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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

kakadu.jpgFlew up to Darwin around the 18th of Ocober and took a 4-wheel drive tour of Kakadu Park. Quite spectacular – although I was there at the very end of the dry season, so not much water in the falls. saw some good aboriginal rock art, and yes, some very big and nasty salt water crocs…

Our 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser got bogged to the frame crossing a sand pit and the driver didn’t know how or want to use the winch. But it was the only thing that got us out. I’ll try to post some pics, but I usually don’t have time to do that as I travel.

Avoid this Company

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

whitsundays.jpgI try not to have too many expectations in life – it’s too easy to be dissapointed if reality doesn’t quite match what you had hoped for. Often, by having expectations of how a particular thing should be, you become blind to what the experience does present, and that could be unfortunate if the experiences are valuable. But sometimes things are just plain crappy – and my dive/sail charter with Tallarook Dive Company out of Airlie Beach was not a good experience. [read on]

Coastal Queensland

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
koala.jpgIt's been a while since I updated the blog - I suppose that's a good thing as it means I've been busy. And I have been, so here's a quick update. I'll try to post some ... [Continue reading this entry]

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
dive.jpgI enrolled in a 5 day scuba certification class this last week. 2 days in a pool in Cairns, and then 3 days/2 nights on a boat out of the GBR. It was a ... [Continue reading this entry]

In Search of the (Holy) Mackerel

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
The Lure of Jesus and Mary The 2 most desired fish on Badu (not counting crayfish) are Coral Trout and Spanish mackerel. The SM has proved elusive. For the first part of the week, it's been the Jesus lure ... [Continue reading this entry]