Home Exchange – I could never do that. Or could I?
It sounds a little scary – letting complete strangers have the run of your home (and drive your car, if you choose) while you are away, but we have had great success with home exchange. Our first one was in Scotland – 3 weeks for our honeymoon. Such a lucky story…
Where to get up close and personal with Aussie wildlife!
On land, under the sea and in the air..kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils…dolphins, seals, albatrosses, sharks, turtles, an octopus..brilliant cockatoos, lorikeets, corellas, galahs, curlews, and kookaburras…bats, snakes, lace monitor lizards, large insects, water dragons, and some scary spiders, plus echidnas, emus and cassowaries!
Florida and Nevada – Fall of 2017
Spending time in St. Augustine, the United States’ oldest city, full of history and coastal beauty, is a great way to enjoy our family in the Jacksonville area and do a bit of exploring Florida in October…followed by a road trip from Colorado to Nevada. Would love your tips for both trips!
Turtle Tempts Mermaid
So THIS happened: Boy and Girl go SCUBA diving at the Great Barrier Reef, Turtle KISSES Girl, Girl flips for Turtle, Boy has “chat” with Turtle, Boy and Turtle square off, Turtle tries to block Boy’s air, Girl shows Turtle her wedding ring, Turtle sulks then asks Boy for a Hug. Boy, Girl and Turtle swim on happily.
Bay of Fires Sizzles! (Tasmania)
The Bay of Fires (Northeast Tasmania) is famous for its beautiful, empty beaches with very white sand, clear waters, and photogenic bright orange rocks (caused by lichen). You would think the name is for obvious reasons – but we found out…
The Halfway Point, in Numbers
Today marked the halfway point of our adventure down under! We spent the day exploring Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, and adding more laugh lines with new friends! Great wine tasting (and an impromptu haircut in a vineyard!) So, here is our journey in NUMBERS, thus far: 11 Weeks 77 Days 7 Home exchanges 1 Monohull sailboat 22 Different beds …