All Seriousness Aside…

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 :)

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  1. Gary says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to a place where there wasn’t stuff I didn’t get to see.

    There are a lot of things I could go back to see/do in Tasmania. (hopefully when it is warmer).

  2. Jimmy says:

    Buddy u missed out a lot of spots in Tasmania which are must visit tourist spots. Didn’t you check out
    U really missed out something exciting and adventurous

  3. Bietz's Friend Pete says:

    OMG, you have totally sold out. Kg? You are an american, gary. Cut the metric bullshit. How many lbs is your bag?!?!?!?!

  4. Stephen Hope says:

    I read your earlier comments about the Opera house and fully agree – it’s designed to be seen from afar, not looked at up close.

    The best thing about Sydney is the water – the harbour, the beaches, the Hawkesbury river just to the north, etc. If you haven’t done so, I suggest you try and find some time to get out on the harbour for a bit. Even the ferry to Manly or similar lets you get out and look at the harbour a bit, just avoid the rush hour.

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