Category Archives: Australia

The East Coast from NSW to Queensland.

Fare thee well Sydney

Tomorrow I fly home to beautiful Vancouver. I miss it so much but still it will be hard to say goodbye to Sydney. Its a wonderful combination of new and old architecture and highlighted by Sydney Harbour and smiling faces … Continue reading

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Lets drive to Toronto II

This was the title of a previous post that talked about the large distances between cities in Australia similar to Canada. But as tourists we of course have no clue. So today on the way to the fabulous Hunter Valley, … Continue reading

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Today at Manly

Its good to be back in Sydney! Linda and Sarah took me to Manly Beach…a perfect place for a sunny day. Sunshine, fish and chips, a walk on the beach and watching surfers…all great for lovely day and for getting … Continue reading

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I’m now in Bali but Australier – that’s how they pronounce it..really. is still on my mind. The people were so very friendly and the landscape and cities were interesting, safe and had lots to offer. We met some wonderful … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney

So long Sydney! You’ve been great! I love you! And thanks for stopping the rain showers long enough for us to take in Vivid Sydney. What a show! Did someone say Vivid Vancouver?

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The Vanican

Aussies are not only friendly but they have a fantastic sense of humour.

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Sugarcane of Queensland

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Its the beginning of the sugarcane harvest season in Australia. We saw many many fields of it all up the coast. Long, lean and grassy it is cultivated and made into cane sugar and rum!

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The Unexpected

Our last day in Cairns on Saturday was a free day. No excursions booked and no plans for the day except our evening flight back to Sydney. So we walked and shopped and then I told Lauren (my niece) about … Continue reading

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While this trip has been amazing there have been a few challenges I need to tell you about  lest you think its a wonderland.  A few items comes to mind for me. One is the price of everything. A small … Continue reading

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The Daintree Rainforest and River

The Daintree is possibly the oldest rainforest in the world. I’m happy to say its a protected area thanks to a few locals who back in the ’80’s stopped developers from making it another resort. They used a few techniques … Continue reading

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