Tag Archives: travel

Snow bound


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

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Prague snow


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

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Winter in Prague


Strahov monastery gardens in Prague – a morning view.  

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Pots of Prague


We have been visiting Prague to research some family connections (see my blog Findingstanvodak ). Even though this has been quite time consuming, not to mention difficult, as we do not speak Czech, we have still managed to incorporate some sightseeing.  These … Continue reading

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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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The Caves


We have left our garden, cats and chickens for a short time to travel to Western Australia. This much awaited second trip will take us form Perth to Albany, about a six hour drive, south, staying in various locations in … Continue reading

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Sydney’s Inner West


A 7:30am flight and in less than 100 minutes, I am in Sydney with Daughter Number Two for the weekend. Luckily, I packed my pink umbrella as the heavens unleashed a torrent as the plane taxied in. A short drive … Continue reading

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Malta Magic


(Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman) Despite our anticipation of Spring, it has still been freezing and we have continued to light our fire all week. In fact some news … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass


One of the most exciting things about coming back home is seeing the changes in the garden. We were both very jet lagged after twenty-nine hours in the air, however, our car had hardly come to a standstill when our … Continue reading

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