scuba diving:

A Solomon Islands photo album

18 February 2011 | Places

The Solomon Islands – a great place to travel. I started my Solomon circuit with a visit to Uepi Island on the Marovo Lagoon, a beautiful lagoon, interesting islands, fabulous scuba diving, lots of friendly sharks and some huge manta rays. From Seghe, on the edge of ...

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The Heads, The Rip & Pope’s Eye

14 January 2011 | Living

Flying from Melbourne down to Tasmania, Australia’s island state, the other day my flight went right over The Heads, the narrow entrance into Port Phillip Bay.  The Rip, the narrowest part of the entrance, is one of Australia’s most hazardous port entrances, a place w...

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Phuket

15 December 2010 | Places

A pre-Christmas week in Phuket included a visit to this recent acquisition, the 45-metre-high seated Big Buddha figure which seems to be visible from all over the southern end of the island. A long winding road twists and turns up to the hilltop location where the f...

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Fernando de Noronha

11 April 2010 | Places

▲  On the Cacimba do Padre beach with brown boobies perching on a rock Sitting at a beach café, sipping a caipirinha, watching the sun set and trying not to be distracted by the girls on the beach in their fio dental, dental floss bikinis. Well someone’s got to d...

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Colombia – Cartagena & the Caribbean Coast

8 April 2008 | Places

I’m travelling around Colombia, a country which travellers are starting to discover, now that the drug guys are keeping their heads down and the rebels have retreated into the jungle. In the rest of the country the main danger, the Colombian tourist board suggests, is...

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