Australia: Day 9 — Travel Day: Port Douglas to Sydney

Today was a travel day from Port Douglas to Sydney and featured a leisurely drive down Captain Cook Highway, right along the ocean, from Port Arthur to Cairns, which is the town with the nearest airport.  The drive was spectacular.  Every view, every turn, every sweeping panorama was yet another gorgeous photo-worthy glimpse of paradise.  I love the picture featuring… Continue reading

Australia: Day 7 — Port Douglas

Well, today was basically a “recover from the horrendous travel of yesterday” day. I’m getting too old for this! I didn’t arrive at the hotel room until 2:00AM Australia time, and the second half of the trip was horrid: the second three-hour flight. Not only was it running terribly late, but it was also the most turbulent flight on which… Continue reading