Category Archives: Travel

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

Norfolk Island has a history of convict settlements. This picture depicts some of the ruins from that time.

After the end of the 2nd convict settlement, Queen Victoria granted the island to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Many of their families still live there today.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Diary

When Dad moved out of his home he passed his boxes of family history information to me.

Amongst the many books and genealogy charts I found the diary my aunt kept when she sailed on the SS Lakemba in 1957 to her new life in Canada.

I wonder what other treasures are in those boxes.

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Posted in response to Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.

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Travel Theme: Seasonal

We were supposed to go to produce swap this morning – an ideal opportunity for a photo of seasonal produce – but it’s postponed due to lovely, lovely rain.

A good excuse for a rummage through my archives.

Last year I travelled to Georgia in the US in October and November. I had hoped to see the fall foliage at its best. But the weather had other ideas and there was very little sun during my 2 week visit. But I certainly did get a taste of the beautiful colours that are on show.

Here’s a simple, single leaf from that trip.

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See more of the seasons here.