Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sailing! I am Sailing!

  Ah!  That lovely moment when the sails are set and the motor is silenced.     An almighty calm descends and suddenly all is right in the world.  Worries seem to blow away with the breeze, peace warms your … Continue reading

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Plaid Telephone Poles

You heard me.  Plaid telephone poles.   Near Yamba, where we are currently staying, is a town called MacLean.  It has been decided that to put the town on the map they should focus on their Scottish roots.  I really … Continue reading

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Going Batty!

  For a moment I thought it was an eagle.  That’s how big it was.  Then I saw the impossibly thin membrane of the wings with the sun gleaming through.  It still took a moment for my astonished brain to … Continue reading

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Jacarandas in Bloom

    Almost as soon as we landed in Australia, I noticed a superb tree completely bedecked in lavender coloured blooms.  And then another. And then another! I had seen jacaranda before, some in Hawaii and some in different botanic … Continue reading

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Bobbing about Byron Bay

  Sun, sand, and surfers!  What more could a girl want? There is a definite vibe to Byron Bay.  It starts way out on the highway.  Instead of the usual welcome sign, it says, “Chill out in Byron Bay.”  I … Continue reading

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Impressions of Brisbane

Or: Let’s Get Busy in Brissy   Now, I will readily admit that to me, a cityscape is a cityscape is a cityscape (with the exception of Paris with its Eiffel Tower) but Brisbane really has gone overboard in trying to … Continue reading

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Australia At Last!

I can’t believe I am finally here!     A long time ago, way back in grade 4, my teacher was a woman on exchange from Australia.  One of her lessons I remember the most was the day she showed us … Continue reading

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