Category Archives: Trips

Glaciers NZ Style

One of the tourists draw-cards for New Zealand is the stunning alpine scenery and rightly so; this includes Glaciers. The two most popular in the South Island are Franz Joseph Glacier and Fox Glacier. We visited Franz Josef in 1984, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Jon Strachan, Trips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Politics New Zealand Style

After a decade in Local Government it should come as no surprise that I have an interest in politics and elections. So I jumped at the opportunity to visit New Zealand’s Parliament House when visiting Wellington. A tour anyone can … Continue reading

Posted in Jon Strachan, Politics, Trips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday-Home

Our flight was in the evening so we arranged a late check out. We took a late breakfast with our neighbours and then I went for a walk to the beach. When I returned Cathy was lounging with elevated leg … Continue reading

Posted in Trips | Tagged | Leave a comment

Friday-BIMC

I suggested I went into Ubud to get some antibiotics and painkillers, Cathy suggested we went to a medical centre, so I searched for one. We got a car to take us there and saw an efficient and thorough Doctor.  … Continue reading

Posted in Trips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thursday-Mount Batur

Today we planned the longest trip of our holiday, up to Mt Batur. We chose Bali because of the proximity to Fremantle, regular flights and agreeable climate. We live by the beach, so what we yearned were some mountains, something … Continue reading

Posted in Trips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wednesday-Massage

After the excitement of yesterday we decided to have a relaxing day on Wednesday and plan a big trip for the next day. We were really getting into the groove and arranged a massage for late morning. I went first, … Continue reading

Posted in Trips | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday-Tegenungan Falls

Day 5 and the time seems to be running away with us, so time for some organising. Today we would take our first longer trip on the bike. I checked out the route on the map, even looked at street-views … Continue reading

Posted in Trips | Tagged , , | Leave a comment