Index of our major Blogs and Photos
Summary - 2009 onwards  
2018 - World Cruise on the Sea Princess
Blog - Jun 2018 to Sept 2018
  • Segment #1: Brisbane to Dubai - 19 Days
  • Segment #2: Dubai to London - 30 Days
  • Segment #3: London to New York - 20 Days
  • Segment #4: New York to Brisbane - 37 Days
2017 - Cherry Blossom cruise (a.k.a. China - Japan cruise)
Cherry Blossom cruise
Blog - March 2017 to April 2017
2016 - World Cruise on the Sea Princess   Sea Princess entering Sydney harbour - 28 Aug 2016
Blog - May 2016 to Aug 2016
  • Segment #1: Sydney to Dubai – 20 Days
  • Segment #2: Dubai to London – 35 Days
  • Segment #3: London to New York – 11 Days
  • Segment #4: New York to Sydney – 38 Days
  • Home Leg: Sydney to Brisbane – 2 Days
2015 - Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific cruise on the Sun Princess Samoa - 21 July 2015
Blog - Jul. 2015 to Aug. 2015
2014 - South East Asia on the MV Voyager  Sihanoukville - 01 March 2014
Blog - Feb. 2014 to Mar. 2014
  • Leg #1 Treasures of Asia
  • Leg #2 Colours of the Indian Ocean
2012 - Caribbean cruise on the MV Voyager Montego Bay - 04 Jan 2013
Blog (by Lyn) - Nov 2012 to Jan 2013
Photos (by David and Lyn)
  • Leg #1 Voyage to the Caribbean
  • Leg #2 Caribbean Gems
  • Leg #3 A Tapestry of Central America
2011 – Far East cruise on the MV Discovery Shanghai - 08 Jan 2012
Blog (by David) - Dec 2011 to Feb 2012
Photos (by David)
  • Leg #1 Treasures of the Orient and Vietnam
  • Leg #2 Empires of the Sun
  • Leg #3 South East Asia and Australia
2010 - Caribbean cruise on the MV Discovery Chichen Itza - 21 Dec. 2010
Blog (by David) - Nov 2010 to Jan 2011 
Photos (by David) 
  • Leg #1 Discovery of the New World
  • Leg #2 Colonial Trails of the Caribbean
  • Leg #3 Tales of the Old Spanish Main
2010 – Paris D'Orsay - 17 Jan. 2010
Blog (by David) - Jan 2010
Photos (by David)
2009 - Grand Voyage of Discovery from Mumbai (India) to London on the MV Discovery
Blog (by David) - Mar 2009 to May 2009 Baalbek, Lebanon - 17 April 2009
Photos (by David)
  • Leg #1 India and The Persian Gulf
  • Leg #2 Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean
  • Leg #3 Black Sea, Turkey and Greek Isles
  • Leg #4 European - mainly the Mediterranean
Amamoor Lodge - various years 
(including photography weekends)
Amamoor - 28 Dec. 2013
Blogs: Various
Photos: Amamoor Lodge B&BAmamoor birds
Amamoor - photos only

December 2018

Photos only:




Some more birds:


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The Ukulele Cruise

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  The Ukulele Cruise

A pleasant City Cat ride to Portside began an excellent long weekend playing ukulele with the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters (aka SCUMS).


    Gatsby night

We were entertained by The Lazy Leis (a ukulele rock band) and other very talented musicians during our four nights at sea. On our final day, with 80 or so other ukulele players, we were part of a flash mob singing and playing "Don't worry, be happy" with The Lazy Leis.

Photo copied from SCUMS facebook  Uke flash mob

Unfortunately sea and wind conditions prevented us from visiting Hamilton Island, not that it bothered us as as we have been there before, however, one very upset and disappointed lady had planned this cruise months ago so she could visit her son. Mother Nature had other plans!


The long weekend was a lot of fun and we got to know some more lovely ukulele players. Thank you to Lyn and Jeff for hosting the classes and sessions and for producing the special songbook. We know how much effort goes into preparing for such an event.

Another adventure on the high seas.

All photos from the cruise


Australia Queensland  Brisbane

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Brisbane, Australia

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22 September 2018

It's bitter sweet - saying goodbye to old and new-found friends after 3.5 months ... but it is nice to be back home.




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At Sea

21 September 2018

At sea travelling from Sydney, Australia to Brisbane, Australia

As our World Cruise comes to an end (sad but true), we would like to thank Commodore Romano and Captain Ley, all the entertainers, crew (particularly Christian and Corey) and staff onboard the beautiful Sea Princess for a safe and very enjoyable journey. Thank you also to the wonderful friends (old and new) for sharing many adventures and occasions with us.

Snapshot of our journey ...

  • The entire World Cruise was undertaken by 1,258 passengers (Auckland 292, Sydney 720 and Brisbane 246).
  • Weather experienced: sunshine, fog, rain, gale force winds, temperatures ranging from sub zero (with wind chill) to 50 degrees Celsius, and calm waters to four metre swells.
  • Modes of transport: cars (including 4WDs), boats, ferries, buses, trains, tenders, land and water taxis, and lots of walking.
  • Favourite beer: Super Bock, Portugal
  • Favourite activities onboard:
    • ukulele (classes hosted by Salomon, and jam sessions hosted by us, Chris and Sandy);
    • afternoon games of chess;
    • Lyn enjoyed the pop choir and David enjoyed Speed Sudoku; and
    • the most memorable was the "Tribute to the Beatles" concert performed by the ukulele jammers and hosted by David in the Atrium ... it was amazing.

We hope you've enjoyed sharing our adventure.


2018 World Cruise

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