North to Japan

In 1995 on our first trip around Europe (with Hannah, then aged 16) we had a chance meeting with an expatriate Australian couple travelling with grandchildren. Majella was inspired and in 2006 we did our […]

Reef adventure

This was a day of ‘choose your own adventure’. There was early movement because Emily, Nick, Harry, and Ben needed to be away by 7:00 am to board for their 8:00 am trip to the […]

Kuranda wandering

As late as breakfast this morning there was negotiation of arrangement for our excursion to Kuranda today. We had discussed it last night but some were already asleep by then and we needed to be […]

Rainforest waterholes

Jane’s official itinerary listed a 9:00 am departure for Babinda and the Boulders but in deference to Emily’s desire to visit the markets an optional excursion for breakfast had been added. The Esplanade Markets operate […]


We did not hurry ourselves this morning. We ate breakfast of muesli and yoghurt with coffee in our motel room, cleaned up, packed, and loaded the car. We were on the road by 8:30 am […]


We both slept well and did not hurry out because breakfast at the Queens Hotel did not begin until 8:00 am. We were there soon after that and both opted for coffees with fruit salad […]


There was no early morning walk today because a major part of the plan for the day was a walk in the mountains. Instead we were up early for breakfast and packing the car for […]