Noddy but Nice – Trading Travel Disappointments for Delights
White crested noddies on Lady Elliot Island

Noddy but Nice – Trading Travel Disappointments for Delights

About an hour north of Brisbane, with about three hours driving left to reach Hervey Bay, the phone suddenly indicated we had gotten an unnoticed call. The barely listenable message said something about challenging weather…

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Cranes on the Horizon
A small sampling of cranes near us

Cranes on the Horizon

Everywhere in Oz we see a construction boom. Even from our patio in Melbourne we can see over a dozen cranes, and we know that others are just out of view because we have been…

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A Family Takes the Plunge
A quiet moment in shallow pool at the Cascades

A Family Takes the Plunge

“One, two, three, go!” yelled the father and his pre-teen son and daughter, as they cannonballed into a circular pool, fortunately quite deep though just 4 to 5 meters wide. The mother snapped the picture…

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Evolution in Darwin
Interior of Parliament House, Darwin

Evolution in Darwin

We walked through the streets of Darwin in the early Monday morning. We expected a quiet city after our red-eye flight dropped us into town before dawn. With nothing open, we took the opportunity to…

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The Highs and Lows of Campervanning
View from the cockpit of our campervan

The Highs and Lows of Campervanning

Planning a recent trip of 3800 kilometers - from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Geikie Gorge in Western Australia and back - we realized that would mean a lot of one night stops. Mostly…

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