Touring Australia’s East Coast (circa 2001)

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near the Sydney Opera House, towards the end of our Australia visit

We arrived in Cairns on Boxing Day (December 26, 2000) and spent about a month touring the east coast of this beautiful country.

Diving

First up was ringing in 2001 on a dive boat off the coast!

BanyanTree

waterfall

Jungle Tour

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Sailing

Sail we did, on Freight Train a 65 foot ‘pocket-maxi’, in the Whitsunday Islands…well I laid about – lazy & luxurious – whilst the crew hoisted sails and ran about.

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Margaritas with friends we met during our time in Nepal (Mark & Valmai, center). We spent a few days with them at their lovely home in Noosa – picnicking, swimming and relaxing.

shipwreck

While there we also took a day tour to Fraser Island, which included a long cruise along “Rainbow Beach” in a Landcruiser.

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I don’t have an exact recollection of this moment, but I think it was at Byron Bay. I just love that Tim captured me having fun making a sand drip castle!

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We finished our tour of the east coast of Australia in and around Sydney. I loved that city, and one of the highlights was the festivities on Australia Day (including the boat parade above).

I hope you’re enjoying our ’round the world adventure as much as I’m enjoying reconnecting with the memories. On to New Zealand shortly…

xox,
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