We are back!

Hi everyone, we are back from our cruise holiday although still recovering from it. In the three weeks since we left autumn has really begun in Tasmania and the clocks have been put back so it feels a lot different to when we left. We have a lot of photos to edit and Naomi has taken a lot of film which we also hope to share after she’s edited the various segments so there will be a series of posts about the cruise, the ship, the crew members and the places we visited over the next few months.

We will also be continuing with our search for a new home as I have a potential buyer for mine so forgive us if our posts are a bit all over the place. We’ll do our best to continue to post regularly as we prepare to move.

Ovation of the Seas in Sydney.
26 March 2018

Snapshot Sunday: Ovation of the Seas and a Blogging Break

Ovation of the Seas Hobart 2017

As you read this post Naomi and I will be jetting off to Sydney to begin our cruise to Singapore on Ovation of the Seas. We will be away for three weeks and while we will try to check in to the blogs when we can we don’t really want to buy expensive ships internet for the duration of the voyage so we won’t be posting about the trip until after we return.  I have scheduled a few posts to appear while we’re gone but obviously we won’t be participating in challenges and there may be delays in our answering comments.

We’ll be back around the middle of April.

Snapshot Sunday: Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas, Hobart March 2018.

On Friday I went to Hobart to do some errands. I saw that there was a cruise ship in port and from the chalkboard of a local coffee shop learned that it was Explorer of the Seas. It’s just over two years since we sailed on this ship and only a week now till we set off on our next adventure. I didn’t have my camera with me so as I wanted to practice using it anyway I took this with my phone.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter X

My X’s are mostly to do with transportation today. X really marks the spot there. Explorer of the Seas and Celebrity Solstice both have an X in them. Explorer has one in the name while Celebrity Solstice is plastered with the letter X. I took a good one of the funnel some time ago and there is a big X on it. I also found a railway crossing sign in my travels today. I was driving along the rather notorious Mudwalls Road to go to Richmond today and there was just the very thing I needed for the challenge. It was a narrow road and there was a rise and a bend and some deep ditches on the side of the road. You wouldn’t want to put a wheel in one of those I thought to myself. Still I took a bit of a risk and pulled over easing the car on to the verge as carefully as I could so I could get my X photo of the crossing sign. No traffic passed us and we got away without getting side swiped or bogged. Someone driving in the opposite direction probably wondered what that idiot woman in the purple cardigan was trying to do however. I also got a picture of a hotel in Picton New Zealand that has an X in the name from my archives. The blades of the windmill in Oatlands also form a very nice X.

Celebrity Solstice (1)

Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice (2)

Celebrity Funnel

EOTS

Explorer of the Seas

Oxley Hotel

Oxley’s Rock Hotel

Railway Crossing

Railway Crossing Sign

Snow in Oatlands 024 (2)

Windmill at Oatlands

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter W with at least two vowels in the word.

These W photos are all random ones taken on various road trips and holidays or just here at home in Oatlands.

  • Windmill
  • Warehouse
  • Wicker
  • Windjammer
  • Wolseley
  • Weeping Willow
  • Washing Machines

Bad Photo Monday : Ghost Ship

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Ghost Ship revealed!

I haven’t done one of these in a while. I guess my photography is improving so I’m not taking as many bad pictures. I want to keep this going though because it is a good laugh and it’s fun to do.

I was wandering around in Launceston one day when I came to the river Tamer. I thought I would take some photos there. There were a few boats and things but most were too far away from me so I played about with the zoom lens hoping to get a better shot. Of course with my little camera the photos come out blurry if objects are too far away like the boat I was trying to photograph. I ended up with a very out of focus shot of some sort of boat. I’ve no idea what it even is.

Looking at it today makes me think of a ghost ship. Was this to head down the river and out to sea never to be seen again. What creepy mystery lays behind the disappearance of this small boat and it’s crew? It certainly looks like it has been swallowed up in a mysterious mist on the Tamer.

I didn’t bother walking around to get a better photo. I was too lazy  for that so headed back to the city streets to look for a café so I could get a cup of tea.

Ghost Ship