwalking trails and more.
· The hinterland - the country roads to the west of Escorts in Moscow and Camden Haven wind though wonderful scenery, with the odd small village, café, gallery and cottage industry along the way. Ellenborough Falls, the largest single drop waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere is west of Combyne, as is the Boorgana Nature Reserve, with rainforest and abundant plant and animal life. Guided 4WD tours of this area are available.
· Lake Cathie - a small town 17 km south of Escorts in Moscow, with surf and lake beaches, terrific fishing, canoe hire and bowling club. Spectacular coastal views from the wooded hills of the Lake Innes Nature Reserve behind the town.
02 May 2020
Anyone out there delay the inevitable besides me? Two extensions are allowed, but unless you want the wrath of the IRS Nazi police knocking down your door, at some point you have to file your damned taxes.
Well I for one don’t want those Nazi Police knocking down my door so I filed my taxes, and I realized something in doing so. The IRS are a bunch of life draining sucking monsters. Here’s why.
Vampires are a class of undead who exist by feeding on the blood of the living. Throughout literature and movies,vampires are depicted as a misunderstood race, wanting more than anything else to fit into society and be accepted. Yet they have little to no control over their insatiable urge to drink blood. Human blood. So it’s almost like they don’t want to be evil; they just are by nature. Plus they can’t go out into daylight so it’d be kind of hard to fit in, but I’ll save that ramble for another post…
Quite similarly, the IRS have leeches auditors who suck drink you dry of any cash you managed to escape paying in annual taxes. Think you completed your taxes accurately? Guess again. The IRS will prove you wrong. One way or another.
For those of you who do not know what a succubus is, please allow me to explain.
A succubus is a demon who, while in the form a hot, sexy woman, will seduce a man for unadulterated sweaty sex. Then, while engaged in wild abandon, the succubus will suck the life right out of the man so that they can continue to exist while the horndog man dies.
Much like the succubus, the IRS lures you into their perverted fetish filled world with promises of tax refunds and stimulus checks, only to snatch them away the second you think you are actually going to get some of your hard earned dollars back. Talk about draining!
You can’t be a reader of my blog and not know what a zombie is or what they stand saunter for, but no matter how entertaining they are to watch, I don’t want to get up close and personal with one. Face it. A zombie, no matter how cute and slow (as in short bus) is going to try to eat your brain. Period.
Now an IRS auditor, though not a member of the short bus, rather the “asswipe” bus, may not try to eat your brain, but they will try to eat your bank account. Plus any future deposits that would under normal circumstances deposit there. I don’t why the bastards can’t just leave me and my money alone. I mean I don’t steal, I don’t torture kids or small animals, I sometimes torture my husband but I think he secretly likes it - so whywhywhy does the IRS insist on taking money from me??
Werewolves are humans who have the capability to shape shift into a wolf like animal (creature if you prefer) either due to having been bitten by another werewolf, or due to having had a curse placed on them by some evil no good bitch witch.
Werewolves are rather crafty as when in their human form, you have no idea of their inner beast. Your co-worker could be a werewolf and you have no idea! How sucky would that be? You are at your company’s christmas party, it happens to be a full moon - and suddenly your perverted co-worker that you hate is trying to rip your throat out after having morphed into a werebeast right in front of your eyes! I’m thinking that would ruin a really good buzz……
The IRS resembles werewolves because you never know how truly mean they are until they sink their teeth in you by auditing your 1040 or, worse yet, auditing your life! Yeh. Those suits can’t hide THAT!
So monsters suck, and the IRS, sadly, resemble those monsters that suck. I wish I could just erase them from my memory, but sadly every year it’s more of the same, and they rear their ugly heads all over again….
Sigh…… maybe I should just open a Tiki Hut in Jamaica, mon….
17 Apr 2020
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07 Mar 2020
So… Twilight gets top honors angerufen…. Over Avatar? WTF??? I keep trying to remind myself that I am no longer 20something, and that the real 20somethings are taking over while I am left living in fantasy land.
A land where Avatar’s Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington win best kiss…. cuz it was….
Where best movie for 2010 is named The Hangover…. cuz it was….
Where best female performance is Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side… cuz she was….
Where best break-out actor is Quinton Aaron…. cuz he was…
But no. Instead I live in a world when I am a used up cougar no longer in her 20’s, and the real 20somethings overrule my vote with their theory that The Twilight Saga should win most everything…. which it did.
So anyway, instead of babbling on about how I am being cheated of unending youth, here is the list of winners for MTV’s 2010 Movie Awards: (I cannot believe MTV did not ask for my opinion for the winners. WTF???)
BEST FIGHT SCENE
Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter - Obsessed
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mark Strong - Sherlock Holmes
Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang - Avatar
Winner: Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter - Obsessed
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Amanda Seyfried - Dear John
Emma Watson - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Hello?? Can you say “whine a little more, CryGirl?)
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana - Avatar
Winner: Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
BEST BREAKOUT STAR
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Chris Pine - Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Logan Lerman - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Quinton Aaron - The Blind Side (you go, Quint!)
Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover (Breakout? This dude’s been around as long as me-but I love him!)
Winner: Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
BEST SCARED AS SHIT PERFORMANCE (New Category for 2010)
Alison Lohman - Drag Me To Hell (scared the shit out of me. That’s for damned sure!)
