Snapper Skins, Stonehenge, and Space Litter

Yesterday we called at the port of Esperance in the state of Western Australia. Esperance is a town of around 14,000 and is located about an eight hour drive from Perth. Perth is one of the world’s most isolated cities, so that makes Esperance seriously isolated. Esperance is a pretty little town with a very…

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Koala-paluzza

This post is for my guys. I just know Logan and Harvey will love these pictures, so here they are. No fanfare. No explanation. Just koalas. OK, I lied. I simply cannot resist adding a few more pictures. Below is an albino kangaroo, followed by a picture of a little ‘roo all tuckered out and…

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A Fish Tale

Yesterday, we were in Port Lincoln, South Australia. By all appearances, Port Lincoln is a sleepy little seaside village. Well, looks can be deceiving, and they are here. Turns out that Port Lincoln is the seafood capital of Australia. Ninety-six percent of the tuna exported from Australia comes from Port Lincoln. The tuna business in…

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Animal Magnetism

  When we awoke yesterday morning, the ship was being piloted into the harbor at Port Adelaide. It was a perfect summer day in the capital city of the state of South Australia. We were excited to leave the ship and head out to Cleland Wildlife Park. This park opened in 1967 and allows visitors…

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Milford Sound

We spent yesterday afternoon in Milford Sound. It’s actually a misnomer to call it a sound. Technically, it is a fjord and it’s a beauty. Milford Sound is New Zealand’s most visited attraction and was dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling. It is a fjord because it was formed by glacial…

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New Zealand Parting Shots

We are pushing away from the dock in Dunedin, New Zealand. We leave the South Island with the ship’s coordinates set for the Milford Sound, so we will still be in New Zealand waters for another day or so. Nonetheless, since we are leaving the island, I wanted to show you some of the pictures…

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Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

New Zealanders seem to be a determined lot. They have no problem setting ambitious goals and plunging headlong into attaining those goals. When they make a plan, they mean business. We first encountered their tenacious nature when coming into the country for the first time at the Auckland airport. In order to keep their flora…

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