Some R&R in the Whitsundays - Hamilton Island July 22nd 2006 While preparing to head off to Hamilton Island, Sarah decided to read the really fine print on the Qantas e-ticket… and realized that we are supposed to have Australian photo ID or a passport… and we left our passports at home. Major stress the night before heading out… no other airline flies from Cairns to Hamilton Island, and if we’re denied boarding because of improper ID, it’s going ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hamilton Island 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
In the summer of 2011, we returned to Australia, with our home base in Broadbeach Waters, half way between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Our 3 year-old son, Alex, became a world traveler and enjoyed every minute of it.
In the summer of 2007, we travelled to Europe and took a Mediterranean Cruise on the Celebrity Millennium. Our trip is documented here.
In January 2007, we returned home from a 12 month teaching exchange to the Central Coast Grammar School, NSW, Australia.
As you can see below, we stopped in Hong Kong, Thailand and Fiji on the way. We have visited Adelaide, Kangaroo Island,... full info