Photo Gallery: Rottnest Island East End

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the East End of Rottnest Island. Overlooking Pinky Beach from the Bathurst Lighthouse The Bathurst Lighthouse Sculptured shoreline near the Bathurst Lighthouse Some local residences on Rottnest Island. Some are available as rentals. No quokkas allowed!  Perth seen from Rottnest Island, 19 kilometres away. Salmon Bay […]

Rottnest Island

Follow us on Facebook! Australia is a biologically distinct continent with many species of both plant and animal life that live nowhere else in the world. These include, of course, the kangaroo, the wallaby, the koala, the Tasmanian devil, the emu, and a wide variety of snakes and insects. Some of these flora and fauna are […]

Photo Gallery: Rottnest Island West End

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the west end of Rottnest Island including the Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. Janis and Sarah checking out the seals at Cathedral Rocks Seals at Cathedral Rocks A seal shows off A king’s skink Closer look at the king’s skink Fish Hook Bay Janis and I […]

The Forgotten Island

Follow us on Facebook! When we think of the Bahamas we think of the cities of Nassau and Freeport and maybe of the fabulous Atlantis Resort. We also think of an island archipelago with many sandy beaches. The Bahamas, in fact, has over 700 islands of varying sizes. One of them used to be the […]

Photo Gallery: Eleuthra

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit to the island of Eleuthra in the Bahamas. Our tour guide on the bus tells of the history of Eleuthra During the ride we were shown how to make some crafts, including this headband made from reeds A house in Governor’s Harbour is […]

Photo Gallery: Chania, Crete

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit to Chania, Crete. Looking down the street toward the bay and harbor of Chania. Greek Orthodox Cathedral A statue of some famous Cretan.  The most famous person to hail from Chania is probably world-renowned folk singer Nana Mouskouri. The marina on the left with […]

A Snug Little Harbor

Follow us on Facebook! Chania, Crete was our fourth and final port of call on our Mediterranean cruise in 2011. As is always the case with cruises, there were a variety of excursions available, but we opted to explore on our own. We do this in about half of our ports of call and always come […]

Singapore: Gardens By the Bay

Follow us on Facebook! We asked around before visiting Singapore what we should see. Several places were mentioned including the Night Zoo and Sentosa Island. But on our cab ride to the cruise ship, we passed the Gardens on the Bay. We saw its artificial trees (called supertrees) standing out and wondered what they were. And […]

Singapore: Clean, Green and Safe

Follow us on Facebook! My wife and I just came back after two days in Singapore, a fabulous city with much to offer the visitor. We first got there after midnight on January 22nd, got some sleep at a nice hotel, and then embarked on a seven day cruise before getting back to the city on […]