Finishing off this little series of posts on the joys of going for a stroll takes us to the highlight of the journey, Cornelian Bay. Hobart keeps surprising me every time I venture out to see what I can find, beyond my previously explored areas. The walk along the Derwent had been rather pleasant already … More Cornelian Bay and New Town
Before I start posting about our new home on the other side of the planet, I have one or two more posts from home to show the sheer beauty of Ireland. Looking forward to getting out and seeing what Tasmania can do to compete but one thing is certain, Ireland will take some beating when … More Iveragh Peninsula: County Kerry, Ireland.
Last weekend I took a stroll down the Chrudimka river to find an abandoned bridge, this week it was the Labe’s turn and I was on the hunt for some industrial landscapes, namely the southern edge of the Synthesia facility, famous for producing semtex among numerous other chemical products. I had intended to check out … More A walk down the Labe river in Pardubice
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
We of course all know Alcatraz as that island on which Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery saved us all from the evil Ed Harris. The Rock as it’s commonly known in both the movies and real life sits proudly in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Initially home to flocks of birds, it was first … More Around Alcatraz Island
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful town of Znojmo in Moravia. We went during the classical music and wine festival (Is there a better combination?) and were blown away by an awesome private tour of one of the vineyards there. The town of Znojmo is quite picturesque indeed … More Znojmo: A model town
After the delight that was Hradec Kralove’s museum, we utilised our new found geographical knowledge to explore the rest of the old town. The diorama on the upper floor is like a giant 3D tourist map that lets you easily get your bearings and figure out what to explore next. We made our way to an interesting … More Hradec Kralove, the gift that keeps on giving.
I hate to say it but I’m finally sick of snow, and all it’s loveliness. Back home we’d get snow once every……..ooooooh…..ten years, although in recent years we’ve had some pretty nasty winters with heavy snow. But it was still a novelty, we made a snowman, messed about in it, laughed when we slipped on … More Snow place like home
And that’s just what they’ll do, and one of these days, these boots are gonna……walk all over Pardubice. Went for a wee photo walk the other day while the snow was still fresh and the temperature still well below zero. It’s a balmy four degrees today and all the snow has melted away, except for … More These boots are made for walking