The photograph above was taken near Streets Beach, Brisbane, in December 2009
Like these birds we like to fly off in all directions!  Their flight path, in this case , leads to the Historic Houses we have visited.
When at home we walk, rather than fly, and this statement will open a list of our walks with the U3A Walking Group!

P U R P O S E            P A S T             P A T T E R             P H O T O S            P L A C E S (Day-to-day)             P R O G E N Y  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________




Bangkok: 6th, 7th, 8th
Chiang Mai: 9th-17th
Sydney: 21st
Katoomba: 24th
Lithgow: 25th, 26th
Mudgee: 27th, 28th
Forbes: 29th
Yass: 30th, 31st
In Thailand with Mary and Derek -also visited the
Bridge on the River Kwai
on 18th January.

Moved on to Australia for self-guided  tour of NSW

February Gundagai, Tumut, Talbingo: 1st
Kiandra, Cooma: 2nd
Merimbula: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Narooma: 6th, 7th
Braidwood: 8th
Charlton, Newcastle: 9th
Forster - 10th, 11th
Port Macquarie - 12th-14th
Coonabarabran: 15th
Cobar: 16th
Broken Hill: 17th-20th
White Cliffs: 21st
Mildura: 22nd & 23rd
Wagga Wagga: 24th
Kiama: 25th & 26th
Worigee: 27th & 28th
In Australia
the whole of February



Sydney Airport International Hotel: 1st
Bath: 20th
Cambridge: 26th
Arrived home Tuesday 3rd March Landed at 04.50!



Droitwich: 6th
Bourton-on-the-Water: 14th-17th
Okehampton: 24th-30th
U3A Walking Holiday
The Manor, Okehampton holiday
May Okehampton: 1st
Walton-on-Thames: 5th
Warwick 19th May


Cambridge: 13th
Orpington: 14th
Kyrenia, Cyprus: 15th-22nd
Cambridge: 23rd-26th
Ifold Manor: 30th
1 week in Cyprus with Lynn.
Nathan & Amalia were staying nearby for part of the time.


7th: Bath
21st: Bath
25th: Odiham
30th: Bridgend


1st: Chelmsford (Windmill Inn)
2nd: Harwich
3rd: St Peterport, Guernsey
4th: Tresco, Isles of Scilly
5th: Cobh, Ireland
6th: Dublin, Ireland
7th: Belfast & Giant's Causeway
8th: Oban, Scotland
10th: Invergordon, Scotland
11th: Dundee, Scotland
13th: Harwich
16th: Crewe Barthomley for Little Moreton Hall
17th: Crewe Barthomley for Erddig & Chester
18th: Burton for Shugborough Hall & Lichfield
19th: Burton for Kedleston Hall & Derbyshire
20th: Nuneaton for Sudbury Hall
24th: Bath with Lynn
25th: Salisbury &
St John's, Devizes
with Lynn
26th: Clarence House & Buckingham Palace with WANHS
28th: Salisbury with Pam
2nd - 13th
"Round Britain Cruise"
on "Discovery"

followed by our own
"Historic House Tour"
whilst our bathroom and cloakroom works were being done.

23rd -25th: Lynn came to stay


28th met Pam in Salisbury



14th: Cheadle Hulme
15th: Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Village
16th: Mamtor & Castleton
17th: Manchester (City Art Gallery, Royal Exchange Theatre, Chetham's Library)
19th: Ludlow
20th: Cheltenham
27th: Berkeley & the castle
14th-18th stayed with
Helle @ Cheadle Hulme

18th-20th stayed with
John & Margaret @ Bromsgrove

20th visited
David & Cathy Rowlands


6th: Oxford to see Joan
12th: Fonthill Gifford
13th: Cricklade
20th: Orpington to see Lynn
21st: Stamford, Peterborough
22nd: Stamford,
Burghley House
23rd: Rutland Water, Normanton Church, Oakham, Uppingham, Rockingham
24th: Stratford on Avon, Charlecote Park

27th: Marlborough College & Merchant's House (Art Fund)
John & Margaret stayed

Lincolnshire & Warwickshire




7th-8th: Walton-on-Thames
for family "Christmas".

15th Gatwick Travelodge
16th-21st: in UAE - visted Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Al Ain & Abu Dhabi
22nd: Snells Beach, Warkworth
23rd-25th: Whangaumu Bay, Tutakaka
26th-28th: Paihia
29th-30th: Kaitaia
Barbara & Henry stayed

16th - flew to Dubai

Saturday 21st left Dubai
Arrived in Auckland
Sunday 22nd



1st: Dargaville
2nd & 3rd: Tauranga
4th-6th: Gisborn
7th-9th: Napier
10th-12th: Taupo
13th: Rotorua  (NZ)
14th: Vineyard (NSW, Oz)
15th: Tamworth
16th & 17th: Armidale
18th-20th: Nambucca Heads
21st & 22nd: Ballina
23rd-26th: Brisbane
27th-28th: Toowoomba
29th: Roma
30th: Charleville
31st: Barcaldine (marooned!)
Left Auckland
Monday 14th December & arrived in Sydney the same day.