Category Archives: travel

Kookaburra sits…

As I sat on a Sydney balcony admiring the view, which included planes every couple of minutes, I heard a song and turning around I saw that I was being watched by a kookaburra on the balcony opposite. I was … Continue reading

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My Blue Whale Neighbours

Who knew that Blue Whales hang out off the coast of Perth during our summers, a few nautical miles from where I am sitting typing at home right now?  Not me, until last week when I happened across Whale Watch … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

Matthew and I met some delightful winged New Zealanders during our recent South Island trip.  Some of them were natives while others were immigrants.  Here are a few of those encounters; some composed with time to spare, others nabbed on … Continue reading

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Small Country, Big Heart

Matthew and I have just returned from 12 days in the South Island of New Zealand.   Though we have traveled globally over the years, our country of birth never fails to inspire us.  I invite you to partake in some … Continue reading

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Cool Parisian Shop Dogs

I have just returned from two weeks in Paris.  It was a photographic material-gathering trip for new drawings.  While looking for inspiration, sometimes I took photos just for fun.  Below are three stylish Paris dogs in their super-cool shops. Most … Continue reading

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Christchurch: Now’s Good

When is a good time to visit Christchurch? In 2010 and 2011 Christchurch suffered catastrophic earthquakes. It still hasn’t recovered.  You can see huge empty spaces right in the city centre. Perhaps you should have visited prior to 2010. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Fun in Higashiyama

When I go to Kyoto I spend a lot of time on the streets of Gion, Pontocho, Miyagawacho and Gion Higashi trying to get photos of maiko and geiko.   Trooping around the kagai (geimaiko districts) is sheer hard work!  In contrast, a gentle … Continue reading

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