Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week’s Travel Pics theme is A for Australia – and for Tuesday, it’s the tiny town of Dorrigo, about half way between Brisbane and Sydney, on what’s called the Waterfall Way. There are only a thousand residents or so live in Dorrigo – but the Gumbaynggirr people lived there for thousands of years before an…

Travel Pics Theme: J for Jungles (and rainforests)

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week has been J, for Jungles (and rainforests)  – and for Sunday, we are at Lifou, in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia.   The island is a raised coral atoll, or makatea – and is a truly glorious spot. It’s covered with rainforest, except where it has been cleared for agriculture,…

Travel Pics Theme: J for Jungles (and rainforests)

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is J, for Jungles (and rainforests)  – and for Wednesday, it’s Martinique, in the sunny Caribbean sea.   An island in the Lesser Antilles, this is a French Overseas Department – meaning that is is a little slice of France, and locals are French citizens with the same rights…

Travel Pics Theme: J for Jungles (and rainforests)

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is J, for Jungles (and rainforests). For Tuesday, let’s head to Fiji, and The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. This is a botanical garden first established by Hollywood actor Raymond Burr – mostly to grow his beloved orchids. (Who knew ‘Perry Mason’ was an orchid-lover?) There are more…