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A Personal Note: Harriet (my wife) and I jointly share a spirit of adventure. As we have no mortgage, we are free to travel the world financially. We built a handmade house in 1981 on five acres of land 35 kms. out of Brisbane, Australia for minimal money.

See the house / land posts:

OUR HOUSE …. An Overview

OUR HOUSE ….The Actual Garden  See  the photos of the house and garden and the history of how we obtained rejected materials like from the Supreme Courthouse stone (where the Law Courts are now in Brisbane) …. two loads for nothing in 1980. They dumped 100’s of cubic metres as fill and built a school over the top. The stone was cut out of the Kangaroo Points Cliffs in 1877.


See these travel posts:


Trip 17: 2017: Voyages to Antiquity: Cruises to Ancient Civilisations in September 2017. We sailed from Lisbon (in Portugal) to Rome over 17 days across the top of the Mediterranean Sea … we saw:

    • SPAIN: Cadiz, Malanga, Valencia, Barcelona
    • FRANCE: Carcassonne, Marseilles, French Rivera
    • ITALY: Florence (by bus), Rome …. Colosseum etc.

Then Harriet and I did our own trip to Northern Italy by train over the next week: Assissi (two days), Verona (two days), Como (two days), Milan (two days). Then we flew home to Brisbane, Australia via Dubai = 19 hours around to the other side of the world.

If you are going to Dubai, you must read this new website: 50 Best Things to Do in Dubai.