Blog(s) Created by Alex Reid from Time to Time

Journal of our brief Trip to Beijing, China, 17-20 September 2019
This Illustrated Journal is based on Facebook posts made during (and mostly, because of Internet issues, subsequent to) our quick trip to Beijing, primarily in order for me to deliver a paper at the CODATA International Conference, held 19-20 September (CODATA Conf Website).
Journal of the September 2019 Trip to Beijing (5.5MB in size)

Journal of our WA Wheatbelt Trip, September 2019
This Illustrated Journal is based on Facebook posts made during and subsequent to our 3-days trip into the Western Australian Wheatbelt, to see Spring wildflowers and granite outcrops (for which this area is renowened) and the town (Tammin) where Helen spent some of her childhood.
Journal of the Wheatbelt Trip (1.4MB in size)

Journal of our European Trip, May-June 2019
This Illustrated Journal is based on Facebook posts covering the period 4-May to 25-Jun-19, during which we toured Ireland (by car), cruised on Russian rivers from Moscow to St Petersburg, visited Liverpool, cruised between Scottish Islands, spent a week near Oxford with friends, travelled to Tallinn (Estonia) for a work TNC (networking) Conference, and then had a couple of days in London before returning home. It has been constructed as separate Blogs (Ireland, Russia, Scotland, etc) to make each file manageable. Return to this Blog home page to see them all.
Ireland Tour Map
Journal of the Ireland component of our Trip (1.4MB in size)
Russian Cruise Map
Journal of the Russian component of our Trip (3.5MB in size)
Journal of the Liverpool component of our Trip (0.48MB in size)
Scottish Cruise Map
Journal of the Scottish component of our Trip (1.2MB in size)
Journal of the UK and Tallinn, Estonia component of our Trip (0.85MB in size)

Pacific Jewel Cruise to S.E.Asia Journal, March 2019
Journal of the Cruise from Fremantle to S.E.Asia, ending in Singapore
[note that this PDF file is about 4.5MB in size]
This illustrated Journal is based on the Facebook posts made during the trip, 1 to 14 March 2019; it will shortly have additional comments, reflections, annotations, etc to provide more detail.

China Trip Journal, September 2018
China Tour Map
China Tour Journal
[note that this PDF file is about 4.8MB in size]
This illustrated Journal is based on the Facebook posts made during the trip, but with additional "reflections" at the end.

Karijini Trip Journal, July 2018
Karijini Tour Map
Karijini Trip Journal
[note that this PDF file is about 3.5MB in size]
This illustrated Journal is based on the Facebook posts made during the trip, but I am planning to add quite a bit more text to it (rather rudimentary as at 20-Aug-18).

Israel/Jordan Journal, April 2018
Israel Journal
Note that this PDF file is 1.9MB, including many photos.
This illustrated Journal is based on the Facebook posts made during the trip, but somewhat enhanced, and with a General Reflections section at the end.

Queen Mary 2 Voyage Blog: 10-Jan to 12-Feb-18
Map of the route taken (Southampton to Fremantle, via Cape Town) is near the start of the Journal.
QM2 Cruise Blog (no photos, just text)
Queen Mary 2 Voyage Journal: 10-Jan to 12-Feb-18
This is the above Blog, but in chronological order, and including photos (PDF file 1.9MB).
QM2 Cruise Journal

French Rivers Cruise Journal: 13-Jun to 2-Jul-17
This illustrated Journal is based on the Facebook posts (in chronological order of posting) made during the trip, which involved 2 cruises, on the Seine, then on the Saone and Rhone rivers.
French Rivers Route Map
French Rivers Trip Journal, June 2017

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