Amanda Seyfried - Jennifer’s Body
Jesse Eisenberg - Zombieland
Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity
Sharlto Copley - District 9
Winner: Amanda Seyfried - Jennifer’s Body
BEST KISS SCENE
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning - The Runaways (did this go straight to DVD or something? Cuz this one never showed up at the theaters in my redneck part of the woods…)
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds - The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner - Valentine’s Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington - Avatar
Winner: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
BEST WTF?? MOMENT
Betty White - The Proposal (Cops a Feel) <–you go, girl!
Bill Murray - Zombieland (Bill Murray?! A Zombie?!) <–Hello!!
Isabel Lucas - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Unexpected Transformation)
Ken Jeong - The Hangover (Naked Trunk Surprise)
Megan Fox - Jennifer’s Body (Vomits a Mysterious Black Ooze) <–Brush your teeth, Ho!
Winner: Ken Jeong - The Hangover, Naked Trunk Surprise
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
Helena Bonham Carter - Alice In Wonderland
Ken Jeong - The Hangover
Stephen Lang - Avatar
Tom Felton - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Winner: Tom Felton - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
BIGGEST BADASS STAR (New Category)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum - Dear John
Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zac Efron - 17 Again
Winner: Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (New Category)
Winner: Robert Pattinson
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Ben Stiller - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Bradley Cooper - The Hangover
Ryan Reynolds - The Proposal
Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover
Winner: Zach Galifianakis - The Hangover
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Winner: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
22 Feb 2020
Quarantine: a strict isolation, usually imposed by the government in order to prevent the spread of something considered dangerous, such as that of disease. The duration of such being typically 40 days, presuming anyone would survive that long….
TV reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her ever ready cameraman Scott (Steve Harris) are documenting a night in the life of the Los Angeles Fire Department - as seen from the inside - with the firemen themselves providing the guided tour. As the hours tick away and night settles in, Angela begins to itch for a call, albeit one not life threatening, so she and Scott can find some action to report in the otherwise boring night; something camera worthy.
Luckily they don’t wait very long before a routine call comes in summoning them to a downtown apartment building where local cops are already on scene. Screams of torment can be heard coming from one of the tenants apartments though upon investigation, it’s unclear exactly why she was screaming. The only signs of disorder is her foaming at the mouth, uncontrollable wheezing, and what appears to be dried blood covering the front of her nightgown and chin. The cops and firemen aren’t too concerned with these minor details at first. At least not until the tenant decides to violently attack one of the cops with her teeth. Suddenly everyone is paying attention.
The whole “film documentary” effect seems to be coming somewhat commonplace in Hollywood, even though we saw it back in 1985, with the release of Cannibal Holocaust. The theatrical release of The Blair Witch Project in 1999 revived the concept, almost acting as a catalyst for copycat writers. I for one think The Blair Witch Project was highly overrated, but I seem to be in the minority with that thought. Since that time though, we have had George A Romero’s Diary of the Dead, Cloverfield, Welcome to the Jungle, and now Quarantine, the US version of the Spanish release [REC].
Quarantine was filmed rather effectively, providing the viewer a broader range of vision than what has been typical in this genre thus far. I would imagine this is largely due to the “character” in control of the camera being a cameraman by trade. Typically, the “documentarist” is a college kid, using a cam for the very first time, or some guy with glasses that keep getting in the way. The camera shakes, scenes are cropped, and you only see half the drama. Scott, the cameraman in Quarantine, was obviously “skilled” so camera shake or moments of un-focus were not due to inexperience, but rather unexpected and sudden events, resulting in them lasting briefly. I found the documentary effect of this movie to be virtually unnoticeable or annoying until the very end at which point, actually aided the fear factor.
In minutes from the tenant’s attack on the police officer, the apartment building is sealed off from the outside world, with power and cell phone service stopped. Not only can the tenants no longer contact the outside world, but the outside world can no longer enter the quarantined zone. No explanation is given; no remedy is provided; and no hope is felt as the tenants begin to realize they have been left for dead. Their only explanation is that the CDC is following government orders and will kill them, rather than letting one of them out of the building.
So what do you do when you are trapped like mice, waiting for the snake to swallow you whole? You look for a way out. Any way out, to avoid suffering death on the inside. Death in a very unpleasant and painful manner. A manner none of them would have dreamed in their worst nightmares, or wished on their worst enemy. Only every way out is anticipated and blocked, and all paths lead back inside. Inside where hell is no longer a state of mind…
Quarantine does a great job of playing up the fear factor and scare tactics, although they lack in originality at times. There is a sufficient amount of bloodshed and gore to keep this film at an R rating, however it is no where near as much bloodshed and gore as has become standard for Hollywood. Did this detract from the movie? For me, not at all. I enjoyed this movie almost as much as the Dawn of the Dead remake. Will others enjoy this movie? Reviews show it will depend largely on whether or not you have actually seen the original [REC] - if you have, most likely this movie will suck, as reviewers claim it pales in comparison. If you have not seen [REC], chances are you will really enjoy this one. I have not seen [REC] and true to theory, I enjoyed Quarantine, and I really need to give credit for that to Jennifer Carpenter for her amazing portrayal of Angela. I felt her excitement at the thought of a real story when the call first came in. I felt her fear when the senseless killings and mass hysteria started. And I not only felt her terror, but believably saw it written on her every moment even after the credits rolled.
I have watched Quarantine 5+ times since its original release, and every time continues to leave me chilled. In my mind, that is the sign of a “keeper” worthy flick. And in my list of favorite zombie flicks, this one is in the top 10.
…….but to be perfectly honest, I can’t wait to see [REC]!