When Chrissie and I went overseas recently I decided to take a notebook and pen and write a whole bunch of lyrics analog style.

These became Well of Souls.

Working on lyrics on the Amalfi Coast.
Someone has to do it...

Working on lyrics on the Amalfi Coast. Someone has to do it...

Chrissie on the Amalfi Coast

Chrissie on the Amalfi Coast

Domino's Amalfi style

Domino's Amalfi style

Torre dei Normanni, Amalfi.
We had dinner here...

Torre dei Normanni, Amalfi. We had dinner here...

Pompei. Inspired the song Vesuvius ...

Pompei. Inspired the song Vesuvius ...

Tuscany. Didn't inspire a song but still very beautiful...

Tuscany. Didn't inspire a song but still very beautiful...

 On the island of Miyajima near Hiroshima. Working on words that morphed into Aisle (not Isle) of Shrines.

On the island of Miyajima near Hiroshima. Working on words that morphed into Aisle (not Isle) of Shrines.

Arrived early in Kyoto. Found a time and killed it.

Arrived early in Kyoto. Found a time and killed it.

"Miyajima, Isle of Shrines. Temples float upon your sea."

"Miyajima, Isle of Shrines. Temples float upon your sea."

Floating. Like Japanese lanterns...

Floating. Like Japanese lanterns...

Turning Japanese...

Turning Japanese...

As we travelled through Sicily I was listening to Selling England by the Pound by Genesis (with Peter Gabriel).
Must confess I love this record so much I borrowed a few lines for my song "Ionian Sea" .

Sorry Peter...

As we travelled through Sicily I was listening to Selling England by the Pound by Genesis (with Peter Gabriel). Must confess I love this record so much I borrowed a few lines for my song "Ionian Sea" .

Sorry Peter...

Ionian Sea. Sicily

Ionian Sea. Sicily

After an arduous "exodus" from Sicily, we finally arrived in Israel. 
Israeli dancing in Tel Aviv. (Chrissie teaches Israeli dancing back in Oz.)

After an arduous "exodus" from Sicily, we finally arrived in Israel. Israeli dancing in Tel Aviv. (Chrissie teaches Israeli dancing back in Oz.)

In Haifa at Fatoush. Chrissie is hungry....

In Haifa at Fatoush. Chrissie is hungry....

 Finally...

Finally...

I'm in a taxi, riding round the Sea of Galilee.
True story turned into song

I'm in a taxi, riding round the Sea of Galilee. True story turned into song

Went to the Jordan River where they say that Jesus was baptised by John.

Went to the Jordan River where they say that Jesus was baptised by John.

Walked up the hillside. Where it was said, the meek shall inherit the earth

Walked up the hillside. Where it was said, the meek shall inherit the earth

Went to Masada. Look out on the end of the earth, that's all you'll see.

Went to Masada. Look out on the end of the earth, that's all you'll see.

Stayed in Nazareth. The home of the carpenter's son.

Stayed in Nazareth. The home of the carpenter's son.

Jerusalem.  The song Well of Souls came from here.

Jerusalem. The song Well of Souls came from here.

Sailing away on that day.

Dead Sea

Sailing away on that day.

Dead Sea

Trouble in the Old City.  
Well of Souls,
boiling over...

Trouble in the Old City.
Well of Souls, boiling over...

And I taste and I spoil, all of your spices.

And I taste and I spoil, all of your spices.

Hovering like a white fly...

Hovering like a white fly...

The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

I will take you back.

I will take you back.

Sea of Galilee continued....
I'm in a fountain of pain.
Kidney stones in Hong Kong on the way home.  Ouch.

Sea of Galilee continued.... I'm in a fountain of pain. Kidney stones in Hong Kong on the way home. Ouch.

Home sweet home.
Now to finish these songs.....

Home sweet home. Now to finish these songs.....