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Connie's Koala

Monday, 30 Dec 2019 | Views [226]

LAKE SAMPSONVALE REMINDED US OF FLORIDA’S Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge yesterday morning but instead of crossing the Sanibel Island Bridge we had to walk through the Sampsonvale Cemetery.  No ghosts, though.  Silhouettes ... Read more >


Red-Necked Avocets of Lake Dyer

Saturday, 21 Dec 2019 | Views [226]

AVOCETS ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE BIRDS.  I have taken so many photos of American avocets that Connie has placed a moratorium on any more.   But Red-necked Avocets are a different story and today I took dozens of shots of hundreds of avocets, ... Read more >


Room and Board — and Bird

Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 | Views [258]

ON OUR FIRST TRIP TO AUSTRALIA BACK IN ’04 we drove around New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia for 3 months in an old Ford Falcon and camped in a tent.  And we loved it.  In 2012 we graduated to a series of Toyota campervans ... Read more >


Lamington National Park

Saturday, 7 Dec 2019 | Views [409]

WYNDOVER MOUNTAIN RETREAT IS A NEW LISTING on booking.com.  We are their first guests — but certainly won’t be the last!  Located in Beechmont Queensland, Wyndover is thirteen kilometers from Lamington National Park as the currawong ... Read more >


Photos: Queensland — Around Brisbane

Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Brisbane and Gladstone

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 | Views [213]

WE’VE BEEN TO BRISSY BEFORE and will be back after this cruise, so yesterday was just a chance to stretch our legs a bit.  The Brisbane City Cat is the best transportation deal ever.  For a few bucks the water taxi catamaran whisked ... Read more >


Cruising: You've Got To Be Somewhere

Sunday, 17 Nov 2019 | Views [216]

WITH ALL YOUR NEEDS ATTENDED TO AND NO REAL decisions to make you soon find yourself wholly absorbed with the few tiny matters that are actually at your discretion—whether to have your morning shower now or in a while, whether to get up from ... Read more >


Cruising Again

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019 | Views [224]

WE'RE OFF AGAIN—OUR FIFTH CRUISE OF THE YEAR.  We are on Holland America's Maasdam again—third time's a charm they say—this time up the coast of Oz to Papua New Guinea and back.       That's the Ticket —... Read more >


Photos: Cruising—Sydney to PNG

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Two Sides of Newcastle

Friday, 15 Nov 2019 | Views [202]

“COALS TO NEWCASTLE” IS AS RELEVANT IN AUSTRALIA as it was in Merry Olde England.  Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales and the largest coal exporting port in the world thanks, I’m sure, to China's insatiable ... Read more >


A Town Like Dubbo

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 | Views [177]

DUBBO IS THE KIND OF PLACE WHERE YOU WISH YOU had grown up, a throw-back to a simpler time.  It has everything you could want, including plenty of free street parking.  There is even a Flight Centre travel agency where Ami, a real person, ... Read more >


Welcome to Oz

Monday, 11 Nov 2019 | Views [171]

THE OPERA HOUSE AND HARBOUR BRIDGE WERE dawn silhouettes when the Noordam arrived on Saturday.  The Captain had the pedal to the metal in order to reach the safety of the harbor ahead of the expected weather front.  As it was the temperature ... Read more >


Photos: New South Wales

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery


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