Exmouth Australia and At Sea
Mar 3, 2010
March 2, 2010
Finally a day in the Outback – it’s a desert with brush growing all over. What a thrill to see kangaroos hopping about. The signs warn you to be careful as they are just like our deer. A mom & her baby provided plenty of photo ops for us. We saw emus walking around town – very much like our ostrich. We saw a large gianna (like our salamanders), osprey &termite hills. The termite hills were much bigger than Gene and some as big as igloos.
The heat today was about 100° with 88% humidity – so we ended up in a pub! Only 3000 Aussies live here so to have 2000 passengers converge on the town was a bonanza for the merchants. We had several beers with our English friends + we met two delightful Dutch gentlemen. I’m already cooking up a match-making cocktail party with some gals I became friends with. Loved Australia but we sail away today for Malaysia next.
March 3, 2010
We are having the first of four sea days as we head north toward Malaysia and then China. I am spending less time reading and more time in movies and lectures. We are still going to dance classes on sea days. The dance classes are repeats of ones we took earlier in our trip so we know the routines. I am doing better!
It is still very sunny and hot on the open deck. I don’t spend much time out in the sun.
I was really impressed by Australia. It is a very young country and the economy seems to be doing well. Exmouth is the nearest town to a coral reef and a national park. A lot of tourists are coming to Exmouth in season which begins after things cool off in a month or two.
Perth is really an exciting city and from what we saw, mostly new.
I am working on getting up some more pictures and hope to do that in a day or so.
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