Thursday, May 04, 2006

1980 Bribie Island from Melbourne via Sydney

Map of our route - at the NSW Vic border- Bribie is close to Brisbane which is almost the most Eastern part of Australia about half way up the eastern coast.
Canberra before the new Parliament House was built. Somewhere in NSW between Brisbane and Canberra...? pineapples were 5c and ripe and sweet so we lived on them pineapples growing by the mile just north of Brisbane Sydney Town has an historic reenactment of Colonial life Dot contemplates the Stocks View over Sydney - maybe from the Blue Mountains The three Sisters rocks in the Blue Mountains Boyd Town NSW - border Victoria - The Seahorse Inn- the only building there.

1979c Dot Marjorie Bright Mt Buffalo Falls Creek skiing

We all worked at one large public hospital in Melbourne, Dot from Canada, Marjorie from Scotland and me a few years back from USA stint - c 1978. Good skiing at Falls Creek A foot of snow on all the cars too! Ovens Valley tobacco drying Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Hattah Lake -no one else there - no drinkable water!

1975 Brazil Rio de Janeiro January

Artists market Rio Copacabana beach as it is not usually photographed...

1980c Lake Mungo NSW

Swan Hill paddle-steamer turning Swan Hill model historic village Hattah Lake -just south of Mildura- flood guide Masses of wildflowers Hattah Lakes flowers Pelicans beside the Murray River - bridge Mildura. Wentworth Wentworth Jail built by convicts Just north of Wentworth - Perry sandhills Walking inside lake looking for more old charcoal and bones from prehistoric Aboriginal inhabitants! This place took hours from Mildura over very rough roads with lots of gates to be opened and there was only this "lake" and an old tin shearing shed to see and no water to drink. Walls of China Lake Mungo

1992c My welcome committee

China was quite wary of this stone cat at first - 1981

1982 c Whitsundays Queensland - Airlie beach

Proserpine Airport wall map of the islands I planned to visit from Airlie Beach The bus trip to Airlie beach was spectacular! Motel in the Palms We landed on the water here and snorkelled around the Great Barrier Reef with fabulous coloured seaweeds and fish and coral. The ferry "bus" between islands - great for day trips