How much does it Cost to Drive from Uluru to Cairns?

Road-trip… Did I hear you mention Australia Road-trip from Uluru to Cairns? I had three American sisters visiting ~ where should they go and what should they see to get the most out of their four week stay in Australia? They’d landed in Sydney and spent a few days seeing Sydney harbour and the Opera House… […]

21st November 1878 – 56th day, Travel Journal Entry

“A grand sea on today; one moment we are in a valley & the next on a mountain. It is also considerably colder now. Our friend was quite near us this morning & we found by looking through the glass that she had got a lot of horses on board. Yesterday afternoon Ada had a […]

The Moon & the Tides

Living by the sea I’ve become very aware of the ever changing tides… their times and their heights. Governed by the moon, there are two high tides and two low tides in each twenty-four hour period, with the lunar cycle taking twenty-nine and a half-days to complete. This means that each day the tide occurs 50 minutes […]

Putting ‘Terra Australis’ on the Map

Aboriginals have inhabited the Australian continent for at least 40,000 years, but it’s a matter of debate which European nationality was the first to ‘discover’ Australia and put it on the map. Terra Australis Incognita ~ The Unknown Land of the South ~ appeared on Ptolemy’s maps, circa 150AD. Ptolemy’s 8-book atlas ‘Geographica’ was the […]