2015 – FACES AND PLACES

The cool dudes at Jang Island School, Indonesia

The cool dudes at Jang Island School, Indonesia


So here we are, nearly ready to tick the calendar over. It’s been another busy year on the road, nine countries, a few walks, some good bike rides, a lot of spectacular locations, and friends, new and old.

Apart from some travel articles for the mainstream press and a new play, I’ve been more active with the camera than with the keyboard this year. So it seems appropriate to look back on the year through the lens. A few shots worked out well.

We flew by seaplane into lovely Lake St Clair, Tasmania.

We flew by seaplane into lovely Lake St Clair, Tasmania.

We marvelled at Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park.

We marvelled at Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park.

We spent a few days in Hong Kong, with the Kowloon Bird Market a highlight.

We spent a few days in Hong Kong, with the Kowloon Bird Market a highlight.

Morocco's M'Goun Valley was one of the most interesting and remote places I've ever hiked.

Morocco’s M’Goun Valley was one of the most interesting and remote places I’ve ever hiked.

Youssef was our cook, masseur, musician and general inspiration.

Youssef was our cook, masseur, musician and general inspiration.

The Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland - Game of Thrones was filmed here!! And everywhere else, it seems.

The Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland – Game of Thrones was filmed here!! And everywhere else, it seems.

Blacksmiths at work at Ulster Folk Museum. Possibly making spear heads for Game of Thrones.

Blacksmiths at work at Ulster Folk Museum. Possibly making spear heads for Game of Thrones.

Our trip to walk in the Pyrenees was nicely timed to coincide with the Transhumance, the  moving of the stock from the villages to the higher grazing pastures...

Our trip to walk in the Pyrenees was nicely timed to coincide with the Transhumance, the moving of the stock from the villages to the higher grazing pastures…

...a cause for celebration (and dressing up in leftover Game of Thrones costumes?)

…a cause for celebration (and dressing up in leftover Game of Thrones costumes?)

The Kinderdijk is one of Nederland's most photographed attractions, but it was our first time here.

The Kinderdijk is one of Nederland’s most photographed attractions, but it was our first time here.

We were back in Sydney in time for the ever-wonderful Sculpture by the Sea.

We were back in Sydney in time for the ever-wonderful Sculpture by the Sea…

...and some more walks in the Blue Mountains.

…and some more walks in the Blue Mountains.

You looking' at me? Put that camera away and start feeding the wildlife!

You looking’ at me? Put that camera away and start feeding the wildlife!

Back to Tasmania, this time on the bike. Maria Island could qualify as one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Back to Tasmania, this time on the bike. Maria Island could qualify as one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Dawn from the balcony of our apartment in Amsterdam isn't too bad either.

Dawn from the balcony of our apartment in Amsterdam isn’t too bad either.

Thanks for following, if you’ve made it to the bottom of this post. And all the best for a great 2016!

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4 responses to “2015 – FACES AND PLACES

  1. Angela Highstead

    Wonderful photos Richard. Thank you for the Cooks Tour. Been to Tasmania three times from West ‘Oz’, climbed Cradle Mt, walked Lake St Clair, Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay, Launceston, Stanley Nut to Strahan, Russell Falls. Never done Maria Island. – now on the ‘Oz’ bucket list.

  2. Jenny Thompson

    Richard – it’s so great to see all the places you and Agnes get to. I love your post. And a very happy New Year to all of your family. Jenny xxxx

  3. What a fabulous adventure-filled year you had, Richard! It is great to look back in time ‘in pictures’ like this. I wish you and the Mevrou a similarly wonderful and joyful 2016!

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