Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hong Kong

We arrive early…moored at 5.00 am, view from the porthole showed some of the hundreds of sky scrapers looming up out of the mist. We are out on Kowloon Island, the pole position in the city is taken by…..Queen Victoria … Continue reading

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Far from home!!

  We peered over the side of the queen and saw masses of garbage floating in the sea. It is truly disgusting. Across the bay is a huge community of squatter Filipinos whose houses lie over the water, and who … Continue reading

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What’s happening….

Look at this! Oh gloom! We have come all this way to see the Great Barrier Reef. And here in Cairns, the sky is loaded with thick grey layers of clouds. There are lights in the homes on shore and … Continue reading

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On with the sunscreen, slip, slap, slop!

  The hole in the ozone may have closed up, but it is toasty down under. As we move up the coast from Brisbane on our way to Cairns we are in the tropics. Robyn and Graham are friends from … Continue reading

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Sydney and Brisbane

Oh finally we arrive in Sydney. 4.00 am go through the Heads, we didn’t get up. It is still very dark, but at 6 there is no ignoring the noisy mooring noises from below our cabin, and amazing the sun … Continue reading

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Upside down!

The Queen is in Sydney, Australia. We are with my brother and his lovely family.

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Across the Tasman Sea….

  Auckland is marvelous. I love the weather, a gentle 73 degrees. The city is clean, and the watery headlands and beaches masses of trees and green space is picturesque. The downtown is many tall modern buildings south of the … Continue reading

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