Category: Travel

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Giro 2018: part I

When times permits I have been dipping in and out of the 2021 Giro d’Italia a stage of which also went over the Zoncolan last Saturday. Here I’m revisiting our most recent trip to watch the race. We kicked off our Giro adverture in… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Giro 2018: part I”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Pais Vasco

Sadly once again we’re not down in the Basque Country enjoying bike racing though at least I get to watch this year’s race on the television. Indeed, thanks to my beloved’s broken, hip, pressure of work and Covid, the last edition we saw was… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Pais Vasco”

One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Urban Environment

I’m still digging into my back catalogue of posts from our #adventuredownunder in 2016 and 2017. I’m a “townie” so while I much enjoy the varied and beautiful Australian countryside and seaside, it’s the towns where I feel more at home. I loved just… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Urban Environment”

One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Flora and Fauna

I’m still mining my rich seam of posts from our 2017 #adventuredownunder. After last week’s post on beaches, here’s flora and fauna. One of Australia’s greatest treasures is her flora – a staggering 24,000 species of native plants. Now this is where my late… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Flora and Fauna”

One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Beaches

Plundering my back-catalogue, I wax lyrical about Australia’s beaches. These photos are from our 2016 and 2017 #adventuredownunder. Even though I live a short stroll from the beach, I wouldn’t describe myself as a beach person. No, it’s the water I love; its ever… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Beaches”

One from the Vaults: The bits in between – Sydney to Adelaide

This follows on from the last few posts in this series where I look back on our travels around Australia. This week’s is from our 2016 #adventuredownunder and covers quite a lengthy drive from Sydney to Adelaide. As we left behind the lush, manicured,… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: The bits in between – Sydney to Adelaide”

One from the vaults: fave photos from Australia 2017

My beloved has finally downloaded all his photographs from our recent trip to Dropbox, meaning I can finally choose my favourites! I confess this was a difficult task and it took me a while to whittle down the chosen few. 1. Agapanthus in the… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: fave photos from Australia 2017”

One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Aussie Signs

As you might imagine, there were plenty of things in Australia which made me smile. here’s another post from our 2017 #adventuredownunder. I have yet to finish mining our trip Down Under! Road Signs Although we didn’t drive as much this time as on… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Aussie Signs”

One From the Vaults: The bits in between – Adelaide to Melbourne via Great Ocean Road

This is one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, and a great way to travel from Adelaide to Melbourne, or visa versa. We’ve driven the Great Ocean road twice, once in either direction. This is from our 2016 #adventuredownunder Once, well out of… Continue Reading “One From the Vaults: The bits in between – Adelaide to Melbourne via Great Ocean Road”

One from the vaults: The bits in between – Melbourne to Sydney

Today’s #blastfromthepast is from our 2016 #adventuredownunder when we drove from Melbourne to Sydney. We drove the longer coastal route heading past the lovely Mornington Peninsula on the Alpine road, then onto the South Gippsland and Princes highways. As a keen MotoGP fan, I… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: The bits in between – Melbourne to Sydney”