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How was the serenity?

Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [898]

Time has just flown eh, with barely enough time to get a stubby from the eskie, put another prawn on the barbie or run for the now needed dunny.  Over 10 weeks have been skied, trekked, drunk, dived and toured away -and I've barley scratched the surface ... Read more >

Tags: Conclusions?

Jervis Bay

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [1055] | Comments [1]

I can now see why my mate Andy fell in love with this area.  It wasn't immediately obvious for me; mainly because it takes me 2 trains and an expensive taxi to get here, and then another hour wandering around trying to find somewhere to stay.  At least ... Read more >

Tags: diving

Gallery: Jervis Bay

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

poopy diving
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The Whitsundays

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1105] | Comments [1]

I'm lucky it's not peak season or my boat would have been crowded.  I'm also lucky that there was no other certified divers on board, or i would have had a really crap dive.  I do have a really leisurely day on a boat, cruising around some of the Whitsunday ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, sailing

Gallery: The Whitsundays

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

wow, what a beach...
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Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [3286] | Comments [1]

Picture this...it's night time, the stars are glorious, fire flies flicker gently on and off while flying through the trees, the forest has a haunting quality...magnetic island is beautiful.  Roaring out of the bush comes a stretched jeep, swerving violently ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife

Gallery: Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Buddy badness
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Flying the Great Barrier Reef and around Cairns

Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Views [1134] | Comments [1]

After my visit to Port Douglas I'm back in Cairns - it's time to see the reef as it's best appreciated - by air.  I go for whatever the best bargain is i can get, and end up with a seaplane.  That suits me fine - more chance of surviving a crash.  My ... Read more >

Gallery: Port Douglas and the rainforest

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

A tourists dream?
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Port Douglas and the rainforest

Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [2588]

It's an interesting story behind the 'putting on the map' of Port Douglas.  Allegedly Christopher Skase former owner of the Sheraton hotel spent 100's millions of money that wasn't his on super rich complex and palm trees.  Along came the stock market ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Views [3875]

Boy did i have big expectations for this one: visible with the naked eye from space, one of the 7 natural world wonders, some of the best diving in the world, number one on the places of where my dad wants to visit...this better be good. Two flights ... Read more >

Tags: diving, wildlife

Gallery: Diving The Great Barrier Reef

Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Is it great?
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Gallery: Cairns, flying over the reef and around

Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's getting better all the time...
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Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [769]

My late arrival introduces me to Cairns, a packed bus and an old fat, man who has to squeeze his way to the front seat.  The bus driver has his laptop next to the seat and asks the passenger to ne careful.  The next thing you hear is the bus driver screaming:... Read more >


Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [1331]

"All right me old mucka", "I've had a look at your blog and it's pretentious crap" says my Aussie mate Jason in a way of a greeting.  I knew there was a reason I'd stayed a week longer than I'd liked in the Adelaide area.  Staying ... Read more >

Gallery: Adelaide

Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's my birthday and i'll drink if i want to...
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The Last Few Days of True Freedom

Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [877]

I'd like to throw the map away and prove my blog title to be true.  It would make little difference however, maps, music, me and driving are a disastrous combination.  Fortunately it's very easy to drive in Australia outside the cities.  Long straight ... Read more >

Gallery: On The Road

Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Lsst days of freedom/this one time in band camp
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The Not So Bad Ocean Road

Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [1696]

I've got a nice blue (the colour is important) hire car at $28 a day for the next 9 days.  Wow, am i excited.  It's been over a year since I've driven a car...but I'm not worried.  Complete freedom, a huge country to lose myself in, places to discover, ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, volcano

Gallery: The Not So Bad Ocean Road

Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Mansfield

Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

What wouild i be like if i'd grown up here instead of the one in the UK?
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Mansfield: population 2550

Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | Views [3173] | Comments [1]

I've entered the twilight zone; a one street surreal wonder of a place that's a far cry from the Mansfield i grew up in. The plan was to go horse riding and experience the true essence of the Snowy River man.  I should have learnt by now - this isn't ... Read more >

Gallery: Melbourne

Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's been 7 days since i said i'm sorry...
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Melbourne Madness

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [2127]

I can see why there's a perceived competition between Sydney and Melbourne, they're both great cities so it's a tough call as to who is better.  After three separate visits, and one week of staying here my vote goes to Melbourne.  I just found the city ... Read more >


Saturday, 22 Sep 2007 | Views [1278]

I've got a 3 bed room to myself, a half drunk of surprisingly bad Peter Lehman Shiraz, a huge bag of Cadbury chocolate and a little pair of speakers pumping out nothing but pure emotions. My friendly host for the last 2 weeks has got on with her life ... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking, wildlife

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