Australia: Day 11 — Sydney Opera House

The first set of pictures, of the Opera House, below, were shot yesterday at the end of the day.  The remaining pictures of the Opera House were shot today from the ferry as I rode across the harbor to the zoo, and then some photos of the Opera House from the other side of the harbor. Sydney hosts an artistic… Continue reading

Australia: Day 9 — Travel Day: Port Douglas to Sydney

Today was a travel day from Port Douglas to Sydney and featured a leisurely drive down Captain Cook Highway, right along the ocean, from Port Arthur to Cairns, which is the town with the nearest airport.  The drive was spectacular.  Every view, every turn, every sweeping panorama was yet another gorgeous photo-worthy glimpse of paradise.  I love the picture featuring… Continue reading

Australia: Day 7 — Port Douglas

Well, today was basically a “recover from the horrendous travel of yesterday” day. I’m getting too old for this! I didn’t arrive at the hotel room until 2:00AM Australia time, and the second half of the trip was horrid: the second three-hour flight. Not only was it running terribly late, but it was also the most turbulent flight on which… Continue reading

Australia: Day 5 – Ayers Rock

Uluru, the local name for Ayers Rock, was half engulfed in a dense cloud cover today.  The rain was a fairly constant drizzle. At first I was disappointed that I wouldn’t see the sunrise on the rock, it glistening red no the horizon, but then I realized that the local chatter was true:  we were seeing the rock as few… Continue reading

Australia: Day 3 — Bruny Island and Adventure Bay, Tasmania

Tasmania is full of wide open spaces filled with rolling hills, pasture for sheep, deep forest, and miles of untouched coastline.  The drive from Hobart to Bruny Island was gorgeous in the early morning sun.  Bruny Island is in fact an island and has no bridge; therefore, we had to take a ferry over to the island. An old vintage… Continue reading

Australia: Day 2 — Tasmania

Tasmania is without doubt one of the world’s best kept secrets, and frankly, I want to keep it that way. Unspoiled. Undeveloped. Pristine. Gorgeous. In many ways this country reminds me of Norway with it expansive coast lines, rolling hills, and untouched beauty. Their use of the English language has some great twists: Grass Slashed (cutting the grass), Caution When… Continue reading

Now Over 1,000,000!

Well, yesterday I went over 1,000,000 miles on Delta alone. I travel way too much! Most recently, I spent a week at Pensacola Beach visiting mother and looking at property. I noticed crews working on the beach, and then it hit me:   They are cleaning up buried oil from the Gulf oil spill. I was saddened to hear from a… Continue reading

Budapest & Prague: Day Seven (Roaming about Prague)

On the seventh day God rested, but Tim took to the streets of Prague shooting pictures at every turn. Here are just a few. Click on any picture below to see a larger version of it and read information about it. You can also hover your mouse over a picture to read information about the picture. Related articles Budapest &… Continue reading

Budapest & Prague: Day Four (Travel Day to Prague)

Today began with a quick walk back to the Opera House district to take a picture of the Liszt statue.  Then, off to the airport to head to Prague.  This post (finally) contains some of the pictures I shot around Budapest. Related articles Budapest & Prague: Day Eight (Karlovy Vary) (timtyson.us) Budapest & Prague: Day Seven (Roaming about Prague) (timtyson.us)… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day Six – Rest and Relax in Hoi An

Today is a chill out day before the long trek home begins tomorrow via Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Nothing specific is planned. I do hope to catch up on all of the blogging and post some pictures. Even now the computer is importing photos from the camera’s flash card. I’ve probably shot over 10,000 photos this trip, but… Continue reading