Animal Life in 2009
22 December 2009 | Living
I've been posting some 'end of 2009' lists in an assortment of categories, starting with Aerial Views, then with Hotels (good and bad), Other Transport, Music, Cars & Drives, Galleries & Museums and Books. Today it's my Animals & Wildlife of 2009.
Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009
15 December 2009 | Living
The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia.
In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was si...
Swallows & Amazons
29 January 2009 | Media
Winding down a road to the north coast of Kangaroo Island a few weeks ago I came across this house name, the title of a favourite book. Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons was the last book my parents ever read to me and by the end I was becoming thoroughly fed ...
5 January 2009 | Media
The last two years I’ve kicked off the year with a walk in the Australian island state of Tasmania. In January 2008 I was walking on Maria Island. On 1 January 2007 I was part way down the Overland Track, the most popular long distance walk not only in Tasmania but in...
Kangaroo Island for the New Year
2 January 2009 | Places
▲ Kangaroo Island kangaroos
We finished 2008 and started 2009 with a visit to Kangaroo Island. Australia’s third largest island (after the mainland that is) lies south of Adelaide in the state of South Australia. It’s big (seven times as large as Singapore Isla...