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The path of death and survival

I blame the smoke for my tears.

It was hot, steamy and fires in the area made it smoky too.

Nothing to do with thinking about the thousands of prisoners of war who died there or those, like my Uncle Dick, who survived and came home but were forever changed.

To walk part of the notorious Thai-Burma railway, including Hellfire Pass, was a truly emotional journey for me.

No matter how uncomfortable I was, it was only a drop in the ocean compared to the suffering this path has seen.


Posted in response to

Ailsa’s Travel Theme.

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.


See more of the seasons here.

The edge of the world

As usual, my challenge posts have been irregular but I’m still here.

Here is a picture of the edge of the world taken from one of my favourite forms of transport – a cruise ship.

You can really see why people thought the earth was flat, can’t you?

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Posted in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme and The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge.



Across the generations

I’ll be honest, I’ve been a bit absent lately, busy with other things – including celebrating Dad’s 90th birthday.

Here he is with his great-grandson when we went out for lunch on the day.


I took this candid photo on my phone: Dad and Rupert close together  as we sat in the open outside the restaurant celebrating this happy event.

How lucky for me that this brings together several challenges this week. I’m trying to catch up.

Nancy’s Photo a week challenge: Phone-tography

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Close

owpc-logo-21 Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge: Candid

cffc Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Event

hughs-weekly Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Open

Happily Dazzled by this Group

We were happy to be able to go to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo where we were dazzled by the performances, including this colourful group.


Find more dazzling groups to make you happy with these weekly photo challenges:

Ailsa’s Travel Theme



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Flying Goannas

Travel Guides … but not as you know them.

In January, I was finally in the right place at the right time to visit the Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane.

This huge sale of second hand books had me entertained for hours.

I managed to snavel a few travel book bargains, including 2 of the 3 hilarious Jetlag Travel Guides.

Any production by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.20160416_154425.jpg

Thanks to Ailsa’s Travel Them at Where’s My Backpack


Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.