Category Archives: travel

Out and About Where I live: Habitat Noosa 1

I had driven past the turnoff to Habitat so many times and yet never once had thought of entering. I had thought it was private property but luckily my camera group had set it as the location for one of … Continue reading

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Out and About Where I live: Noosa National Park Hell’s Gate to Day area via Coastal track

From Hell’s Gate we returned via the Coastal Walk, a 2.7 km walk. This track is vastly different to the Tanglewood Track and varies in difficulty from easy with wheelchair access (approx 1 km ), and moderate fitness required for … Continue reading

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Out and About Where I live: Noosa National Park Tanglewood Track to Hell’s Gate

Within walking distance of Hastings Street via a boardwalk following the coast you arrive at Noosa National Park. The park was declared in 1939 and now covers 2,883ha. At this point in the park you can choose one of two … Continue reading

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Out and About Around where I live – Hastings Street

Hastings Street is the iconic street in Noosa. People want to stay, shop, eat and play on Hastings Street. The street runs parallel to the beach so on the other side of the fairly wide tree lined road are expensive … Continue reading

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Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo: China: Travel Thoughts 6

Giant Pandas are no longer classified as an endangered species according to the WWF however there are only 1,864 left in the wild and 400 in captivity. That would make it seem to me that they are incredibly vulnerable. The … Continue reading

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Two and three wheels in China: Bikes, motorbikes and trikes: Cee’s fun Fotos

Another aspect of China that we found surprising was how few bicycles, and motorbikes there were. Predominantly the modes of transport were modern cars. All the motor scooters were electric and perhaps the lack of sound made those that were … Continue reading

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Train to Winton: Railway and Trains: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

As an adult I have had three distinct train/railroad experiences. One at Dorrigo when I stumbled across a train museum, another in New Zealand when we went from Dunedin to Taieri Gorge an incredibly scenic journey. For today’s challenge I … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of China: China: Travel Thoughts 4

We were taken to a part of the Great Wall approximately 35 kms to the north from Beijing. The Juyongguan Great Wall was the first of three passes that previously had proved impenetrable. Our tour company sold it as the … Continue reading

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A great day out but an expensive photo

Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird World is a wonderful place to visit. Superb views of the Glass House Mountains are to be had from within the gardens. The mountains are so named because Captain Cook was reminded of glasshouses back … Continue reading

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Planes of First World War: Anything to do with Planes and Jets: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

The Aircraft Museum near Blenheim on the South Island of New Zealand is well worth a visit. We only had time to do one war and we chose to do World War 1. It was well set out and displayed … Continue reading

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