Arizona+New Mexico

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

After a Chew family reunion in Dallas, TX, we undertook a road trip from Tucson, AZ, to New Mexico. The highlights were the town of Truth or Consequences by the Rio Grande, established on a hot mineral spring. Taos is very nice, especially the Rio Grande canyon and the Indian Pueblo. Drive to Santa Fe via Georgia O’Keefe studios at Ghost Ranch. Santa Fe is cute, but just south is the old coal mining town of Madrid. A unique village tucked away in a rocky valley containing a number of retreat hermitages. We stayed at the Samadhi Cave, superb.

Driving through Albuquerque to the Grand Canyon is hundreds of miles of flat desert with a meteorite crater and a Flintstone’s theme park. The Grand Canyon… just go.


Hobart to Dallas

Autumn morning flying into Sydney

Sydney clear morning

A long day flying from Melbourne to Sydney to Los Angeles to Dallas, TX. While in Tasmania we secured a house sit in Richmond, for when we return to Tasmania in September. Busy two day schedule in Melbourne meeting friends and secured retreat site for Ed in July. Nes returns to Melbourne in late August after a month in Europe with daughter ShantiMirella. Currently enjoying Chew family reunion in Plano, Texas.

Bruny Island

The Neck, Bruny Island

View over The Neck that joins the North and South parts of Bruny Island

Bruny Island is at the southern tip of Tasmania, Australia.
It is made up of a North and South Island which are separated by a narrow isthmus called The Neck. Access to the island is by vehicular ferry departing from Kettering. The trip takes about 15 minutes and arrives at Roberts Point on North Bruny. The island has a population of around 620 and is about 100 kilometres in length.
The neck is home to the Truganini Lookout – a wooden stepped boardwalk that takes you to spectacular 360° panoramic views of the Bruny Island coastline, both ocean and channel
In contrast to the north, South Bruny is hilly, heavily timbered and includes rainforest areas. The townships of Adventure Bay, Alonnah and Lunawanna are also located on South Bruny as well as the Cape Bruny Lighthouse that stands atop some of the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere.
Bruny Island offers tantalising locally produced food such as hand made fudge, chocolate, truffles, berries, cheese and fresh oysters. Bruny Island is also home to Australia’s southern-most vineyard and there are some excellent restaurants and cafés scattered across the island’s townships. 

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