Friday, June 23, 2006

1961 Boomerang Trip to Europe - working holiday London

Leaving Port Melbourne on the "Orion" SS with family farewelling me. [Sorry about the fourty year old film quality] This trip took three weeks to get to England with good stopovers. Also on board lots of good food, a swimming pool and parties every night. Stopped a day in Bombay and Calcutta, and Egypt where the ship went up the Suez Canal while we went by land to Cairo and saw the Sphinx and Pyramids of Gisa and rode the horrible camels who were whipped to a gallop so that the handler would get money from terrified tourists who wanted them to a walk but not me - loved the speed, only at a run. London Flat - a small attic in Knightsbridge. Worked at Guys where the Queen came to open new surgical building. Tossa de Mar village with roman fort -See a good photo of Tossa beach and Fort here. I ran out of money for the 3rd time after the South of France and could not dare ask mum for more money - so eating very little for 6 weeks until the car was sold in London then 2 weeks skiing Kitzbuhel, Austria tried to eat up big - good food &good restaurants there. But still Dad greeted me back in Melbourne with " you like a skeleton". 1961"Orion"S.S.- UK L-R:Michael, Mum, me, Dad, Wendy. Ceylon - Mt LaviniaCeylon - Mt Lavinia - day trip - English lunch and snake charmer. 1961 Sphinx Mount  Vesuvius NAPLES for the day- saw Pompeii too. Close to Vesuvius from a church bell tower in new Italian jumper. Wearing Pringle twinset from Gibralta - in KnightsbridgeWearing Pringle twinset from Gibralta - in Knightsbridge Train line up the JungfrauTrain line up the Jungfrau LiechtensteinLiechtenstein DolomitesDolomites Venice St Marks Square St. Mark's Basilica The Campanile - tower Helsinborg farmHelsinborg farm Etruscan Farm near FlorenceEtruscan Farm near Florence A Field in IrelandA Field in Ireland Harlech Castle WalesHarlech Castle Wales Tossa de MarTossa de Mar, Costa de Sol, Spain. Spanish slides were copies. Photos above were slides Kodak processed. Tossa Campground Autumn Tossa Campground Autumn - free stayed weeks here KitzbuhelKitzbuhel, me very thin 7 qtr st, very fit learnt the hard way - bruises huge as there was a lot of ice.