Goodbye Australia: Top 10

November 5, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

And just like that, it’s over. Australia has sung to us, from the fading notes of La Traviata in the Sydney Opera House, to the low hum of an Outback […]

Great Barrier Reef: Photo essay

November 2, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

They’re not kidding, it is a GREAT barrier reef.  

Worst hotel award goes to…

November 2, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

We’ve stayed in a lot of jive places. We’ve even enjoyed most of them.  There’s often charm to bamboo floors with cracks between and glimpses of water beneath your feet, […]

Great Barrier Reef: Dreams & Adventures

November 1, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

“Mama, why do they call it a live-aboard?” Elisha asked while we were waiting. “Well… because it’s a boat we’re going to stay overnight on… you know, we’ll live-aboard it […]

Uncle Bill- Requiem

November 1, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

My Dad tells a story of going flying with my Uncle Bill, who may, or may not, actually have had a pilot’s license. In his colourful version Uncle Bill is […]

Great Barrier Reef: Fun Facts

October 30, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

By the time you are reading this we’ll be hovering in the liquid blue over the Great Barrier Reef. This is a bucket list item for us. We’ve planned it […]

Campsite Review: Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park

October 26, 2013 in Inspiration

The Barossa Valley in late spring is a little slice of heaven. Fields of winter wheat ripening towards gold. Acre up on acre of vineyard unfurling new leaves and stretching […]

An Outback Night

October 26, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

sunburnt earth. mirage. nuanced landscape, subtle change, ubiquitous flies (We have kind of a thing for haiku… I wrote this one between Richmond and Hughendon on the long flat. There’s […]

Leaving Alice Springs

October 25, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

We did not expect to find Alice Springs surrounded by hills. For a thousand kilometers in every direction the Red Center of Australia stretches in a rarely interrupted, pancake flat […]

Uluru: A photo essay

October 23, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Last post I tried words… but really, pictures are better:  

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