G’day from Oz

We have arrived safely in Australia. The flight was quite good, saw Pirates of the Caribbean 2 on the plane and managed to get some sleep on the second leg (Hong Kong to Sydney) so it didn’t drag too much, Have now reached Darwin, where we will be spending the rest of this week. It is hot here (30 odd degrees), and mainly sunny. We had a day in Sydney yesterday, it was hot and sunny there as well. See a recurring theme here?

Not much exciting to report so far – Sydney Opera House looks fantastic in the sun, and certainly has a very unique design as well! I saw people climbing up the Harbour Bridge, I will be doing that myself when we return there in January.

The flight from Sydney-Darwin was made interesting because we flew near a thunderstorm. It was a night flight so the sky was lit up every time there was lightning. It was very cool to watch, saw a few forks coming down out of nowhere as well. The video I took is below, it’s not great but shows what it was like. 

This week we are visiting Kakadu National Park (it’s the size of Wales!) and also Litchfield National Park. Lots to see and do there, and plenty of crocodiles. Going on a cruise down the Yellow Water Billabong, and also there is Aboriginal art to look at and many types of wildlife.

 I hear it’s cold and wet in the UK – so what’s new?

Thanks everyone for the comments, keep them coming.

I will hopefully be able to upload some pictures shortly.


5 Responses to “G’day from Oz”

  1. 1 James Wilson November 14, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    sounds wikid mate!!

    dont get lost down the billabong, glad ur having a good time, keep us updated.


  2. 2 Lindsey November 16, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    Still having a jolly time, then!!

    I hear there’s been some fun and games with crocodiles going on?! Or was this just one of Natasha’s little dreams again?

  3. 3 Tasha November 17, 2006 at 12:23 pm


    It sounds like you are having a great time! keep in touch and try not to be eaten by a crocodile!!

  4. 4 Cazza! November 17, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    hey!!!! how are you? i have 2 pieces of pointless trivia!!! the first is apparently a camel can see all four of their legs at once! and apparently an elephants p*n*s can go round corners!! james thrutle told me both pieces of info. he has also requested a milky way as they taste differently over there. hows the hunt for my snow globe coming?? it is pouring with rain here, boo!! but at least it is the weekend!
    hope alls well, met any women yet?
    see ya! xxx

  5. 5 Howard November 18, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    Yes having a jolly time indeed.

    Lindsey I hope you had a good birthday.

    It’s not one of Tasha’s dreams, you can read about my crocodile encounters in the next blog post. No further plans to meet them so I have survived fully intact!

    Loving the pointless trivia Caroline! Must be another productive day at work! I don’t think I’ve actually seen a milky way yet, but they do have plenty of Cadbury’s chocolate which tastes quite like our does. Tell him I’ll look out for one. Snow globes are everywhere! Can’t go into a shop without seeing one, but I’ll get you a good one from somewhere.

    Met a few women but nothing much happened as yet. Also there was another British guy on our trip, I said I was from south of Birmingham and his first guess was Solihull!

    Have a good weekend everybody, I’m already half way through mine!

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