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    Thumbnail pictures of Queensland, Outback, Australia.

Maroochydore to Wollogorang Station, Australia
(April 25 - July 23, 2007)


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Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore surfing beach

(May 2007)

The big pineapple, on our ride into Maroochydore.


The famous Aussie vegemite sandwich.


Tim in our collapsed tent, a pathetic sight, someone stumbled into our tent in the middle of the night and broke all the poles.  Lucky for us our family brought us a new tent from the states.


James and Ali riding a wave in.


Tori with some silly glasses.

 


Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef at Lady Elliot Island, Australia.

(June 2007)


Cindie getting ready to snorkel, Cherie is to her left.

Logger back sea turtle with flippers

View of the lagoon of Lady Elliot Island at the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.

Manta rays.

An octopus in full color.


He has change to a gray color to blend in to his surroundings.


Cindie and Ali checking out the reef at low tide.


Looking at aquatic life snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef


Tori pointing at coral underwater.

 


Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo and Crocoseum Queensland

(May 2007)


The famous crocodile or saltie.


Another lazy day of this koala.


Cindie and Cherie with a croc that could eat a person.


The croc show, yes that is a man in the water.


You can get up close and personal with the wildlife.

Elephants are also part of the show.


The zoo even had tigers, beautiful creatures.

 


Lamington National Park and O'Reilys Guesthouse

(May, 2007)


View from O'Reilys Guesthouse.


The rain forest, a bit dry at the moment.


Tori, Terri, Ali and Jake.


Fungi on a moist log.


Tim with a crimson rosella on his head.


The canopy walk at Lamington.


Cherie feeding a king parrot.

 


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

(May, 2007)


Cindie and Cherie with a Koala.

One of many koalas in the restaurant area, we were eating they were eating.

This little guy seems to be comfortable in this position.


James checking out a snake.


Terri feeding rainbow lorikeets.


Skippy the Kangaroo looking sleepy


Jake with a lounging kangaroo.


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Gerry feeding lorikeets.


Jake holding an aussie herding dog.

 


Cairns to Atherton Tablelands.

(June 26 - July 1, 2007)

Searching for a hidden place to camp on the beach

Cindie taking a break in front of a wall of ferns

A flower in the rain forest.


A bird drying out his wings.


Bird watching at a lake area.


Free camping on the beach knowing we will not see the ocean again for a long time.


Camping at a road side rest stop 2 kilometers north of Mt. Molley.


Growing veggies in the tropics looks easy to me.

 


Cairns Rain Forest Botanical Garden Park and Greenway
(June 2007)

Hanging fern, I would love to have this in my house, if I had a house

Orchid.

 


Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park, Queensland, Australia.

(June 2007)


The rainforest at Mossman Gorge.

 


Atherton Tablelands to Georgetown Australia

(June 30 - July 8, 2007)


Our bikes at the base of the curtain fig tree, it was that huge.

The sign for tree kangaroos.

We saw quite a few of these on this highway used by the mine.


The freshwater crocodile at Georgetown.


Plants in the rainforest, they may look like house plants to some people.


What is wrong with this picture. There is only one lane and room for one truck, a dangerous part of the highway.


Gilbert river, we saw crocodile prints on shore but never a crocodile.


The wind mills on windy hill, 3 km from ravenshoes.

 


Georgetown to Burketown

(July 9 - 18, 2007)


These signs are now common on every river.


Cindie riding over the causeway at Flinders River, it wasn't deep but the bottom was slick and no crocs in sight.


Our camp near L creek.


The purple pub in Normanton, it is still goin.


Our campsite outside of Croyton.


A beautiful sunrise in the outback.


I was glad this road train was parked.


The life size replica of a crocodile shot near Normanton, it could swallow two touring bikes and me easily. Yikes

 


Burketown to Wollogorang Station

(July 18 - 23, 2007)


This sign greeted us 30 km outside of Burketown, we did find fuel and supplies at Domadgee an Aboriginal community 90 km away so I don't know why this sign is here.

Our camp near Cliffdale River, it was a beautiful spot.

 


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INDEX #4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
Where am I  now

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 South Australia
Adelaide to Mount Gambier (Sept 15 - Oct 20, 2006)

Cindie's Daily Journals

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Culture Shock in Australia

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Pictures of the state of South Australia

Full size Picture Pages

- The city of Adelaide
- Tanunda, Barossa Valley
- Cudlee Creek and Gorge Wildlife Park.
- Barossa Valley Wineries and Vineyards
- Murray River Pictures of Tanunda to Strathalbyn
- Macclesfield to Menengie
-Coorong National Park from Parnka Point to 42 Mile Crossing.
- Robe to Mt. Gambier


 

 Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Nelson to Melbourne, Victoria (Oct. 21 to Nov. 12, 2006)

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- Nelson to Port Fairy
- Warrnambool to Princeton
- Otway National Park: camping under the Koalas
- Apollo Bay, Lorne to Geelong
- Castlemaine with the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club MBTC
- Melbourne Australia the capital of the state of Victoria, Australia.


 

Tasmania
Devonport to Devonport (Nov 13, 2006 - Jan 4 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for Tasmania

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Downloadable Malaysian Video Postcard From the Road

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- Devonport to Strahan
- Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania
- Strahn to The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and World Heritage Area
- Lake St. Clair Wilderness Park
- Tarralleah to New Norfolk
- Pictures of Mount Field National Park
-Hobart Wharf, Salamanca Market, Parliament Building in Tasmania
- Eagle Hawk Neck dog line to Swansea
- Port Arthur National Park and Penitentiary Ruins. #1.
- Port Arthur National Historic Site and Prison Ruins #2
- Swansea to Bicheno
- Freycinet National Park
- Nature World Animal Park
- Bicheno to the boat ferry at Devonport


 
 Victoria
Melbourne to Jindabyne , Australia  (January 5 - February 9, 2007)

Cindie's Victoria Daily Journals

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- Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park
- Tarra Bulga National Park
- Bairnsdale to Jindabyne


 
 New South Wales
Jindabyne to Mudgeeraba (February 10 - April 24, 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for New South Wales

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- Jindabyne to Khancoban, Australian Alps
- Wild Flowers of Mount Kosciusko Peak Hike.
- Threadbo ski field and snow sports area
- Khancoban to Adaminaby
- Adaminaby, NSW to Canberra, ACT
- Parliament House in Canberra to Sydney
-Sydney Australia with the Aquarium, Opera House and walk across the Harbor Bridge
- Sydney to Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park
- Port Macquarie to Nimbin.
- Nimbin to Mount Nimbil Lodge Campground Gold Coast.


 

 Queensland - Outback
Sunshine Coast, to Wollogorang Station (April 25 - July 23, 2007)

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- Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore surfing beach
- Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef at Lady Elliot Island.
- Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
- Lamington National Park
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane, Australia.
- Cairns to Atherton Tablelands
- Cairns Rain Forest Botanical Garden
- Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park
- Atherton Tablelands to Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
- Georgetown to Burketown
.- Burketown to Wollogorang Station


 

 Northern Territory and Outback
Wollogorang Station to Darwin
(July 22 - September 14, 2007)

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LETTER

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- Wollogorang to Borroloola and Heart Break Hotel
- Daly Waters to Katherine
- Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
- Yellow Water Boat Trip #1
- Yellow Water River Cruise and Boat Tour #2.
- Aboriginal community Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) and festival
-Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Merl campground in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia


1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
Where am I  now

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