" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

February 16, 2021

Travel Bubbles ... Keep on Popping?

Scott Morrison hints at new travel bubble for Aussies
Australia stops quarantine-free travel for New Zealand after COVID-19 cases
Tourists were stranded on the island after Australia closed its border to New Zealand
I've never been to Norfolk Island, but my son jetted off to the island for a couple of days last year and brought me home a souvenir tea-towel of the Norfolk Island flag.
He was lucky that his travel bubble didn't pop when he was over there, or he could have run up a very expensive price tag on that little holiday.
I'm not even game to travel over my state border for a few days away, in case they slam the border shut on me and give me 24 hours to get back over it, or get shut out and have to spend 14 days at my own expense in quarantine when I can get back home.
Bluesfest 2020: The Festival That Never Took Place?
I'm not even game to buy tickets to Bluesfest for a day-trip, in case the borders close for Easter, or checkpoints are set up again on the border bottle-necking the traffic for hours on the border both ways.
I normally holiday, or day-trip to the Byron Bay area four or five times a year, but I haven't been down there now for well over a year with all of the border closures and border bottlenecks on the freeway.
I've made other plans for Easter weekend this year in my own state of Queensland and bought tickets to an event that is dear to my own heart.
But even those plans could fly out the window if we had to go into hard lock-down in Brisbane again over Easter.
The government want you to travel, but then turn you off travel by shutting the borders within 24 hours of a potential Covid 19 outbreak.
The Wild Wild Life of Talking Heads ... and Owl Messages?
I'm flat out planning a day trip to Australia Zoo in 2021, let alone a trip to a travel bubble, or some other Australian state.
At the End of My 2020 Calendars ... What Now?
An unexpected Golden Gaytime item has hit Coles shelves?
More good news in 2021 for a straight guy who doesn't consume dairy products anymore?-( 
Successful Whale Watching Thought Experiment ... or Just a Big Coincidence?


  1. Love it, all of it! So are you now going into quarantine for easter?Thanks for the suggestion about a possible podcast guests!

  2. I hope not ... but you never know down here in Oz Trish.
    Melbourne/Victoria are supposed to be coming out of their 5 day lock-down tomorrow ... maybe?
    That's the Australian city hosting the Australian Open tennis right now, hence no crowds for the last 4 days.
    We had a 3 day lock-down in early 2021 in Brisbane/Logan and warnings were issued last night for the area I live in, because they have found Covid 19 samples in a sewage treatment plant that handles the run-off from our Logan suburb and surrounding Logan suburbs.
    I've bought tickets for me and my son to watch a footy game on Easter Saturday at the Sunshine Coast, so if Brisbane/Logan goes into a lock-down over Easter and the Sunshine Coast doesn't ... well that's $123 dollars of mine down the toilet, pardon the pun, and toilet humour Trish :-)
    I might run into the Australian Prime-minister at the footy, since we both go for the same footy team.

  3. We are all Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks supporters Trish, hence the sharks pictured throughout my post :-)