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Sink or Swim

Dear Friends, Can you see this sign almost hidden behind the Mr Twirly Ice Cream van at Brown Lake? When I first saw it from a distance, I was sure it said “Beavers Only”. I was quite excited, because I’ve never been anywhere exclusive before and I thought I was the only beaver in Australia. Perhaps …

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Rainy Day Blues

 Dear Friends, Manny and I were enjoying a peaceful stroll along the beach in Blankenberge when we came across row upon row of little houses. These quaint beach huts were all different in one small way or another. Some were colourfully painted, others had verandas and there were even a few with decorative windows. We …

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Message in a Bottle

Dear Friends, Messages have been placed in bottles and thrown into the ocean for more than 2000 years by star-crossed lovers, explorers and scientists. Theophrastus, an ancient Greek philosopher, used message-filled bottles in a science experiment in 310 BC while Christopher Columbus put a report of his journey into a bottle and tossed it overboard …

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La Mer – Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea

Dear Friends, There’s nothing but the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and Australia, and when the seas are rough, driftwood is washed up on the west coast of the South Island and left like matchsticks. It’s safer to admire the view from atop the lookout tower… because they didn’t mention beavers on this sign. I …

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The Year of the Fan – Weekly Photo Challenge – My 2012 in Pictures

Dear Friends, 2012 was the year I began sharing my travels, and along the way I have met so many admirers – family and friends, strangers who have become friends and even the Queen! I still get that warm fuzzy feeling when people ask to have their photo taken with me. My fan club grows larger …

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

   Dear Friends, Seven Mile Beach, on the south eastern coast of Tasmania, hugs the waters of Frederick Henry Bay. This gloriously undeveloped coastline stretches far away behind me towards the Forestier Peninsula. I climbed as far up this piece of driftwood as I could in case the waves came too near. The waters of Frederick Henry …

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Life’s a Beach

Dear Friends, While I was in Sydney I wanted to see the iconic eastern beaches, home of those true Australian heroes – the surf lifesavers. My pilgrimage began at Maroubra Beach, where I was hoping to catch some wave action, but this lone surfer was leaving, and the flags weren’t even out. Could it be that the grey skies had put …

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