Hi again everyone - I hadn't been travelling much since 2010 but 2013 marked a return to travels and I've finally got around to starting to put up pics from my European trip in October 2014.....first a Budapest - Amsterdam cruise, Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna - Durnstein - Melk and further through Germany, ending in Amsterdam, followed by travelling around by train through France and Switzerland for 3 weeks, ending with a visit to an old friend in Brussells.
This time I took my boyfriend John with me for his first trip out of Australia...and he absolutely loved the trip too. Our next trip will be Vanuatu in September.
2010..... I left VT for quite a while....and I admit Facebook seduced me....however I came back to VT again and realised how much I've missed it, and how much less superficial VT is from Facebook, where sometimes the only interest in things seems to be in the stupid topics, selfies and animal videos! (have to admit I love the latter!)
A few years ago, I discovered a new hobby, Kayaking. Started out with a Sevylor inflatible, now a 4.2 mt Pathfinder. One adventure was in April 2010, in the Port River near Adelaide. Very pleasing to see 2 dolphins which followed us around (or was it the other way round!) for 20 minutes, beside the pier.
Over Xmas 2008, on a 3 day camping/kayaking trip on the Great Ocean Road, we found a great wetlands area to kayak (about 1 1/2 hours duration) at the Kayak club area of Anglesea . Also kayaked at Marengo at Apollo Bay - my first time sea kayaking, more than a little nerve wracking, but worth it, as about 400 mts offshore on rocks is a seal colony, which we could observe (and clearly smell!) from a around 20-25 mts distance. Sea kayaking tours also run from the beach here.
Welcome also to people viewing my pages from outside VT,
et bienvenue les francophones (specialement les gens de Australia-Australie.com)
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By the way, my passport photo at the moment is of an Australian Ring Neck parrot (also sometimes known as the Twenty eight parrot') in the wild in the Park at the famous Gloucester Tree (in Pemberton, south west W.A.)
Bienvenue a tous ceux qui ont acces a ma page Internet grace a Virtual Tourist. Pour voir la liste complete de mes pages voyages personnelles, par region, ville et destination, veuillez SVP selectionner les liens HTML.
"Australia/Oceania" this section covers areas of Aboriginal culture & more outback type destinations.
Travelogues here include:
* Amusing road signs.
* Aussie slang and useful phrases
Hello, Salut, Guten Tag, fellow travellers.
One of my favorite types of holiday in Australia is to pack up the car and go on cabin stay holidays. If you're into budget travel, you might like to take a look at my "Caravanning and Camping" travelogue under general "Australia" pages. I thought our Caravan Parks worth explaining, as they have many different accommodation styles. They're also quite different to those in Europe.
There's always so much to see in Australia. I'm especially fond of Wildlife viewing & photography and specialise in wildlife holidays, as you'll see from so many of my pages.
I also enjoy snorkeling, tourist caving and bushwalking.