September 30, 2010

Fabulous Anniversary trip and Lace week

Hi All
Firstly the pic at left was taken in Kobe Japan - in one of the the train stations!
Yes I am back from all my travels! - no more until Next Year now .... Hubby and I had a fabulous 3 weeks over the "other side" in Queensland - driving from Brisbane up to Cairns where we stayed for 8 nights and then driving back down - just over 4,600 kilometres of driving! ... snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef - and going out in glass bottom boats and a semi submersible another day we went by Rail up to Kuranda Village in the Rainforest and back on the "Sky Rail" - gondalas ... awesome stuff! Another day we visited the Josephine Falls in the morning and kayaked 9.5 kms down the Babinda River in the afternoon - even better! - just him and me and the odd tractor - cane cutting, Jabiru birds and lots of butterflies and other birds - verrrry awesome! We also went to the Sunday Markets up at Port Douglas and then to see the Mossman Gorge and had lunch up in the Daintree Rainforest where we then went on a boat to spot crocodiles (we did actually see one!) ... the final day up there we went to the Atherton Tablelands and visited "Nerada Tea" plantation and a cheese factory mm mm.... Then after 3 weeks - hubby flew home and I spent the 4th week (last week) at the Australian Lace Guild AGM week - doing a 4 day workshop in Needle lace with the delightful Margaret Stephens .... fantastic time! I haven't had a chance to load the pics on - but they will follow soon.... stay tuned! :-)