Posts Tagged 'mountains'

late April highlands…

The drive in autumn from Gippsland up to Mt Hotham then through to Bright rivals any European countryside. Once you reach Mt Hotham it’s a little on the bleak side but still worth the drive. Quite shocking how many dead trees there are, although they’re very beautiful. Apparently due to the drought. Great food and accommodation at The General, go stay there.


Daintree Rainforest

I took a trip to Far North Queensland to see friends near Port Douglas and take a look at the Daintree Rainforest, staying at Cape Tribulation where the sealed road ends. Somehow there ended up being too many photos… 🙂

Enduring question: Why do some beaches up there have a sign saying don’t swim there’s crocs but also another sign warning against lethal jellyfish in summer, providing a handy bottle of vinegar in case you get stung? At least if one doesn’t get the idiots the other will!




flowers, fruit, funghi






scenes and mangroves

every sign you'd need at Mossman market

boats and curios


from the plane – Cairns to Melbourne


My “Sound of Music” moment……. the hills certainly were alive above Solalex…… the view from left to right


Solalex village and surrounds


My Solalex walking stick


The river that goes through Solalex


Les Chaux

Taken at Les Chaux where the gondola from Barboleuse ends. In the second photo you can see the buildings in the valley below.


oh for the love of Switzerland…!

1708chaletmorning1small.jpgMy Switzerland trip was absolutely and spectacularly wonderful. I highly recommend everyone has at least one Swiss Alps holiday and you would not be disappointed to stay where I did (unless you can only holiday in high luxury hotels – to you I say it’s good to be flexible!!). Don’t forget to say hello for me to Matt and Elizabeth who run the place.

Below are links to my trip diary and photos.

Check out the Cow Symphony video on the Bretaye page…


Location: Gryon, Switzerland Stayed: Chalet Martin Swiss Alps Retreat

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