S: Australia 2010
FC: Our 2010 Australian Adventure
1: It is a tough job but someone has to do it. We check out birding sites and try out activities from June until mid October. | We visit many places, see many birds, and have the trip of a lifetime
2: Our first "kangaroo", a padymelon, at Lamington National Park. | Later we see the real thing
3: Wow! a platypus | Kangaroos at our beach front campground
4: View from our back window | Cassowary | I pet a wombat | Cute Koala
5: Miranda Wetlands, Spotted Catbird, mudskipper, and Cairns Municipal Pool
6: Train ride to Kuranda, skyrail back down to Tjapukai, an aboriginal attraction
7: We learn to throw a boomerang, play the didgeridoo and throw a spear | Bert often looks like this taking pictures
9: Watch out for the roadtrains We are really in the Outback | One of the churches we visited | Kangaroos beware | Campground
10: After a long day's drive, it is time to relax
11: Just a beautiful place to spend the night
12: A day of wallabies, birds eating lunch and gorgeous flowers
13: Magnetic termite mounds
14: Darwin and its Thursday Mindl Market and birding for Bert with the crocs
15: Aborigine art at the Ubirr site and a sunrise cruise on the Yellow River
16: Birds, scenery and crocs on our morning cruise
17: We see bowerbird "batchelor pads" at two roadhouses where we camped for the night
18: My favorite campsite at Devils Marbles
19: Blue Fairy Wren, Simpson's Gap, Tropic of Capricorn, Little Green Men and more Outback
20: On our way to Ayer's Rock
21: We join two tours of this fascinating place | and squeeze in a visit to the Olga's
22: Yet another's day drive and we are STILL in the Outback | This is Cobber Pedy, famous for its opal mines
23: Not much of a campground | Our tour bus for the mines | Spent opal digs | Golf here? | Golf "greens" are black from oil | Opal
24: Our tour takes us to an underground mine and house. Do you think Bert finds opals?
25: I think we left the Outback today. I see green.
26: Chores at camp before our tour of the wine country
28: A beautiful campground before we head to the ferry at Cape Jervis
29: Kangaroo Island
30: A beautiful day on the island
31: A free ferry crossing over a river
32: Canola fields, a winery for tasting, alone at the campground, along the Southern coast
34: The southern coast has much to offer for both of us
35: A fight between Black Swans | Little Blue Penguins come in for the night
36: Koala | Little blue fairy wren | We get ready for the overnight ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania
37: Crazy Lapwing builds nest on curb then attacks those who park nearby
38: Our first day on Tasmania takes us to Stanley
39: We encounter snow for heaven's sake | Finally we taste the wine from Wicks Estates
40: Walking on an icy path around Dove Lake is not my idea of fun. But the scenery is beautiful | We encounter a wombat up close and personal
41: Still cold and wet but we get in a hike nevertheless
42: Love that Pink Robin. Bert birds the campgrounds of Tasmania
43: Flame Robin, Spotted Pardalote, Hobart from the lookout and a ferry ride to Bruny Island. Is that Shari at Mt. Wellington in 1963?
44: Bruny Island and a rainy day for Saturday market at Salamanca, Hobart
45: The rock looks like a face.
47: Watch out for wildlife for sure. On our way to Wilson's Promontory.
48: Look who came to Happy Hour, wanting Bert's precious peanuts!
49: We find a young boy's gravestone during a hike through remote woods. Emus crossing the highway
50: Church, brunch, and kangaroos at camp.
52: Faithful May on our windshield leading the way. New signs of spring at camp.
53: We find two parks close to Sydney but must endure traffic | Earth Day at Lane Cove
55: We tour Sydney by train, by bus tour and by foot. I love it.
56: A day of sightseeing in Sydney before heading to the Blue Mountains
57: Queensland Outback and more opal shopping
58: We wait 4 hours for the river to go down enough to cross. Then we carefully follow a big truck so its wake pushes the water aside to make it shallower for us.
59: We enjoy Cairns for a week before the caravan starts and check out some restaurants. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!
60: But it is all about the birds