Sometimes we get inspired to record some of the more memorable days of trips that we have made. They serve to remind us of the things that we have done, the places we have been to and the people we have met and if we do not record them we tend to forget great chunks of the times we have spent away.
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A cruise on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth

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Feb 23, 2019

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After a couple of days in Adelaide we headed to the Port of Adelaide to board the Queen Elizabeth. It had been sailing in Australian waters for a few weeks before leaving for New Zealand and places north. The ship is large. It takes more than two thousand passengers and a crew of just over one thousand. Everywhere on board is impressive and the style is Art Deco. Once we had been frisked by security we boarded the ship and were ushered up to deck nine where we had a coffee in the Lido Lounge whilst we waited for our cabin to be ready at noon, ship's time. Excited to see the cabin, we took the... + details

Adelaide's North Terrace Arts Precinct

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Feb 23, 2019

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I was chatting to a good friend of mine who mentioned that they had booked a trip on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth from Adelaide to Melbourne via Hobart, Tasmania. I thought this would be a good opportunity to experience cruising and indeed it was. We decided to have a couple of nights in Adelaide before embarking on the ship and wandered around North Terrace where the Art Gallery, Museum and State Library were located. The weather was atrocious but we managed to stay out of the rain in the morning and the afternoon turned out to be warm and sunny. We started our tour in the State Library to get... + details

A day trip to Musk Farm

Walking through the woodland at Musk Farm, Daylesford

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Jan 7, 2019

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The Open Garden's committee manages to persuade owners of some of the most beautiful gardens in Victoria to open them to the public. Musk Farm was no exception.   We set off from Melbourne and stopped for breakfast at our favourite haunt in Woodend before continuing onto Daylesford. Just as we were approaching Daylesford we saw the station where the Daylesford Spa Country Railway starts and were lucky enough to park the car and get on the train headed for Musk with just five minutes to spare. The railway has been reopened by volunteers and is a great way to get to Musk station which is a... + details

Farewell to Mazamet

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Jul 28, 2014

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Our last day in Mazamet was very busy indeed. We went to the market in the morning for the last time and said goodbye to the people in Café de la Paix and Café Central who had been so good to us in providing coffees over the past months. We also bought just enough cheese and fruit for our last day from the stall holders whom we had come to know over our few months in Mazamet. We had our last trip to the laundromat which we had come to know so well before cleaning the house and finalising our packing. We then drove to Jean-Jacques and Cathy's house for lunch. Bernard, Yvette, Mer and Andrew... + details

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