The birds here are prolific and aggressive. They’re everywhere, and will go anywhere. There is a big sign on our balcony instructing us not to leave the door open because the birds will come inside. I think the locals view them as a nuisance, to a greater extreme than rats. We started the morning with […]Read More I’m Glad The Birds Tolerate Our Presence Here
Well, my friends, we made it back from our excursion. Yesterday morning D and I departed from Airlie Beach on a three hour trip by boat to “Reefworld,” a large pontoon anchored off of Hardy Reef, 40 miles from shore. For the trip, we ditched our bags at Hamilton Island. Reefworld is a permanently moored […]Read More Butterblogger Sinks to New Depths
We decided that the best way to spend the morning would be by bicycling along the shore. This would allow us to make a brief stop at the dive shop (the battery in my new dive computer died *grumble grumble*), and from there we could keep going and see some of the area. Upon waking, […]Read More Of Course I Didn’t Take Photos While Racing
I can’t figure out this town, and perhaps this is just something I have to deal with. There are a gazillion towns along the coast from which one can access the Great Barrier Reef, and after some debate we chose Airlie Beach. And this town is tiny. The whole place could probably fit on Gilligan’s […]Read More The Sunshine State
D left this morning to head to our next stop. This divergence came about because I wanted to spend more time here than he did (he has been to Sydney previously) and our planning had reached an impasse. As a result of my delayed arrival, however, I have ended up with as much time here […]Read More The Post In Which I Seem To Not Know How to Spell Harbor. Or Harbour
Well I made it to Sydney. The flight was long (14 hours) but smooth and we arrived on time. First thing on arrival I went through immigration and quarantine. This created a little bit of anxiety for me, because on the plane we had to complete the customs declaration card, and these cards are written […]Read More Why Can’t I Just Lie, Like Normal People?