Category Archives: Australia

People Watching in Brisbane

Day 2 in Brisbane. We walk and ride the train and walk and ride the CityHopper and walk and visit the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Art Gallery and walk and ride the Hop on Hop Off Bus … Continue reading

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Brisbane

After enough hugs to last six months, we say good bye to M&D and drive north to spend a few days in Brisbane before our flight home. We are staying at a motel near the airport to make our departure … Continue reading

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Coffs Harbour in a Morning

Arrived at Coffs Harbour and headed to the ocean front road expecting to eye the beach. Odd but there is a forest between the beach and the ocean. You cannot even see the water. Today is most about touring the … Continue reading

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Farther South

After a week of staying put in the Gold Coast we hit the road headed south to Coffs Harbour. A couple of former Snow Valley employees moved here and since we are within driving distance a visit is in the … Continue reading

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Walking the Beach

Today is our last full day with M&D. D has a lunch date with a friend, so M, Murray and I walk the beach. We walk to the north edge of Surfer’s Paradise on the pavement, and then turn around … Continue reading

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Today we introduce D to Australia’s wildlife, in a zoo of course. We are off to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We meet dingos, wallabies, fresh water crocodiles, merino rams (can you please make me a sweater?), red kangaroos, and, my … Continue reading

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Body Surfing

Main Beach. D is lolling in the sun reading. Murray, M and I are in the water. I was smarter today and am wearing my sleeveless scuba diving  “hoodie” made of neoprene to keep me warm. M is teaching me … Continue reading

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The Koala Story

Once upon a time, a long time ago in a back room of the parliament buildings in Canberra, Australia, the marketing group for the Department of Tourism sat lementing the fact that tourism has become big buisness around the world … Continue reading

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Musings on an Easy Day

D has an appointment this morning so we hang out with M at the condo, which is just fine as it is raining. We research hotels in Brisbane, as we are spending two days there at the end of our … Continue reading

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More Local Touring

Morning destination, The Spit. This spit extends north from Main Beach/Surfer’s Paradise. The land has been claimed for what was in the 1970’s a narrow penninsula of sand. It is now built on, although not extensively and is somwhat manicured … Continue reading

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