Category Archives: Australia & New Zealand

NZ’s South Island — The last stop on Part #1 of my World Trip (Day 290)

After tackling NZ’s North Island, I spent 2 weeks on the southern island.  The South Island has more snow and bigger mountains.  This is all good in my books. Some classic NZ scenery.  How beautiful is this??  Lake Matheson doing … Continue reading

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The Earth has music for those who listen (Day 281)

I just bought a New Zealand t-shirt with that sentence printed on it.  I like how it sounds, so it seemed a good title for this blog post.  (For the curious: I recently learned it’s a Shakespeare quote.) So, I’m … Continue reading

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Checking out the Sydney Opera House and Watching some Aussie Rules Football (Day 265)

Hey there good-lookin’, what’s cookin’?.  So, I just completed my last week in Australia, fine country that it is.  Most memorable in Sydney for me was the Sydney Opera House, possibly the most ridiculous building on the planet.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Sailing the Whitsunday Islands and 4×4’ing Fraser Island (Day 257)

This post is going to be heavy on multimedia (pics and video). We begin this episode with a 3-day sailing trip to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands!  This trip was awesome, a product of ~ 20 fun passengers, a top-notch crew, good food, … Continue reading

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Spotting sharks in the darkness while night-diving on the Great Barrier Reef (Day 245)

[I thought long and hard about how to make this title as exciting as possible] Ah, Australia.  I am very happy to be here.  Being in a developed country is a huge change for me.  I’m liking it.  The first … Continue reading

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