Tag: Queensland

Silent Sunday #33

Today I’ve chosen a photograph from our 2019 #adventuredownunder showing the port in Townsville, Queensland

Potted History of Brisbane

My beloved and I find the history of Australia fascinating, largely because it’s so recent yet so impressive. We’re always amused by the names of places. I love the Aboriginal names which I think are so evocative,  onomatopoeic even. But, of course, many places… Continue Reading “Potted History of Brisbane”

Must-see and do list for Brisbane

You didn’t think I’d finished with Australia, did you? I’ve got a couple more posts this week and then I’m going to cover our Thanksgiving Stateside. I do however reserve the right to return to Australia later in the year. I consider we were… Continue Reading “Must-see and do list for Brisbane”

Great Barrier Reef

When Sir David Attenborough refers to something as an “unforgettable and revelatory” experience you know it’s got to be good. Sir David himself classes the first time he donned scuba gear and dived on a coral reef as “the single most revelatory moment” of… Continue Reading “Great Barrier Reef”

Places from our #adventuredownunder we’d visit again

If it’s difficult to whittle down the highlights of our vacation, it’s just as challenging to choose where we’d happily visit again. Our previous vacations in Australia had covered Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide but while we’d investigated much of South Australia and Victoria, there… Continue Reading “Places from our #adventuredownunder we’d visit again”

Road trippin’ Down Under Part II

Driving around Australia has often turned into much more than driving from A to B as quickly as possible. It’s given us a fine appreciation of the varied and beautiful landscapes, land use and crop cultivation, the rigours of life in the Outback, distances,… Continue Reading “Road trippin’ Down Under Part II”

Thursday doors #41

Here’s my last few doors from Australia. As I mentioned two weeks ago, I didn’t have a particularly large selection to choose from. Four doors from Sydney’s CBD A trio of doors from Townsville CBD           Thursday Doors is a… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #41”

Thursday doors #40

Here’s a few more doors from Australia. As I mentioned last week, I don’t have a particularly large selection because most of the wooden doors on older buildings appear to have been replaced with metal ones. And finally, a trio from Brisbane’s beautiful City… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #40”

Thursday doors #39

Finally, here’s some doors from Australia. I don’t have a particularly large selection because most of the wooden doors on older buildings appear to have been replaced with metal ones. I guess the problem is quite possibly termites. This pair were being used for… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #39”

Trottin’ round Townsville

There are so many lovely places in Queensland, it’s often hard to decide where to stop and for how long. Usually our destination determines where we stay along the way, othertimes it’s the most logical place to take a break. An overnight means we… Continue Reading “Trottin’ round Townsville”