JennyF

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JennyF

My Cousin - in - Law and I like to travel. We are 21+ + but that does not stop us from seeing our world: staying in YHA places in earlier times and now staying in comfortable hotels or cruising. Hostels vary in comfort from country to country. In Scandinavia they were ****, in Scotland and Ireland * / **, especially the showers were -*.




Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalgoorlie October 13th 2018

7th to 11th October 2018: A trip to the Gold mining town of Australia with the 3 of us traveling on The Prospector from Perth to Kalgoorlie. We walked a lot and caught the local bus to Boulder and surrounds then hired a car for 1 day to visit the Super Pit, Mt Charlotte ( where the water pipeline from Mundaring Weir ends) and Hannan's North tourist mine. We had very interesting tours of both the Kalgoorlie and Boulder Town Halls by the local historian at $5 per person and worth going to. The colours of the surrounding areas are many and very beautiful and best seen from a high vantage point. The Super Pit is awesome for the size and dimensions and again the scope of colours in the one location is wow.... read more
Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalbarri July 28th 2018

Just for Singles Kalbarri Christmas in July 23 - 27 July 2018 with Villa Holiday/Travel. Collected from and returned to my home by Villa. Comfortable coach for the duration of time away and good accommodation; plenty of comfort stops; well organised day activities / sightseeing and bonus visit to the Hutt River Principality for those who wished to go there or free time in Kalbarri. River cruise included lunch and fantastic views of the red limestone cliffs.... read more
Kalbarri
Kalbarri
Kalbarri

Oceania » New Zealand April 5th 2017

Port 24: Saturday 25th March: Arrived into Tahiti with massive storm clouds around us. We went on an island tour with a local driver to the interesting places - Temple, Botanic Gardens; grotto; Transit of Venus point and Bounty plaque point. A Folkloric group came on board to provide the entertainment - Ö'Tahiti E" good fun. Port 25: Saturday 1st. April: Auckland: Arriving early morning with brilliant sunrise worthy of many a photo'. Met friend Colin and went to the Kelly Tarlton Aquarium - very interesting as I remember it from 1997. After lunch we met up with Noelene and Wayne - (whom we met on our 2013 Rhine and Danube cruise) - wandered off to a lovely cafe overlooking the harbour and had afternoon tea and a warm, noisy and friendly chat with them. All ... read more
Tahiti: Papeete
Tahit; Papeete
Tahiti: Papeete

South America » Peru » Lima March 15th 2017

Port 21: Friday 10th. March: Punta Arenas: Costa Rica: We did a river cruise - crocodiles, birdlife and iguanas of all colors, shapes and sizes. We then went on a train - a very old train that jolted and clanked its way along the track past old shacks and fields.Sail away lovely. Port 22: Sunday 12th. March: Quito: Ecuador: We arrived late and had a tour into Manta to visit the Cancebi museum. Off to Montecristi to watch the making of the Panama hats. Climbed the steps to a very lovely cathedral before wandering through the markets and streets.This area has had a lot of damage due to earthquakes. Port 23: Tuesday 14th. & Wednesday 15th. March: Lima (Calleo); Peru: Arriving in the afternoon we then had a bus tour to the Cathedral in Lima and ... read more
Costa Rica Punta Arenas
Costa Rica Punta Arenas
Costa Rica Punta Arenas


Port 18: Friday 3rd. March: Barbados: Caribbean: A tour around this green island to Harrison's Cave with an interesting carriage ride through the coral cave. We had glimpses of the yuppy golf club and grounds and then some beautiful homes. Port 19: Sunday 5th. March: Curaceo: Caribbean: This is a Dutch colony and our tour today started off from a very neat and clean port with our guide Julianna to a slave museum where we were given an introduction to life on the island as lived by the slaves. The east coast was wild with waves crashing up onto the coral rocks. Back by the bus we found a couple of iguanas - very lovely little creatures. After lunch we visited some caves - not as glamorous as the others though there were some bats in ... read more
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados

