(I was intending to upload a post each day that I was cruising around the Galapagos Islands on the Daphne using my satellite phone. However, a setting in my we site’s internals would not cooperate and I was unable to upload posts directly from the boat. The disadvantage of this is that I now have to […]

Quito is a bustling city that in many ways reminds me of Lisbon in Portugal. Both are strong Catholic cities with steep hills and  narrow streets. I think Quito is in a better state of repair. It is situated in a valley in the northern Andes that is about 5 km wide and 57 km […]

I’ve just returned from spending two days in the cloud forest at Bellavista Lodge, high up above the Tandayapa Valley, 85 kilometres to the North East of Quito. I left Quito at 6.30 am yesterday and travelled for about two hours to reach the lodge. It is set in eight square kilometres of steep-sided sub […]

My time over the last couple of days has been a series of misadventures. I had a six hour stopover in Santiago and then caught a three- hour flight to Lima in Peru where I spent the night at the airport hotel – right across the road from the airport terminal.Along with six other passengers […]

I’m on my way to the Galapagos Islands via a ‘slow boat to China’. I’ve just landed in Santiago after leaving home nineteen hours ago. I have a six hour stopover here before a four hour flight to Lima, Peru. Then I have an overnight stop for twelve hours and a final three hour flight […]

We had a surprise on Sunday when our second grandson arrived early in Perth. Yuki had expected to have an elective Caesarean on Wednesday but this little guy decided to come early and she gave birth naturally on Sunday. He was born at 10.45 am, weighing 3.54 kg with a length of 52 cm Jill […]

I had some free time while I attending the 85 Transport Platon Reunion in Albany last week so I was able to visit a few of the local picturesque beaches and bays. Thanks to Trish Routley for her company. These are some of the images I created at these spectacular places Sunset at The Gap, Albany Albany and […]

At our 85 Transport Platoon Reunion in Albany WA last week, I was interviewed by the local TV news service. This is the item  that appeared on the news on the evening of our Vietnam Veterans Day Parade Albany TV News The address at the parade was given by our own Paul Asbury (Lt Col Retired). […]