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Journey's End

Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | Views [242]

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

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!

Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | Views [233]

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

Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Time for Chillaxin'

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | Views [267] | 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

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | Views [258]

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

Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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From Cairns to Tully to Townsville, oh my!

Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | Views [290]

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

Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Hangin'

Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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The final Journey

Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [265] | 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

Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Spirit of Freedom

Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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I am alive

Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | Views [292] | 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

Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [337] | 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

Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [321] | 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 >



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