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12th May 2023

Refugee camp Woomera Australia
Hi there if you do a little research you become aware of the cultural hardships that the refugees at Woomera went through. Yes this is a well set up accommodation point but the people are isolated and when relocated to a city have difficulty in adjusting. No amount of education prepares them for the vastness of the Australian outback. As a tourist you see the beauty and uniqueness but do not experience the harsh reallity.
5th May 2023

Back on the Road
Enjoyed the read and pictures, Rags and Judy. Even though your trip was interrupted, so fortunate that financially it did not hurt. 😊 See you soon. x
From Blog: Back On the Road
5th May 2023

Yeeha go for it. xxx
Good to hear it's away again.
From Blog: Back On the Road
19th April 2023

Good luck
Hope your jeep will be fixed soon and you can start your long travel journey Good luck vera
3rd April 2023

You two lead an exciting life!
Very sorry to hear about the Jeep breaking down - what bad luck. Sounds like forced relaxation for a few weeks. Cheers Alex and Stephanie.
2nd April 2023

Ceduna to Adelaide
Hi! Good to read, Rags, even though the news was not good. Insurance companies….pffft. Hope you hear good news soon. x
2nd April 2023

time to give caravanning
well is take to give up camping and try and look at 5 stars in the sky call hotel to get some good rest take care safe travelling
20th March 2023

Crossing the Nullabor
Good read. Hi from us!
20th March 2023

Orcas Galore!
Amazing experience for you both and so well written about, my interest never waned. 😊😊
15th March 2023

Albany
Enjoyed the first blog 😊 Arlo is absolutely gorgeous! x
2nd December 2021
Spotted this bird - perhaps a grey falcon?

Not a Falcon
Hi, nice picture. I believe that this is a male Brown Goshawk (although Collared Sparrowhawk is a very similar bird and the tail tip, which helps identification, is obscured). These are much more widespread and common birds than a Grey Falcon.
12th May 2020

Request to use photo
Hello, My name is Daniel Mitchell. I realize this is an old entry, but regardless thank you for posting such an interesting blog. I was wondering if I would be able have permission to use the photo captioned "Nullagine students lined up for tunnel ball" to publish alongside an article I am writing. The article is about Australian School Athletics Carnivals and I was after a picture of ball games that I remember playing in my school many years back. The article is for a use in a non-profit local community magazine which is published in the small town where I live in Japan called Okagaki. This is the only use I intend for it. An example of my previous article about Grey Nomads can be accessed here ( http://www.town.okagaki.lg.jp/s024/060/020/r2/050/202005-8international.pdf ) for reference if needed. Thanks for any reply.
12th May 2020

Agreed
Hi Daniel, Yes, it’s an old photo and I happen to know that the young boy in the front of that photo(son of one of the teachers) is now grown and would no longer be recognised. Thank you for requesting permission to use the photo. You now have it. A photo credit would be nice! Kind regards Judy Weggelaar
23rd April 2020

Great photos
Lovely blog lots of nice photos
3rd March 2019

Can't believe it.
Hi there I can't believe no one has commented on your trip all those years ago. Great blog, really enjoyed it. We are doing the CSR this August, 2019. Thanks.
1st April 2017

Japan
Well your holiday is coming to an end tomorrow and I suppose there is still a lot that you would like to see. Perhaps you'll go back again and see what you missed one day . i have found reading your blog very interesting and I must say I loved the Apple sculptures !!.I will be glad to see you home when you can tell me all about the things you didn't tell me in your blog which ! thank Rags for. The temp. here today is forecast for a 31c day and very much the same tomorrow.Warm right through for the next 3 to 4 days. See you soon.Love Mum.xx
From Blog: Aomori -
1st April 2017

Warmth
I won't be able to wear all my warm gear but at least I'll get the washing done!
From Blog: Aomori -
31st March 2017
Sukayu Onsen

Japan
Now that is an amazing amount of snow. Looks like you are having a great time.
From Blog: Aomori -
31st March 2017

Enjoy the last day tomorrow!
Looking forward to tasting your chili souo with ramen noodles!
From Blog: Aomori -
28th March 2017

