Category Archives: Odyssey #1 2012: Australia Europe

Across Australia. Day 1 and 2

LEG 11 PERTH to TAMWORTH. Last leg of our Encountering the Past Odyssey.  DAY 1     TUESDAY 15TH JANUARY 2013.   Mandurah to Stormy Camp, near Esperance After consulting the Indian Ocean weather map I think we have about ten days of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong to Perth, Australia

HONG KONG  When Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1841 the island was described as a rock with hardly a house upon it and on the islands to the south there were a few fishing villages  and to the … Continue reading

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Zurich, Switzerland

After spending some additional days in Bern with our Swiss family we revisited Rebstein and St Gallen for farewells then set forth to Zurich to say hello and goodbye to the last of our Swiss friends, Rolf, Erika and their … Continue reading

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Porto Venere and our final day in the Cinque Terre

FRIDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2012. PORTO VENERE From Monterosso we caught a train to La Spezia passing through the other villages of the Cinque Terre…Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore and then a bus to Campiglia where we began our walk along … Continue reading

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Manarola, Cinque Terre

THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2012. MANAROLA Today I stayed at the apartment on my own.  I wanted a day to myself writing and painting and watching the doings of the village. Our apartment is on the second floor and from the … Continue reading

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Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2012. Riomaggiore The church bells stopped ringing at 10-00pm and didn’t start again until 6-00am so we had a good night’s sleep. We took the train to the seaside town of Riomaggiore, a truly medieval village with … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, Monterosso

TUESDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2012. Christmas Day around Monterosso  Last night, as would be expected, there was a lot of church activity in the village. The bells of the church next to our apartment were getting a full-on workout, not only … Continue reading

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Monterosso and Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy

SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2012. Around Monterosso Today until 3-00pm I stayed indoors writing while Bev and our hosts went walking.  The hold up with postings is not so much on my part with regards writing nor with Bev editing and … Continue reading

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Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy.

SATURDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2012. Train  to Vernazza and a walk back to Monterosso.  This morning we awoke to a clear blue sky. In light of it being a sunny day our hosts decided we should execute the plan devised last … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre, Italy. Bern to Monterosso via Milan

FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2012. BERN TO THE CINQUE TERRE  ITALY Today we took a train to Monterosso in northern Italy for the Christmas New Year period.  We are in the company of Rahel, her husband Michi, baby Emma and Rahel’s … Continue reading

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