South America » Brazil February 21st 2017

Port 15: Tuesday 21st. & 22nd. February: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro: again we were up early to watch as we sailed into Rio de Janeiro and viewed "Christ the Redeemer" statue on the hill in the distance and so far away my camera would not focus clearly on it. Somehow we missed booking a tour to the statue so wondering what to do we decide to visit the new Aquarium within a short walking distance from the ship. Set up on 3 levels and starting at the top we wended our way down admiring the setup and displays along the way with seats at intervals so one could sit and watch the creatures. Lovely aquarium with plenty of cafes and clean toilets. The showtime tonight was Brasileirissimo: local dancers and performers giving us a wonderful time ... read more
Brazil; Rio de Janeiro
Brazil; Rio de Janeiro
Brazil; Rio de Janeiro

South America » Falkland Islands February 11th 2017

Saturday 11th. February: Circumnavigation of Cape Horn: The weather looked stormy all about us so we were fortunate to have clear skies as we did a circumnavigation around Cape Horn. Port 11: 12th. February: Stanley, Falkland Islands: Cloudy and cool as we came into the Falklands with 3 Chinese fishing boats coming in behind us. Our guide was Emma, born in the Falklands and educated as a teacher, police constable, geologist and tour guide. Emma walked us around Stanley which is like a very neat clean and tidy English village while giving us a talk on the history and people of the Falklands.... read more
Cape Horn
Cape Horn
Cape Horn

South America » Argentina February 11th 2017

Port 10: Friday 10th. February: Argentina, Ushuaia: We looked at mountains, glaciers and more rainbows as we sailed around islands to arrive into Ushuaia after lunch and went on a tour of the Beagle Channel on a catamaran. Birds galore - cormorants, duck cormorants, gulls, petrels, terns and a colony of South American sea lions. Port 12: Tuesday 14th. February: Argentina, Puerto Madryn: Today we had time to stroll around the town before our tour through the Patagonia countryside to the town of Trelew (settled by the Welsh people) and the Paleontological Museum which features exhibits of Patagonian dinosaurs. An amazing museum to visit if you are in the area. Later we visited an are to view the sea lions. Port 13: Thursday 16th. February: Uruguay, Montevideo: a hot and humid day as we arrived into ... read more
 Beagle Channel
 Beagle Channel
Argentina: Ushuaia

South America » Chile February 3rd 2017

Port 5: Sunday 29th. January: Easter Island:it was a rough sea with 1 1/2 to 2 meter swell that made it difficult for the tenders to come alongside the ship though we did make it to shore and onto our tour which took us up to the volcano crater with magnificent views around and then on to the Moai statues. Places we visited were Orongo, Rano Kau, Ahu a Kavi. We walked through the markets and mingled with the locals before heading back to the ship on a very rough sea. We had hamburgers on the balcony as we sailed away from Easter Island. Port 6: Friday 3rd. February: Valparaiso, Chile: An early rise to watch as we cruised into the busy port of Valparaiso where we later had a shuttle through to the terminal to ... read more
Easter Island: Moai
Easter Island: volcano crater
Easter Island

Oceans and Seas » Pacific January 9th 2017

Monday 9th January: Perth to Sydney The day had finally arrived after all the planning with the bookings of trip, flights and hotel: obtaining the visa to Brazil and the Reciprocity for Argentina; the shore excursions + all the expectations of going to South America we were on our way. Up at 4am ready to leave at 5.15am for the airport. Meeting Vera at 6am we checked our cases in and wandered up to the departure lounge before boarding and flying out to Sydney. A bit rough going out of the airport and before coming into Sydney. We had deliberated about how to get from the airport into town so we decided the best way would be by train which would take us directly to Circular Quay with a short walk to our hotel - the ... read more
A flight of steps up to the bridge
On our early morning walk
Auckland from Skytower




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