Category: Ruminations


Today was our last day in port on this cruise. Next time we dock it will be in Seward, the port for Anchorage, where we will board a coach for Denali.  Although the Westerdam docked […]

Marathon walking

It was not in a single burst or even a single day but my Fitbit record confirms that our efforts in the Lamington National Park while staying at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat last week amounted to […]

Authorised walking

Devoted followers of our adventures might be forgiven for wondering what happened to Majella’s burning ambition to attempt all of the walks from Laura Ryan’s book this year. I posted on 20 April about the […]

2018 USA road trip plans

I spent many hours earlier this week planning for a 2 week road trip around some parts of the USA that we have yet to visit. The road trip will fill the first 2 weeks […]

More tweaking

I’m not sure whether this has been driven more by the website renovation bug urging me to finish what I started or by my capacity for procrastination on other activities. Most likely it has been […]

Another relocation

Earlier this year I moved this blog from to my own hosted space at this address. That move went reasonably smoothly and the blog settled comfortably in that space as it recorded our travels […]

New travel blog location

As explained in what I expect will be the final post on the previous site of this blog I have decided to move our travel blog onto the hosting service that I have been using […]

Yugambeh walking

As the title suggests, this post is mostly about our walking adventures but I felt the need to put it in context first. More details about our walking follow below.

Learning from travel

After 12 weeks exploring Europe and Great Britain, I have learnt a few things. Here are some of them in no particular order.

Majella again

Six weeks almost done, six weeks to go. We’ve shared our adventures with some good friends along the way and are really looking forward to catching up with family at the end of this month. […]