Explore and enjoy
Just got back from the Greek Islands, check out my Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos and Samos pages over the coming months.
Have spent roughly a fortnight on and off in granite country to the north of N.S.W. and the south of Queensland, seeing stuff I'd done decades before and lots of new stuff, particularly the impressive Girraween National Park.
Finally saw a fireworks display in Sydney. One of those bucket list things for any Aussie. Definitely worth a look and I'm pleased I went but it is a tad crowded. See my Sydney pages for more pics.
Where Australia is concerned I urge you to check out pages like "New England Ranges", "Gloucester", "South Australia", "Western Australia" and especially "Tasmania", as there are many great things to see that you probably haven't heard about yet.
My interests are writing, photography, history, cycle racing, fishing, bushwalking, motorcycle racing, soccer and sport in general.
I have a cat's curiousity so you are certain to find things of interest in my pages that you won't see anywhere else. In fact, I've managed to stump people at no less prestigious places than the Wallace Collection, Ephesus tour, Lake Macquarie City Council and, my piece de resistance - the British Museum!
I also have a wicked sense of humour having been raised on the Goon Shows and Monty Python - you have been warned!
If you plan to come to Australia, may I urge you to look beyond the eternal triangle of Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, though I am not suggesting that you don't see any of those. Just remember that if you go to Uluru (Ayers Rock) or Cairns it takes a long time to get there. Time that I personally think could often be better spent elsewhere.
I suggest opening your eyes to places like Comboyne, South West Rocks, southern Highlands (N.S.W.), Tasmania, Wilsons Promontory, Eyre Peninsula, Broken Hill, Esperance, New England Range, Grand Ridge Road and others. Here you will see scenery to die for without the crowds. Australia has more of this because we have a huge area but small population so there are more places that aren't on the bus routes and remember, you'll have boasting rights when you get home.
Whatever happens, enjoy yourself and feel free to contact me if you want a cuppa or any help.