This page will contain some early photos of my trip to Australia. Please check back!
This page contains the eclipse photos.
Pacific Ocean waves and clouds.
The plane that took us from Sydney to Cairns (a 747-300).
Shoreline just south of Cairns
Our hotel in Cairns. Total time travelling from home to the hotel was about 30 hours.
Shipwreck on the Reef.
The observation platform where all Reef activities center around. In the foreground is a glass bottom boat.
Barron Falls, normally a torrent but now only a trickle because over the last three years they have gotten only 25% of the normal rainfall.
We toured the rainforest in an old US Army Duck.
Spectacular views from the Skyrail.
The Outback as seen from the air.
Flinders Street Baptist Church.
Sunset from Mambray Creek.
Welcome to The Outback (there's an actual sign, see Dec 5th below).
Sunset in Glendambo.
Stars spin around the south celestial pole at our RV site.
Please see THIS page for eclipse pics.
Ancient aboriginal cave paintings.
Wilpena Pound seen from Elder Ridge (we took a 4 hour 4x4 tour).
Parrot in Wilpena.
Beautiful stars at night.
Kangaroos feeding at night.
Farmland south of Clare, near Tarlee.
We flew over New Caledonia (shown) and Hawaii.
Sunrise just before landing in Los Angeles.
Sunset over a California island.
This concludes the updates. Please check back in several weeks for a detailed final report on the trip.
I took 3,240 pictures in all, which takes up 17.3GB.
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