So How Was The Trip?

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Morocco

Attentive readers who come back to this blog to enjoy the posts I make about once every two months—it’s a disgrace, I know—may be wondering, “so how was the trip?”

Well, in between paying off the bills, I’ve been slowly transcribing my travel diary, so if you can bear with me a little longer (probably a few months longer) I’ll have it and some photos and video online at my www.petergifford.com site.

Until then, I took the above shot in the same place as the image I chose for my pre-travel post was taken—at the 16th century Portugese cistern in El Jadida, Morocco.


Get Me Outta Here!

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Morocco

I’ve been lucky enough to have done a bit of travelling over the years, but buying a house has been the focus of our finances for a few years now, and it’s been seven years since my last decent overseas trip (not including brief holidays to New Zealand, Fiji, and a couple of islands off the Great Barrier Reef).

In a couple of days my girl and I are off to Morocco for five weeks, and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting away from all the usual ‘stuff’. Years of working at home have begun to take their toll, and I really need a long break from sitting in front of a computer—for both physical and mental reasons. Five weeks without computers, deadlines, clients, barking dogs, cooking dinner, television, the internet, Western culture etc, etc…

Instead, I want to wipe clean my clogged brain and fill it up anew with fresh sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Remember what being creative without a computer was like. Practice meeting new people and struggling with a new language, and yet communicating with smiles and gestures; see places I’ve never seen before, experience a different culture, clear out the negativity and old habits and enjoy the forgotten pleasure of not knowing what we’ll be doing or where we’ll be in two days hence.

You can find the travel diaries I’ve written about previous trips at www.petergifford.com. If you find this kind of thing interesting, look out for a diary about Morocco soon after I return.

In the meantime, in the time-honoured words of everyone who has ever gone on a long overseas journey to those who are left behind: “Nyah na na-na naaa!”

More in five weeks.

Photo from www.visitmorocco.com


Brampton Island

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Carol on Turtle Beach, Brampton Island, Australia.


Devil’s Coachhouse

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Close Encounter With a Turtle

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On the ‘Hood

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Evening

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Evening sky and ocean and Carol. Heron Island.


Run, Little One, Run!

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Baby turtle, Heron Island.


Wreck at Heron Island

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Wreck of the Protector, Heron Island.


Mayan ruins at Tulúm

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