Tags archives: boats

  • Whitehaven Beach

  • Whitehaven Beach is the most beautiful beach in the world, and a only short flight from Hamilton Island! A small group of us took a scenic flight and got to stay there for a short hour before heading back. The plane was small and I kept bumping my [...]
  • Tai O Markets

  • Tai O Markets, the real reason for so many HK city tourists visiting.  For whatever reason, city folk who never visit their local markets love to travel for 2hrs to visit someone elses markets.  Maybe the stuff here is better, who knows?  But for sur [...]
  • Tai O Fishing Village

  • Tai O Fishing Village was a very interesting place.  Lots of old buildings and stuff, preserved in its original form, or more likely kept old for tourism purposes.  It seems a nice place, away from the busy HK lifestyle.  Just across the river though [...]
  • Tai O Village Museum

  • The trip to Tai O was a long one, despite all the progress in HK.  From the end of the MTR line, you could take a bus or a ferry, each one taking a further 1hr to get to the village.  The place is clearly a tourist destination now, and right at the f [...]
  • Gloria

  • Looking for exotic dark young handsome men in uniforms?  Well they left port last week.  The Colombian training vessel Gloria was at Circular Quay for R&R and opened its deck to the public. The city was flooded with sailors in impressive dress un [...]
  • Miyajima 宮島

  • Miyajima is the home of the floating torii, probably the most photographed shrine in Japan.  The shrine was surrounded by a park, filled with deer.  There was also a cable car to the mountain top.  Unfortunately, we got there around 4pm and both the [...]
  • Naruto Whirlpools 鳴門

  • Naruto is a place I had wanted to see for a long time. Naruto is on Shikoku on the opposite side of Kobe on Honshu. Due to the shape of the seabed there, during high and low tides, huge whirlpools appear in the middle of the sea. The whirlpools last [...]
  • Hiroshima 広島

  • I guess Hiroshima was pretty standard tourist fare. It has a nice tram system right outside the train station, which while convenient meant that both times I've been here I've only visited what was on the tram line. I was excited about being able to [...]