Claire and I returned from a 10-day trip to Australia last week. It was quite the adventure, including three days on a century old boat cruising the Whitsunday Islands. Pictures:
We spent 2 days in Sydney, mostly walking around the city in the surprisingly humid heat of the Australian summer. On the second day Claire and I did the “bridge climb,” an admittedly uber-touristy activity that was definitely worth it for the view from the top. The next morning we left Sydney for Airlie Beach, where we would catch our ship (the Solway Lass).
The boat trip was amazing. We visit lots of different bays and beaches, taking a smaller raft to do some bush walks or snorkling. There was also a rope swing attached to one of the masts. No shark sightings, fortunately! The crew was really great, as were the meals they made for us while underway. One more night in Airlie Beach, checking out the local bar scene, before our flight the next day.
We returned to Sydney for two more overcast days of exploring, including the Police & Justice Museum that was featuring a really interesting exhibit on female Australian criminals. We were sad to have to leave Australia after such a short visit, but it was a really welcome break from the San Francisco winter!
Some videos from the trip after the jump…