Following on from the previous post whereby I explored the regatta grounds, I decided to keep on walking towards the Tasman Bridge. There’s a lovely cycle path that runs along the Derwent all the way up the estuary as far as Claremont for a total of almost 16km, a fine journey indeed. It’s often ill-advised … More Tasman Bridge and surrounds
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending another Instameet with the ever more familiar (and growing) group of photographers I’ve been getting to know over the past few weeks. Shene Estate was the venue of choice for this Instameet, organised by @lifecatchme with support from @loves_laughs, @jayedevil and @lovethywalrus. Being without vehicular transport for the … More Shene Estate: Ordinary people, extraordinary challenge.
Another weekend adventure, another Instameet and another fantastic day in a beautiful location. I could get used to this. For Instameet 29 there was a brilliant turnout at Villa Howden, located near the village of……..you’re absolutely right, you’ve won the toaster oven….Howden. So what is Villa Howden? Well I’ll let their very nicely written website … More Villa Howden
Hobart is a rather compact city of approximately 200,000 people which is roughly twice the population of our last home, Pardubice in the Czech Republic. It has all the features you’d expect from a modern metropolis but maintains that delightful charm of a small seaside village, similar to the way Pardubice felt like a small … More Hobart waterfront and surrounds
As part of my plan to get to as many spots in the Czech Republic before we leave, I took a colleague’s advice and went on a journey to the nearby…ish town of Jičín, Northwest of Hradec Králové. Jičín is located in the Bohemian Paradise region (Český ráj) under the Prachov Rocks (Prachovské skály) and is well know for … More Jičín is pretty bitčín
This weekend we decided to take a trip away from Pardubice to unwind and reset our minds after being cooped up in our little apartment for perhaps a little longer than is healthy. I sent Sinéad a message on Facebook on Wednesday saying we should do something this weekend and go somewhere new…..an hour or … More Weekend trip to Olomouc in Moravia.
Them bones, them bones need…..their picture taken…..money thrown at them…..a light dusting. I finally got round to visiting the beautiful town of Kutna Hora on Tuesday when we had a bank holiday in the Czech Republic. It seems to be one of the few places that a lot of my colleagues in work visit and … More Sedlec Ossuary
I finally got to visit our nearest neighbouring town, Chrudim last weekend after planning a visit for months but never quite getting around to it. Getting there couldn’t be easier…..well it could, like if we had Star Trekesque transporters, but alas we don’t have those yet so the 49kc return train ticket from Pardubice sufficed … More Nothing crude about Chrudim
I think it’s only appropriate to begin this post with a giant American flag, because….you know…..Murica! Right now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s continue the tour shall we? The tour I speak of is the USS Hornet CV-12, CVA-12 and ermm CVS-12, don’t worry from now on I’ll just call it the … More In the shadow of astronauts
It’s a strange place to visit, old Alcatraz. Given what it was, it really shouldn’t be a tourist destination. And yet, millions of people go there every year to ooh and aah at the former homes of murderers, rapists and hardcore criminals. Hell, if you’re “lucky”, you can even have a chat with a former … More Welcome to the Rock