Tag: Australia

Disappointed With Australia’s Marriage Equality Vote

Last Wednesday the Australian government voted against marriage equality. That depressed me since polls show that a majority of Australians support equality. I suspect that much of my disappointment stems

Australian Flooding

I have been following the stories of the flooding in Queensland with interest and concern. This morning, the stories took a personal turn as my hometown of Brisbane is now

Australia Vacation: A Winter Cold In Summer & Coming Home

I spent two days in Belmont (not far from Newcastle, New South Wales) visiting with my aunt and uncle. Vince drove me around part of the wine district. I would

Australia Vacation: Last Day In Yangebup

It was great to see dad and Delys again. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Late tonight, I am flying over Newcastle, New South Wales. I will

Australia Vacation: Margaret River, caves & Cape Leeuwin

Yesterday, I got back from a trip to the Margaret River region. What a place! No wonder it is such an expensive place to live… Wine, coffee, cattle, sheep, surfing

Australia Vacation: Week Two

I arrived in Perth, West Australia in the early afternoon of June 22nd. While here, I am staying at my father’s place in Yangebup (yan-je-bup) which is a short distance

Australia Vacation: Week One

The first several days of my vacation in Australia were spent in my “home town” of Brisbane. Although I was born here, I honestly consider myself to be Canadian and

Vacation!

Woot! It is finally here! Tomorrow morning, I begin a moderately epic journey for a month-long vacation in Australia. I am not looking forward to the 40-odd hours of travel