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I'm an avid traveller based on the Gold Coast, Australia.  I love my photography.  My other passions involve outdoor activities, including snowboarding, surfing and  wakeboarding.  You'll find me riding every morning, swimming as much as I can and loving late night walks with my pups along the beach front.  Wildlife and nature amaze me and my favourite time is spent in the wilderness.

 

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Nature

May 9, 2019

Kauai is home to some incredible sea life including Blue whales, Killer whales, Sperm whales, Pilot whales, Bottlenose dolphins and Striped dolphins.  Unfortunately on this trip to Kauai, we did not have time to see these incredible fish.  Instead we experienced the wonderful bird life on the Island including native songbirds, tropical birds, and the island’s infamous hordes of wild chickens.

The red-ta...

May 8, 2019

We were so looking forward to the helicopter flight.  We had taken the helicopter (doors off) on the Big Island to see the volcano and what an experience. Our pilot on The Big Island was an ex Airforce Pilot and he certainly gave us a thrilling ride.

If you've been following any of my other blogs, you will know we always hire a car (which our friends give us a hard time over, but we like road tripping).  I'm always the dri...

May 7, 2019

Destination Hawaii - here we come.  We've been to Hawaii on several occasions, spending time in Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.  This vacation we chose to stay at Kauai for 3 days and then head back to Oahu to meet up with our children and grandchildren.

We normally fly Jetstar from Sydney, but this time chose to fly Hawaiian Airlines. A 10 hour flight from Sydney to Honolulu and then a 2 hour stop over (which was...

October 28, 2018

After an amazing, and too short a time at Zion National Park, we left way too late to head to our next stop Bryce Canyon. Leaving the Canyon overlook about 5.30pm it should have taken around 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Bryce Canyon, but there were stops due to the stunning scenery, which meant we arrived around 7.45pm.  It was extremely dark (pitch black in fact) and we couldn't find the turn off for Bryce Canyon Lodge.  We end...

October 27, 2018

The American road trip - stunning landscapes, scenery that we had never experienced before and places that were unforgettable, unbelievable and breathtakingly beautiful.  As we entered the Valley of Fire State Park, we saw our first red rocks and what an amazing sight, with so many more to follow.  However, before we could experience these natural wonders, we had to make our way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and what better wa...

February 1, 2018

I fell in love with the Snow Monkeys on my very first visit to Japan many years ago; and now I cannot visit Japan without spending a day or more sitting, watching and taking many photographs of these gorgeous, fun loving creatures.

The babies are adorable with their cheeky grins, their playful antics and are so inquisitive about everything around them.   

The Snow Monkeys' facial expressions are priceles...

September 5, 2017

Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. It is reported that there are nearly 300 species of birds, 16 species of fish, five species of amphibians, six species of reptiles, and 67 species of mammals—including seven native ungulate species and two bear species.

We love our wildlife and can spend hours, days and weeks immersing our-self into their natural habitats.  We spend a lot of time research...

August 31, 2017

Some of the amazing animals we spent our time with in Yellowstone National Park.

August 29, 2017

Jenny Lake, which sits at the base of Cascade Canyon is one of the highlights of a visit to Grand Teton National Park. You can boat, hike, camp or picnic at Jenny Lake. 

The lakeshore is split into two self-explanatory zones: South and North Jenny Lake. The South Jenny Lake area has more amenities and is the location of the visitor center, ranger station, campground and docks. The north area features a boat launch, picnic area,...

August 27, 2017

After such an amazing time in Churchill with the Beluga Whales and the unforgettable Polar Bears, we boarded our flight to Winnipeg, where we would spend one more night before embracing the wonders of Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park.

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