Category Archives: travel

The Road Taken: #Weekly Photo Challenge

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien In response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

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Shore Excursion 1: The Bay of Islands

Our cruise followed the New Zealand coast line (in international waters so that gambling and drinking could be carried out on ship without penalty) with our first port of call being the Bay of Islands. We woke up as we … Continue reading

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Embarking: First Impressions/First Activities

We left home and the minute our road trip began we stopped worrying about the dogs, Mum and all the stresses we’d been going through. All we concerned ourselves with was getting to Sydney, catching up with some friends and … Continue reading

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Making the Decision/s : Pre Cruising Considerations

Neither my husband or I considered that we had ever cruised before although he had come out to Australia as a ten pound pom on the Angelina Laura and I had been around the world by ship before I was … Continue reading

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Le Tiny Swiss Vapeur Parc: Weekly Photo Challengs

For me it felt like I was Gulliver in Lilliput but for the model train enthusiast it must feel like heaven. The entire park of 17,000 square metres is built on a scale of 1:4 Taking 120,000 man hours to … Continue reading

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Cairns or Markers of Humanity?: Silent Sunday

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Transmogrification in Nature: Weekly Photo Challenge

The Great Geysir (originally just Geysir) is found in southwestern Iceland in the Haukadalur valley. In recent years it has become infrequent in its eruptions so on my visit in 1990 it was Strokkur geyser situated 50 metres from the … Continue reading

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