Very few words for this post . . . they are sculptures after all. They were meant to be seen. These are photos from our visit to "Sculpture by the Sea," an annual event in Cottesloe, Western Australia. This year, seventy sculptors set up their work on the beach. All of the pieces were very … Continue reading Sculptures by the Sea: A Collection of Photos
While staying in Perth, we have no car. This means walking to our destinations and being more observant on the way. I think most travelers would say that one benefit of a trip is having the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective. I reaped this benefit twenty years ago when Rich and … Continue reading Stepping in Order to See
The bad news: We have not struck it rich panning for gold in the outback. The good news: We did find plenty of gold at the Perth Mint. At the mint, we learned about the history of gold in Australia and how its discovery led to a population explosion and rise of the Australian economy. … Continue reading Gold!
January 26th was Australia Day. This year, it happened to fall on a Friday, which--here in Perth--meant a three-day weekend full of festivities, frivolity, protests, and cultural events. We had the opportunity to witness all four. Perth (January 26, 2018) Our Australia Day experience started in the Perth Central Business District (CBD) where, perpendicular to … Continue reading Australia Day Weekend
We have been in Western Australia for six days and our skin is fried. Once concealed in the cold of a New Hampshire winter under jackets and hats, it is now exposed to the rays of an Australian summer--rays that inexplicably penetrate the layers of SPF 50+ we keep dutifully applying. In short, we are … Continue reading Six Days in Perth: A Photo Essay
(Disclaimer: I have written this post over a series of a few days after landing in Perth. The jet lag turned my brain to Vegemite, and I am just now coming out of my stupor. OK, I exaggerate. Nonetheless, forgive anything that is slightly incoherent.) On the way to Perth, Western Australia on January 15th, … Continue reading A Stop in Doha
This morning, a package arrived with new luggage pieces I ordered. After taking the bags out of their packaging, it seemed fitting for me to write my first post on our family travel blog. We’ll maintain this blog during our entire trip with Rich, Syd, and I all contributing. I invite you to follow us! … Continue reading Luggage and A Tour of Doha (Qatar)