- Stone Statue – Longleat
- Mississippi Paddle Boat – New Orleans
- The Burke and Wills Memorial – Northern Territory
- Coca Museum – La Paz
- Front Of St Michaels Tower – Glastonbury Tor
If you climb Glastonbury Tor early enough in the day, you’ll avoid the majority of tourists that inevitably end up swarming around at the top later on. The climb itself is fairly steep, and takes about 15 minutes if you are reasonably fit. There is a path which helps with the ascent but there are steps as well, making it a bit tricky for wheelchairs and pushchairs. We ended carrying our 3-year old, who got tired about half-way up. You never can tell what the English weather will do, but we were lucky enough to get a fine day, with brilliant views of the town and surrounding countryside. There is not a huge amount of room at the top, so it’s not such a great spot for a picnic. But you can sit down and have a morning snack. If its windy you can sit right at the base of St Michael’s Tower for shelter. At the bottom of the tor is much more room for picnicking. We got the little shuttle bus from the town centre, as parking at the site itself is limited.
- Top of Haystacks – Lake District
- Fountain in the Zoological and Botanical Gardens – Central
- The Fox Glacier – Tai Poutini National Park
- Circular Archway in the Walled City Park – New Kowloon
- Hokianga Harbour – Opononi
- Base Of St Michaels Tower – Glastonbury Tor
There are no shops, no cafe or anything at St Michaels Tower on Glastonbury Tor – a good thing! In fact there is nothing to buy at all from this lovely National Trust site. If its raining you’ll get wet as the tower itself has no roof, and it could be chilly on a windy day as the site is exposed. On a really sunny day there is chance of sunburn too. So as always in England, be prepared for the weather! Excellent views of the surrounding Somerset countryside can be had, and we spent about an hour at the top.
- Ground Zero – New York
- Hollywood Sign – Los Angeles
- Southern Hemisphere Sunset – South Australia
- Tree Covered Hill – Routeburn Track
- Alpacas – Lake District
- Tillitonsi the Dog – Luchenza
Don’t be fooled by the look on this puppy’s face! Cute he may look but he was a very naughty boy! One of his favourite games was to bite your heels as you walked along. When he wasn’t doing that he’d be digging holes under the fence, chewing your clothes, barking in th middle of night and other doggy things. “Tillitonsi” was his name, and it means “we are together”, but we just called “Tilli”. He really was a character! When we got to taming him he became a wonderful dog, still cute but able to do as he was told (rather important for a companion and guard dog). Here he is again looking even cuter, but that’s only because he was doing something he shouldn’t just a moment before. He lived at our house in Luchenza, before going on to live with our friends when we had to leave.
- The Town Hall – Brisbane
- Near Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay – Cusco
- Glasshouse Mountains Sunshine Coast – Queensland
- Chibuku: World’s Most Disgusting Beer – Luchenza
Yes, indeed, this “beer” is truly disgusting. Chibuku is made with the normal stuff like starch, germ and yeast but these are not removed from the beer before packaging. Therefore, all this gunk settles in the carton, and this is why it says “shake shake” on the outside. That is what we did, gave it a good shake before opening up and taking a sip. It was a foul cloudy yeasty slodge, not even fit for the dog. It was so cheap though, and when in Rome and all that, it had to be done. The locals at the market thought it hilarious that we were buying the stuff, as anyone with even a little money (and as white people we obviously did have) would be buying proper beer. Suffice to say most of the Chibuku went down the drain. Yuk!
- Spot the Sheep – Lake District
- Sok Kwu Wan – Lamma Island
- Inside the Secret Garden – Longleat
- Bathing at the Temple – Bali