There are no things in life more serious than the internet and traveling. Put them together and you get something more serious than a heart attack in the middle of a church service.
So I’m back in Sydney now where I can once again wear sandals and short and not worry about freezing.
My goal here for the next few days is to:
1) reduce the weight of my bags by a few more kg. My check in weight going to Tasmania was 14.6kg which is about 3kg less than what I have been carrying in my big bag (that includes my tripod). I still have some crap I can get rid of including a spoon I purchased in Japan I hardly ever use, DVDs of photos I should send home, a cheap set of headphones I hardly use for Skype, and an old iPod I use for backing up photos. I need to try and get my bag under 14kg if I want to take everything to Lord Howe
2) Get my onward plans taken care of. Ideally I want to fly to Lord Howe and then fly back to Brisbane. I’m going there anyhow, so if I can get my return flight there, it will make things easy and save some money.
3) Get the first episode of the podcast up. Yes, I haven’t forgotten about it.
My Tasmania expedition was less than I had hoped it would be. I know there is only so much you can do in three days, but having one of my day trips canceled really put a dent in things. I did end up going to the top of Mount Wellington and Mount Field, petting a Koala, seeing a Tasmanian Devil, and got snowed on.
BTW, I have been waiting since June to do the post from earlier today :)