Southern Iceland – Seljalandsfoss

Iceland and it’s waterfalls. Plentiful and beautiful. Travelling on the Southern Ring Road I arrived pretty late in the day at Seljalandsfoss on the river Seljalandsá. The sun was dropping fast on an ever so short Icelandic winters day but not to fear, luckily the waterfall is illuminated at night. I didn’t attempt the icy…

Southern Iceland – Skógafoss

Like the rest of the country, the south coast of Iceland has some spectacular scenery and beautiful sights. Skógafoss a waterfall on the Skóga River, found just off the southern ring road is one classic example of this beauty. In winter it is an icy and slippery walk towards the falls but one that is well worth it…

Iceland’s Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls)

One of the highlights of travelling through the Golden Circle region of Iceland is the mighty Gullfoss waterfall (Golden Falls). In summer I imagine it is a wonderful green place with raging water cascading down 32 metres (105 feet) over two levels of falls 11 metres (36 feet)  and 21 metres (69 feet) in height. In…

Iceland’s Golden Circle: Faxi Waterfall

The Golden Circle region of Iceland is a famous tourist route from Reykjavik into central Iceland that includes natural wonders such as waterfalls and geysers along with historic sites within the Þingvellir National Park. This whole area is bountiful with great scenery and during my visit it was a snow-covered winter wonderland. Known as the “small…

Grampians Aboriginal Rock Art

There are five major Aboriginal rock art sites in the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd is the indigenous name for the park) in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. The paintings are found in what were once rock shelters for the local Aboriginal Jardwadjali people and the sites form the majority of rock art sites in south-east Australia. In October 2012…

Niagara Falls – Ontario Canada

March 23rd, 2012 During my trip to Canada I made a quick visit to Niagara Falls which is made up of the larger Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls (the falls are right on the border of the US and Canada). The vertical water drop of the Horseshoe Falls is 53 metres or 173 feet. Unfortunately…

Montmorency Falls – Quebec Canada

28th March, 2012 Although it was a bitterly cold snowy day I took a journey out to Montmorency Falls just north of Quebec City. I have seen magnificent photos of these falls in Summer but the Winter setting (in Spring!) that I experienced became something quite unique. The falls on the Montmorency River are the…

The long and winding roads and rivers of Northern Laos

In September 2010 I went back to Australia for a while after spending months travelling in the US, Europe and Asia. My return was to catch up with family and friends, do some travel there and a few months of contract work to boost the coffers, then I had planned to move to the US….

I still call Australia home

A sunburnt country… Although I currently live in the USA, my homeland is Australia and it is a place I love. January 26th is when we celebrate Australia Day so I thought I would write about that great southern land. “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding…