Sampan rowing at Tam Coc

We’re up early and out in order to take a sampan trip along the meandering canals throughout the three tunnel grottoes that give the area its name -Tam Coc. We’re all set to enjoy the stunning landscape of mountains, canals, rice paddies and rural villages that makes up the National Natural Reserve zone known asContinue reading “Sampan rowing at Tam Coc”

Boats and sparkling waters

Leaving behind the pretty Agios Ioannis beach behind we’re heading through the tiny settlement to the mini harbour at the far end of the bay. After enjoying the obligatory snaps of vivid bougainvillea we come across the small picturesque chapel of Agios Ioannis which sits above a tiny harbour. There’s absolutely no one around atContinue reading “Boats and sparkling waters”

Circle Line cruise

We’re taking to the water to see the city of NYC from a new perspective now with a Circle Line Cruise. Started in 1945 Circle Line is one of the oldest NYC cruise companies and offers lots of different options for seeing the Big Apple from the water. Departing from Pier 83, close to theContinue reading “Circle Line cruise”

The Staten Island ferry

Next iconic experience on the New York adventure – the Staten Island ferry! These super distinctive FREE orange ferries trundle their way from Whitehall in Manhattan to the St George terminal on Staten Island. The ferry, which runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, carries over 23 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mileContinue reading “The Staten Island ferry”

Fishing tackle and floaty boats

Taking a brief break from the usual holiday fare of piles of food and peeling paint . . Let’s take a look at another of my favourite photographic subjects – fishing tackle! Yes, that’s right, whether it’s nets and buoys, rusty chains or lobster pots,  I love a good furtle around a working harbour! IContinue reading “Fishing tackle and floaty boats”

Continuing in Camaret

We continue to cruise the streets of Camaret, keeping eyes peels for little details around each corner. Including this fantastic mustard coloured door with delightful pastel detailing.   The man helpfully points out where we are as I am more than a little geographically challenged! Then we head towards the harbour, stopping every five secondsContinue reading “Continuing in Camaret”

Sweet little Symi

During our brief jaunt to Rhodes town we took a ferry over to the glorious little island of Symi. Here’s the first views of the colourful little houses clinging to the hillside. As the ferry pulls into Yialos (the main harbour) we get a closer look at the tiers of housing. Mostly in pastel shades butContinue reading “Sweet little Symi”