Tag Archives: Australia

Broome, 28th February 2014

May 7, 2014

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Day 32 of our cruise and we’ve arrived at Broome. This is our last stop before we arrive back at our starting point – Fremantle, and a journey of 9,040 nautical miles. We arrived at Broome at 10am, after an overnight sail from Komodo. Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region […]

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Darwin, 21st February 2014

April 16, 2014

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Day 25 of our cruise and we’ve arrived at Darwin. Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory. Its proximity to Indonesia (it is closer to Indonesia than most major Australian cities) made it a target for the Japanese in World War II.  Around 10,000 Allied troops arrived in Darwin in the early 1940s […]

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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, 16th February 2014

April 13, 2014

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Day 20 of our cruise. Cairns is located about 1,700 km (1,056 mi) from Brisbane, and about 2,700 km (1,678 mi) from Sydney by road. It is a popular travel destination because of its tropical climate and serves as a starting point for people wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef. During World War II, […]

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Brisbane, 13th February 2014

April 13, 2014

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Day 17 of our cruise and we arrive at Brisbane. Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia with a population of 2.2 million. It was also the home of Ingrid Burkett, who I had only ‘met’ though social media channels […]

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Sydney, 11th February 2014

April 8, 2014

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Day 15 of our cruise and we’ve arrived at Sydney – the cultural capital of Australia? Melbourne-ites will argue differently! Sydney is the site of the first British colony in Australia, established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, of the First Fleet.  The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson, which […]

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Eden, 10th February 2014

April 2, 2014

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Day 14 of our circumnavigation of Australia cruise. Eden was an enchanting little town with some wonderful white-sand beaches. With a population of only 3000 people, it provided a significant contrast to the hustle and bustle of our previous port of call, Melbourne. Whaling played a very important role in the town’s economy for over […]

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Melbourne, 8th February 2014

March 27, 2014

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Day 12 of our cruise and we’ve arrived at Melbourne. I was looking forward to meeting Shawn Callahan and his wife Sheenagh who had kindly offered to give us a tour of their wonderful city. Shawn was an early pioneer of the art of storytelling for getting organisations to behave more collaboratively and improve knowledge […]

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Port Arthur, Tasmania 6th February 2014

March 23, 2014

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Day 10 of our cruise and we’ve arrived at the historic heritage site of Port Arthur. Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, in Tasmania, Australia. Port Arthur is officially Tasmania’s top tourist 
attraction. It is located approximately 60
 kilometers south east of the state capital, Hobart.  The site […]

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Hobart, Tasmania: 5th February 2014

March 9, 2014

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Day 9 of our cruise, so it must be Hobart, internationally famous among the yachting community as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney Boxing Day. Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania (pop 212,000). Founded in 1804 as a […]

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Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and onward to Tasmania: 01/02 February 2014

March 9, 2014

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Days 5 and 6 of our cruise. We took a short (30 minute) trip from Perth to Fremantle on the 28th January where we got the first glimpse of our home for the next 35 days – the cruise ship Astor. Following a relatively painless processing by Australian Border Control, we were escorted by Astor […]

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