Mango Madness & the Great Cane Toad Races October 24th 2008 An early start to catch a flight to Cairns, via a transit stop in Gove. Gove is an airport, where the gate means the gate - quite literally access to the plane is through the gate in the fence. Baggage collection is not that hitec either, consisting of placing your bag on a trolley. As with most of the disproportionately large airfields in the area, Gove is a relic of WW2 and seeing as the journey ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove 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
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009.... full info