Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Port Macquarie.

Leaving Port Stephens we continued our trek North along the East coast to Port Macquarie.




We took an evening cruise out on the Hastings river, the wildlife we saw included sea eagles, pelicans and dolphins.




We visited the Tacking point lighthouse with its spectacular sea views,tern we headed to the North Brother Lookout in Dooragan National Park with its Majestic views over the surrounding coastline.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Port Stephens via Cardiff

Leaving Sydney we made the 2 hour drive to Port Stephens passing through the small town of Cardiff.


Arriving in Port Stephens we bookes a half day cruise out on Nelson Bay and saw a number of dolphins.

We then visited the local golf club for a quick drink on the impressive club house balcony and as dusk fell a a troop of Kangeroos gathered around the 18th green to graze.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sydney- Australia

Leaving Hong Kong we arrived in Sydney, Austrlia to be met by 35 degree heat.











Our first stop was the bustling Darling harbour with its many visitor attractions.

We took a ferry over to Watsons Bay passing the famous opera house and Sydney harbour bridge. From Watsons bay we took the short bus ride to the famous Bondi beach.


A visit to the Sydney fish market is a must for lovers of seafood, with a vast selection of fresh fish and cafe's selling ready prepared dishes of the daily catch.




Monday, January 19, 2009

A trip to Hong Kong

Leaving Cyrpus from Larnaca airport we flew to Bahrain airport and then onto Hong Kong. We have found Hong Kong to be an amazing City, with incredible views from Kowloon across the bay to Hong Kong Island.



We walked down to the harbour and joined the tour that sails around the harbour which gives great views of the Laser light show from the skyscapers either side.

A must for any visitor is a trip upto "The Peak" by means of a very steep cable car, the views from the top are simply breathtaking.



In the evening we caught the Metro system upto the market areas and strolled around looking at the clourful sights and boisterous noise of this unique area.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

To celebrate Rob's upcoming 50th birthday (Can you believe this fresh faced youngster has reached his half century)



we have decided to take a trip to Hong Kong and Australia.


We will try to keep the Blog updated as the journey progresses.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lisa and Lee enjoy the trip to New Zealand


Lisa and Lee have been touring New Zealand since Boxing day 2008, they have thouroughly enjoyed the whole expierence of touring this amazing country.



Mandy's Birthday 2009


To celebrate Mandy's birthday we went down to the Bunch of Grapes restaurant in Pissouri for a traditional Meze meal.

Afterwards we walked over to Theo’s bar and sat around the blazing log fire and put the world to rights as we enjoyed a night cap.


                Happy Birthday Mandy !
Floating ships , while walking on Limassol seafront we noticed that the grey colour of the sea and the colour of the sky were exactly the same and gave a strange illusion, making the ships in the bay to look as if they were floating in mid air.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Sky dive in NZ

News reaches us from New Zealand that Rob's cousin, Lisa, has completed her first Skydive from 15,000 feet.






Sunday, January 04, 2009


The New Year started with a birthday celebration for Theo in the 1911 club. Friends, family, neighbours and regular customers gathered to wish Theo a happy 60th birthday. On a cold day, a roaring wood fire kept the guests warm as they enjoyed a marvellous buffet.