Sunday, 28 February 2010

Whale Watching

OK, so it was cancelled yesterday but which brave soul queued at 06.30 this morning to rebook the trip? We only saw one whale, but twice, and in its natural habitat. Fantastic. Cloudy Bay tomorrow! ps: the photo is real


Due to tsunami warning all whale watching was cancelled yesterday, this is the boat we would have gone out on! Wait, There's a whale between the two boats, well, there was if I'd been a bit quicker with the camera!

Friday, 26 February 2010

West Coast

On the way to the Tranz Alp train we stopped at Hokitika, thought we were in Skegness! Then we went for breakfast, wow!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Franz Josef

Cold, Wet, Miserable, Fed up, I want my mother!! Not that bad really, first real rain since we've been away but ut has lasted for 24 hours!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Long way from home! This is the view from the top of the cable car in Queenstown, it can only go downhill from now.....and it has. Arrived in Franz Josef this afternoon to torrential rain, and it hasn't stopped yet. Looks like we'll have to go th the Imax to see the glacier!!

Bet the conductor got fed up standing at the back all the way to Queenstown!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Milford Sound

This is B on the CRUISE at Milford Sound. Ab Fab. Only downer, they didn't tell us MS is the wettest place in NZ and our flight back was cancelled. Cooler here in NZ but still mid 20's, have seen snow on the top of the mountains though!

Saturday, 20 February 2010


Is this D or B jumping off? That's for us to know and you to find out!!!!

Room with a view!

This is the view from our balcony at Lake Tekapo, stunning!


Now that's what I call shopping.....this is the women's section in a department store in Christchurch! Only thing that's missing is the 'tinnies'

Thursday, 18 February 2010


Ah, this is more like it, arrived yesterday afternoon in light drizzle and 15 degrees! Dinner at the Art Centre really good.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Bridge

Been there, done that, got the T shirt, but wouldn't do it again! Sunset over the Blue Mountains from the top of the Bridge was fantastic. Both of us needed a large Scotch when we got down!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Opera House

Went to a performance last night, Sunday, Ab Fab!

Saturday, 13 February 2010


Well, we've arrived and guess what, there's a big bridge and a fan shaped building taking up mostg of the skyline, oh, and it's been raining here too. Another post when I get some pickies on the computer. Still talking!

Thursday, 11 February 2010


88 floors up and this glass floored cube pops out of the side of the building, so scary that neither of us tried it! Heavens opened last night so swiftly that one brave soul was seen SWIMMING in the middle of the main shopping street! We got soaked! Next stop Sydney.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Still working on B to let me attend the Sheffield Shield match at the MCG tomorrow!

Surf Club

Managed to find Palm Cove's answer to Welton Sports and Social Club, the Surf Club. Now an Honorary member!

Monday, 8 February 2010


Paradise just got better, discovered the Palm Cove branch of the EFC Supporters Club!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Barrier Reef

So, who says lycra isn't flattering? Both been snorkelling today on the Barrier Reef, breathtaking!

Sebel Reef Hotel

Fab place Palm Cove, this is the view from the restaurant of the hotel. There are 2 swimming pools, salt and fresh water, a jacuzzi pool and a spa which B is going to take full advantage of tomorrow. Me, I'm waiting for the Geisha massage in Japan altho B recons it'll be a Sumo wrestler!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Palm Cove

Arrived here today, Saturday, and just had dinner in open air restaurant 30m off Pacific Ocean, absolutely dreadful!!! Update with pic later!

It's big, it's red, and it's made of sandstone! Missed the sunset dinner though due to the weather!

Ayers Rock

There's something to be said for wearing a Burka! The flies are horrendous! Millions of the little critters.

Freemantle Doctor (google it!)

Oh the Freemo Doc came over the hill ant it blew!
The Freemo Doc came over the hill and it blew!
The Freemo Doc came over the hill and it blew, blew, blew, blew!

Road Train

Take an age to get past this on the A15!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010 stopped raining at about 10:00am so we were able to get out and do the 'tourist' bit. This is a picture of the Natural Bridge in Albany, it is alongside the Gap, absolutely awsome, suggest you google it as my camera skills are not the best! Back to Perth tomorrow.

Monday, 1 February 2010


OK, stop laughing but we've woken up this morning to heavy rain, and it looks like it's in for the day!

Valley of the giants

Getting a little more adventurous, this walk through the tree tops is 60m high and it sways! Now in Albany which closes at 5pm with the exception of the Earl Spencer pub, it only sells British and Irish beer! Think today is as far south as we get and the forecast is for a cooler day, only 25!