Australia day 6

When we woke up this morning the fog had cleared and it was beautiful and sunny. Breakfast on the porch of our Airbnb listening to the cockatoos screeching, the magpies warbling and a whole bunch […]


Australia day 5

348 years after Captain Cook stepped on to Botany Bay it was our turn to meander around Australias largest city. Packed up our stuff from the Airbnb in Chippendale and parked the Kia van in […]


Australia day 4

Woke up in the “Summer House” in Possum Brush to the sound of Magpies and Kookaburras. Enjoyed fresh mangoes and coffee on the porch for breakfast.  Packed our stuff in the car and headed down […]


Australia day 3

Woke up on Stella to another warm but wet morning. Michael, Nicolina and Pontus took off in the dingy in search of fresh prawns from the local fishermen but they were out of luck. Deb […]


Australia day 2

Warm and humid night aboard Stella but we all slept pretty well anyway. Warm and overcast this morning. Started the day with a fantastic breakfast with fresh mangoes, yogurt, toast and espresso coffee. A dip […]


Australia day 1

Day  0 The alarm rang at half past 3 in the morning. Our fantastic neighbour Peter dropped us at Landvetter Airport for the first leg to Frankfurt. It was pitch dark and a couple of […]


First snow

The temperature dropped to more normal November levels this week. Drove to the summer house for some peace and quiet after a hectic week at work. A warm and crackling fire in the stove keeping […]


Remembrance Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month is when we remember those who died in the first and second world war, and all wars since. It marked the end of hostilities […]


November on Orust

First weekend in November. Halloween. Friday is cold and wet and the cloud cover so thick you can feel the weight of it. We escape to the summer house on Orust to sit infront of […]


Autumn colours in the Appalachians

Another work trip to Greensboro. Meetings, meetings and more meetings. Friday morning I check out of the Embassy Suites and, when the meetings end on Friday afternoon, I head west to the mountains.  I have […]