Tropical Getaway – Part 13

Woke up so stiff and sore from our adventures the previous day. We only had half a day with our youngest daughter as her flight left just after lunch, whereas our didn’t leave til that night. We packed up our gear and packed the car. We decided to keep fairly close to Cairns, as much…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 12

We are slowly getting to the tail end of our trip, but by no means the end of the photos! Out next stop was Mount Hypipamee National Park. There is a crater, waterfalls and cascades. We also stopped at Lake Eacham on the way in. Honestly not that exciting apart from the fact that they…

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In the studio – With Dexter

Rarely a day goes by that I am not accompanied in the studio by the dogs. Dexter in particular loves to be involved in whatever I am doing. I had set up a scene by my window and placed a chair as part of my scene. As soon as I put the chair there, Mr…

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Monday Musings…

Another Monday in lockdown, with no real end in sight. But I have been busy, writing lots of articles and playing in the studio. The weather has also been nice so spending some time in the garden, with the dogs and the camera. I bought myself some new Omni filters and have been playing with…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 11

Day 5 of our holiday again sees us away from the kids, as we journey back to the Atherton Tablelands and more waterfalls. The kids went on a high tree climb and some other sporty stuff and loads of clothes shopping, and they call us boring lol. A lovely drive took us back into the…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 10

On our return from Cape Tribulation we stopped off at Mossman Gorge, quite incredible, but also VERY touristy. People everywhere! There is a little shuttle bus that runs from the tourist centre down to the falls, which was quite welcome by me as it is a 4km hike! Sadly there were people swimming everywhere. They…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 9

A dream of my eldest daughter has been to visit the Daintree Forest. It’s touted as where the rainforest meets the reef, as it grows right up to the beach which is off the Great Barrier Reef’s northern tip. It’s also the world’s oldest rainforest. Lush and emerald green and tranquil. It is quite a…

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Share your world – 10th August 2021

Another week of lockdown, it’s hard to concentrate some days. I feel scattered and disconnected. I try to keep busy and positive and Creative. I keep postponing work and trying to source other (online) work, but it’s quite difficult. But that’s my burden, right. Anyway here are Melanie’s SYW questions for this week… QUESTIONS: Restrictions…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 8

One that made our list, that I had never really heard of before is Paronella Park. A gentleman by the name of Jose Paronella had a dream of building a castle, with lush gardens, picnic areas, tennis courts and and so much more. He opened it in 1935. It is these days in quite a…

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Tropical Getaways – Part 7

After spending two days with the kids, we let them go and do their own thing, which was a back of house tour at the Cairns Aquarium, they had a wonderful time with the keepers and learnt a lot, also go very wet lol. We headed off to the Atherton Tablelands – we were waterfall…

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