Tag Archives: Photography

I Feel The Earth Move

Dear Friends, Did you feel the earth move last week? If you live on the mid north coast of Queensland you might have, because there have been eight earthquakes in the last week, with the strongest at magnitude-5.7. Luckily they were well off the coast so there’s been little damage. Where I live we didn’t feel the earthquakes at …

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We Are Family!

Dear Friends, After reading my last letter, my good friend Yvonne commented that I should reconnect with my extended Castor family. This week I was invited to a family reunion and, with Yvonne’s comment on my mind, I was happy to accept. The love of travel and adventure must run in the family because my …

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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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Slow Boat

 Dear Friends, You know how much I enjoy doing work experience. It’s great fun to spend a day in someone else’s shoes. But sometimes it’s good to sit back and let that person just get on with it. That’s what Manny and I thought when we sailed from Bruges to Damme on the paddle boat Lamme …

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Life in the Fast Lane – Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

Dear Friends, My favourite ride at Tokyo Disneyland was Space Mountain. Even with my Fast Pass it took some time to get to the front of the queue, but I whiled away the time by watching as each car full of daring riders came to a screeching halt. It took no more than a few seconds for …

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Early One Morning – Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

Dear Friends, You’ve probably heard the saying “The early bird catches the worm.” Believe me, it’s not just an old wives’ tale. I was watching this morning as a kookaburra, out and about just as the sun rose, was looking for a tasty treat for his breakfast. And it’s not just worms he was after. The campers …

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Speed of Light – Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur

Dear Friends, This week I went for a ride on the Shinkansen, more commonly known as the Bullet Train, from Hakone to Tokyo. The Shinkansen is able to reach a maximum speed of 320 kilometres per hour. I don’t know if we actually travelled that fast but once we started everything was a blur. My personal assistant Mrs …

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Fresh Fruit – Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

Dear Friends, Every café, restaurant and food stall in Tokyo has its display of plastic food in the window, designed to tempt and tease us. Like everyone else in Harajuku, I was drawn to the spectacular array of sweet treats at Santa Monica Crepes. It was as though an irresistible  magnetic force was drawing me in …

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Sky High

Dear Friends, I know what you’re going to say when you see this photo. At first glance it looks like the Eiffel Tower has had a makeover and turned a brilliant shade of orange. Well, you’re sort of right but completely wrong! This is Tokyo Tower, a communications and observation tower in the centre of …

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Ain’t That Peculiar?

Dear Friends, Manny and I should have known something was up the day we went to the Natural History Museum in London. All the signs were there but we weren’t very observant. We were much too excited for our own good! There were some very strange creatures hanging around outside. They were all smiling, but not …

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