To get anywhere from Australia you need to take a long-haul flight. Over the last 10 years, I have done a lot of long-haul bum-numbing flights! I became very proficient in ensuring I didn't wear the boots that made the scanners go ping, or take potentially offending items in my carry-on. Before COVID, I had … Continue reading Giving flying the flick?
Tree huggers win The Gordon and Franklin Rivers have close to mythical status in Australia. They symbolise the start of the political party “the Greens” and intervention by our Federal Parliament into what had previously been considered State business. Back in the 1980’s the Tasmanian Government planned to dam the Franklin River for the purposes … Continue reading Cruising the Gordon River Tasmania
The interminable bagpipe playing continues unabated as you move from one corner to the other. Some pipers clearly know only one piece. If you stand in the same place long enough you hear them play it again and again. My last stop in Scotland is Edinburgh. I am glad I didn’t come here first, it … Continue reading Musings on Tourism in Edinburgh.