Our trips

Antarctica January-February 2012

Photo album from Jean’s trip to the Ross Sea, Antarctica, January-February 2012.

British Columbia & SE Alaska May 2014

Photo album from Jean’s trip to British Columbia and SE Alaska, May 2014, on the Lindblad National Geographic Sea Lion. Itinerary.

Corner Country, July 2010 – Part 1

Photo album is here. Wednesday, 30 June. We met our Outback Spirit Tour leaders at 08:00 in Eddy Avenue, by Central Railway Station in Sydney. The bus was already loading when we arrived, despite us being early. We do not know how our driver John manage to get every bag into the very limited space …

Europe September-October 2012

Photos albums from our trip to Europe, September-October 2012: Copenhagen; Amsterdam; Rhine castles; Cologne; Main River, Würzburg, other towns; Nuremberg; Continental divide & Regensburg; towns along the Danube; Vienna; Budapest; Prague; Berlin.

Kimberley trip, July 2011 – Part 1 (Broome – Derby – Mornington)

Photo albums start here. Go to Part 2 of trip. We set off from Townsville on the afternoon of 6 July, flying to Brisbane to overnight at a hotel near the airport, in preparation for catching a Qantas flight from there to Broome early the next morning. The only direct flight leaves at 07:45, much …

Mornington July 2014

Photo album of our trip to Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, The Kimberley, July 2014.

QLD, NT, WA May 2010 – Part 1

Jean wanted to attend the Australian Online Documentation Conference (AODC), which was being held in Darwin this year, so we used that as an excuse to visit some of Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia, driving our own car instead of flying and hiring a car as we usually do when going somewhere more …

South Australia June 2011

Photo albums from our June 2011 trip to South Australia with Outback Spirit Tours, featuring Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, and Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary.

Tasmania, February 2010 – Part 1

Photo albums from this trip are here. In February, we fled the heat and humidity of Townsville to spend two weeks in Tasmania and nearly a week in Melbourne. We departed on the 10th on a flight to Brisbane, connecting with a flight to Hobart, arriving a bit after noon. We stayed at the Mercure …

Trans-Siberia trip, August 2010 – Part 1

Photo albums from this trip are here. In August 2010 we went to Russia (with a short side trip to Mongolia). Most of the trip was on the Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express, a private train owned by GW Travel, a UK company. Our tour was organised by Travelrite, an Australian company. This page is …

New Zealand trip 2009 – Part 1

These notes were written by Eric and amended by Jean. Eric took most of the photos and Jean took others. All photos were selected, cropped, and inserted into this file by Jean. Factual information was taken from various sources including tourist brochures; we do not guarantee its accuracy. Click on a photo to see a …

South America 2009, Part 1: Chile and Venezuela

Photo albums from this trip (more photos than shown on this page) are here. In July 2009, I spent 3 weeks in South America, visiting parts of Venezuela and Peru. Had a wonderful time. The reason for this trip, and its timing, was the wedding of two friends in Caracas on the 18th. I was …

Kimberley Expedition July 2006

This is a report on Jean’s cruise along the Kimberley coast of Western Australia, from Broome to Darwin (NT) in July 2006. Early in the year she read about the cruise in the Australian Geographic magazine. When Jean phoned to enquire about the trip, she was told that only one space was available, for a …

Dreamtime by Air 2005 – Part 1

(Click on photographs to see a larger version. Note: Some file sizes are quite large; not recommended for people using a dial-up connection. Photo album is here.) A map of the trip is here. Monday 8 August 2005 – to Sydney We flew to Sydney and stayed at a motel not far from Bankstown airport, …

Around Australia Trip 2004—Part 1

Airlie Beach, Qld to Katherine, NT (12 days) For the past four or five years we had been attempting to get away in winter for a driving tour around Australia. Each time we started, something went wrong, including a death in the family, plus the multiple mechanical problems with the motorhome reported in previous newsletters. …

Dreamtime by Air 2003 – Part 1

August 2003 (Click on photographs to see a larger version. Note: Some file sizes are quite large; not recommended for people using a dial-up connection.) We’re usually not keen on organised tours, but occasionally something turns up that we simply could not do on our own. This 14-day expedition included stops at several places that …

Northern Australia 2002, Part 1: Airlie Beach to Karumba

Part 2 (Karumba to Borroloola), Part 3 (Borroloola to Darwin), Part 4 (Kakadu and Nitmiluk), Part 5 (Katherine and home). Click on a photo to see it full size. Photo album is here. Note: Some things have changed since we took this trip, so some statements are out of date. We’ve updated many of the …

Outback trip 2001: Part 1, Queensland

Note: Many things have changed since we took this trip, so some statements are out of date. For example, motel-style accommodation is now available at many of the campgrounds and roadhouses. These motel units are frequently of a very basic “donga” style, and share the toilet and shower block for the campground, but they are …

Outback Queensland trip 2000 – Part 1

Places visited in this part of the trip: Cape Hillsborough Clermont and Blair Athol Mine Alpha Barcaldine and Aramac, an area full of history Ilfracombe Longreach Note: Many things have changed since we took this trip, so some statements are out of date. For example, mobile phone service (Telstra’s CDMA, now replaced by NextG) has …

Brisbane–Airlie Beach, July 1998

Eric Lindsay and Jean Weber An account of a week driving Jean’s vastly overloaded little Ford Festiva from Sydney, where I have lived almost all my life, to Airlie Beach in tropical North Queensland. This page describes the second part of the trip, from Brisbane to Airlie Beach. For an account of the Sydney-Brisbane part, …

Cairns, Cooktown, Atherton Tablelands – July 1999

Encouraged by beautiful weather and no rain expected for a week or more, we set off in the car for Cairns. Our excuse was to visit all the big rental companies for motorhomes and campervans, thinking that we might buy an ex-rental vehicle. We drove straight through in one long day, not stopping at the …

Sydney to Brisbane – July 1998

Eric Lindsay An account of a week driving a Ford Festiva from Sydney, where I have lived almost all my life, to Airlie Beach in tropical North Queensland. This page describes the first part of the trip, from Sydney to Brisbane. For the second part of the trip, Brisbane to Airlie Beach, see Part 2. …