Project 365 2013 – Day 100

Filler - Waves

Filler – Waves

Another filler from our drive down the Great Ocean Road. I always love just standing on the beach and watching the waves rolling in.

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Project 365 2013 – Day 98

Great Ocean Road

Coasting

We took a drive down the Great Ocean Road today. It’s very pretty there, but it is so far to get to, over 3 hours of driving. I was a bit disappointed with my photos though. Landscapes aren’t really my thing and it was pretty overcast most of the day. It was still a nice day to get out and about and nice that the husband agreed to go considering he hates the beach.

Project 365 2012 – Day 330 – NZ Day 9

Kaikoura

Day 330 – Kaikoura

Day 9 – Franz Joseph to Punakaiki to Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura

Today was another big day of driving so it was an early start. We drove up the west coast to Punakaiki to see the Pancake Rocks. They’ve got an interesting formation that looks like slabs of rocks stacked on top of each other. We just so happend to get there around high tide so we could see the cool blowholes. It was a bit of a detour to get there, but it was well worth the visit. I like rocks, but the husband usually doesn’t so much (scarred by having to do earth science at uni maybe?), but even these rocks he said he found really interesting.

We then headed to the east coast towards Kaikoura. We drove through the mountains and through an area called Lewis Pass and through Hanmer Springs, which was covered with all these yellow flowers or broom, which looked very pretty, but I’m sure was just a weed. We stopped at a rest stop of lunch, and it just to happened that it was the only rest stop that didn’t have a table. So we just sat in the boot.

Kaikoura is a very pretty little coastal town and still no sandy beaches, just rocks. We headed out to see some seals on the peninsula, which paid no attention to us at all. It was a long but good day, and the best thing was that we can see sheep from our motel!

Japan – Fukuoka

We went to Japan in October 2010 for our honeymoon. We decided to head south to Fukuoka to go indoor skiing. Unfortunately while the website was still up, the actual place was not and all we saw was an empty lot when we got there. It was disappointing, but we did get to see a lovely city and eat great food, including the best (and cheapest) sushi train I’ve ever been to.

See our other photos here Tokyo Kyoto Nara Kobe Hiroshima Miyajima.

Port of Fukuoka

Port and tower

Some ferries in the port

the canal and city at night

 

On the bridge at night

City at night

 

Street food stall

Japan – Miyajima

We went to Japan in October 2010 for our honeymoon. Miyajima is a little island off the coast of Hiroshima. We travelled there by ferry and explored around whilst trying to avoid the hungry (greedy?) deer roaming the island. Admittedly they were much more tame than the ones in Nara. See out other photos here Tokyo Kyoto Nara Kobe Hiroshima.

Oyster farm

Stone wall on Miyajima with the floating Torii gate in the background

Floating Torii gate

Floating Torii gate

Floating Torii gate

Floating Torii gate

Itsukushima Shrine, unfortunately at low tide

Stone lanterns

Cute little town

Maple leaves

Sunset

Ferry port at sunset

Ferry coming into port

Beach

Here are the next lot of photos from our little trip to Brighton beach. These are all photos of the beach and the many seagulls. We didn’t go swimming because you’d have to be crazy to want to swim at a Melbourne beach; gritty sand, pollution, freezing water all year around. It’s a good thing though because then no glasses get claimed by the ocean (as has happened to Mr Cookie Loves Milk, and also my brother… good work guys!).

Yes, that's a swan in the middle. I didn't know swans liked the sea.

Moody clouds over the city

You can definitely see where the birds have been

View of our lovely city

He doesn't look happy with me

Flock of Seagulls