Sandy Creek Bridge and Country High Trail Victoria Australia

A few days ago we went for a drive around the Hume Weir. The sun was shinning so we thought a drive then a bbq. The current levels of the dam is at 73.5 % as at today the 25/7/2021. From our backyard here in Albury we can see on a clear day the bountiful …

Day Trip to Corryong via Tallangatta the town that was moved!

The other weekend - my friend and myself and the dogs went for a drive to Corryong a town in Victoria. Of course this was before the current lockdowns experiencing in Victoria, Australia. On the way we stopped at a site where a town used to be. The town was called Tallangatta and it was …

Day Trip to Yackandandah Victoria Australia

Yesterday we went for a drive to Yackandandah. A very beautiful town in the North West of Victoria, Australia. The town is situated between Wodonga and Beechworth. The whole commercial part of the town has been classified by the National Trust and features many well preserved buildings which date back to the mid to late …

Mokoan Rest Stop Art works (Victoria Australia)

Mokoan Rest Stop is very familiar to me. Its a great place to stop and stretch the legs, toilet stop and walk the dogs. Its roughly 1 hour 15 mins or 120 km from Albury heading to Melbourne or Shepparton. These stops are Northbound and Southbound on the Hume Freeway. The Hume Freeway takes you …

Glenrowan, Victoria – The Last stand of The Kelly Gang

Last week I watched the movie Ned Kelly with Heath Ledger. It was filmed in 2003. One of several made. Of course being an Australian I think I like this one the best. Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones also played Ned Kelly but to me that was definitely a bad choice. Anyway it got …

Nagambie Victoria – Australia

As there is no overseas travel out of Australia at the moment I thought I would share some wonderful places here in Australia. Perhaps once travel is allowed you may want to visit these spots. I have also neglected the blog lately due to moving, Christmas and New Year. Its been hectic. Life is now …

Heidelberg Castle – Does Lightning really strike twice?

Four years ago the 3 sisters were on a Rhine cruise with APT and one of our tours was a visit to the Heidelberg Castle in Germany. Our ship was moored at Mainz and we took a bus to this magnificent place. Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany's most visited tourist spots. The castle is …

The beginning of 3 Sisters Abroad – 4 year Anniversary of blogging!

 So many memories are popping up on my facebook of 4 years when my sisters Paula and Muriel and myself travelled to Zurich via Singapore to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Our 12 hour flight from Singapore was full of chatting, eating, drinking and napping.  This trip all started the year before when …

Point Nepean & Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula Victoria

As there is no travel at the moment I thought I might share a little bit of where I live.  I happen to live in what is known as one of the main holiday destinations in Victoria.  The Mornington Peninsula.  Its about an hour a way from Melbourne by car or you can catch the …

Our last 2 days in Madrid – And a touch of Flamenco!

Our second day in Madrid and we woke up to pouring rain. After breakfast we would be boarding the coach to do a scenic drive around Madrid.  Unfortunately we couldn't see much as the rain pelted down.  I tried to take photos but it was mostly rain on the coach window. Sorry the picture is …

Stunning Toledo Spain

Arriving into Toledo we were taken around the most scenic views I have seen, winding around  tight roads eventually  pulling in to a parking area where we literally jumped  off the coach to take in the views. The ancient city of Toledo stands on a hill above the Castilla-La-Mancha plains of central Spain. There is …

A Taste of Granada and Alfarnatejo Spain

We arrived in Granada at our hotel with just enough time to change clothes and then head back out to dinner.  It would be a fun night of laughter, good food, lots of wine and beer and music.  Our entertainment would be a group of Tuna Musicians.  No not fish 🙂  The restaurant was the El …

Day Trip to Queenscliff

On the 27/2/20 a  group of ladies from the Southern Peninsula VIEW Group took the ferry from Sorento to Queenscliff for the day.  Our weather has been so crazy and only a few days earlier we had been experiencing normal February temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius. The top temperature for today was only going to …

Its Rare Disease Day 29th February

On the 28th February  every year marks Rare Disease Day.  This year its on the 29th February - Leap Year.  I have two - Tuberous Sclerosis and Lymphangiomiomatosis.   When I was young around 6 I had some suspicious lumps removed from my face.  I remember having them and then not having them.  I know …

