Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 2008

This month, I have continued my coastal journey south along the New South Wales Coast. More spectacular coastline, a birthday, and a seal colony. In the last week of November, I turned around and headed north on my way back to Queensland (for December). I stayed in Canberra for week on the way and I am traveling back inland.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

October 2008

This month I have been moving very slowly down the NSW coast. It has been stunning all the way. Miles and miles of beautiful beaches and bays, wonderful landscapes, historical buildings in Newcastle, wine and roses in the Hunter Valley wine area.

September 2008

Five weeks house sitting in Brisbane was a great time to catch up with old friends. Then back to Dalby to collect my wheels and continue my rambling. The first 3 photos are taken in Brisbane and other two show my sister's new house in Dalby.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

August 2008 Queensland

- many heritage listed buildings and houses at Maryborough
- whale watching at Hervey Bay
- serenity at Tin Can Bay
- fabulous beaches at Rainbow Beach

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grey Nomad July 2008

This month has seen me at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast and then starting my maiden voyage in my motorhome. My main aim has been to avoid winter as much as possible. The photos show Coolum Beach, my new 'house', Rockhampton, Bundaberg marina and Mon Repo beach outside of Bundagerg (no idea why it has gone sideways.)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Penang, Malaysia

Penang has a mixture of British colonial and Chinese architecture. Some is restored but much is neglected.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Luang Prabang Laos

Luang Prabang is a small town on the Mekong River. There are many guest houses for tourist who are starting to come to the area which is pretty and has a very relaxed and gentle pace. The photo of an eating area was the breakfast area for our guest house and it was across the street, under shady trees, overlooking the Mekong River. The lines of monks collecting alms along the street at 6 a.m. is another attraction for tourists. Many of the buildings have French shutters and doors. The mosaics completely covered a temple. The buckets of water being thrown over passing traffic is an annual celebration for New Year which was about to start.

Siem Reap Cambodia

Tourists come to Siem Reap to visit the ruins built for kings many centuries ago. The slaves carved all of these statues out of rock. The photo of Angkor Wat was taken from a hot air balloon.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Phnom Penh is a city of contrasts - great restaurants with French food, fancy bars and street poverty. It isn't common to see people over 35 as Pol Pot killed over a million people. It was very hot and many shops close for 2 hours in the middle of the day. The photos of the men sleeping in the pipe and on their 'wheels' were taken at this time.

Sunday, January 20, 2008