Moving on up! January 17th 2009
After the disappointment of Airlie beach and the nonexistent Whitsundays trip, we carried on up the coast to Cardwell. It was a little shaky as to weather we would even get there, because there had been severe weather warnings, roads had been shut due to flooding and just the bad weather generally. Apparently its rainy season in the land of Oz. Whenever anyone asked where we were going next, the ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns 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 thing I love most about travelling is that it forces you to live in the moment. You never really think more than a few days ahead, if that. It's about what you're doing now. How do we get there? Where does that go? I wonder what that's like. And it gives you an incredible feeling of freedom. At home, we bog ourselves down with worries and plans that keep us focused on what will happen in the future. But when travelling, all that stuff doesn't matter. You deal with it when it happens.
In 2008/09 I went backpacking round the world. Well, some of it. I'm... full info