This isn’t going to be one coherent article. There are too many things to say and I have too many observations to try and make it one flowing story. Instead, I’m just going to try and break everything up in small chunks of thoughts. I don’t have a lot of photos from PNG either, because [...]
My cold is over. My stomach ache is gone, I got a haircut and I feel a lot better. Tomorrow I’m leaving Perth and taking a bus/train combo down to the town of Margaret River. Margaret River is about as far South West as you can possible get in Australia. In Margaret River, I will [...]
Most of the growth and development of Australia occurred during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th Century. Given the length of her rule, there are an abnormal number of things in Australia named after her. There are two states (Victoria and Queensland), rivers, mountains, lakes, and almost anything which be named after a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A giant clam in the Great Barrier Reef. This is of the genus Tridacna. I’m not sure of the species, but I think it was a gigas. It was about the size of my torso.