Tag: Holiday

Serenity at the waterhole

Travel thoughts – Care, share and respect!

Every journey is a voyage of discovery – Clare Boylan The adventure is over. We are home and have been for a while now. The clothes that reeked of smoke from the campfire and physical exertion are clean again, my husband’s beard has been removed, the car has been emptied and bags lie around in anticipation of being put away…until the…

Travel collage pf photos

Pink flamingo fun, travel pics and a cat called Luna

A pink flamingo always manages to make me smile 🙂 How about you? This week’s photo challenge is all about the humble collage, so I have compiled not one, but three collages – all using a different method.  Hey, they did say it was Blogger’s Choice! Collage – An assortment, a collection, a hodgepodge.  1. Pink Flamingo fun:  As we’re in the…

Discover Tasmania's West Coast

Tour de Tassie #4 – The Wild and Wonderful West Coast

The Tour de Tassie continues! Where to next?? From East to West So far I’ve told you about the circuitous route we took on our trip around Tasmania,  our visit to Timeless Tarraleah and our stay in the penitentiary on Maria Island. The East Coast of Tasmania is a beautiful area – dark, deep forests with waterfalls and ancient trees, mountain bike…

Tasmania, travel

Tour de Tassie #3 – A circuitous route in more ways than one

The circuitous route ends here: We are now home from our two weeks travelling around Tasmania and it all ended as it started.  Confused? Don’t be! We started our trip in Melbourne, meeting up with my sister and her husband on the boat, The Spirit of Tasmania, as we sailed across Bass Straight on our way to my niece’s wedding.…

Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

A recent trip to New Zealand was fantastic for many reasons – the views, the countryside, the people, the cycling and the fun of being away on holiday with good friends! I also enjoyed taking photos of the many rail sheds and signs along the way as we cycled the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch.  Here’s a collection…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #10 – Road trip, rocks and pennyfarthing fun

My last post had us leaving Dunedin on our way up the coast towards our eventual destination of Christchurch.  As we left Dunedin we checked out the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street, and a lookout over the city.  At morning tea time we made an impromptu stop at Waitati, visiting a gallery and made a very  surprising find.  A…

Vanish, invisible mending – a poem I found

While cycling in New Zealand recently I found this poem in a delightful little book about the local area. Reading through it, I found it really hit a chord with me.  The book was one of many available for visitors to flick though in one of the guest houses (Tiger Hill Lodge) we stayed in, probably to help showcase the…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #9 – Around Dunedin

Dunedin After finishing our cycling tour on the Otago Rail Trail we had two days planned in and around Dunedin.  It was a wet cold day as we walked the few steps from our Chapel Apartments to collect the hire car (how handy was that?).  We asked the guys at the desk for their suggestions on what we should see…

Half light, half shade – split down the middle!

I love the two distinct halves of this photo.  Its two halves of light and shade fit right in with this week’s photo challenge. I have already submitted one post heaven and earth from the same area of the Australian outback and couldn’t resist posting this one too. I love the diagonal dividing line of light and shade, not to mention the…