Daily Archives: June 20, 2008

Still in Perth

Posted by on June 20, 2008

I’m still in Perth. The last week I haven’t given much attention to the website. The change in temperature here has caused me to come down with a very bad cold. Also, I’ve had a horrible stomach ache over the last few days. I have three posts ready to go which have been sitting, ready to go, but I just haven’t done the last finishing bits on them.

I finally got my podcast up on iTunes. If you have iTunes on your computer, you can subscribe to the podcast by clicking here. When it becomes available, it will automatically be in your iTunes player.

I’m going to be moving south a bit before I head to Uluru. I’m going to take the bus tomorrow and go visit the Margaret River Valley south of Perth. They have a species of Eucalyptus here, which is second only to the ones found in Tasmania. They also have a very large forest walk up in the canopy of the trees. I will also visit some of the wineries in the area.

I think I’m suffering from Australia fatigue. I’m wanting to move quickly through the remaining parts of the country. When all is said and done, I can honestly say I’ve explored the hell out of this country. I’m ready and anxious to move on to SE Asia.

Daily Travel Photo – Easter Island

Posted by on June 20, 2008

Maoi on Easter Island

Maoi on Easter Island

This is Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island. This ahu (the name of the platform of the maoi, or statues) was rebuilt by a Japanese television crew in 1992. All of the ahu on Easter Island had been toppled by the start of the 20th Century. All the photos you see of standing maoi were either reconstructed in the last 50 years or were never taken out of the quarry.