September 25, 2016

Historic Powell River

Follow us on Facebook! A couple of weeks ago Janis and I visited our friends Paul and Cheryl for the weekend. They recently retired to Powell River, though Cheryl still telecommutes. A lot of people think the Sunshine Coast is just the Sechelt Peninsula, but that’s only about half of it. It actually extends all the way to Lund, about a half hour north of Powell River. When you take the ferry from Earl’s Cove, there’s a big sign greeting you at Saltery Bay that says, “Welcome dude, you’ve like totally made it up to the Top of the Sunshine Coast!” Yeah, the Sunshine Coast is pretty laid back, dude! To get…

September 5, 2016

Stopover in Sydney

Follow us on Facebook! We flew home from Perth on Friday with a stopover in Sydney. The layover was 23 hours so we booked a hotel for the night and spent a good half day checking out the sights. Wanting to see the landmark Sydney Opera House, we booked a hotel within a kilometer of the famed venue. Upon arrival however, we had no idea exactly where it was so we hopped on a shuttle bus. Few of the hotels have free shuttle service from the airport so it cost us $30 for the two of us. There was a train service to downtown but we didn’t know exactly where…

September 5, 2016

Photo Gallery: Sydney, Australia

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our all too short visit to Sydney. You may also want to check out my photo gallery of the Writers Walk. And the original article on Sydney if you missed it. Photo Gallery: Writers Walk Stopover in Sydney Follow us on Facebook!

September 5, 2016

Photo Gallery: The Writers Walk, Sydney

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some of the plaques marking the Writers Walk along Sydney, Australia’s Circular Quay. The last three were taken at night with a flash and appear to be a little different in colour. Those colours are actually more accurate. These are just sixteen of the two dozen or so writers with plaques. The others were writers I am not familiar with. I was not familiar with Oodgeroo Noonuccal below, but I really liked the quote. The others below I had heard of or heard of some of their works, though I have not read all of their works, if any. I have added the quotes…