travel

travel to the ends of the earth

Oz is locked down.

TRAVEL WILL ONE DAY RETURN.

START PLANNING

Recently in mackay flew there and had a great time but just remember crocodiles in the oceans and rivers. Now the queensland border is closed we need permits to cross either way oh mother bear is keeping us safe government is being so cautious. The tropical north is sugar cane country and was surely the most beautiful place. A must see !!! The blue ocean is an artists dream.

north queensland so beautiful
fiji cruising
throwback norfolk island
seal caves south australia
river rides thyland
see i can tame horses lol
younger days with my camera

PACK YOUR BAGS

THERE ARE MOMENTS UNFORGETTABLE, TRAVEL BEYOND YOUR OWN BELIEFS, TRAVEL BEYOND YOUR OWN IMAGINATION, CHALLENGE YOUR IDEAS OF CULTURE, BREAK OUT OF THE BOX, PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES, CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITATIONS, NEW PEOPLE NEW HORIZONS, NEW CONCEPTS, OUT GROW YOUR POND OF GOLDFISH, DARE TO SWIM THE OCEANS, CLIMB THE HIGHEST PEAKS AND GREET THE EARTH, TRAVEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND, SPREAD LOVE ACROSS THE STARS , PACK YOUR BAGS IF YOU CAN..

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COVID HAS FRUSTRATED MANY A TRAVELLER BUT THINK HOW EXCITED YOU WILL BE WHEN YOU CAN FLY ….MY CHIEFEST JOY, I WILL GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO FLY.

novogord

This was one of the front line towns to the german invasion novogord many were killed here and the eternal flame burns here..

novogord monument to the fallen

st petersburg russia

Copenhagen

12 hour emerits flight to arbu darbi 11 hour to amsterdam we stayed in netherland for a few days then took a 2 hours\ KlM flight to copenhagen. we connected with a trafalgar tour transferred to hotel and a new adventure began so much to see the little mermaid immortalised in the hans christian anderson tale. There is the royal palace christian borg the Tivoli gardens the laneline prominade just so much. On to smaland lake vattern Brahehaus castle and then off to stockholm stopping in a lovely restaurant for a meal. Three days in Denmark and my baggage which had been lost finally caught up with me so needed that change of clothes as winter was upon us and it was very cold and jumpers were valuable items thankyou KLM dutch airlines.

There were street markets and shopping for every essential gift. Art galleries a canal cruise and free time to have a wander alone feeling very safe. Denmark has almost 6 million population with almost 800,000 living in Copenhagen and stockholm

just one view of so much to see and history to know
Amalienborg castle
beautiful architecture and the place where the nobel peace prize is awarded
runes rock trivia odins rune means unknowable secret and runes were said to hold magical powers.
ferry promenade overnight cabins
the vasa museum showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed from the seabed its resting place for hundreds of years having sunk on launching lives lost. The ship was top heavy due to poor craftmanship on the Kings orders. WE boarded the ferry to Helsinki

Helsinki

ferry to Helsinki identical to the one s

After exploring the city sights of helsinki we visited the home of an architect who had worked all over the world quite an interesting tour of the national trust home.

temppeliaukio lutheran church carved into the rock ground broken in 1968 helsinki quite beautiful

Departing Helsinki we travelled on to the gulf of Finland through the forests of karelia which was so vast the bears were sleeping as it was almost winter. The road took us to St Petersburg to see the palaces and the museums. the hermitage museum to see the largest collections of artefacts.

the mansion where Rasputin was murdered totally interesting tour and it took quite a bit of planning and completing the conspirators migrated to usa with all there wealth so avoiding the revolution
The hermitage & bikers day ,side attraction
just a hint at some of the grand palaces
fun photo

The bodies of the tsar nicholas Romanov lay here in the chapel above / We visited the tsar’s winter palace ,nevsky’s prospepekt ,st Issacc’s cathedral. peter the great whose inspired vision saw the evolution of the elegant metropolis. we visited peter and paul fortress and the hermitage. We cruised the harbour of st peterburg on the baltic sea tasted vodka and walked the markets just so much more to do.

novogard a local dinner with dancing and song greeted with salt and bread.

Moscow is close at hand making onee realise how close the german invasion came to the capital.

walking up to red square
inside red square

Red square the metro the shopping center at red square all amazing and wonderful.

st Basils consecrated 1561 moscow orthodox
st Sergiuy’s monastery sergiyev posad center for art and architcture

The pictures do not do justice to a spectacular Russia. The largest country in the world with vast forests, fabulous buildings which ooze history. The Russian people are kind and deeply patriotic an amazing tour. Cant wait to one day return to see more of this grand nation

Ivan the terrible is buried here as a hero to chrisidom

LIGHTENING RIDGE TRIP

Lightening Ridge is in the western plain of Australia it has thermal swim pool and rich deposits of opal. The Japanese buyers fly in and buy up as much opal as they can from the miners for I believe opal is greatly valued by the Japanese population.

The place is an interesting mix of people who want freedom via a minors lease which allows you to build what you like and nil rental. There are miners and artist who love the landscape along with the many tourist who arrive to enjoy the outback and the beautiful night skies along with an all over feeling of joy.

Goat races a great amount of fun, goats by the way have no directions, one buys a goat as in picked a goat got a ticket and awaited the outcome, laughter was the main topic no real winnings lol

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goat races
London

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Travel is a wonderful thing it broadens the mind and allows us to see new cultures, meet new people and find better ways or different ways to achieve. Together we are stronger and together we can be a mosaic of life new foods new adventures new religions. So let me share a few of my small travels.

Palace of heaven
Eco lodge Thailand
music
Liffey falls Tasmania
norfolk island many years back

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