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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

The challenge this week opens with “Have you traveled anywhere exciting lately?” Well yes and I have been posting pictures of Cuba for a while now. That was our most recent trip. In October 2015 we were much further from home. This photo was taken as our cruise ship arrived in Sydney in the early hours of the morning. We did not see any kangaroos in our trip, but this landmark is about as iconic as it gets.

Sydney Opera House

Unless you count the Opera House of course, just opposite the bridge and the cruise ship terminal – and in much better light.

The great advantage of taking a ship is that when you arrive in a city on the other side of the planet, there is no jet lag, and you get to enjoy your visit straight away. On that cruise we also visited Honolulu, Fiji and some of the smaller islands of the South Pacific, which for a lad from East Ham was about as exotic as I have ever experienced.

Living now in Beautiful British Columbia we are spoiled for wonderful destinations on own doorstep. Even a short trip to the nearest beach produces breathtaking views. And some of my wanderlust has been tempered simply by the increasing harassment travellers experience just trying to get on a plane to somewhere else. Or even to drive over the border. We are not planning to travel anywhere very much in the immediate future, just to avoid these hassles.

Sydney wildlife

Written by Stephen Rees

April 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

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  4. Stephen, that sounds like a marvelous trip and I can understand your point about the jet lag. I imagine you saw a few beautiful things on the way and the way back, too.

    janet

    sustainabilitea

    April 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm

  5. There are pictures from the trip on flickr. We flew back from Sydney in centre seats, so there wasn’t much to see!

    Stephen Rees

    April 30, 2017 at 6:14 pm


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