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Arras and Amiens (5 to 9 April 2022)

Arras rose to prosperity in the Middle Ages from cottage industry cloth production.  Tapestries made here were particularly fine, indeed they were so highly regarded that the English word for tapestry at the time was…

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Christmas Island (30 October to 8 November 2021)

Christmas Island is one of Australia’s 7 external territories.  At 2,6ookms northwest of Perth and just 350km south of Java, it’s reasonable to wonder why it’s part of Australia at all.  The short answer –…

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Bibbulmun Track (Walpole-Albany section) (20 – 27 October 2021)

The Bibbulmun Track runs for 1,003km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia.  The name references one of the languages used by the Nyoongar people, the traditional…

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Flinders Ranges (Heysen Trail) (7 to 14 October 2021)

The Flinders Ranges are in the far north of South Australia, about 400km north of Adelaide. A convenient stop along the way, and quirky local attraction, is Lake Bumbunga.  The 15 sq km lake is…

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Flinders Island (27 August to 1 September 2021)

Flinders Island is the largest in the Furneaux Group, a cluster of 52 islands at the eastern end of Bass Strait between Tasmania and the mainland of Australia. It measures 62km north-south and 37km east-west and…

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