By mid May we reached our destination, Perth! Very pleased to have accomplished such a journey – from one end of Australia to the other! Here are some highlights of our time in Perth when we first arrived.
A friendly man takes a picture of us at King’s Park, shortly after arriving in Perth
‘Kangaroos in the City’ at St George’s Terrace
Water Labyrinth at Forrest Place
The Swan Bells near Barrack St Jetty
Outside the Old Shanghai in Northbridge
Visiting the Perth Mint – Australia’s oldest operating mint
Having a walk around Government House Gardens
The iconic ‘blue boat shed’ near Crawley
King Neptune sculpture at Atlantis Marine Park, the abandoned theme park in Two Rocks, near Yanchep
Nervous about walking down the crumbling old staircase!
Checking out the public viewing platform at Perth Airport
We took a day trip to Lesmurdie Falls in the Perth Hills
The foot of the falls
Cycling along the Swan River near the old brewery
The Round House in Fremantle
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
London Court shopping precinct in the CBD
Getting a picture of us both with our new tripod!
Sun setting over the Swan River at McCallum Park
We enjoyed a day sightseeing in the state’s cultured capital
We decided to hire a couple of bikes for the day in Adelaide
Cycling past the National War Memorial
Outside the South Australian Museum
Amazon Waterlily Pavilion at the Botanic Gardens
The beginning of our travels around Australia in October 2013. We spent a week in the state capital of Sydney, exploring the city and amazing beaches, including the iconic Bondi Beach!
Getting a picture by the lifeguard at Bondi Beach
Cycling the Bondi to Coogee coastal route
The ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ event took place while we were there
Admiring the sea view across to Bondi
Cycling past more scupltures
Stopping for a rest at Tamarara Beach
Watching the swimmers and surfers
Exploring the rock caves
Made it to Coogee Beach
Watching the lifeguards
A day sightseeing in the city – St Mary’s Cathedral
Overlooking Sydney Harbour
The spectacular Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
We spent a couple of days in the historical city of Sukhothai. Hired bikes and cycled around the world heritage listed park exploring the ancient temple remains.
Sukhothai Historical Park
Walking around the temple ruins
Cycling round the park
Close up of the impressive ruins
Cycling past the large lake on to the next temple
Stopping to get a snap of the massive lily pads
Can you see the Buddha peeking through..?
We enjoyed our time in the cultural city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, visiting more temples and exploring the hilltribe villages
First day sightseeing in Chiang Mai – visit to Wat Tao temple
Entrance to Wat Chedi Luang
Outside the Chedi ruins
Temple within the Chedi grounds
Wat Phra Sing
Iron Bridge lit up at night
Cycling through the Old City
Old City walls
About to climb the steps to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Walking round the temple
Bhubing Palace Gardens
Viewpoint on Doi Suthep
Admiring the lovely view
Walking through the village gardens
Watching the koi carp fish
Stopping at a nearby waterfall for a picture
Lochside cycle in September 2013 at the Cairngorm National Park, Britain’s largest National Park
Having a hot drink outside the Old Bridge Inn at Aviemore before heading off on a cycle
Cycling over the River Spey
Loch An Eilein in the Rothiemurchus Forest near Aviemore
Cycling around the loch
Some fellow cyclists on the bridge!
Arriving at the Green Loch near the Glenmore Forest
Stopping for a picture
Beach at Loch Morlich
Friendly duck comes to say hello!
Mountain biking at Tweed Valley and Peebles in the Scottish Borders in August 2013
By the River Tweed at Innerleithen – say hello to our dog Jack!
Viewpoint at Glentress
Ready for some fun at Glentress biking trails
Heading off on our bikes
Up towards the Buzzard’s Nest car park
About to hit the wall ride!
Overlooking Peebles and the River Tweed at the end of a great day!
Neidpath Castle just behind the trees
We had a great time camping for a night at Loch Awe, Argyll & Bute in July 2013. Take a look at what we got up to while we were there!
We spent a few days in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen in June 2013. Take a look at some of our pictures.
Stopping for a rest at Rosenborg Castle
Standing on the bridge for a picture
The brightly coloured New Harbour (Nyhavn)
Nice walk through the Botanic Gardens
Wandering through the tall grass
Past New Harbour again
Visiting the famous ‘Little Mermaid’ sculpture
St Alban’s Church
Cute Danish windmill within the grounds of the Citadel
Cycling round the city
While we were there we also visited LEGOLAND Billund!
Posing for a picture outside the main entrance to LEGOLAND!
We spent a week in the sunny Algarve in April 2013. Here’s some of our holiday snaps.
Arriving at the airport, excited for some sun!
Making our way to the check-in desk
Finding our way around in Albufeira…
First thing’s first – time to catch some rays on the beach!
Chilling in the sun
Cooling down with an ice-cream
Burying Craig in the sand!
Another quick snap before heating off
Friendly local man offers to take a picture of us
Went out for a little row in our boat… oh no, shark approaching!
Shark moves in!!
Frozen with fear as he decides to swim away, phew!
Relaxing with a drink on the beach after our ordeal
Heading off on our bikes
Another lazy day at the beach
Craig showing off!
Time for a selfie
Lindsey hiding behind a giant shell
Craig climbing to the top
A stroll around Albufeira old town
Enjoying a little bit of sightseeing
Last day on the beach – time for a suft!
Checking out the waves