Goodbye down under!

Great day in Melbourne and the surrounding area. John showed us more sights, more beaches, and some fantastic views.

The Rip, Point Nepean.
The Rip, Point Nepean.
And Mary's flower hunt continues.
And Mary’s flower hunt continues.
Another Ricketts sculpture in Seawinds, Arthur's Seat Park.
Another Ricketts sculpture in Seawinds, Arthur’s Seat Park.

We were so lucky with the weather, as Martin said yesterday we escaped from the West Coast of the South Island just in time. They had an awful lot of rain, that closed roads, schools and generally caused chaos. I just hope as we depart tomorrow we don’t inflict the same fate on poor John, although he does say he doesn’t mind the rain!

You had to keep to the path!
You had to keep to the path!
Yet again there is something magical about the sun on the sea.
Yet again there is something magical about the sun on the sea.
The sky, the view: where do you begin?
The sky, the view: where do you begin?

So an early start tomorrow folks (5am) for the seven hour flight from Melbourne to Singapore. Sleep well, many thanks to John for his amazing hospitality and spending so much time with us. And many thanks to all of you for reading.
M & M

Another day another shag ("Malcolm!"), flies low over the water.
Another day another shag (“Malcolm!”), flies low over the water.
Take care all! !
Take care all! !

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

6 thoughts on “Goodbye down under!”

  1. Love that photo of you both. I expect you can’t believe that the trip you planned for so long is nearly over. How quickly time flies when you are enjoying yourself! Still, great memories. Sandra

    1. Thanks Jos. In Melbourne airport lounge, waiting for the flight to Singapore. The traffic getting here this morning was like the Hammersmith flyover and M25 all rolled into one! Was hoping for a more gentle re introduction to cars and traffic lights, after spending 5 weeks saying, “oh, look, there’s another car!” But alas not to be. I am not driving in Singapore thank goodness. Now where did I leave that G & T!! Malcolm

  2. Well travelled you two. Its been good following you around, some sites and events have been very familiar to us. It revived some wonderful family memories of happy times finding our way through a grand landscape.
    Bon voyage home and a good rest!
    Mike

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