Adventures in Paradise 2 – Cyclone Uesi on Lord Howe Island

Cyclone Uesi, a Category 2 cyclone was scheduled to hit Lord Howe Island at 4pm Thursday. Barbara gave us a Bureau of Meteorology update, showing the path of Uesi passing directly over Lord Howe with wind speeds predicted to reach 150km/hour at 1am, Friday. She recommended having enough provisions for 2 days as we were … More Adventures in Paradise 2 – Cyclone Uesi on Lord Howe Island

Adventures in Paradise 2 – Cyclone Uesi on Lord Howe Island.

Cyclone Uesi, a Category 2 cyclone was scheduled to hit Lord Howe Island at 4pm Thursday. Barbara gave us a Bureau of Meteorology update, showing the path of Uesi passing directly over Lord Howe with wind speeds predicted to reach 150km/hour at 1am, Friday. She recommended having enough provisions for 2 days as we were … More Adventures in Paradise 2 – Cyclone Uesi on Lord Howe Island.

Adventures in Paradise 1 – arriving on Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is an ancient volcanic plug sitting in the Tasman Sea about 2 hours flight in a Dash-8 aircraft from the New South Wales coast. We had planned our holiday there in February to maximise warm conditions for snorkelling. Even before we arrived, it became an adventure. After our aborted flight on Sunday … More Adventures in Paradise 1 – arriving on Lord Howe Island

Aussies in Alsace

Aussies in Alsace – Our journey from Hamburg by train took us through green fields increasingly streaked with rain to Baden Baden. Here we left the relative comfort of the Deutsches Bahn to stand on the wind swept concrete platform and waited for the French SCNF to take us to Strasbourg. My limited French enabled … More Aussies in Alsace

Tbilisi, ‘warm place’ – site of very hot springs

Our first 24 hours in Tbilisi were a bit of a blur, so returning at the end of our trip we were determined to experience the famous sulphur baths in the Abanotubani district. The warm springs which erupt from the Mtvari river were discovered when Vakhtang Gorgonsali’s falcon dropped to earth right at the site … More Tbilisi, ‘warm place’ – site of very hot springs