Taiwan and Hong Kong Posts, October 2017

Belated posts from our trip in October to Taiwan and Hong Kong. (They were sent via e-mail, but failed to get posted on the web site until now!

Taiwan Blog

Taiwan and Hong Kong – Blog 2

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Canyonlands, September 2017 (Las Vegas to San Francisco)


Here is the final post from our three weeks tour out west

Canyonlands, September 2017 Blog 3

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Canyonlands, September 2017 (Denver to Grand Canyon

DSC06424Here is the pdf of our second week of this trip during which we visited the Colorado National Monument, Arches, Zion and Bryce in Utah, and the Grand Canyon.

Next we travel to Las Vegas and up he California coast to San Francisco.

Canyonlands SEptember 2017. Blog 2

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Canyonlands, September 2017 (Salt Lake City to Denver)

DSC06113Here is the pdf file of our first week out west, traveling with friends from England to cover five states, with an emphasis of the Canyons of Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

Canyonlands Trip, Blog 1


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Have you heard of the Gentlemen Gouffers of Gargunnock?


No, neither had we until very recently when we found out that our son-in-law is one! We have always known that he was a little different but thought that marrying our daughter might help. Not only did that not work (at least in the first 25 years so far), but we have now found out that there are five other Gargunnocks – all friends of Chris and, it appears, just as different (crazy?)

All six are planning to hit a golf ball (or perhaps several hundred golf balls) across Scotland this summer. They have selected the narrowest part of the country in which to perform this feat but it still seems a daunting task. The fact that it has never been done before must say something about its difficulty – or perhaps it simply underscores the craziness of the idea.

On the other hand – and the reason for this post – Chris and his friends have BIG HEARTS. In addition to enjoying five days of “golf” together (and maybe even a celebratory pint or two) they have dedicated their adventure to a wonderful charity. It’s one that we became aware of a few years ago and we have become good friends with the founders, Scott and Kathy, and have met their wonderful family.

So, we would like you to visit www.gargunnock.com and find out a little more about the Foundation and about the Gargunnocks – and, if you are so inclined, consider a donation to this cause. At the very least, a visit to the web site should provide you with a little entertainment – and convince you to stay well clear of the South of Scotland at the end of next month.

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Sydney, Australia April 2017

DSC05459We are just finishing our month long visit to Australia. Here is the post covering the final week in Sydney.


Bob and Molly

Blog 4  Sydney

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Adelaide to Canberra

DSC04851The attached pdf covers our Australian journey from Adelaide to the Nation’s Capitol of Canberra.

We hope that you enjoy and look for another post from Sydney before we return home on April 29.

Molly and Bob

Blog 3  Adelaide to Canberra

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Perth to Adelaide, April 2017


When we last wrote we were about to embark on a two day train journey of the Australian West from Perth to Adelaide. The pdf file below covers that journey and the four subsequent days we spent in the beautiful city of Adelaide. Tomorrow (Saturday) we start our drive east towards Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney with a long stretch on the Great Ocean Road. Hope you enjoy this post and look forward to more as we head east.

Bob and Molly

Blog 2 Perth to Adelaide

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Perth, Western Australia; April 2017


We have just completed our first week of a month-long trip to Australia. The pdf file below covers the time spent in Perth and the surrounding area in Western Australia. We now travel to Adelaide on the Indian-Pacific train and anticipate further posts as we travel east.

Bob and Molly

Australia Blog 1

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Mediterranean Cruise, March 2017. Algiers to Barcelona.


Here is the second post from this trip.

Blog 2 Mediterranean

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