Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week’s Travel Pics theme is A for Australia. And today, it’s the Gold Coast – Australia’s premier tourist destination. There are an estimated eight million overseas visitors to the Gold Coast every year – along with nearly 4 million domestic visitors. Think about that latter figure for a moment. There are 23 million people…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week’s Travel Pics theme is A for Australia – and we head north, to the town of Gordonvale, about 30 minutes south of Cairns. Originally a separate town, it’s now effectively the southernmost suburb of Cairns city – but retains its rural roots, including the Mulgrave sugar mill in the heart of the town.…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week, we are restarting our alphabet of travel pics. After six months (and a few extra days) we’ve been through an A-to-Z, and so we are starting again – with different themes. We won’t get all the way to Z until Mid February – because our plan is to change to ‘daily highlights’ as we…

Brisbane river morning

Travel Pics Theme: Y for You should see the view

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is Y – for You should see the view! For the final picture in this series, we’ve returned to our home city, Brisbane. The city’s based around the Brisbane River, and the CBD is fed by five road bridges, two pedestrian bridges and a railway bridge – the Story, Captain…

Travel Pics Theme: U for Under

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is U, for Under. Saturday’s picture comes from Under my Wing. It’s a coral cay off the North Queensland coast. I can’t be exactly certain where .. I was literally criss-crossing the state in the week this was taken (flying hither-and-yon with either the Premier, or the…

Travel Pics Theme: J for Jungles (and rainforests)

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is J, for Jungles (and rainforests)  – and to start us off, Bamboo Creek at Innisfail, in Far North Queensland. Innisfail’s a small town about an hour south of the much-better-known Cairns, and is at the heart of what they call “The Great Green Way”. It is certainly worth spending a few…

Thursday thoughts: Politicians mostly mean well.

This ‘Thursday Thought’ is late this week because … well, no excuses. It’s just late. As will be the Friday Travel and Saturday Arts pieces. Sorry ’bout that. — There’s been an amazing outpouring of sentiment in recent days for Steve Jones. For those who live outside South-East Queensland, he was the mayor of the Lockyer…