New Zealand & the South Island

If we thought we knew little about Australia, it turns out we knew even less about New Zealand.   Much like Australia, New Zealand is just so very far away; it is small, a little bit bigger than Britain and smaller than Newfoundland and Labrador.  It has a small population and causes literally no trouble…

Australia

  Australia   We spent 3 1/2 weeks in Australia, drove from Melbourne to Cairns and we barely scratched the surface. As good Canadian road trippers, we are use to travelling vast distances to get…. well pretty much anywhere…. so driving for a whole day is only natural.  The mistake we made, and which is…

Ode to Signage

One of the things we loved the most about Australia was just how helpful everyone was.  No matter where we were there was always someone willing to bequeath advice, help you plan a route, suggest interesting places to visit, tell you the best campsites…. or to show you where you went wrong when you turned…

Crikey!

CRIKEY!  That phrase boomed into our living room religiously growing up as my sister and I never missed an episode of “The Crocodile Hunter” series.   The phrase uttered by Steve Irwin was his most well known among his other enthusiastic statements about wildlife including other favourites of ours – “Isn’t she gorgeous”,  “Feisty little…

Flynnbob Geographic….the Movie

Better late than never….  We had a bit of time in Port Douglas, (Australia) to sift through some of the video footage we took during our Safari in Tanzania.  We took way more pictures than we did video, but we thought we would put together a few clips of what we did tape.  Both pictures…

Surf’s Up

Marcin has been focused on taking a surf lesson since we arrived in Australia, so as we headed north to Cairns we made a stop in Byron Bay to learn how to surf.  We opted for Byron Bay over Surfers Paradise because locals told us this was a way less commercialized and more relaxed town…