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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The 'Big Coat'...

At the moment I have friends who are visiting the USA. Their photos show that they are wearing coats, warm hats and gloves as it is obviously very cold where they are at the moment (NYC and Athens, Ohio)
Their photos reminded me of a blog post of Cathy's that I read  earlier this year, and I had decided that I would like to write a similar post. Cathy wrote about her red coat and showed photos of herself in all sorts of locations, wearing this coat. So over the next few months, I looked through holiday photos for ones of me wearing my 'big coat' as I call it. So seeing my friends all rugged up reminded that I had that folder of photos all ready to use :-)

Cruising out from Auckland...

Above the city of Auckland...

The hood is down in this photo...(somewhere in Nth Island NZ)

Here I'm listening to the guide on the Isle of the Dead tour just off Port Arthur in Tasmania. The hood is down again but I have a beanie on instead...and a scarf so it must have been cold! 
 The next photo of me wearing my 'big coat' was taken in the Hobart Botanical Gardens...
 The garden beds are the ones used in the Gardening Australia Show...


The next photo shows DH and I both in our 'big coats'. We are on our way up to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland...




 In the next photo, I am with my nephew Gregg whom we met up with when we were in London in 2008. Gregg ran Jack the Ripper tours then and DH and I had organised to join the tour one night...
As night fell, I was glad that I had such a warm coat...

Ha ha! I don't look happy in this photo below...


We had driven out of NYC and stopped at this lookout in New Jersey so that we could look out over the river to NYC...it was freezing!! lol

Talking of freezing...when we visited Niagara Falls, the sides of the falls on the US side were frozen. I had thermals on plus a skivvy, jumper, gloves,scarf and the 'big coat'...I was sorta warm...


The photo below was taken this year in Arrowtown, New Zealand...yeah it was cold there too! lol
The hat I'm wearing was bought in Canada 2 years ago; it doesn't get cold enough in SE Queensland to wear it!

This time, late afternoon in Queenstown, NZ, last May

Also NZ last May, this time at 'The Bluff'...
 The next photo was taken in the UK and I'm sitting on the boat that does cruises on Lake Windermere...a dull cold day but still beautiful!

Oops! That's not my 'big coat'! DH and I stayed in Olympia which is on like a spur line in London. This was taken on our first day there when I was optimistically wearing a light jacket. Locals told us that it had been a very cold winter and although it was supposed to be Spring the weather was still wintery.

Big coat back on now! This photo was taken on the viewing platform of the Stanserhorn in Switzerland. It was quite very cold but beautiful scenery of course.

My big coat hangs in the wardrobe most of the time as home is in the sub-tropical part of my state. But I have worn it on trips to Toowoomba and Stanthorpe!

7 comments:

Lin said...

What a well travelled coat!!

KERYN B said...

It looks like a nice warm coat especially the hood and boy has it travelled.

Sue Niven said...

what a great coat! The pictures show it doing it's stuff. I do have a favourite coat too.

Maa said...

Maria, I have a big coat just like your's but it's not so well travelled.I think it's keeping the moths well fed though! Happy Christmas. Hugs Sue

Vireya said...

Your coat really gets around! That's a fun way to remember holidays. I don't think I have any items which have travelled with me like that, though.

ozgrkdn said...

Again, very nice photos,
Thanks to you, I visited a lot of places))
Have a nice day)

Nicky said...

Your coat has had some wonderful travels.... some places even in my part of the world, Queenstown, Arrowtown and Bluff are all not too far from me....