Tag Archives: Australia
Crossing State Lines
We started off early this day. Our last full day in the area and we wanted to make the most of it. With no night life to speak of we awoke relaxed and refreshed. A quick look at the area will show you what was left to cover that day… All that was left was […]
Ecco the Dolphin(s)
The Farseers over at the Australian Weather News had warned us that our weekend in Jervis Bay would be a wash out. Typical Easter Weekend weather we were told. With that in mind we planned our Saturday accordingly. Huskisson was the largest town in the area and had a motley collection of cafes, shops, museums […]
Bay of Jervis
So it’s the Spring Break weekend, or as Kevin Bridges (and rest of the world for that matter) calls it – the Easter Holidays, and we decided to do a road trip instead of flying somewhere. Our Destination would be Jervis Bay a mere 200 km to our south, the equivalent of Glasgow to Penrith or […]
She’s Cold Blooded!!!
Any trip to Northern Queensland requires hitting the 3 Rs – Rainforest, Reef and Reptiles. With the first two definitely done and ticked we turned our attentions fully on the last. Already we had seen some Tree Frogs and Boyd Dragons. We also went snorkeling with some Turtles but it was time to up the […]
The Life Aquatic!
Ring Ring!…Ring Ring! The dream suddenly vanishes from John’s mind as he is dragged back into the real world. The telephone’s chimes as loud as any herald in proclaiming a new day. He jumps into life and runs across the room to the most inanimate of messengers. With a toad like voice he croaks into […]
Feeling Dainty in the Daintree
Over here we have the King Ferns, or Angiopteris evecta, one of the oldest ferns in the world. ‘How old?’ one might ask. When Vikings were invading the coasts of Northern Europe this fern was but a sapling Over the course of our travels we had visited a number of rainforests, from the jungles of […]
Because you’re Gorge-ous!
Our birthdays are very close. Since 2011 we have decided that, where possible, we would spend them on a nice trip instead of ‘stuff’. So far the destinations have been; New York City, Brighton, Morzine (France), Goa and Tasmania. This year we decided to add the No. 3 Town in Australia – Port Douglas, to […]
Behind the Curtain…
Back when we first arrived in Sydney in September 2014 we had our first taste of the Sydney Opera House within those first exploratory weeks. We attended a showing of Cirkopolis By Cirque Eloise – performed in the main theatre. Roll onto January 2016 and with John turning 32 a chance opportunity arose to go back […]
Two Let Loose on Cockatoo
“Hey! Where shall we go today?”, asked Karen. “It’s a nice day so we could go to Manly/Bondi/Balmoral/Northern Beaches?” replied John “Nah. Just grab your Opal card and the Go-Pro and let’s go explore…” The day began, as many do in Sydney, on a ferry. Karen’s idea was to go visit Cockatoo Island and have […]
We’re going to Kiama… bienvenido a Kiama!!
We had spent the last few months cooped up in the big smoke that was Sydney, so much so that our ‘Country Mouse’ urges were crying out for some outdoor stimulus. With a free weekend coming up we agreed that we would leave the city behind for a few nights. About two months prior to […]
Sculptures by the Sea
As we were skimming through our photo albums we noticed that we didn’t write about Sculptures by the Sea 2014. With the 2015 version just having gone past, we felt it was time to do a mash-up article on both years. What is it? From late October to early November (or Spring if you live […]
Star Wars: Sydney Awakens!
Thursday afternoon and the sun is shining. In a happening city like Sydney there is always something going on… Last week it was a Fan Event for Star Wars VI: The Force Awakens at no less a venue as the Opera House steps!! All credit goes to Adam Fernandes for passing on the tickets (begrudgingly […]
Vales, Velos and Vietnamese!
Luckily for John, the Continental Breakfast was not that enthralling and even with an hour less of sleep – Karen was bright eyed and bushy-tailed as we waiting for our bus. We had blagged the last two places on a mountain bike / wine tour with a company called EscapeGoat. Run by an English/Australian couple […]
Il Vino Veritas
The wait was over. It had been long enough time to go and visit a familiar region – one that anyone who has visited or lived in Sydney is quite familiar with. We had not really thought too much about visiting this little corner of the world as it has been ‘on our doorstep’ since […]