Category Archives: Cowaramup

It was worth the walk

After some rain this morning, the day improved and we had some sunshine, so we decided to do the walk to Quinninup Falls. We had not been there before and thought it would have water flowing after the last day … Continue reading

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A few days away in the Caravan

The main reason for the trip was to visit Albany to see the ‘Field of Light: Avenue of Honour’ honouring 100 years since the Great War on display at Mount Clarence. Albany was the port which carried 41,000 ANZAC troops … Continue reading

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Last Day in Tokyo

We have started our journey home…and have a 5 hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur from 4:30am to 9:30am. Yuck! But the good thing is that the wifi is okay so I have the opportunity to do the final Tokyo blog. … Continue reading

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Farewell Tokyo

Our time in Tokyo has been brilliant. We leave this evening, so are all packed. We will leave our luggage at the hotel while we spend the day at the National Museum. It is very easy to get around on … Continue reading

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Out and About Again in Tokyo

You really can’t come to Tokyo and not visit the iconic Shibuya Crossing. Not only was the view from Mag’s Park above the road impressive but crossing the street with the other pedestrians was fun. It is a very busy … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 4 & Nippori Textile Town

And now for the shopping experience! Yesterday we visited the Nippori Textile Town, a street specialising in all things textile. Many shops selling mostly dressmaking fabrics, and or, heavier weight furnishing fabrics lined the streets, but the occasional shop had … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 3

After our visit to the gardens this morning we had a rest and returned so the festival to see the final sections of quilts. We will have to return over the next couple of days to do the market stalls….we … Continue reading

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Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

It is said that Koishikawa Korakuen Garden was originally created in the early stage of the Edo period in 1629 by Mito Komen. It is built in the Kaiyu style of garden, which I think means that it has a … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 2

Well, we really have seen some very special quilts today. Again the dome was crowded with eager shoppers and onlookers. Here are some of the amazing quilts we saw today. It has been interesting to be inspired, even enthralled, by … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 1

With great excitement Maureen & I headed down to the Dome today to start our enjoyment of visiting the festival. And what a spectacle it is. We have decided to view all the quilt exhibits before we start on the … Continue reading

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More Tokyo Sights

We have had another wonderful day exploring Tokyo. It was much colder today as the wind is still blowing making it feel very much colder than the 8-9 deg it was. First stop was Senso-ji Temple, the oldest temple in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Sightseeing

Our first day has been such a lovely experience. The people are very helpful and polite, the subway easy to navigate, the sights a contrast of old and new, and the food excellent. We took the subway to pick up … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Tokyo

Maureen and I have safely arrived in Tokyo to attend the Tokyo Quilt Festival and I can assure you we are very excited to be here. This photo was taken at the Perth Airport at about 1am Tuesday morning as … Continue reading

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Padstow, Rick Stein’s & Newquay

Padstow has a large influx of daily tourists, partly thanks to the popularity of Rick Stein’s TV shows. He has a big presence in the town, with 5 eateries, a deli, fresh fish outlet, cooking school and accommodation and other … Continue reading

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Big Seas

Although we live about 10km from the coast “as the crow flies”, this morning the sound of the waves crashing into the coast could be heard from here. The forecast of 20ft waves hitting the coast was spot on. From … Continue reading

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Winter has arrived

We have had some really awful weather here over the past few weeks so we decided to go for a Sunday drive, as the sun was finally out, to see if there was any noticable wind damage in the area. … Continue reading

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Looking West!

The winter weather is still no where to be seen here in WA so this morning we headed over to the beach for a look. We walked a short distance on the Cape to Cape trail and took in the … Continue reading

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Dardanup – what a surprise!

Dardanup is just up the road (only 95 km away) and yet we never stop to have a look around. It is close to Bunbury, which we pass through every time we go to Perth, but it’s just one of … Continue reading

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Bee Hotels

After some research on ways to attract bees to the garden and vege patch, we decided that one fun idea was to build a bee hotel out in the backyard. Bee hotels are designed to attract a variety of bee … Continue reading

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Auckland – the City of Sails

Once again we passed beautiful countryside on our way to Auckland, NZ’s largest city. This scene reminded us of our Tuscan adventure. On the way we stopped in Cambridge to catchup with friends Lesley & Ian. Lesley is my lovely … Continue reading

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