Holidays:

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Detail of carpet at Qantas end of Melbourne airport.

Distance shot of same carpet.

Distance shot of same carpet.

Photos: first of all the Melbourne airport carpet at the Qantas end. This is a continuation and addition to American Barbara’s wonderful carpet post:ย https://silverinthebarn.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/flying-carpets/

Australian airports don’t have the flair that we saw in Barbara’s post of her various carpets in America. Ours seem to be made for heavy traffic and are very mundane and practical. She has made me far more aware of where I’m treading.

I stayed at a B&B on the Mersey River, Devonport, the same road that I lived on as a child. It was wonderful waking up and seeing the river over the parade opposite.

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Walking in Devonport each evening was such a peaceful way to exercise. I had no fear after the sun went down walking on my own. Many joggers use the path which has been resurfaced in a soft material.

Looking from the beach to the B&B where I stayed.

Looking from the beach to the B&B where I stayed.

The Mersey at twilight.

The Mersey at twilight.

Rowers on the river

Rowers on the river

A large nest of drift wood at twilight.

A large nest of drift wood at twilight.

A series of public exercise pieces of equipment for all to use.

A series of public exercise pieces of equipment for all to use.

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More exercise equipment.

Sea and sky with a sandy beach in the background.

Sea and sky with a sandy beach in the background.

Beautifully kept gardens with running track.

Beautifully kept gardens with running track.

Joggers at twilight.

Joggers at twilight.

Map showing Mersey River and Devonport streets.

Map showing Mersey River and the size of Devonport, Tasmania

Peace at sunset.

Peace at sunset.

Running/ riding track after sunset.

Running/ riding track after sunset.

Pleasant surprise of second hand books to use.

Pleasant surprise on Victoria Parade: second hand books to use. A treat for those away from home.

Rain on my departure day, sorry I was leaving , of course!

Rain on my departure day, sorry I was leaving , of course! Photo taken from Dannebrog Lodge, B&B dining room.

Carpet at Devonport airport .

Carpet at Devonport airport .

Detail of D'port airport carpet.

Detail of D’port airport carpet.

Thanks for travelling with me!

 

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14 thoughts on “Holidays:

  1. ChristineR

    I think Martha is spot-on there, Barbara. Both carpets have textural and/or colour changes reflecting cultivated fields. How interesting! I loved the photos, the used books box and I was totally gobsmacked with the fitness ‘playground’. It’s good to be feeling healthier after a time away instead of feeling overindulged. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Yes, I loved Martha’s response with that idea too Christine. Lovely concept of the fields from the air. I do hope councils will take on the idea of having communal fitness equipment put in place for the use of all in Victoria too! Wonderful idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. ChristineR

        It would be wierd to see people huffing and puffing away! You’d have to take something with you to wash all the sweat off before you used the equipment yourself! LOL. Great idea though, to promote fitness.

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  2. helen meikle's scribblefest

    Love the pics of Devonport. Love the pop-up library. Aus airport carpets are definitly utilitarian by comparison – Port Macquarie (my local) is vinyl tiles I think! – but I do wonder whether I’d be up to facing anything too exciting after a flight from Sydney to Heathrow, for example.

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  3. Master of Something Yet

    Oh, thank you for the carpet shot! Now I can stop feeling bad I forgot to take one on our way back from NYC. I forgot at JFK as well but remembered at Hong Kong. Probably because I was bored having to wait 4 hours for our connecting flight.
    Isn’t Devonport lovely?

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Devonport has improved and is a wonderful place to visit. I just love walking everywhere, and return home feeling healthy. Glad I remembered the carpet! Look forward to seeing your Hong Kong one!

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      1. bkpyett Post author

        Maybe one day! I do have cousins living down there that I’d love to see too!! If Christopher would come away, it would be easier to be away longer. We’d have to bring Millie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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