NB: There are photos in this post of animals that did not survive the drought. I've included these not to be distasteful but to show just how desperate the outback can be when water is sparse and the competition to survive dominates the animal kingdom in severe conditions. It's difficult to describe the scenes when a … Continue reading Back out in the outback!
I don’t know how best to describe Darwin. We drove a long way to get there, wanted to come and visit as it’s a big city on Australia’s map, with a lot of history and a lot of land. Upon arrival we weren’t too sure we’d actually arrived. In comparison to other cities we’ve visited … Continue reading Deckchairs, Drunks & Darwin
We were up early, got packed and set off for Cairns at around 10am to deliver the Hyundai Getz to the rental company. After insisting to Adam that we needed the car to be spotless on its return to the rental place, I forced him to stop at a garage so we could hoover the inside. … Continue reading The heat, humidity and highway – part 2!
We stepped off the plane and knew we had landed in paradise. The plane was parked on a thin strip of runway with a clear blue sky, large green mountains for a backdrop and palm trees swaying in the breeze. We thought maybe the pilot had taken a wrong turn somewhere between here and Brisbane … Continue reading The heat, humidity and highway – Part 1!
Our week in Manly started with hopes of a few days on the beach, topping up our tan and making the most of the Sydney sun. We woke up on our first full day, open the blinds and saw the beaming sun, perfect! Beach day. First, we needed to get organised. A trip to the … Continue reading A wonderful week – snorkelling not included.
Ignoring all advice from our parents, we jumped in a car with a stranger. That morning we had the last slices of bread, finished off the milk with some very milky coffee, grabbed our bags that we'd packed the night before (how organised), debated who's turn it was to carry the butter/pasta left over from … Continue reading Darling St, Balmain.
Manly to The Spit. On Sundays in Sydney all travel is capped at $2.50. So from Annandale we caught a light rail, a train and a ferry to get to Manly. We stepped right off the ferry and followed the path to the left as we'd been told by our hosts that there was a nice … Continue reading The Bays