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Welcome from David and Lyn.

The format of our site is in three parts:

  1. Blog server - our day-to-day travel blogs
  2. Photo server - some of our key photos
  3. YouTube channel - our videos (many linked directly from our blogs)

The site includes hundreds of searchable travel blogs. A few of our longer joint trips include (any booked future travels are in red):


Antigua, 2012  Montego Bay, 2013  Manta, 2013  Zanzibar, 2020

General travel


Thank you for visiting our website.

Best regards

David and Lyn
e-mail: brizzy@outlook.com.au

Ballroom Blitz, 2017  Formal night, 2020  Australia Day, 2020  Belize, 2013

Cruise countdown

Links to major adventures


2020 – Indian Ocean & South Africa Odyssey + Southern Australia Explorer

Blog - Jan 2020 to Mar 2020


2019 - Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific cruise on the Sea Princess

Blog - Aug 2019 to Oct 2019


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
Surfers Paradise week

30 Jul. - 06 Aug. 2021

Our week at Sovereign on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise started beautifully. Close to the beach, close to the famous Cavill Avenue, close to shops and close to restaurants. Our first night we went to Chiangmai Thai and had a lovely meal.

Day two and South-East Queensland was put into lockdown for 3 days (later extended) due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane. We could only go out to exercise or for essential services (such as medical and food shopping). The Pool, Spa, Sauna, BBQ and Fitness Centre in the resort were all closed. Thankfully we had a kitchenette in the unit with a microwave and a large fridge.


We did however still walk on the beach each day (exercising) and walk to the supermarket (essential food shopping).


Although the lockdown was then extended beyond our holiday, it was still nice to get away. We ended up watching more of the Olympics than we normally would - one of the most successful games for Australia.

These photos

Pre-cruise get togethers

Sunday, 11 July 2021 - Brisbane catch-up #3

Another wonderful catch-up, this time at Siam Thai South Bank. Around 25 people attended, some booked on the 2022 World Cruise, some booked on the 2023 World Cruise and some booked on both.


Sunday, 23 May 2021 - Brisbane catch-up #2

David was able to attend the second Brisbane catch-up at Mado Turkish Restaurant at Southbank. Once again people booked on both the next two World Cruises attended. There was also a few hoping to cruise New Zealand with us in November - fingers crossed. 


The food was excellent and the company even better...

Sunday, 14 March 2021 - Brisbane catch-up #1

Today a small group of around 40 keen fellow cruisers met at Portside, Hamilton (beside the Brisbane river) for a lovely lunch at Cruisers Alfresco. It's now only 433 days until our sail-away for the 2022 World Cruise and 814 days until our sail-away for the 2023 World Cruise Liner. With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the catch-up has merged to include both 2022 and 2023 World Cruises. There was a good positive energy that we would be cruising soon....



As always, it was wonderful to meet so many like minded travellers.

Full size photos


  Queensland  Brisbane

Start | 2022 - World Cruise | Next
Start | 2023 - World Cruise Liner | Next

2022 - New Zealand Cruise

Brisbane to Brisbane (14 Nights)

Charlie Oscar Romeo Alpha Lima     Papa Romeo India November Charlie Echo Sierra Sierra

Our November 2021 New Zealand cruise was cancelled today and replaced by an identical cruise in December 2022. Still on the Coral Princess - now only 522 days until embarkation.

Day Port of call Date
Pre-cruise Overview NA
1 Brisbane, Australia 05 Dec 2022
2-4 At Sea 06-08 Dec 2022
5 Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising) 09 Dec 2022
6 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand 10 Dec 2022
7 Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand 11 Dec 2022
8 Wellington, New Zealand 12 Dec 2022
9 Napier, New Zealand 13 Dec 2022
10 Tauranga, New Zealand 14 Dec 2022
11 Auckland, New Zealand 15 Dec 2022
12-14 At Sea 16-18 Dec 2022
15 Brisbane, Australia 19 Dec 2022

Other key links:

  • Full list of blog pages (to be updated)
  • 2022 New Zealand Cruise Photos

This trip is on the Coral Princess. Open a new tab of the current ship's bridge cam. The ship's current location is available on Vessel Finder and Sea Scanner. A recent view of the ship's bridge cam:

Coral Princess bridge cam

Charlie Oscar Romeo Alpha Lima     Papa Romeo India November Charlie Echo Sierra Sierra

Post 2018 World Cruise get-togethers

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - Springwood, Logan / Brisbane

A very good turn-out of 21 people for today's get together. It's been three years since the 2018 World Cruise and we are still catching up with these lovely people.

Friday, 01 Nov. 2019 - Springwood, Logan / Brisbane

Another fabulous catch up at the Lions Club in Springwood with around 23 people attending. So many wonderful people - it's like a big happy family.


Friday, 26 July 2019 - Springwood, Logan / Brisbane

It was a wonderful catch up with around 30 people today.  We caught up on the past 12 months and heard about the many awesome future adventures that people are planning.

Thanks Alison and Phillip for organising. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Saturday, 10 Nov 2018 - Sandgate, Brisbane

Around 40 people attended the first Brisbane post-cruise get-together in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane. A wonderful way to catch-up with the many friends we had made on the cruise. Unfortunately, no photos from today.

Friday, 26 Oct 2018 - Labrador, Gold Coast

John and Jan organised a post cruise catch-up on the Gold Coast attended by around 14 people. We also had a special guest, the World Cruise's Cruise Director Corey - who was in town for his birthday celebrations.



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