Australia: Sydney – Port Douglas – Perth – Sydney – Adelaide – KI – Cruise….

Leaving the ship  –  😉

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Bali Arrival with music, a small taxi and Kuta Beach

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Life on the ship: Towel Folding, great food (and Alicia eats creme brule almost every night….

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Cairns: a drive and a trip to go Barramundi fishing! StartFishing LeendertCatch LeendertReelingCatch HoKidsViewCairns

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Sailing out of Sydney:

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Checking in for the Cruise:

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A very rough sail from Kangaroo Island back to the mainland.

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Fishing (mainly for squid) at the pier.

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….leads to cleaning I am afraid!

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Roadtrip in KI, non-bitumen roads, beach, animals and fishing (squid) in the evening.

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On the beach – Nice to have friends taking you to private beaches! And having a project: fixing the car window!

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jumping at Judys Judys beach

Guide Mandy on the ferry in direction Kangaroo Island, followed by lunch, kangaroo spotting and a drink on the beach… Tough day!StudyMapKI LunchKIGarden

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In the Barossa Valley: Visit the Keg Factory, rose gardens at a chateau and scorched landscape from the bushfire.

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Adelaide: Wonderful house we stay at! (bushfire keeps us there)

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Sydney – Opera House, Submarines, Gunship, Marc & I, and of course:  The Bridge (Day & Midnight)

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At Nanne & Jill’s: moment of Heaven  – Oliebollen & Bitterballen

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Rottnest: of the coast of Perth (no car Island with unique Quokkas)

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Nice walk from Nanne’s house – the Flowers – and another swim (and I had a nice run from home)

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Christmas dinner…

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Perth: Christmas Swim Christmas day.

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Aboriginal Art workshop (two hours). Great event, learned a lot.

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Snapper Island – Sail, wind, rain, soaked! (Leendert under the weather), milky sea,… but good overall.

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Daintree: Aboriginal learnings in the  Rainforest

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We like Kangaroo’s!

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Port Douglas: A day on the reef and in the water. Top view (photo by Alicia), following the instructor, checking air, a snorkel and a rest. Brilliant!

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Port Douglas:  Study and the animals..

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wonderful wildlife moments:

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SYDNEY to start with. Our most generous host, their house and the view from the rooftop.. . WOW! Our time proves an oasis and a location for recovery appreciated by all of us!

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5 thoughts on “Australia: Sydney – Port Douglas – Perth – Sydney – Adelaide – KI – Cruise….”

  1. Glad to hear Mac is doing better! Having had that experience, it is not pleasant. Everyone looks so tan after Fiji. Enjoy Port Douglas and hope Leendert enjoys the scuba event.
    Take Care!
    Love Opa Gary

  2. Hello Guys!
    Sorry, it has been a while… We just moved back into our own place on Zwerngasse again, so seeing ‘your’ empty house more often again…missing you, but from all the stories and pics you are doing more than just fine!!!
    We are very happy to be back home again, the filmdirector is over the moon with the material he shot, so everyone is smiling. School is in full swing, Daniel took part in the MS pantomine, Robin Hood. Lots of laughs! Hannah quit violin…and has been taking super good care of Snoes who was run over by a car and needed two big operations… Over the Christmasbreak our house and then our car became a sort of a mobile clinic for her. She has recovered really well and can walk, run and jump again! Tomorrow I am going to show my face at the AIS budget presentation! Ha ha, when you are not here, Someone has to keep an eye out, Heidi!
    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy Asia and I demand Loads of pics from Vietnam and Cambodia!

    1. lovely to see your message and hear you guys are fine. Our house still empty… wow.
      We are indeed having a blast. Just visited schools in Dubai – all goes well. Very excited about the prospects.
      Will definitely take lots of pictures
      BP4

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