Travel

The Issue of Over Tourism

It's that time of year when many folks are heading off on a much anticipated holiday. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, a chance to escape the coolish winter months.  In the Northern Hemisphere, a warmer posse to glean more sun rays.  Whatever the reason they all require using some form of transportation and with… Continue reading The Issue of Over Tourism

Art Galleries, Australia, City Life, Travel

A Girls Weekend in Melbourne

What a fascinating, vibrant city to revisit after so many years of not doing so.   The purpose of this trip was to extend the 60th birthday celebrations of myself and my 3 weeks younger cousin.  Even writing this I find it hard to believe I am now not only 60 it's now got a plus… Continue reading A Girls Weekend in Melbourne

Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

Cruising the Friesland Canals Pt 3

Looking back with fond memories I am starting part three with the delightful Dokkum.   What we enjoyed most about this city was its terrific architecture and pretty canals with a few interesting shops to explore and purchase a small item or two to remember the area. Before entering many of the cities and Dokkum… Continue reading Cruising the Friesland Canals Pt 3

Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

Cruising the Friesland Canals Pt 2

Each and every city we have visited has had its unique wow factor, the next city to be shared would turn out to be no exception. Franeker This is one of the places I thought was rather picturesque and had a unique attraction in the form of the oldest working planetarium, which was developed in… Continue reading Cruising the Friesland Canals Pt 2

Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

Cruising the Friesland Canals – Pt 1

It was 7.00ish on a Tuesday morning in mid-September. The sun was partially hiding behind clouds, casting small irresistible colours across the sky and water. A few ducks were making their presence known. Away in the distance, the wind was doing the same. Then an hour or so later under grey skies came a roar… Continue reading Cruising the Friesland Canals – Pt 1

France, Housesitting in France, Life of adventure

The Markets of France

Our time cruising along the Friesland canals and the road trip across part of France came to an end with the beginning of October. We are now reintroducing ourselves to our current housesit and a neighbourhood walk or two with the delightful Dexter. The previous time we were here, as in Espalais, France was in… Continue reading The Markets of France

Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

On a Canal in a BOAT

Do you remember I wrote about a time we enjoyed watching the canal boats and having a stroll down by a canal in Northern England one sunny day in 2017? No? Well, we did. It was a delightful stroll. Our next adventure will see us chugging down another canal in a different country.  In a… Continue reading On a Canal in a BOAT