A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-WhatsforDinner

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First, breakfast……not dinner.

 

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In 2018 we celebrated our wedding anniversary…

…with dinner on The Q Train.

These are but two…

…of the dishes served on that night.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: WhatsforDinner

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Delight

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delight

please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”

In October 2016 it was a delight to take…

High Tea in the

Burj Al Arab’s

Sky View Bar

(200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor)

and…

 

 

watch the sun setting over

The Palm Jumeirah,

in Dubai.

 

 

 

30th Wedding Anniversary

For our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary

MGW booked us a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.

Last year another delightful surprise with

First Class Dining aboard

The Q Train

This year it was High Tea at

the Langham Hotel

in Melbourne.

All experiences could only be described

as delightful outings.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Delight

Lens-Artist-PC-Unexpected

 

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Some unexpected moments

from 2018.I rose with the sparrows and drove 45 minutes

to Point Lonsdale for a sunrise shoot last March. 

Expectations were high. 

Results were low. 

And after being blown around by a chilly breeze

I decided to pack my gear away and head home.

I had walked about a quarter of the way

back along the pier

when this rainbow appeared above the lighthouse. 

I had no more than two minutes

to grab a camera and capture some images…

then it was gone as quickly as it appeared. 

Unexpectedly.

Also this time last year I had no idea we would

celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with 

First Class Dining in a private cabin

aboard the Q Train.

June in Canada and we did not expect

to experience falling snow….even on

the Columbia Icefield.

 

This time last year we did expect a trip

to Auckland for an engagement party. 

However, a wedding date had not been settled upon

and so our September/October trip

back (to New Zealand) for the

wedding of Number 1 Son

to Number 2 Daughter-in-Law

was unexpected but enjoyable.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Unexpected

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Summer-Drink

 

Earlier this year we had a

Wedding Anniversary dinner

aboard The Q Train.

The Q Train is a refurbished Queensland Train

which operates for lunch and dinner on a

 short two-hour length of rail, near Geelong,

making the experience a four-hour return journey .

These are but three of the matching drinks

which were provided with each course.

 

For me/us, summer or winter,

any drink which does not…

~~~~contain alcohol is the drink of the day.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Summer-Drink

Weekly Photo Challenge-Liquid

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Liquid

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Earlier this year MGW and I decided to…  

celebrate our wedding anniversary with

a First Class Dining Experience on The Q Train,

a restored Queenslander Train

which runs on a short section of disused track

between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

  

Part of the First Class experience was a private cabin…

a six course meal and…

matching wine with each course.

 

As wine does not appeal to either of us we asked for

were supplied with a non-alcoholic version of each drink,

some of which I have included in today’s post.

We hope to repeat the journey sometime in the future

and while we have daylight saving time so

we can enjoy the scenery as we dine.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk11-0515_Shine

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Beginning with sunshine…

going…

 

and coming to start a new day.

 

 

The Q Train shining its light into the darkness ahead…

The Q Train as the engine swaps ends and joins up

to take us back to the beginning of our journey.

The Q Train is a Dining train which operates

on a section of track,

no longer used for public transport,

between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

 

 

Last Friday, May 11, just before sun up at the car park…

 

at Geelong’s Eastern Beach.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Public-Transport

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Public Transport…

A V/Line Train on its way to Melbourne.

Rounded a corner a few weeks back only to see

this train approaching the bridge.

I just managed a few clicks before it disappeared.

 

Melbourne Taxis waiting for fares.

 

Melbourne Taxi.

Melbourne Trams.

 

Finally, The Q Train. 

The Q Train has a 3 hour round  trip journey

for those wanting a different lunch or dinner venue. 

For us, it was celebrating

our wedding anniversary this year.

If not classified as ‘public transport’ now,

it certainly was public transport.

These carriages are all restored

Queenslander Class railway carriages…

which formed The Sunlander Train, in Queensland.

Passengers could travel from Brisbane to Cairns

between June 1953 and December 2014.

The Spirit of Queensland has now

replaced The Sunlander. (Wikipedia)

The Q Train now operates on a small section

of railway line just out of Geelong.

The Q Train departs from Drysdale Station,

runs to Queenscliff, on the coast,

where the engine turns around

and returns diners to Drysdale.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Public-Transport

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