Torres Strait and the tip of Australia May 17th 2007 The following day we caught the ferry to Thursday Island, learning about how to catch dugong and turtle from “Auntie Jo” who sat next to us. It involves harpooning them with a short spear attached to a rope and floats and then following them around until they get tired - not terribly humane but apparently they taste good! Our time in Thursday Island (TI) would have to be one of the highlights ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape York Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
Starting in Cairns and travelling to every good spot we can find this is a blog of Jack and Christine's trip around Australia in 07/08. We left our home base in Canberra in August and have been based in Cairns, Far North Queensland since September. We have a Toyota Hilux 4x4 fitted out and hopefully we can make it to some of the remostest parts of the country. We will keep you all up to date with lots of pictures and stories, check the itinerary entry to find out our plans and send us a message to keep in touch.
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