Posts Tagged ‘fish’

Saigon – it’s full

January 30, 2012 1 comment

Over the next couple of days we widened our circle in the city, visiting first the Green Emerald Pagoda. In the guide book, they described this serene, leafy, intricate temple – we came on a festival day and it was crazy. As soon as we were out of the taxi we were nearly mown down by scooters, pushed up against the bird cages and the vats of fish and turtles.

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GREAT Barrier Reef

December 5, 2011 1 comment

One of the main reasons to come to this coast is to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, so we saved our pennies and splashed out on a trip to the Agincourt ribbon reef. There are many tours to choose from, but with youngsters, we opted for a pretty safe family friendly option where a high speed cat takes you out onto a floating pontoon. This is a base for diving, snorkelling, a semi sub and even a helicopter for the rich people.

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Coromandel Peninsula – Pacific Coast

November 6, 2011 1 comment

The route to Coromandel, up the Bay of Thames, is a winding scenic affair, combined with heavy rain and gale force winds, the road by the edge of the water was quite an intense drive. We eventually drove into Coromandel, and after an inquiry at the service station we plumped for the campsite whose owners were described to us as “rough as guts, but they’ll look after ya”; Bev and Debs were actually very nice. We found our pitch in a rainy squall, to be rewarded by a view from our lounge area straight out over the beach to the crashing sea.
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Deep Blue

September 18, 2011 2 comments

It would be wrong to go for so long without at least one reference to the beach, as we have been there virtually everyday. We borrowed Julia’s camera and had some fun.

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