April 11, 2018

All class in First Class

Over the next few weeks I’m expecting to see some amazing places. But one of the things I was looking forward to most was flying First Class for the first leg to Singapore. Let me start by saying we didn’t pay for it, it was all done on points and we had to fly to Melbourne so we could get our First Class experience. We wined and dined in the Qantas First Class lounge having some Neil Perry fare. Then it was on board our Emirates A380 to Singapore. We were like bogan school kids who got to stay at […]
April 1, 2018

Cape Baily Coastal Walk

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInLeft”]Place: Cape Baily Coastal Walk Where: Sydney[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]The Cape Baily Coastal Walk takes you from Kurnell to Cronulla. The path lines the incredible sandstone cliffs – the ones you see when you fly into Sydney over the ocean. The national park was recently affected by a large bush fire. That occurred last Father’s Day in September, and even at Easter in April, there was plenty of evidence of the fire’s intensity and extent. The walk is a mix of formed paths, sandstone slabs and sand. The formed walkways, using a raised grate over sensitive areas, appear pretty random […]
February 11, 2018

Itinerary

Here's where we plan on being during our trip.
December 31, 2017

2017 Best Bits

What a year it’s been – full of amazing experiences, sites, tastes and more. Here’s a collection of some of my favourite bits of the year.  
October 28, 2017

The Spit To Manly Walk

The Spit To Manly Walk, otherwise known as the Manly Scenic Walkway, is a 10 kilometre walkway along Sydney Harbour. Find out more including a map here.
March 26, 2017

Adelaide Sunset

Being from Sydney it’s actually quite rare seeing the sun go down over the water – normally it’s the suburbs. Sure, we get great sunrises but sunsets are at a much more reasonable time of the day. We went to Adelaide recently for a wedding. Unfortunately I didn’t take my proper camera gear, so this is from a little point and shoot – and admittedly, taken after a belly full of beer at the wedding, and running across the road to the Largs Bay Pier when I saw the colours appearing.
August 29, 2016

The sun sets on our Italy holiday

After three weeks, the sun has finally set on our Italian adventure. We decided to see out our time here with a three hour sailing trip around Lake Como. Yes, it was a three hour tour. No, the weather didn’t get rough and the tiny ship wasn’t tossed. We walked to the wharf, through the back streets of Bellagio where we are staying. Once aboard, Carlos, our captain, told us about some of the sights and villas before serving up a huge platter of cheese, meats and sandwiches. And a couple of bottles of wine. We watched the sun go […]
August 28, 2016

Lifestyles of the rich and famous: Lake Como

So his is how the other half live. Big waterfront palaces, seaplanes and helicopters, and a constant stream of tourists gawking into your property to get a glimpse. We are now in Lake Como, about an hour’s train ride from Milan. Lake Como is where some geezer called George Clooney has his summer residence. Apparently he also runs a coffee shop or something. It’s a beautiful area, and reminds me somewhat of Milford Sound in New Zealand, just with hotels, ferries and Americans. The view from our room is impressive to say the least. And we even got fireworks last […]
August 26, 2016

Colourful Burano

This place reminds me of a packet of Fruit Tingles. Burano is an island a couple of kilometres from Venice, a bit further out on the lagoon. The homes there were (apparently) originally painted bright colours so fishermen could spot their homes from the sea. Today, it’s done for the tourists more than anything. We also visited Murano, famous for Venitian glass.