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Journey's End

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | Views [219]

I am knackered, sitting in LAX waiting for my flight home. last day in Oz was great, beginning with a sunrise walk on the beach, a long black at the cafe, scratching Tex's belly (I still love you best, Jasper), enjoying the quiet.  spent the morning ... Read more >


Photos: Last looks

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Any country where you can get mango cheesecake for breakfast can't be all bad!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | Views [213]

You heard me right.  That coupled with a mug of flat black can get you going in the morning.  It is quite hot and humid here right now - even the Port DouglasIan's have commented how muggy it is.  I strolled down to the Marina this morning ... Read more >


Photos: Port Douglas

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Time for Chillaxin'

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | Views [242] | Comments [1]

Well, things are definitely winding down.  I drove from Ingham to Port Douglas today, with a quick stop in Cairns.  Also stopped at a roadside market and  bought fresh cherries, apricots, nectarines, lychees and mango.  The lychees ... Read more >


Photos: On the Road from Cardwell to Port Douglas

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Ahhhhh!

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | Views [237]

That is the operative word right now.  this morning I set out to dive the Yongala, a steamer that sank in a cyclone off Townsville in 1911, I think.  What was so incredible was the size of the sea creatures out there.  On the second of ... Read more >


Photos: Alva Beach - Yongala

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery


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From Cairns to Tully to Townsville, oh my!

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | Views [256]

I am sitting in my room at Yingala Dive.  This place is about 250 miles from Cairns.  Backing up, the dive boat docked in Cairns this morning, Monday, Dec. 8 after covering something like 1700 nautical miles over the course of the week.  ... Read more >


Photos: Potpourri

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Hangin'

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery


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The final Journey

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [247] | Comments [1]

This is the last day of diving and I am sore, bruised but still breathing!  I opted out of the first dive today- a live drop 10 feet from a moving boat into a current - thanks but no thanks.  Our second dive is Steve's Bommie, which I Will ... Read more >


Photos: Diving

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Spirit of Freedom

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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I am alive

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | Views [267] | Comments [1]

Catching up. It is Friday, and I am into the 5th day of diving.  It has been in a word, spectacular!  I have seen things I have only read about - sharks, Manta Ray, giant sea turtles, nudi branchs, giant sea clams, fish of every shape, size ... Read more >


A morning walk about

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [323] | Comments [4]

First off, man is it hot! There was a little rain early this morning, and I was actually chilly, but no mas- probably around 88 right now (11:00 am).  I had a chance to walk around Downtown Cairns and it is quite charming.  There is a large ... Read more >


Upside Down Down Under

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [309] | Comments [1]

I am upside dowN.  It is 1:30 am and I am wide awake!  I am sure this will get better.  Had my first tast of barramundi last night - delish.  Haven't seen too much of Cairns yet, but once it is light, I intend to walk about before ... Read more >


Photos: Brisbane

USA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery


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We're not in Kansas anymore

USA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | Views [219]

As you can see from the pictures, I have arrived. the Quantas flight was awesome, and the majority of the flght attendants are male, cast in the ruggedrole of Crockodile Dundee, which ain't all bad.  I was greeted on board with a glass of bubbly, ... Read more >


Nightmare

USA | Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | Views [193] | Comments [3]

Note to self - never, ever connect in LA!  Our otherwise pleasant flight got us in early to LAX, and our gat was not ready.   Due to sure fog, which  required several planes to divert to LA, we sat on the runway a good 30 minutes, but ... Read more >


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