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Our theme for this issue is
cruising – and can we ever get
enough of it? Australians can
be found on river boats, yachts,
mega ships, small ships and just
about anything that floats where
breakfast is served! And why not?
Cruising on just about any
leisure craft is so affordable today. You unpack once, chill out,
have all your meals paid for and served to you and you get to
visit wonderful places that otherwise might be inaccessible.
Lucky me, I have just returned from Austria where I was
onboard the beautiful new Avalon Waterways Illumination.
This stunning ship was built with the Australian sensibility
in mind, it has wonderful public spaces, gourmet meals, and
spacious cabins that have ditched the balcony for more room
with the outdoors invited in – the wall length glass doors
open with a safety railing and you are standing on the edge
of super pleasure.
There’s nothing quite like lying in bed with a cuppa with
the doors open and watching a country go by – and it’s so
quiet, you can hear the birdsong from the banks of the river.
That experience will be written about in future issues but
for now, enjoy cruising in India, Fiji, Russia, Africa, France,
Tasmania, New Zealand, Antarctica and Myanmar...is your
Also since the past issue, I have visited South Africa. Cape
Town, Johannesburg, Soweto, Mala Mala Game Reserve
and Durban were the hot spots to visit. I’ve included a little
story from Cape Town to whet your interest for the future.
At home I spent a few days in the Red Centre with Ayers
Rock Resorts and I got up before dawn to join a camel ride
dedicated to the cause. See picture below – I was actually
enjoying it more than what my face says!
So, it’s all go here and we hope for you too.
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can include stories to get you
Check out the competition
too. If you haven’t entered, do
so as there’s a glorious 19-day
tour of ‘the Britain of Downton
Abbey era’ to discover and
explore. This prize is worth
more than 10,000 and you have
and happy and safe travels. •
Sail away, sail away...
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