The Fountain of Wealth

Singapore

I finally made it. This is the last of the travel installments from 2007/2008. 10 damn years it's taken to get around to writing these blog posts.  I can't help but wonder if half of what I've noted really happened or if my mind is playing tricks on me.  What about the things that I … Continue reading Singapore

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Kata Tjuta

The Red Centre

Although this was a part of The Groovy Grape trip, I felt due to the subject it was worth a post all of its own.  I just didn't want to overload the previous post with too many photos! The Red Centre pretty much included the reasons why I booked this trip -  Uluru (Ayers Rock), … Continue reading The Red Centre

The Breakaways at dawn.

The Groovy Grape

As I saw out my time in St Kilda I frequently found myself counting pennies.  Without a job I was living on my credit card.  The question I found myself asking was pretty simple.  Did I have enough for one last blow out adventure?  The big trip I wanted to do before leaving the country … Continue reading The Groovy Grape

12 Apostles

The Great Ocean Road

If I could boil it down, there was just one thing (well two if you count the Neighbours tour!) that I refused to miss out on whilst in Melbourne; that was The Great Ocean Road. I'd spent a lot of the previous 9 months or so enjoying fellow traveller's photos via Facebook of it and … Continue reading The Great Ocean Road

The Whitsunday Islands

Sailing around The Whitsunday Islands in early September 2008 ...

Lake Wabby

Fraser Island

It had reached early September and the Queensland days were becoming warmer.  It had been a tough few months at work and I was becoming increasingly concerned that I wasn't actually travelling any more.  Aside from a few weekend trips to Surfers or Australia Zoo it had been months since I'd explored a new place. … Continue reading Fraser Island

Little Wategos

A Magical Mystery Tour

Following on from my last post; I would stay in Byron for a few days before heading onward to Brisbane in the search for work. After the first nights antics on the town, most of us packed our bags and headed onward in different directions.  This left me, another James and Lisa, on our own. … Continue reading A Magical Mystery Tour

Exploring around Hat Head

Waves of the East Coast

The time had finally come to leave Manly.  The past 3 months had taken their toll on my bank account (read empty!) and now I needed to find some work, otherwise I'd be heading home much earlier than originally planned. I realised Manly, especially as Summer was drawing to a close, wasn't the place I … Continue reading Waves of the East Coast

The Three Sisters

The Blue Mountains

Aside from seeing the New Year in at Sydney Harbour I only really had one other touristy desire whilst I was in the Sydney area.  That one thing was to visit The Blue Mountains. In typical fashion though, it turned out to be a bit of a last minute rush ... I delayed it right … Continue reading The Blue Mountains

Shells on Shelly Beach

The Manly Trap

I'll apologise now.  This post has an awful lot of photographs.  You see, The Manly Trap was sprung and it had well and truly caught me. Continuing on from the last post, I was feeling pretty low.  I didn't know what to do next.  'Pretty low' might be an understatement.  I missed my friends from … Continue reading The Manly Trap