Mad dingos and Englishmen

OK, so we hardly saw any dingos on Fraser Island, just two skulking about when we ate a picnic on the first day and one on the beach, but I liked the title, and there were a lot of English people around. The four-wheel drive camping safari to Fraser Island was the highlight of my …

Read more

Strayan

I’ve written this in an Australian accent mate, so that’s the best way to read it. Strayans have some weird words, mate. More than two syllables gets a bit tricky, so fair dinkum, many words that would take too long to say get boiled down to two syllables, sorry, syllies, usually ending in ‘o’ or …

Read more

Island-hopping

It was a real relief to leave Cairns – Bohemia was getting to feel just plain strange, and I spent my last evening there in a one-sided drunk conversation (me listening, him talking) with a truck driver called Kevin who had recently crashed his truck and decided to come to Cairns for two weeks to …

Read more

Tribulation and sunbathing

I’m back in Cairns after a quick and quiet trip to Cape Tribulation. Cape Tribulation was named by Captain Cook after he ran his ship the Endeavour aground here on the Great Barrier Reef. There are also, named by Cook, Mount Sorrow and Weary Bay. He then moved on to name some other less well-known …

Read more

Letting the pictures do the talking

Sunrise at Uluru Originally uploaded by Big Trippy Nathan. I’ve just got to Cairns after flying here today from Alice Springs, following a three-day trip to see Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. I’ve seen some of the most stunning sights so far on this trip, and colours so vivid they punch you …

Read more