Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Awe inspiring is a good way of summing up your first view of Victoria Falls. The Kololo tribe of people living nearby in the 1800’s  described the falls as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or “The Smoke that Thunders“. That to me is the perfect description. The noise from the vast amount of water crashing over the falls is incredible … Continue reading

White Water Rafting the Zambesi River – back from a potential watery grave with a smile on your face!

White Water Rafting the Zambesi River – back from a potential watery grave with a smile on your face!

What better way to face a near death experience than with one of your best mates? Our first go at white water rafting was on the Zambesi River below the mighty Victoria Falls in Zambia in August, 2004 (almost 10 years ago to the day. Wow! Where does the time go?). This proved to be … Continue reading

Tanks, Roll Out!

Tanks, Roll Out!

At the recent Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 at Paine Field in Everett, Washington they had a little diversion from the aviation displays. A part of their collection includes World War Two tanks and on this event they were driving around their American M4A1 Sherman and Soviet era KMDB (Main Design Bureau) T-34/85 medium tanks. … Continue reading

One Tree Hill, Auckland NZ

One Tree Hill, Auckland NZ

One Tree Hill in Auckland, New Zealand provides some great views of the city and the surrounding bays and countryside. On the summit of the hill is the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell (1817-1912) surmounted by an obelisk (he was a famous NZ politician and businessman). He bequeathed £5000 for the obelisk which serves as … Continue reading

Aussie Outback: New South Wales – Mungo National Park

Aussie Outback: New South Wales – Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park in the south-west outback of New South Wales is a World Heritage Area of spectacular scenery and over 40,000 years of ancient history. Some of the most stunning scenery in Mungo is the Walls of China and the great white sand dunes. The fragile Walls of China made of clay and sand were formed into … Continue reading

Aussie Outback: Northern Territory – Climbing Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Aussie Outback: Northern Territory – Climbing Uluru (Ayers Rock)

In my previous post I shared my visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia.  Uluru (Ayers Rock) the worlds largest monolith is the centerpiece of the park and one that many visitors wish to climb to the top of. You cannot always do the climb though as it is a sacred place to the Anangu Aboriginals … Continue reading