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Reinvigoration of writing

2018 is here! And it's been way, way too long since I have caught and crafted the words that are swirling around in my head, out them down to virtual paper, and hit publish.  After just getting caught up in…

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Getting Back on the Mat

I’ve been working hard lately.  I get absorbed in what I'm doing, slipping on earphones to block everything out, and I sit.  I work.  This is great but what I need more of is a way to stretch out, take…

Last Day in Beautiful Sydney

It is our last day in Sydney today and we started it off with a trip to the Zoo!  We took a ferry from Circular Quay across the water and landed at Taronga Zoo.  I almost don't know where to…

Sydney sights, Part 1

We arrived in Sydney in the middle of the afternoon after our long bus ride.  Our hotel, the Russell, is in the Rocks area, and is close to a lot of fun stuff.  It's very quaint - think tiny room…

Byron Bay - I could stay

On our last full day in Byron Bay, we woke up to a sunny, cloudless blue sky and the temperature was around 21 degrees Celsius.  Not bad for winter.  And now, we could actually explore the city properly, leaving our…

Trip to Byron Bay

 After saying goodbye to Noosa early on Wednesday morning, we lugged our suitcases across the street to the transit center, and tossed our stuff onto the greyhound bus taking us to Brisbane. We arrived around 11:30am to the Roma Street…

Sun and nature in Noosa

We got up bright and early to depart from Airlie beach to the Whitsunday airport - a very tiny and tropical building with only one gate.  The flight was right on time, passed quickly, and in just over an hour…

Daydream Resort and Whitehaven Beach

After our trip out to the Great Barrier Reef, we wanted a day of relaxing by the beach.  We booked a trip to Daydream Island and then Whitsunday Island, and set off bright and early Saturday morning.  The first stop…

The Great Barrier Reef Dive

After saying good bye to Barry and Jane - our amazing hosts for the week, we flew out of Melbourne, north towards the Whitsunday Islands - 74 islands off the coast of Australia known for their beautiful beaches, sunny skies…

The Great Ocean Road

'The Great Ocean Road is a long, twisty highway that hugs the coast from Melbourne towards Adelaide.  Originally, Tyler and I thought we'd rent a car and take a leisurely drive down the road, stopping in the picturesque towns, taking…

Fishies and Penguins at the Melbourne Aquarium

The good news is, Tyler and I took the train into downtown Melbourne today - pretty much all by ourselves! The even better news is, we also managed to find the aquarium!   

We arrived at the aquarium and the…

Wine tasting and Kangaroos in the Wild

Had a real Australian breakfast on Saturday morning - toast and Vegemite.  Tyler and I both tried it - it's hard to describe, salty and savoury.  Tyler liked it a lot (of course) and just a bite was enough for…