All posts tagged: travel

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

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Acceptance / Gratitude / pressure to perform / Self acceptance / Uncategorized

There is so much pressure for us to get involved in stuff. I find it all the time. I think it is about time I accepted that I like my life the way it is! I am surrounded by people who are always off on holidays. Normal conversation involves talking about where you have been and where you are going next. I feel a bit inadequate not being able to contribute. I am not into […]

Overseas travel

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Holidays / Nature

My first trip overseas was to Ubud in Bali in 2004. Prior to that I hadn’t stepped off Australian soil. I was pretty excited about it. We stayed at a lovely resort called Waka di Ume. We left home at 5.15am and arrived at Denpasar Airport at 11.50am. We met ‘Jan’s Tours’ who transported us to Ubud. The trip was fascinating for me – I was amazed at the number of motor bikes, the different […]

Weekly photo challenge: Adventure

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funny / Holidays / UK & Ireland / Uncategorized / You must be kidding?

In 2008 we visited England and Ireland. I had a day to myself and decided to go on a guided tour. Passengers boarded the coach at a central location and we visited St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and other key London sites. Part of the journey was by boat to the Tower of London. The details are a bit foggy now but I remember we were told to be ready to board the coach at […]

Cape Leeuwin – where two oceans meet

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beautiful / Nature / South Western Australia

We are just back from a couple of days in Augusta in South Western Australia. It is where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean. Augusta is the most southern point in Western Australia and, fortunately for us, only about 100km from where we live in Busselton. The Southern Ocean is to the left in the photo below and the Indian Ocean is to the right. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Cheers Lorraine Related articles Day 15 […]

Asbestos country – industrial disaster

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Geography / Pilbara / Wisdom too late

Wittenoom was once home to many….the following information is quoted from Wikipedia. “Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth in the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the site of Australia’s greatest industrial disaster.   The area around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining began in the area. By 1939, major mining had begun in Yampire Gorge, which was subsequently closed in 1943 […]

Weekly photo challenge: Signs

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Weekly Photo Challenge

The year was 1974, I was traveling on the Indian Pacific from Perth, Western Australia to Port Augusta in South Australia. This sign really took my fancy. Cook is tiny little community situated on the Nullabor Plains. Their hospital was obviously in dire straights if they had to advertise for patients. Just if you can’t read it, it says…”If you are crook, come to Cook. Our hospital needs your help, get sick.” As you can […]

What is a statue Grandma?

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Blog 2013 / Friends and family / funny

My grandson, who is two years and eight months old (3 in July) had me lost for words. He pointed at the object in question and said, “What is that Grandma?” I replied  “It is a statue Alex!”  He was not satisfied with that answer and came back with “What is a statue, Grandma?”  I fumbled for an adequate answer but by that time he had moved on… Later that day I went for a […]

Fitzroy Crossing

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Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Geography / Nature

I took these photos on my old Instamatic camera in 1983-1985 in and around Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. There was a really severe flood during that time and it caused a lot of damage to the town-site and infrastructure such as the roads and bridges. I am enjoying  experimenting with the gallery settings 🙂 provided by WordPress. Lorraine