Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 6

A truly horrible night spent in a horrible hotel, these guys did NOT get a favourable review on Trip Advisor! Too hot, too noisy, we were awake and could not sleep so we left early. Sadly it turns out they also had bed bugs, as we came in so late, we neglected to check the…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 3

Day 3 dawned bright and sunny, barely any clouds and we headed out to the Bay of Islands (approx 90min drive). Stopped at Historical Waipu Cove – It was founded in the mid-19th century by Scottish settlers from Nova Scotia, led by the charismatic preacher Norman McLeod. Facing economic hardship in Canada, the group went…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 2

We woke early, eager to be off on our adventures, our first stop was Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill, so named for the lone tree that used to be on top, now removed due to concerns with public safety (why do they do that?). It is a big climb, rather steep. For some silly…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 1

The first and the last day of most overseas adventures are often not very exciting – This post, sadly for some of you, won’t be much different – we spent most of the day getting from Point A to Point B, but still, our journey would not be complete without it. Day 1 We left…

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Spring Outings – Kilcunda Beach

Many years ago, when I first got back into photography and possibly even when I first started blogging, I visited Kilcunda Beach and a few other beaches along this stretch of the coast, I was still learning my craft and if I wrote a blog post, I cannot seem to find it.  Anyway, we were…

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Spring Outings – Sunset at Lake Wendouree

I recently went to visit a photographer friend in Ballarat for a few days, our first afternoon was actually spent scouting locations for various photo shoots we had planned, one such spot was Lake Wendouree, it was lovely to wander along the shore at sunset and view the ducks and swans, as well as some…

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Weekend Wanderings – Hinze Dam

The Gold Coast is the Theme Park Capital of Australia; Warner Bro Movie World, Dream World, Wet and Wild (water Park), Sea World, Australia Zoo, Aussie World and Sea Life Park, there are other attractions as well, then, of course, is Coolangatta Beach, Surfers Paradise Beach and more. I love the beach, but I am…

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Winter Outings – RJ Hamer Arborteum

We have not really been out exploring much since we got back from Tassie, a month ago. I guess we were going a bit stir crazy, it been a month of catching up with various jobs around the house, work, social engagements and then, of course, the Exhibition. The weather had not been so brilliant…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 16

It was early morning once we got a little away from Launceston, there was lots of mist and fog; eerie to say the least the world had disappeared. We met everyone (from my Artists Group) at historic Brickendon Estate Farm. This is a World Heritage Listed Colonial Farm Village and so much fun for the likes…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 13

The day dawned sunny and pleasant and we decided at the last minute to make another try for Cradle Mountain. It was only two hours away, it was warm and sunny, until we again got over Mount Roland, by the time we got to the car park, the clouds had closed in again. This time…

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