14 July 2017

Lechquellen Alps July 2017

Hurray! The Picasa photo upload manager seems to be having a new lease of life,which means that I can create and share Google Albums much quicker again ,without using all my data allowance while trying to overcome problems with Firefox/Chrome crashing after only loading a few pics at a time.

Another hut to hut trip with my pal Ernie.This time to the Lechquellen Alps,Vorarlberg, in the far west of Austria. Travelled there by train from the north of England to London,then Eurostar to Brussels,Thalys to Cologne and Nightjet sleeper to Innsbruck. Here's a link to the Lechquellen Alps photo album
with text captions.












11 April 2017

New South Wales stopover April 2017

July catchup post with Singapore and NZ.

My first visit to OZ proper as I don't count the many previous transit stops at Sydney Airport on journeys between the UK and NZ.
I took a six night stop over.First night in the city centre,then 2 at Pittwater YHA and 3 at Katoomba YHA in the Blue Mountains.
Pittwater YHA was one of the highlights of my whole Singapore,NZ,NSW trip.I suppose it fitted in more with the remoter NZ tramps and definitely a place that I'd like to revisit.
Here's a link to the New South Wales stopover April 2017 photo album with text captions.


















3 April 2017

New Zealand March 2017

Catchup post on a wet morning in July now that album uploading is quicker again.

After stopping over in Singapore I flew to Christchurch and spent just under four weeks mainly in the Buller/West Coast area between and inland from Greymouth to Karamea,with a diversion over to Marlborough half way through.
Familiar places to stay between tramps,including the Old Nurses Home at Reefton,Riverside camp ground at Murchison,Havelock hostel and Formerly the Blackball Hilton.
My tramps covered some new ground,further up the Matiri River;Wakamarina track to Fosters Clearing;Big River Track near Reefton;and Buckland Peaks above Westport.

Here's a link to the New Zealand March 2017 photo album with a storyline.





 















3 March 2017

Singapore stopover March 2017

Catchup post on a wet July day having found that Picasa is still able to do quick uploads to Google photos.

A three day stopover on the way to New Zealand.I'd been via Singapore in the past but only stopping over in daytime between flights.This time I took the opportunity to do a couple of walks.Lots of "greening" going on.

Here's a link to the Singapore photo album