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Backgound Photo:  Bathurst narrows SW Tasmania


"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travelís sake. The great affair is to move" - Robert Louis Stevenson (1879)
April-May-June 2012 - Walking the Camino in Portugal Walking from Lisbon Portugal to Santiago Spain. Read the blog of the walk here.
April 2011 - USA Road trip Drove across the USA spending lots of time at 2nd hand bookshops. The USA roadtrip blog is here.
August - October 2010 - Walking the Camino de Santiago

Walked for 6 weeks with Judy along the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances) . You can read the Walking the Camino blog here


June - July 2003 Broome or Bust!

Crossing Central Australia to Northern Western Australia

Two Four Wheel Drives - Four Adults and Three Kids across the centre of Australia to Broome...!
Broome or Bust.jpg (87961 bytes) Click on the map for the route we took - Judy, her son Tom, my parents Fay and Ron, my son Sam and niece Jade - We travelled up the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs - then up the Tanami track across the Tanami Desert to Halls Creek. Then Kununurra, Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls, Kalumburu, Derby Broome, then down the West Coast to Perth and the Indian Pacific Train to Adelaide. 
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Tanami camp.jpg (258860 bytes) One of our bush campsites on the Tanami - in Western Australia Catheral Gorge - Bungles.jpg (210194 bytes) Looking up - Cathedral Gorge - Bungle Bungles
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Tasmania - January 2003

Walking the Overland Track

My son Sam and I spent six days walking the Overland track from Cradle Valley to lake St clair.
Sam in front of Cradle Mountain it was a hot day! Flaked out from the heat at Lake Windemere Despite some of the hot weather we got when we did the Overland track, its a very wet and damp place!
New Zealand - Jan 2001 Traveled around the Southern part of the South Island of NZ with my son Sam.
Sam riding a recumbant in Christchurch You have to eat your porridge no matter what the weather Sam at Fox Glacier
USA, England, Singapore and Indonesia

October-November 2000

My son Sam and I spent two weeks traveling up the east coast of the USA, then England, Singapoe and south to the island of Palau Bintan in Indonesia.
Sam in front of the Apollo 11 capsule at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum - Washington Me sitting outside the Capitol Building  Sam in front of Tower Bridge  - London
Wilsons Promontory January 2000 Hiked down to the southern most point on the Australian mainland with my son Sam. So far - have made the western most, eastern most, and southern most points of Australia - northern most still to come!
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hiking down the track thru Wilsons Promontory Maits Rest Otway Ranges Sam at Cape Otway Lighthouse
England, Paris and Honk Kong October 1999
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In front of Buckingham Palace if you look hard you can see me in front of the gate The house my mother grew up in Brightlingsea UK In front of the millennium wheel (they were still putting it up) - London
Darwin, Kakadu, Broome, Monkey Mia, Perth  Sep-Oct 1998 with my son Sam
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Glendambo in Northern South Australia Nullabour Plain Sam and myself at Ayres Rock
East Coast USA April 1995 New York, Washington, drove down through Florida through the Keys to Key West. back up to the Everglades. Canoed through the Everglades and camped on  a 'chickie' - great experience!. Headed west to New Orleans then north through Memphis to Buffalo New York. After seeing a very frozen Niagara Falls, drove to Toronto. Then up to the North East - Vermont and Maine, then down the coast on the I-95 to New York again and home!  
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Roadside stop Florida Everglades Janet at the southernmost point of the USA Feeding the squirrels new Kennedy Space Centre
West Coast USA October 1992 Los Angeles (with compulsory visit  to Disneyland) drove to Las Vegas. Then north to Death Valley, north to Mammoth Mountain in the Rockies got as high as I have ever been (10,000 feet) then down to Yosemite National Park. West to San Francisco, then south to Los Angeles. 
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Janet at the lowest point of Death Valley
Tokyo-Japan 1990 Stayed in Tokyo for five days visiting the city sites.
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Nullarbor Mt Ragged Israelite Bay 1996 Crossed the nullarbour, went south from Ballendonia Roadhouse via a four-wheel drive track to Mt Ragged. Climbed Mt Ragged went south-east to Israelite Bay. Then west to Esperance.
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At the top of

 Mt Ragged

Nullabour Cliffs
Broome - Tanami Track Have been to Broome WA (a wonderful place) twice via the Tanami track
Fraser Island Queensland Crossed to Fraser Island- stayed at several camp-sites on Fraser Island - four-wheel drived up the ocean beach
Simpson Desert crossing Its a bit hopeless I know - but we didn't take a camera! . crossed the Simpson desert via the French Line, got bogged in Eyre Creek
Darwin - Kakadu - Wyndam Broome Monkey Mia - Steep Point 1993
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Swimming in a waterhole Litchfield National Park roadside stop Stuart Highway heading north Boab Tree Derby Western Australia
roadside stop Stuart Highway heading north Boab Tree Derby Western Australia