It’s time to say farewell to Yosemite. I will definitely be back at some other stage as I only got a glimpse of the place and next time I will be camping for sure. Really enjoyed the last few days and did some some good hikes. The first being the Mist Trail to Nevada Falls. … More Hikes and tired legs
Strangers. I will never cease to be amazed at what they can tell you within minutes of meeting you. I decided to hire a car in San Francisco and while completing the paperwork, the lady serving me asked where I was headed. When I mentioned Yosemite, her whole demeanour changed. Loves the place apparently. Turns … More Strangers and new places
Spontaneity, one of the many benefits of having free time. This can manifest itself in many ways, such as rambling around a new town without a plan, map or agenda! One such day in Prague, I happened to stumble upon the box office for the National Theatre. After a few minutes spent checking out what … More Twinkle toes on impulse
Arriving in Dublin airport always marks the beginning of a great time. Fortunately I was lucky enough to have been in Ireland last year, so not too long between visits. Even so, I have a long list of “must dos”. After seeing family, it’s about the craic, which for me is things that must be eaten, … More Island Life
Today I visited the Meiji Shrine. The shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan, and his consort, Empress Shoken. Work was completed in 1920, but then was destroyed during the Second world war but was rebuilt shortly after. Set within a parkland of 120,000 trees it’s an oasis of … More I love this idea…..
The Stirling Ranges. My last stop of the roadtrip before I get to Perth. I find it amusing that I started this trip on the beach looking up at the clouds and I’m ending it on the top of a mountain with my head in them! If this is what happens in three short months … More Mountain Fun
Growing up in Ireland, season change is more pronounced that I have grown used to in Sydney more recently. Especially for Autumn & Winter. So it was great to spend some time in the woods around Pemberton. After the recent wet weather, it was less of the crack of a twig underfoot and more of a … More Southern Forests
I might need an ark! A rainy day today so had loads of free time indoors with power and wifi – simple pleasures It’s the first chance I have actually had to look through all my photos from the trip so far. Wow! It really is good to stop every once in a while and just … More Snatches and Glimpses
Where do I start? Today was amazing. Spent the day in the water with whalesharkS. Am grinning like a chesire cat. All up swam with 6 different ones ranging in size from 3m to 9m. Easily the best day of the trip so far. Amazing to see these beautiful animals up close and doing their … More What lies beneath?