Australia Pt. 7 – Following the Endeavour: Camping with Critters and a Tour of the Shire

Cooktown, QLD – June, 2011 Continued from: Australia Pt. 6 – Northward: Going Troppo in the Gum Trees Continued here: Australia Pt. 8 – Goon Sacks and Ant Snacks: One Night in Cooktown Each cabin at the campground slept three, and Asher, Jeff, and I rushed to claim one of the newer looking ones near the entrance.Continue reading “Australia Pt. 7 – Following the Endeavour: Camping with Critters and a Tour of the Shire”

Australia Pt. 5 – James Cook University: Aussie-isms and the Poison Room

Cairns, QLD – June, 2011 Continued from: Australia Pt. 4 – The Secret Beach: Coconuts and Croc Watch Continued here: Australia Pt. 6 – Northward: Going Troppo in the Gum Trees For the second time since arriving, we had to set alarms, this time not for an adventure, but for school – an orientation and a walkContinue reading “Australia Pt. 5 – James Cook University: Aussie-isms and the Poison Room”

Australia Pt. 4 – The Secret Beach: Coconuts and Croc Watch

/Location Redacted/, QLD – June, 2011 Continued from: Australia Pt. 3 – Great Barrier Reef: Snorkeling and Sea Turtles Continued here: Australia Pt. 5 – James Cook University: Aussie-isms and the Poison Room At the cafeteria that evening, Kaleo was looking for challengers in a game of ping pong to eleven. Loser buys dinner. I mentioned thatContinue reading “Australia Pt. 4 – The Secret Beach: Coconuts and Croc Watch”

The World’s Best Sunset and a Bar That Doesn’t Clothes: A Farewell to Key West

Key West, FL: May, 2019 (Key West Trilogy Part 1 and Part 2 here) North Duval runs into the Historic Seaport area which is now thronged by docked cruisers and boozy tourists.  One interesting thing in this area that was worth a stop though is the original Key Lime Pie Bakery.  The outside is aContinue reading “The World’s Best Sunset and a Bar That Doesn’t Clothes: A Farewell to Key West”

The Actual Southernmost Point: Then and Now on Florida’s Beaches

Key West, Fl – May, 2019 (Key West Trilogy Part 1 and Part 3 here) This one actually starts at…. Panama City Beach, June (I think) 1996 (I think): Dad spotted a conch lying on the seabed about ten feet below the surface and told me to stay where my feet could touch the sandyContinue reading “The Actual Southernmost Point: Then and Now on Florida’s Beaches”

Cortaditos in the Morning, Rum in the Afternoon: A Walk Around Key West

Key West, FL: May, 2019 (Key West Trilogy Part 2 and Part 3 here) I think we found the absolute last free parking spot on the entire island and it happened to be directly in front of the Inn on Fleming, our home for the next week. We had just finished a two-hour drive alongContinue reading “Cortaditos in the Morning, Rum in the Afternoon: A Walk Around Key West”