SNOW IN JAPAN.
I ENJOYED READING THIS POST WITH YOUR TRIP ON THE ROPEWAY. I WONDER WHY WE LIKE THE SNOW SCENERY SO MUCH ?? PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH IT EVERY WINTER HATE IT BUT BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE SNOW WE SEEM TO LOVE IT !! I FEEL SURE YOU WERE GLAD OF THE NICE WARM COAT YOU BOUGHT, JUDY ! I THINK I WOULD HAVE BEEN COMFORTABLE IN IT MYSELF HERE IN PERTH TODAY !! THE TEMP. TODAY WAS 22.9C BUT IT SEEMED MORE LIKE 2.9C. I'M QUITE COLD. PERHAPS IT'S JUST OLD AGE !! IT SOUNDS LIKE I AM GOING TO HAVE TO BUY SOME JAPANESE CLOTHES WHEN I'M AT YOUR PLACE EATING JAPANESE FOOD !!BY THE WAY. DID YOU SEE MANY DOGS AND CATS WANDERING AROUND IN YOUR TRAVELS ? I HOPE YOU'LL EXCUSE MY SHORT COMMENT ON HERE TONIGHT.I WENT TO MY MACCA'S DAY TODAY. YES, WE HAVE CHANGED OUR DAYS FROM THURSDAYS TO TUESDAYS. IT SIUTS US BETTER THAN THURSDAYS. NEEDLESS TO SAY I'M TIRED TONIGHT ! MY EYES ARE VERY TIRED ! NIGHT NIGHT. LOVE MUM XX
28th March 2017

NO DOGS OR CATS
HI MUM, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT. YES, I THINK WE LIKE THE SNOW BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR US. IT'S WARMER THAN HOME BECAUSE IT'S NOT SO WINDY. WE'VE SEEN VERY FEW DOGS OR CATS THIS TRIP. WE SAW ONE IN A PUSHER AND ONE CARRIED IN A BAG AND A FEW ON LEADS BUT REALLY NOT MORE THAN WE CAN COUNT ON TWO HANDS. THE HOUSES ARE TOO SMALL FOR PETS, I THINK. LOVE j AND R
27th March 2017
Shinhotaka Ropeway

Indeed stunning
Love this one
27th March 2017
Monkey Park

Japan
Japan is on our short list. We hope to get there in the next couple of years.
From Blog: Kyoto
25th March 2017

JAPAN
THANKS FOR THE INTERESTING BLOG ENTRY. IT SEEMED TO TAKE ME AN ETERNITY TO READ IT WITH MY EYE-SIGHT. YOUR BNB ACCOMMODATION MAKES YOUR OWN BNB IN PERTH LOOK LIKE LUXURY !!! WAS THERE ANY YUMMY WELCOMING GIFTIN ANY OF THE BNBS ? I WAS SORRY TO READ THAT YOUR VISIT TO THE MONKEY PARK WAS SO WET. THE MONKEYS LOOKED VERY MISERABLE HUDDLED UNDER THE LITTLE SHELTER. YOU MUST BE ALL TEMPLED OUT BY NOW !! YOUR STORY OF THE CROWDED BUS REMINDED ME OF SEEING THE GUARDS PUSH PEOPLE ONTO THE TRAIN THAT IS ALREADY FULL THAT I SEE ON THE COMPUTER EVERY NOW AND THEN !! DID YOU SEE ANY OF THAT ? THANKS FOR KEEPING ME UP TO DATE WITH YOUR TRAVELS. I HAVE QUESTIONS TO ASK BUT THEY CAN WAIT UNTIL YOU ARRIVE HOME. LOVE MUM XX
From Blog: Kyoto
20th March 2017

GLAD I WAS ABLE TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO MAKE A COMMENT THIS TIME ! I FIND IT ALL VERY INTERESTING. THE SCENERY TOTALLY DIFFERENT TOOUR OWN AND THE FLOWERS SEEMTO BLOOM WITH VIBRANT COLOURS. PERHAPS IT'S THE WAY THEY ARE PLACED TOGETHER. I CAN SEE NOW WHY THAT ATOMIC BOMB WAS CALLED " LITTLE BOY " NOW. I T SURE IS A "FATTY"? HAVE YOU LOST ANY WEIGHT WALKING ALL THE DISTANCES YOU SEEM TO BE WALKIN?. YOU'LL BE FIT WHEN YOU ARRIVE HOME, THAT'S FOR SURE. NOTHING OF ANY INTEREST FROM MY END OF THE WORLD. WE HAVE HAD SOME DECENT WEATHER BUT THAT IS DUE TO END TOMORROW WITH RAIN AND STORM FORECAST ALL VERY HO HUM !! ' BYE NOW, LOVE MUM.XX

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