Monthly Archives: October 2007

Saving Australia

It is dry here, very dry. When it rains the locals turn a wary eye to the sky hoping it continues. But it doesn’t. Severe drought throughout most of the country is causing hardship at every level – from the … Continue reading

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The koalas were hiding, but the kangaroos fooled us…

We were getting worried that we wouldn’t see a koala in the wild, or a kangaroo for that matter. After all, a 30-something man in Sydney told us he had only seen one koala in the wild his entire life, … Continue reading

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From hot to cold…

We needed to cool off. Really! The tropics are wonderful and there are a thousand things to see on the Great Barrier Reef and in the Daintree Rainforest. After all, both are World Heritage sites and incredibly beautiful. But, we … Continue reading

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Aussie speak…

Travels in the Australian countryside gave us an opportunity to learn some of the local vernacular. Picking up the hire-car in Sydney, we forgot to check the petrol, worried as we were about setting off on the left side of … Continue reading

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Into another world…

It almost defies description, until you sink into its azure water. The warmth surrounds you and lulls you into wandering forever. Swimming the surface with fins, snorkel, and mask, I was a visitor to a foreign world, like space. The … Continue reading

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Driving the Rural Outback

3000 (plus) kilometers from Sydney to Port Douglas! Seeing Australia’s best and not so necessarily worst – from a major city to small rural outback settlements, it was a week of driving that we’ll never forget. There are times when … Continue reading

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Living in the outback…..

The village consisted of a wide spot in the road. It was a cross-road, or, at least, a ‘T’. It actually warranted a mention in a travel brochure – even though there was only a few homes, a general store, … Continue reading

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