Architecture, Community, History & Traditions

Back in Bakklandet – Travel Tuesday

With every tourist arriving in Trondheim, (Western Norway), heading for the medieval Nidaros Cathedral and the mandatory picture in front of the "Gamle Bybro" ( the Old Town Bridge, built in the late 19th century) shown below, with its iconic carved woodwork, you could be forgiven for asking why you would seek out the back streets of Trondheim.The locals know but do you......


New Zealand – Oriental Bay

It is said that you can't beat Wellington on a good day, and really, you can't. The beach and harbour-side is so accessible from the city, it is ridiculous. Croc Bikes at Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand Oriental Bay, Wellington You can choose to stroll along the 3 km or so promenade, relax by sitting… Continue reading New Zealand – Oriental Bay

Australia, Community, Environment, Gardening

World Heritage Springbrook National Park – reminders of Tambourine Mountain

I found Kristin's fabulous travel blog, A Pair of Boots and a Backpack. and her entry High Above Tamborine Mountain on the Skywalk | A Pair of Boots and a Backpack which reminded me of a short break I took,  in UNESCO world heritage listed Springbrook national park. Memories of  the waterfalls, the soft spray… Continue reading World Heritage Springbrook National Park – reminders of Tambourine Mountain

Australia, Community

A Natural Wonder (Two Days in Tin Can Bay)

Continuing the travel journal: Whilst we were hand feeding the dolphins at the Barnacles Boat Ramp, one of the staff suggested we go out to Rainbow Beach and visit the Carlo Sandblow, a natural wonder. What is that, we wondered? The mind boggled, but as Rainbow Beach has a bit of a reputation for being… Continue reading A Natural Wonder (Two Days in Tin Can Bay)

Australia, History & Traditions

Day Trips Touring Australia – Gympie

It is Easter and we are on our way to Tin Can Bay, a sleepy seaside village, for a few days R & R over the break. Even though it is a journey not requiring us to stretch our legs or do a toilet stop, (only 2.5 hours, by car), I was keen to see… Continue reading Day Trips Touring Australia – Gympie