Travel Theme-Rain

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My

Rain

Travel Theme.

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Our first wet, but not cold, day was in Venice.

Umbrellas were the order of the morning.

Finding a seat in a sidewalk coffee shop,

which barely kept us dry, was an ideal way to

spend an hour or so lovingly caressing a cup of coffee.

The long coffee break was so we did not have to walk

several hundred yards, in the rain, and back again

to board the ferry for our journey to, and lunch at, Murano.

 Even in steady rain colourful Murano

was well worth the visit.

A convivial afternoon was had by all.

Although ponchos and umbrellas were still clearly

 heading the fashion trend, Mother Nature eased up

a little as we walked back to our ferry and

a ride back to our hotel.

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Where’s My Backpack: Rain

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Travel Theme-Cream

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My

Cream

Travel Theme.

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My creamy post for this week was nearly a non-event…

until I remembered our morning tea slice

of Black Forest Cake which probably contained

enough calories to last us several days.

That thought then lead on to our

strawberry and cream morning tea.

Sadly we did not sample these as we were

still feeling the effects of a

larger than normal breakfast.

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Where’s My Backpack: Cream

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Travel Theme-Garden

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My

Garden

Travel Theme.

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Some shots taken in our garden

over the past week or so.
First a dead flax flower.

Dwarf Bamboo.

An attempted close up of the best part of

a Grevillea flower.

Finally, after writing about Hydrangeas in York

being this colour we discovered that ours

had changed to  a reddish colour also.

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Where’s My Backpack: Garden

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Travel Theme-Balls

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My

Balls

Travel Theme.

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I need to be circumspect with my wording this week.These concrete balls were found in Vienna,

according to my tags.

However, I manage to see these balls

very regularly, day or night,

along the main tourist/visitor section

of Geelong’s waterfront.

 

  Finally, some French balls from Avignon.

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Where’s My Backpack: Balls

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Travel Theme-Earth

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My

Earth

Travel Theme.

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Some images taken along Victoria’s

Great Ocean Road.

Stone piles created by tourists, holiday makers.

After the bush fires of a year or two ago.

These fires burned to the sea and closed

the Great ocean Road to tourist traffic

for several days.

A scene from my favourite drive through the

Otway National Park on my way to

the Great Ocean Road.

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Where’s My Backpack: Earth

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Earth

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Earth

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Random piles of earth this week.Drakensburg ranges in South Africa


If ever visiting Cairns in Queensland

this pile of earth should catch your eye.

Between Geelong and my home town

on the Hamilton Highway is Mount Elephant.

Fortunately ‘they’ have stopped eating

into the side of these volcanic cones

which dot Victoria’s Western District.

Mount Shadwell, another of

Western Victoria’s piles of earth.

And finally a pile of earth from The Twelve Apostles.

Sad to think these are falling due to

the incessant pounding they receive from the sea.

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Travel Theme-Cook

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My

Cook

Travel Theme.

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Our first and only night at

Lekhubu Island in Botswana… prepared us for a week of cooking by campfire at….

several other camp sites we stopped at later during our safari.

However, it did not prepare us for…

the visitors we had at those camp sites.

The smell of our meals cooking on the campfire

drew these hyenas to within 20 feet

of where we had eaten our meal.

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Where’s My Backpack: Cook

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