Category Archive: Travels

Bicheno & Launceston


We hit the road heading northeast from Hobart on the A3 toward the resort town of Bicheno a little over 3 hours away. Our hotel room overlooked the water, which wasn’t difficult to… Continue reading

Richmond & Australia’s Oldest Catholic Church


Today was a soft day. We took a day trip out of Hobart, and headed east to the village of Richmond. Our first stop was a bridge, the oldest such structure in Australia.… Continue reading

Hobart & Port Arthur


Tasmania in the winter can be brutal, but considering the winters I have seen in the northeast US and the Shenandoah Valley in my lifetime, the cold was a tad inconvenient. But next… Continue reading

Weta Cave & Te Papa


I knew we would find the artist studios in Wellington that helped Peter Jackson create the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Weta Cave, named after that ugly cricket indigenous to… Continue reading

Hell’s Gate in Rotorua


Although I am back home in Waynesboro, I did have a few more photos to share. After a full day visiting Hobbiton in Middle Earth, we went to soak in the mud pools… Continue reading

Return to Aotearoa


It’s been 4 years since I traveled to New Zealand. And since I was spending time visiting Fr. Kerry in Australia, I figured it was time to return to the Land of the… Continue reading

London, then Home


On Saturday we boarded a train at the GWR Station Cardiff for our last leg of this journey–London. We discovered that lunch is not served all day long, as it is back home.… Continue reading

Raglan Castle


On our last full day in Wales, I just knew we had to get in one last castle before heading out to London. So we set out for Raglan Castle, a trip that would take… Continue reading

Caerphilly Castle


We got off the train at the fourth stop, a little town north of Cardiff called Caerphilly. It has a castle with a moat. A MOAT! This I had to see. As we approached… Continue reading

Cardiff City Tour


As with all the other major cities we visited, there was a Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour service in Cardiff. Having no vehicle of our own, it is also a great introduction to… Continue reading

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