Bluff Point Walking Track Qld (near Yeppoon)
This little walking track is an easy Category 1 or maybe 2. Sealed all the way with easy sets of steps. Take the circular track from the picnic entry and enter to the right of the area where you can enjoy the picnic lunch you have brought with you. With views out to Great Keppel Island, in season, you have vantage viewing of both turtles and whales in the distance.
Great Keppel Island Qld (near Yeppoon)
A 30 minute Catarmaran trip leaves from Yeppoon, but at different times each day. You need to check timetable guides for your chosen day of travel. The grand resort that was a very active resort 6 or 8 years ago, is there but without any sign of activity. The owner decided to close and sell after a cyclone and the current owners are struggling to get things in order to operate on a profitable scale.
We chose a warm sunny day to visit the island and walked over the hills to both Monkey Beach and Long Beach.
Mt Larcam, Qld (near Gladstone)
This walk was classed as Category 4, and we have to agree. For grey nomads, this is a strenuous walk with a fantastic view at the top of the mountain. The trail is defined with markers and crawls up stone cliffs for the last lunge for the top.
Tannum Sands Foreshore Qld
This lovely little town on the coast of Queensland has had a tremendous makeover with around 10km of sealed bike path to enable a quick visit to the vista sites. Will be back again someday.
Joseph Banks Conservation Park Qld (near Agnes Water)
Even Queensland has some great coastline. Here at Agnes Water is a short walking trail to the end of the headland for some great views up and down the coast. PS Go on a sunny day.
Paperbark Forest QLD (near Agnes Water)
This quaint forest is tucked away in an out of the way spot along the road from Agnes Water to Deepwater. Something different to enjoy that is quite well maintained. Not for the wheelchair bound or those who can’t keep their balance on the stepping blocks.
Anzac Bridge, Newcastle NSW
A kind of different way to display the World Wars of the past. What interested me was the faces that changed expression if you squinted while looking at the rusty metal sculptures, or should I say “cut-outs”?
Red Rock NSW
One of the first places that we have ‘come back to’. After visiting in March, we made another booking in May after attending a camp for Grey Nomads. Fabulous on a sunny day, I need a drone to take in the busy coastline with some low flying shots.
Hawks Nest NSW
This ‘nest’ is at the end of a headland near Tea Gardens. Thankfully, the temperature was not too hot but enough to strip down to shorts and “bra” (for Lyn). The whales had not started to migrate north but what a vantage point when they do.
Minnie Water near Grafton NSW
Minnie Water is just on the edge of the Yuraygir National Park. Another part of the New South Wales coastline to take your breathe away. We camped with out daughter and her husband who had not long purchased a drone, in fact, the shots in this video were from his third flight with the drone. Don’t you think he’s done a great job?
Dirawong Reserve Walk near Evans Head NSW
This was a coastal walk that enables you to take in the surreal features of waves crashing on the rocky formations along the coast. Well worth the hours of walking you can enjoy.
Wide Bay Foreshore, Hervey Bay Qld
The shire of Wide Bay has completed a welcoming foreshore for this part of Australia where Grey Nomads abound. The shore itself is not terribly inviting during low tide but the walk along this esplanade is easy and to be enjoyed.
Snappers Point near Evans Head NSW
Just beyond Evans Head main town can be found a short walk through the bush to a beach. Walk south along the beach and then enter the point beyond. A visitor commented to us as we made our way up the short trail that we ‘were about to experience something spectacular’. We surely did. The wind was very strong, but enjoyable. But at the same time, someone who had groomed their hair to perfection, would not find the gale to their liking. We found a spot and just enjoyed the strong breeze while watching the crashing waves against the rocky shore. Just around the headland, we encountered scores of dolphin rounding up their meal while seabirds dove headlong into the water to ‘steal’ some of the dolphin’s catch for the day.
Red Rock Walking Trail near Agnes Water NSW
This walking trail along a rocky shore with tiny private-like beaches between headlands, provided a great walk for the afternoon, The houses along the cliff faces were part of a conservation estate, where all houses and a resort are ‘off the grid’ and locked away from prying eyes.
Booti Booti National Park NSW
An early morning walk to witness a sunrise is always a highlight to the beginning of the day. Booti Booti is no exception with the walk lined with many varieties of palm fronds.
Our First 3 Months living in the motor home
Quickly showing our trip to Geelong, where we helped out with taking grandson to his ball-kid job at the Australian Open before venturing up through the inland via Young Dubbo Goondiwindi, the Gold Coast and down the New South Wales coast. We then left the motor home near Morisset while doing a three week ‘visit’ to home and prepare the house for a house sitter.
Cook Islands – Aitutaki 2015
What a great place to relax. We took 8 nights out in the Cook Islands in March. The break was one of the best we have enjoyed; nothing to do and all day to do it in. The people were so friendly and put themselves out of their way to help and make our stay so comfortable. It has become No 1 on our list of “must return” destinations.
Landscape beauty is all about “being there, at the right time”. On a group tour, you have to take photos of what you see, THEN! No coming back another day. This video is of the Scandinavian Countries and some Baltic Sea towns along the way.
Africa is just fantastic. Our group tour for 2013 was just the best. Although many of the regions we visited was third world, the accommodation was 5 star and the service was ‘just for us’. They say” if you weren’t born in Africa”, after visiting, “Africa is born in you.”
I brought home 8 and a half hours of film. After many hours going through all the shots, I broke it down to about 2 and a half ours of finished movies. You see, you need to have the camera running just in case the animal does something which will make the shot that much more interesting.
This video is a snap shot of our Group Tour to Africa. The stills were taken on a Sony DSC HX50V. I hope you enjoy ii.
Cvesky Krumlov 2010
This little village in the Czech Republic was delightful. Would you believe, this is the village where Prince Charles and Camilla had their honeymoon?
Ruins of Europe 2012
At 5:00am one morning in Rome, I hired a taxi which took me down the cobblestone alleyways of the city towards the Colloseum. (That ride in itself was worth getting up early for.) I was hoping for some movie of the Colloseum at day break. On opening the video camera to start filming, the sky showed as being an interesting blue. “Ah”, I thought, “I have to do my best at this shoot.” When I had finished filming around the Colloseum, I changed the settings to try and highlight the sunrise colours but that only brought in the natural colours that existed. I am so glad I found that blue colour in the sky as the backdrop to a very historical and well-known ruin in Rome.
This video is a quick tour around some of the ruins of Europe which we visited on our group tour to Italy, followed by an Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. I hope you enjoy the experience with me – and, yes, it’s OK to turn up the volume as the music is grand and needs to be heard.
For my 6oth birthday, I managed to make it to France, to follow nine stages of the Tour de France before our River Cruise. I travelled from Revel, and through the Pyrenees, on to Bordeaux for the time trial and then to Paris on the fast train.
I spent 4 days in Paris before flying to Toulouse, and so did a bit of filming around the town and came up with this movie. What inspired me was the music which is in our library, and so I put some video to it. I hope you like it.
Five Lakes Valley 2009
This is one of my favourite locations. Five Lakes Valley is in the eastern sierras of California south of Mammoth Lake Valley. It was early in the morning just 2 hours after a heavy snow fall. The sky was clear and every view was just ‘picture perfect’.