Tag Archives: whimsy

Back home

I’m back home But can’t settle Miss the rumbling wheels beneath me Melbourne still a touch too cold So headed north The warm arms of the north were beckoning me To reach the humid warmth of the sub tropics In … Continue reading

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Lago di Como (Lario) 

The brochure called it the lake of dreams. But it’s a lake of life and vitality. From the tourist towns like Bellagio The narrow streets of the villages full of smells of fine food, chatter and laughter And beautiful villages … Continue reading

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A Renewal

Cyclone Storm Rain Flood Then from the destruction and devastation Renewal The water in the rivers and waterfalls flow The land brown and bare only weeks previous now an emerald green The birdlife active In the trees and on the ground … Continue reading

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Melbourne can be a little different

As the rest of Australia Swelters In Melbourne has a top to day of 19c As the Lunar New Year Celebrations draw to the end There was Chinese dancing at Victoria Market With traditional music and movement Then in a change … Continue reading

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Tassie (Tasmania)

    I’ve looked at Tassie from both sides now from in and out and still somehow Its Tassie’s illusion I recall I really don’t know Tassie at all (will apologies to Joni Mitchell)   I’m going to Tassie again … Continue reading

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Impressions of Spain 1 – the Spanish

I saw the Dutch as having a stoic inner strength as a result of the battle the with external forces. The Spanish temperament is shaped by the battle with their own wild passion. Separatists in the Basque country and Catalonia … Continue reading

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Impressions of the Netherlands and the Dutch 

Having spent, off and on, a couple of weeks in the Netherlands and travelling a couple of thousand kilometres across Europe with a bunch of of Dutch Moto Guzzi riders has left me with some powerful impressions of this place … Continue reading

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