Category Archives: travel

Taming the Tamar


We walked the dogs and talked that morning along the Tamar 

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Tree of Life 


After our wintry summer in the Czech Republic we have returned filled with newfound vigour and hope. Life does deal us remarkable events. This beautiful tree in Northern Tasmania, near Boat Harbour has come to symbolise new family connections and … Continue reading

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Snow bound


We are in southern Bohemia visiting new found family members and mesmerised by the snow covered countryside.        

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Snow blooms


Stark against the winter snow, these snow blooms, sentinels in a row.  

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Prague snow


Yesterday, sunny and warm, today – snow in Prague – barren but beautiful.    

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Magnetic sunsets


Our stay on the island has ended but not without a dramatic twilight farewell. These sunsets mesmerized us as we gazed out to Horseshoe Bay. We marveled at the beauty, the russet colours and time, for us, stood still. Mother … Continue reading

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Magnetic Island


Captain James Cook named this island in 1770 believing it caused interference with the magnets on board the Endeavour. By the late 19th century Europeans had settled the island. This island has captivated us. Simply enchanting in mid winter.

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South Pacific


We have been fortunate enough to spend four nights in the tropical South Pacific on board the marvelous vessel, the Celebrity Solstice. More specifically, we visited New Caledonia and Vanuatu – Noumea, Loyalty Island, Mystery Island and Isle of Pines. … Continue reading

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All at sea


American cruise ships are renowned for their abundance and excess. I don’t mean this in a disparaging way, but merely as a generalised perception of the ingenuity of the American way, However, as we embarked on our first even cruise … Continue reading

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Scenic Sydney


A recent weekend with daughter No2 saw us experiencing the beauties of Sydney architecture, history and the magnificent harbour. Here are a couple of recognisable landmarks! . In addition, the Hyde Park Barracks were open to reveal the living conditions … Continue reading

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