TOP GUN Australia

“I feel the need….the need for speed”……. “You can be my wingman anytime” ……  and of course the famous and heavily used,  “Talk to me Goose”, all uttered by our favourite neighbourhood Scientologist in the 1986 hit “TOP GUN”.   Marcin and I had our own little Top Gun experience in Australia, courtesy of our…

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…

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…

The Land Down Under

Our Love Affair with Australia Australia is the flattest, driest and probably deadliest inhabited continent on earth and we are in love with it.  Maybe it was the fact that we just left a country in which we had been robbed or it could be the 21 sleep deprived hours we spent locked up in…