|Subject: Re-introduction of old member &Harbour Cities|
I have been a member of the zine for some time but have mainly been
lurking. The reason for this is partly because I forgot my signon.
However thanks to Don and Linda I am now fully back on line and would
like to introduce myself.
My wife and I were both born in the Netherlands and have now lived for
all our married life in a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Having
relatives in Holland (son lives there at the moment) we have made a
number of trips there and have taken the opportunity to travel through
Germany, Switzerland, France and Great Britain as well. On the
journeys back to Perth we have usually broken the trip by staying some
nights in Malaysia or Singapore. We find this gives us the chance to
get rid of jetlag (both are in the same time zone as Perth) as well as
learning a bit about our near neighbours. My wife Dorothy is presently
in Holland and on her return journey next week I will fly to Kuala
Lumpur so we can spend some time there and in the Cameron Highlands.
I will be retiring at the end of this month so hopefully will be able
to travel more than in the past. If we come across something I feel
inspired to write about I will try to post it here. In the meantime if
anyone wants some information about Western Australia feel free to
We were asked about Australian harbour cities. I would like to nominate Sydney, Hobart and Albany. Most people know about the first two but Albany is on the south west of the continent and its inner harbour is beautiful (3 miles by 2 miles surrounded by hills), the surrounding coastline spectacular, and the outer harbour was large and safe enough to shelter the large fleet of ships transporting the ANZACS to Egypt before the Gallipoli campaign in WW1.