Tag Archives: Martin Drury

Tasman National Park, A Photo Essay

These photos are from a visit to the Tasman National Park, Tasmania, on a very hot day back in late January 2008.

See other posts on Tasmania:

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania – A Photo Essay

Dubrovnik, Croatia – A Photo Essay

We visited Dubrovnik as part of a ‘Sailing’ Croatia cruise from Split to Dobrovnik and return in October 2013. Although the cruise was promoted as a sailing cruise, the sails were not raised once over the nine day. We did however visit some beautiful seaside ports and villages along the way, including this one:

Please have a look at our other posts on Croatia:

Mljet Croatia – A Photo Essay

365 Places: Korčula


As the Fog Lifts on Canberra – A Photo Essay

These pictures were taken on a beautiful autumn morning in Canberra around Lake Burley Griffin and Black Mountain just as the early fog was lifting on the city.

Our Sawty Sortie – A Photo Essay

My wife Tracey and I have identified Sawtell New South Wales (affectionately known by the locals as Sawty), as a potential site for us to spend some time in future years . Here is a selection of shots of this stunning coastline taken on a recent sortie (short return trip).

Other posts featuring Sawtell:

365 Places: Sawtell

365 Places: Cafe TREEO

Korora Sunrise, The Second Coming – A Photo Essay

Another beautiful sunrise this morning at Korora Beach, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

See our other posts about Korora:

365 Places: Sunrise over the Pacific

Sunrise at Korora – A Photo Essay

365 Places: Korora Beach

Cultural Strangers: Crossing Cultures

We were recently invited to do a guest post for “Life in Russia” about our love for Turkey. We hope you enjoy this post. Thanks Steve for the chance to share a story 🙂

Life in Russia

An Introduction to:

Cultural Strangers – Crossing Cultures

tracey-and-martyIt’s very fascinating that I’m getting to introduce some very special Guest bloggers at this time, I must admit that currently I’m going through a small health crisis. Approximately 3 weeks ago I had the chance meeting through another blogger who will himself be doing a guest post a little later. But back to the story. This couple live in Australia and operate a Travel Agency called Geokult Travel,  Tracey also has her own blog at bytetime.com. The thing that attracted me to their blog was a combination of two things, first Marty is a amazing photographer and Tracey well………….you will see her ability as writer. She is a master wordcrafter! I hope you enjoy their work as much as I do.

Our love affair with Turkey

Turkey is a country that my husband Marty and I love. Over the…

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Sunrise at Korora – A Photo Essay

This morning we woke to this glorious sunrise at Korora Beach, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

For further information on Korora Beach see Tracey Benson’s post 365 Places: Korora Beach.

More beautiful Korora sunrise images: Korora Sunrise, The Second Coming – A Photo Essay,

and 365 Places: Sunrise over the Pacific.

365 Places: Emerald Beach

Day 30: Emerald Beach, News South Wales, Australia

Emerald Beach is a place that is true to its name – it is a gem. Here you can find beautiful beaches that are safe for swimming, some great walks around the headland and you might even see some kangaroos. We had a great time today exploring the region around Coff’s Harbour and fell in love with this beautiful spot.

This lovely place is about 15 minutes drive north of Coffs Harbour and has the vibe of really nice community. We noticed along all the power poles heading into town, a great variety of colourful children’s art, depicting beach scenes of octopi, fishes, kites, whales and beaches. The other really cute thing we saw were lots of kangaroos in peoples back yards, casually eating the grass, obviously very relaxed. What a great place – we will definitely be back to visit some time soon.

Redcliffe, Queensland – A Photo Essay

A stroll along the Redcliffe foreshore in December 2011 revealed some interesting artworks and stormy skies.

For further information on Redcliffe see Tracey Benson’s post 365 Places: Redcliffe.

Redcliffe Foreshore Public Art Trail https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/subsite.aspx?id=117470