Bronwyn and Terry

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Bronwyn and Terry

We are a kiwi couple who enjoy traveling



Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth July 23rd 2019

We had a leisurely breakfast this morning followed by a final walk around Perth. Then went on a fast boat around the Swan river saw expensive real estate, pelicans and dolphins. It was good that we did this today and not when we originally thought we were going to do it - today the water was smooth a sun shiining for most of the trip - important whe you are traveling at 30 + knots. It was a great thing to do though. We then headed to pick up our bags and head to the airport. A great holiday!!!!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth July 22nd 2019

We're back in Perth after spending last Friday here. On Saturday we started north to look at the koalas at Yangchep national park also saw lots of kangaroos there. We then headed north again, passing the huge very white sand dunes, very interesting apparently they move about 12 metres every year. We carried on to the pinnacles which were vast. They covered many hectares. Then on to Cervantees for the night! no internet so no post.The next day we headed to the stromotolites and did a leisurely walk arount lake Thetis it is not that big, more a large pond 4-5 rugby fields in size. Then cruised back to Yangchep national park and booked into the inn there. We did a couple of bush walks for the afternoon, looked at the Koalas again, they were much ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 18th 2019

We are just about ready to leave Exmouth and head back to Perth for a couple of nights before starting the final leg of this trip to Cervantes. Spent the last couple of days doing a walk up Mandu-Mandu canyon and tried snorkeling at turquoise bay - had a strong current which we new about but I (Bronwyn) really didn't enjoy it so was a very short snorkel followed by last minute working on the tan before we head south. (Would have ben even better at the beach if someone had remembered to include the towels) Went to one of the bird watching hides and saw some egret saw a smaller couple of types and was wondering if it was the greater egret and then we saw a greater egret and there was no question - ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 15th 2019

Spent yesterday snorkelling, on the way back to town found the emu with chicks wandering a few metres just off the road. I think that on the scale of Australian intelligence these are really close to the bottom of the list. Today Yardie Creek area, walk around the rocks and canyon and then took a boat ride. Osprey nests and birds, wallabies sunning themselves on the sunny rocks. Driving back to town had to stop suddenly for an echidna crossing the road. Very endearing but I wasn't sure if I wanted to get tail ended for it. luckily everything worked out ok and all the other tourists stopped to watch as it buried itself on safer ground. Just in case that wasn't enough road stories for the day we also saw a mangy looking dingo walking ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 13th 2019

Two days of high activity. drove to Coral Bay for the manta tour (see photos) saw dolphins, whales, dugongs, swum with mantas, turtles rays etc. By the end of the day we were running out of things to tick off. Friday whale sharking...Even watching a humpback displaying, flapping its flukes about etc ended up being anti-climatic compared with swimming alongside a whale shark. Saturday will definitely be a 'down day'... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia July 10th 2019

Snow in Perth Sunday 7th Breakfast on Elizabeth quay. Wandered up to the shops. Bronwyn, with absolutely no room in her pack, still managed to find a jacket to buy. Explored the art gallery. A broad collection of quality artworks well presented. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and a couple of installation galleries, We didn’t have to pretend to be intellectual and ‘knowingly’ stare at an empty room or a pile of detritus being passed off as a ‘meaningful installation’, but instead we saw quality painting from Australia, traditional and contemporary, contemporary indigenous, and a few surprises from international artists. Later in the afternoon I was walking through the shopping precinct and amidst a low howling noise and high-pitched squeals of children it snowing. Yes, Snowing in Perth. Snow machines had been set up for their ‘winter... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth July 7th 2019

Simple plan. Nelson – Wellington– Auckland – Perth. Arrived at Nelson airport, plenty of time, At Wellington we have an overlap of 35 mins, in Auckland over 90 minutes, so no problem. We got loaded onto the plane. We are ready to go early so at the beginning of the day we are ahead of the game. Pilot announces that there are winds in Wellington (Saying there are winds in Wellington is like saying there is ice in Antarctica. There are always winds in Wellington!) so, for traffic, we delayed take-off by 10 minutes. Okay, now a little tighter. Take-off and steady climb. Having done this flight a few times even we can tell that we are flying slower than normal. Pilot then announces that we have been asked to slow down. Tick, tick, tick. Through ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region June 29th 2019

getting the dive gear out and looking forward to getting to some warmer weather. Just doing a test download of photo... read more

Oceania » Samoa » Upolu August 17th 2017

The last two days have been opposites yesterday pretty much rained all day, so we went to the art galleries that we could find, this amounted to two, The first had some interesting pieces but was more a tourist shop with some pieces particularly prints which were somewhat overpriced for what they were. Maybe because it was very close to a fairly large expensive resort. The second place we went to which was the EPKS museum which is attached to a fine arts school. It was really a gallery rather than an museum and it was refreshing to see quite creative and original artworks. Like much of Samoan culture religion controls all aspects of life and this includes the art school and museum, so artworks must fit within a christian framework, which limits the works of ... read more
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Oceania » Samoa » Upolu August 15th 2017

There were quiet heavy tropic showers when we got up to day so decided not to attempt the bush walk to Robert Louis Stevenson's tomb today. Just to prove I am doing some work here we went to the Museum of Samoa which has some fragments of Lapita pottery from 3000 years ago and some 'plain pottery' dated 1000 years later. Lapita pottery was a definite decorated ceramic body were as the 'plain' pottery appeared not to have completed the change from clay to ceramic. It is also interesting to note that there were a number of large wooden vessels of a similar time but only a few fragments of ceramics, one could postulate that ceramics was never made here, It may have be brought with the original inhabitants and attempted again unsuccessfully 1000 years later,without ... read more
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