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Australian Odyssey

APRIL 13, 2008
Looking for adventure? Australia goes way beyond the thrill of watching the water go down the drain in the opposite direction.

The surf has been massive the past couple of days at the beaches in the Sydney area. We've been able to get a swim or surf in every day since we arrived on April 3. We hiked from Bondi to Bronte Beaches this morning, ducking into a cafe just in time to miss a spectacular thunder shower.

My brother-in-law has been good enough to put us up in Sydney, in an apartment overlooking Manly Beach. He also booked tickets to the Manly Sea Eagles vs. Russell Crowe's South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby match, a real Australian cultural experience. Love the footy.

Last week we went for a sailing trip through the Whitsunday Islands, part of the Great Barrier Reef marine park. Incredibly beautiful and diverse, I wish I was still floating through the coral reefs. Places like this are unique in the world and, of course, threatened by climate change. We wanted our kids to see this area while they still can.

I've been keeping an online journal of our trip. Take a look!


Whitsunday Islands Sailing Trip

I haven't got a good shot of Ute yet. I will post one up in the next day or two.
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