Sunday, 17 March 2013

Australia, just a short note

 
Lots of photos but I won't bore you with them all, just a few to show we were in Australia, so me paddling in the sea at Queenscliff.
 
And on the little train in Cairns going up to Kuranda
And what you expect to see in Australia, this little fellow was woken up for us at a koala reserve.
Mike feeding a wallaby, they were so tame they came right up to you.
And a different view of Melnourne from the river, we had an afternoon cruise.
All in all we flew to Melbourne, then flew to Cairns, where we visited the rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef. We then flew to Adelaide and drove to the pretty little German town, Hanhdorf where I met up with my friend Jenny.. then we drove along the Great Ocean road stopping at Portland where we drove off into the outback to visit my cousin Lance and his wife Coral.. which was lovely.He drove us all around his farm to see his 150 cows! We met up with some other relatives at Queenscliff for a picnic all organised by Linda.. we ended up visiting her and DH Idris on our last day as they have the most gorgeous home set in the woodlands of the Dandenongs. It was a perfect end to our trip, lunch on their veranda, such a beautiful day.. I don't suppose we will ever visit Australia again, it is so far to go and does cost a fair bit, but worth it. It was an amazing holiday and the sun spoilt us for the dreadful winter weather that greeted us here when we got home.Roll on spring !!




17 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh how wonderful and exciting. Glad you two had a great trip.

Kaisievic said...

So glad that my home was so welcoming to you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

hugs, Kaye

Catherine said...

Lovely photos!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Daily Grace said...

Great pictures! Sound like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

Lovely pictures, hope you can show us a few more? - I spent part of my honeymoon in Cairns and would love to visit again one day (been saying that for 20 years!)

Beth said...

What a wonderful exciting trip Chris. The photos are great!

Julie said...

Welcome home Chris, what a wonderful trip. Beautiful selection of pictures you have shared.

Jennifer said...

Such nice photos! You look very happy. That koala looks so cuddly! Thanks for sharing, glad you enjoyed your trip. :)

Leslie: said...

I'm so happy that you had a great trip. Australia is on my bucket list but only God knows if I'll ever get there. Hope you post lots more photos!

Gillie said...

You definitely were there, the koala proves it, lol! What a great trip!

Claire said...

Great photos.x

Caz said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures....

Giovanna said...

Glad you had such a great time!

Emma/Itzy said...

Sounds like a great trip!

Carolyn NC said...

What fun..great pics!

Fiona said...

It sounds like you had the holiday of a lifetime and got to meet up with lots of family and friends and see quite a lot of the country.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous :D It is a beautiful country I'm sorry you didn't make it to Brisbane but at least you got to see Cairns.