I haven't been to Europe this year and will have to wait until next year to visit now. There are a number of reasons why, mainly my family related visits to Sydney from my home in Perth, but also because I have had friends visiting from overseas and interstate and the renovations on my beach house have continued.
While I have kept up with my French language online courses following my visits to the Institut de Français I have missed the interaction with living as a local in a little French village and testing my language skills particularly during my visits to the weekly markets.
But the advantage has been that I have been able to appreciate much of my own country. My regular trips across my country offer the most fabulous panorama of the landscape. I have been enchanted by the changing vistas offered as I peer down from a window seat. I hope you enjoy my transcontinental picture journey.
|Leaving Western Australia and the dry landscape behind|
|The beautiful southern most coastline of Western Australia|
|The Great Australian Bight...from West to East|
|The East coast was much greener than the West coast last summer|
...before magnificent Sydney harbour comes into view as the sun is setting.