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Kimberley trip: On the road

In the second half of our week in the Kimberley, we made a road trip, taking in three major Kimberley visitor attractions over three days. Our destinations were Geike Gorge, 20km north of Fitzroy Crossing; Bungle Bungle, in the far … Continue reading

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Kimberley trip: Horizontal Falls and Pearls

The Kimberley is a vast region, more than three times the size of England. And it has been occupied by Indigenous peoples for between 45,000 and 60,000 years. So, it shouldn’t surprise visitors that there is a long list of … Continue reading

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Wonderful week in the Kimberley: Broome

Maggie and I recently spent a week in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It was a varied and wonderful experience. Our week began with four nights in Broome, staying at the ever-reliable Mangrove Hotel, overlooking Roebuck Bay. The second … Continue reading

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Rooms at the top: our stay in the Umbrian towns of Orvieto and Todi (part 2)

Now to our three days in and around Todi. Todi’s population is more than 16,000, a tick over 80% of Orvieto’s. However, it looks and feels very different to Orvieto, although not in any ways that mattered to Maggie and … Continue reading

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Rooms at the top: our stay in the Umbrian towns of Orvieto and Todi (part 1)

  In these two posts, I will tell you what we saw and did in and around the Umbrian hilltop towns of Orvieto and Todi late in September 2019. We spent three nights in each of the towns and enjoyed … Continue reading

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It’s hot and steamy, smells like hell, could cost you an arm or a leg … and they call it Wonderland!?

Maggie and I feel very fortunate, especially about our international travels through the years from 2008 to 2019. In October last year, we flew home from Rome at the end of our eighth visit to Europe, content in the belief … Continue reading

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Easing out of isolation!

The last time I published a post was early in March, when the world was about to be turned upside-down by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic hasn’t actually made a dramatic difference to my daily life, partly because Maggie had … Continue reading

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The sounds of New Zealand …

… are quietly awesome! Maggie and I recently visited New Zealand. We flew to Auckland and spent two days exploring some of the scenic areas near to that city, before boarding the Cunard Line ship, the Queen Elizabeth, for a … Continue reading

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Accessible wild places in Tasmania

In March 2018, just on a year after my father’s life reached its end, Maggie and I spent eight days travelling around Tasmania and visiting some of its famous wilderness spots. I mention Dad because he grew up in Tasmania … Continue reading

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Pasta class in Umbria

From mid-September to mid-October, Maggie and I travelled around parts of southern Europe. We began with a couple of nights in the lovely city of Avignon, followed by a river cruise along the Rhone River from its delta – known … Continue reading

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