Adeus Portugal Hola Spain

It had been a wonderful couple of weeks sailing down the Douro River with Scenic then a few days exploring Portugal.  Today we would be having breakfast in Portugal and lunch and Dinner in Spain.  We fell in love with Portugal so with heavy hearts we say Adeus Portugal.  You have been very kind to …

Capela Dos Ossos – Chapel of Bones Evora Portugal

Remember we were going to have an early cuppa on our deck?  Waking up to pouring rain put that on hold. We wandered down to the restaurant for an early breakfast.  I asked if there was anything gluten free.  I couldn't believe my eyes what they brought to my table.  Yummy gluten free croissant, Pasteis …

Nazare Portugal, a seaside town.

Our next stop would be for lunch.  A beautiful seaside town Nazare Portugal.  It was cold and the rain was threatening so we went looking for somewhere to eat.  We noticed our guide head into a restaurant and decided we would eat there also.  Of course due to my fish allergy had to make sure …

On Route to Lisbon via the Medieval City of Coimbra

Sunday arrived and our last breakfast aboard the Scenic Azure.  We said our goodbyes to the staff and our friends who wouldn't be joining us on the land tour.  A few tears were shed. We boarded our bus and were introduced to our guide Yolanda.  There were 20 of us so we could spread out …

Filigree demonstration and workshop

Our last full day in Porto would be visiting Gondomar and a workshop and museum of Filigree.  So, what is Filigree? "Filigree is intricate metalwork.  Usually with very fine strands of gold or silver or both that is twisted then applied to a frame of various shapes, filling them with a delicate tracery. The foundry …

Cork, Port Wine, Chocolate & Classical Music along the Douro River

The cruise was nearly over.  We would be spending a whole day sailing back to Porto on the Douro River. We have been on other European cruises along the Rhine, Seine and Rhone and there was never  a day where we just sailed. So what to do on a sail day?   We could have …

Quinta da Roeda – Douro Valley – Portugal

After an amazing visit to Provesende we headed back to the  Scenic Azure. Lunch was served as our ship sailed to   Pinhão  for our  visit  to the Quinta da Roeda where the world famous Croft Port is made.           On offer at the vineyard were two experiences.  One was to …

Provesende – Portugal – A Treasure above the clouds

    As our coach climbed the hills of the Douro Valley, through the fog and the clouds, I had no idea of the steep drop at the edge of the road. Im not very good at heights so the fog was a blessing in disguise. Even when we arrived there was still a swirling …

Castelo Rodrigo – The Secret Historic Village on the hill

    Our visit this morning would be to Castelo Rodrigo.  This was a surprise as we were to have visited the Coa Valley. Apparently the dock for the Coa Valley was closed. Castelo Rodrigo is one of the  historical hill top villages in Portugal.  I hadn't heard of this place at all.  Once I …

Barca D’Alva and a wee bit of Lemon juice and a ton of whiskey!

The afternoon after our jumper shopping expedition in Regua we set sail for  the town of Barca D'Alva.  The following day we would be heading to Salamanca.  Some of us went to the  top deck to see the 3 bridges in all their glory.  The sun was shinning.  Yet the wind chill factor must have …

St John of Tarouca and the fortified Ucanha Bridge and the Little Dog that could!

The construction of St John of Tarouca began in the year of 1154.  It was the first Cistercian male monastery built in Portuguese territory. Monasteries were always built by rivers so they could be self sufficient. In 1834 there was an extinction decree of religious orders, meaning no more monasteries.  The church was converted into …

Azulejos of Portugal – our attempt at traditional tile painting

  After lunch and a bit of a rest in our room we went up to the lounge to catch up with our fellow travelers. As we were going through the reception our Cruise Director Phillipie with his beaming smile and shinning eyes asked us if we were going to do the Tile Painting.   …

Where have we been?

This year has certainly thrown everyone huge curve balls. We 3 sisters were supposed to have travelled to Europe this year. Prague, Budapest, Cesky Kromlov....sigh then a cruise on the Baltic. Here in Australia travel was banned, we couldn't even go to another state. In Victoria we had one of the longest lockdowns. Virtually from …