Category Archives: Australia

Survival of the Fittest in Darwin

It was hot and humid today with rain visible in the distance as we arrived at the Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal aboutView full post »

Touring Thursday Island on a Thursday

Today is Thursday and we are in Thursday Island!  Locally it is known as “TI” and is the administrative and commercialView full post »

A Fish Named Wally

We are in the middle of Great Barrier Reef country now…Cairns, Australia (the correct pronunciation isView full post »

The Town of Townsville

Today we arrived at the port city of Townsville in the north-eastern Australian state of Queensland about 800 milesView full post »

The Rain in Brisbane Falls Mainly on our Bus

OK, this title doesn’t really rhyme like the old saying because the locals don’t say Bris’-bain, theyView full post »

Scintillating Sydney

We entered Sydney harbor at about 5:30 am, just before sunrise.  The main harbor basin is close to downtown and the skyView full post »

Kangaroos, Koalas and Aboriginal Kustoms

Today, our 2nd in Melbourne, we are going to scout out some kangaroos and koalas and get a good background onView full post »

Museum, Memorial and Monolith in Melbourne

“Well, well, well…we’re back in Melbourne, back in Australia!” (This is the opening statement from Glenn Fry on theView full post »

Tantalizing Tasmania

We arrived on solid ground this morning in Hobart, Tasmania glad that the crossing of the Tasman Sea is behind us butView full post »