Bowyum

Bowyum, Australia
  • country Australia
  • Member since Joined 24th Sep., 2013
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About Bowyum...

G'day, some information about myself. My wife and I live in far northern New South Wales, Australia, around 30 km from the nearest town, on an unsealed road which comes to an end at a National Park. So we are living in a rural environment. Lots of wildlife on our property - koalas, kangaroos, kookaburras, 8 species of parrots and cockatoos, not to mention snakes and one and a half metre long monitor lizards (known as goannas in Australia).

I spent eighteen years working on passenger liners during which time I sent around 900 postcards to my mother from sixty countries. She kept them all and gave them back to me, they are my most treasured cards.

The cards on my Favourites Wall are those that I like and do not have, but any kind of card that tells me about your country or your travels is of interest to me - free cards are welcomed, especially those advertising businesses, organisations and events in your local area. Some favourite topics -

Wildlife of your country
Birds from all over the world
Passenger liners, cruise ships, ferries, lake/river boats, basically anything that travels on water and carries paying passengers, tall ships, research ships, cargo ships, coastal protection and rescue vessels
Post Offices, postal themes, stamps, etc.
Maximum cards
Maps
Postcrossing themes, such as meet ups, Greetings from etc.
Horses
Lighthouses
Churches

When I send cards, I usually try to obtain a hand cancel/postmark of the Post Office that I send the card from. However, not all Post Offices offer this service. I think it makes the cards more interesting.

Unless it is a free card, with writing all over the back, please do not send your card in an envelope. I like cards sent through the postal system with an Air Mail or Priority sticker if possible please.

The Koala photo used as my avatar was taken around 10 metres from my front door.

I look forward to getting a card from you in the future.

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