Disaster Recovery

Posted: April 21, 2008    Categories: Australasia, Australia, Pacific/Oceania, Site News

Under Airplane Wing, Fraser Island - Queensland, Australia (by Everything Everywhere)

I took an impromptu plane flight from the beach on Fraser Island

My photos are now in Subic Bay, Philippines. I can only assume that FedEx has some sort of regional hub there. (click here to see where the package is)

So, after all this angst and worry, the only thing I needed to give them was an address in Australia. This is funny because 1) I gave them an address in Sydney when I sent the package out originally. 2) I obviously don’t have any permanent address in Australia, so the whole thing really seems like a joke. 3) With every package I’ve ever sent while on the road, not only was my US address acceptable as a home address, it was usually required.

So, if all goes well, within 48 hours, the photos should be safe in the US and should be backed up on another hard drive sometime after that.

However, I just know something else will go wrong….

On an unrelated note, if you have just started reading the site, please take a few seconds to vote for my site at the Bloggers Choice Awards. You have to register, but the process is quick. It is a year long competition and I’ve lost the lead in the travel category. I’m still close, but every vote helps.

I’m sloooooly putting up photos from the Whitsunday’s and the Great Barrier Reef today. Upload speeds here are painful. I’m also writing several posts on the things I’ve done and seen the last week and a half driving up through Queensland. Tomorrow I’ll look into booking my tickets and planning out my Papua New Guinea adventure.

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