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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Tom Price June 11th 2006

Sunday May 28th and we leave Coral Bay with Bruno, Irene, Liz and David, all from Coffs Harbour, waving farewell. Our next destination is Tom Price and we drive through magnificent country during the day. Scenery changed from semi arid to beautiful green and red dirt and hills and big rocky outcrops. Just what we were waiting to see in the Pilbara. Came across plenty of cattle today including a few rather large bulls. John’s diary says they would each feed an army! The wildflowers are starting to appear and with the blue sky and the red dirt and rocks it was a lovely drive. Had to stop overnight so had our first night free camping at Beasley River. Tom and Val from Singleton were already there and shortly after our arrival Wayne and Jill from ... read more
Karijini Nat Park
Karijini Nat Park
Karijini Nat Park

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas June 11th 2006

So, Port Douglas has been treating us well, despite the less than perfect weather conditions. We spent our first day here getting to know the hotel itself and town and were happy to just relax and stay still for a few days. The next day, Thursday, we were picked up at 8:00 am by Tony's Tours in a white SUV for a day of fun in the rainforest. We were only 2 of 6 people in the car, plus Tony our guide, and it was a very interesting and informative day. Our first stop was at the Mossman Gorge, where we walked a bit through the rainforest to the Mossman River and saw a beautiful body of water, with lots of rocks and waterfalls. There were tons of bats too that caught our attention. Back in ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney June 11th 2006

So this is what this travel blogging thing is all about, storing all your fab travel stories on line for the world and your friends and family to see, no more writing 1,000 emails this is the place where everyone who subscribes will be able to see what I am up to when I start my thanks Yvette for introducing me to Travel Blogging..... So the reason Im setting up a travel blog is because in six weeks time my big adventure starts that I have been procrastinating and thinking about doing for the last five or so years. For some reason when I got back from Austria, all the stars seemed to align in a way that meant the timing was right now, a series of things, people changing lifestyles etc made me realise ... read more
The "Effect Girls" Team AUS Multihull Women
My Work Buddies

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pinnacles June 11th 2006

An even earlier start this morning as the tour bus picked me up from the hostel at 8:20. We were only on the road for about twenty minutes before we arrived at the Cavesham Wildlife Park. It was great! First of all we got to stroke a wombat, while the keeper held it. It was so cute! Then we went to the kangaroos enclosure. We got to stroke the kangaroos, which were really soft and placid. One jumped up and put his front paws on my arm. We also got to feed them, that was great. I really wanted to take one home after that. A quick coffee and then we were back no the bus. We then drove up to Cervantes, only stopping along the way for a quick bathroom break at a roadhouse. We ... read more
The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rockhampton June 10th 2006

Wed. June 7. Lost momentum yesterday with cold. Laundry and long sit in pub reading and dinner. Better today. Went to 'Save our Whales' demo at harbour. Twenty boats, 500 people, media. Out front before spruik. Sold two small flags to boat owners, one from Mooloolaba passing through going north. Older crowd. Stickers good. Drove to 1770. Lots of space here. Distant mountain, sweeping bay and a pub with no loo. Public ones in park opposite. Guy said that's 1770 which seemed to mean something. Keep you posted. Thur. 8 June. Warmer night, light rain. Spruiked at 1770 headland Joseph Banks Park. Two real estate guys got a large flag each!!! Drove to Rockhampton. Newspaper interview and pic. Story Saturday - editor willing. River with yachts. Fri. 9. Awoke Yeppoon heights. Spruiked very well. Girls from ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin June 10th 2006

Claire's Big Day out Fed up of having no work I decided to make the most of my free time and finally get over to Dunedin, just about the last place i had on my list for visiting in NZ. So in to Frank i jumped and four hours later there i was! Once again i felt like the small town bumpkin as Dunedin is HUGE compared to QT. So many shops and people and over run by students! Wandered around the town centre for a while, for once really appreciating the architechture with more than just a bored glance, was great to see something with a bit of time behind it after living in such a new town. Then met my friends Melinda and Ben who i met on turtle camp three years ago. Was ... read more
Start of Penguin Watch
There's one!!
REAL penguins!

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu June 10th 2006

Update from Zoe We had a 2 day stop over in Los Angeles, which was hectic. The first night we crashed out in the hotel called Ritz Milner. It was ok, tiniest room ever, but the location was excellent one block from the metro. They don't advertise public transport much in LA, if you ask anyone about how to get somewhere they say taxi, but the metro does exist and is cheap and easy to use. The second day we went to Universal studios - absolutely brilliant. A really good time to go as well, cos the park was pretty quiet, the most we waited for any of the rides was 20 mins. Jurassic park ride and the studio tour were the best by far. In the evening we went to the Dodger stadium to watch ... read more
Fijian spa aka mud pit

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney June 10th 2006

That’s some nice alliteration Dan. When I left you last we were just about to head out for a night of festivities at one of Sydney's top Indie nights. It being a special occasion I felt the time was right to don my Kaiser Chiefs T-shirt, much to the amusement of Jonny, Will and Mike. Feeling adventurous, we caught the subway down there which was possibly one hundred times better than the London underground. Upon arrival at a club it's pretty much a given in Sydney that if you look under 70 you have to have ID. Luckily I had my driving license on hand so I expected a quick and speedy entry. Nevertheless each of us was subjected to much eyeballing by the bouncers when we handed over our cards, who would stand there for ... read more
Sightseeing Around Sydney
The Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Sydney Oprea House

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns June 10th 2006

In a nut shell Scott writes: I think we have just popped out of a Purple Patch with our travelling as the last couple of weeks moving up the east coast have been so good that we have to pinch ourselves just to make sure we were actually there. In a nut shell we have ragged a 4wd Suzuki Sierra around the largest sand island for three days; went sailing on a picturesque tall ship around the Whitsunday Islands and snorkelled on it’s beautiful fringe coral reefs; completed our four day PADI Open Water Dive Course in a small town called 1770 and then finally lived aboard a dive boat in Townsville for four days, completed our PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course, did eight dives on the Great Barrier Reef and two on the largest ... read more
Fraser Island
Ship wreck on Fraser beach
For once i loved the rain

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth June 10th 2006

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