RJT's Guestbook



10th August 2015

Cradle Mountain...
Oh no, what a shame you couldn't do all those gorgeous walks. We make an annual pilgrimage to Cradle Mt and the Lodge every May/June - the walk to Marion's Lookout is spectacular, however there is a section near the top where you scale rocks while hanging on to a rope - so it was probs best they cancelled the walk! The wombats and paddies at the Lodge are the friendliest ones I have EVER met. We get one of the cabins right near the lake and we've spotted a platypus in there as well. Ah well, you'll just have to come back :)
10th August 2015

A platypus?! Oh wow how cool would that be. Actually when I was talking to Eddie (our guide) just before the Park Explorer (which didn't go ahead) he said the previous week during his tour he realised that all the guests had stopped listening to him and were looking at Dove Lake instead - turns out a platypus was stealing his thunder. Yes, Marion's Lookout in the snow is not something that I think I would have survived!! You might have seen in the photos that the lake froze over. Maybe you could've ice-skated to dinner ;-)
9th August 2015

Cradle Mountain in the white
Beautiful part of the world Rachael. We often talk of returning there in winter as it would be so surreal. Granted one risks not being able to get out of there if it snows, but let's face it...subject to work commitments, Cradle Mountain in the snow has gotta be the best time to go!
9th August 2015

I'm not so sure....maybe a light dusting would be okay instead of the record breaking dumping that I witnessed. With a light dusting you can still enjoy all that is on offer and enjoy the prettiness....
9th August 2015

Hurray for wombats as they made your trip worthwhile...
I remember being stuck in a really fancy prison in Bermuda waiting for a hurricane to move away from the island so planes could take off. Fortunately no kids...so we had a party with conga lines, etc.
9th August 2015

Your fancy prison sounds like quite a lot of fun.... But then again it always sounds a lot better than it actually is!
9th August 2015

Looks gorgeous!
Looks like a completely stunning place, but I can imagine frustrating if you can't actually explore the park. Your blog made me laugh though, sounds like my kind of weather luck.
9th August 2015

You're right, it was very pretty, but very frustrating at the same time!
9th August 2015

Wombats!
Thanks for the pictures of wombats. Here in the US we don't have wombats outside of zoos, and I had never even heard of a pademelon, much less seen one. Thank you for contributing to my education. (Now, if you ever want to see a California condor I've got just the place for you.)
9th August 2015

The wombats and pademelons were super cute, made up for all the snow that's for sure. Seeinf a Californian Condor would be really cool! Maybe next time I visit the States....
23rd June 2015

Peru. What a place
Love your blog. Peru is a fantastic place and the food is out of this world. And the people are amazing as well. Enjoy your travels.
23rd June 2015

Thanks Welf, yes Peru has been fantastic. I've really enjoyed reading your blogs as well!
14th June 2015

Cusco and chocolate
It is a city that warms to you. Glad you were willing to support the local economy. We found a wonderful Cuban restaurant on one of the back streets. It was lovely
14th June 2015

Wow a Cuban restaurant would've been great to try. I was happy with Pisco and chocolate though!
14th June 2015

Food blog!
I wish a had a passionfruit pisco sour in my hand while I was reading this! Great food always changes my perception of a place :)
14th June 2015

If you make it to Sydney I will give you a passionfruit pisco sour....I bought some Pisco and have brought it back. I am currently perfecting the technique, some hours are going into this, but by the time you get here I should have it down pat. Whether or not there will be any Pisco left is another matter, so get here quick ;-)
12th June 2015

Peru is picture perfect
Such a well written blog full of adventure and heart warming stories. Glad you found a great hike. The altitude can be tricky. Dave and I both took the medication and did well. One day Dave decided not to take it and lived to regret it. He went back to the drugs. We loved the Sun Gate in early morning! Mystic, magical and breath taking. The children of Peru are adorable.
13th June 2015

I was lucky, I was pretty good with the altitude, we didn't have the drugs at all. However we also had a lot of time to adjust as we had been in Bolivia or Chile at altitude for about 2 weeks prior and I think that made all the difference. The children were really adorable!
12th June 2015
Dessert platter

Lima
So many desserts and so little time
12th June 2015
Dessert platter

And they were so tasty too!
10th June 2015

Fabulous photos!
How was the guinea pig? I couldn't think of anything better than celebrating the end of the trail with a massive traditional meal plate in the sun!
10th June 2015

Guinea pig was quite tasty....tasted a bit like rabbit or chicken (doesn't everything?!). It certainly was a massive plate!!
9th June 2015

One of my all time favorite places
This is where I spent my 50th birthday and we loved every minute of Peru. Yes the switchbacks on that road certainly get your attention. Rich in history and stunning beauty. You certainly captured this location in your wonderful photos. Happy travels.
9th June 2015

What a wonderful place to celebrate your birthday, definitely very special!

Tot: 0.166s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 46; qc: 139; dbt: 0.0407s; 1; m:saturn w:www (10.17.0.9); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.8mb