Good Day Mates!

[flagallery gid=3 name=”Gallery”]Australia is like no other place and to experience it fully I recommend visiting “The Red Centre”.  This is where you can see Uluru (Ayers Rock) and The Olgas (Kata Tjuta).  These are unusual rock formations in the middle of an otherwise desolate land of red rock.  The highlight of the trip was our “Sound of Silence” dinner served in an outdoor “restaurant” between these rocks.   There was a speaker there who pointed out the stars in the sky and when he pointed his light into the sky he could explain different stars to us.  After the dinner we could look through some telescopes that they had pointed at the moon, Mars & Orion.  It was truly fascinating!  To miss this would be like missing the true feel of Australia.    Australia is the size of the United States so you can’t possibly see it all in one visit.  We are looking forward to returning.

Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun

[flagallery gid=2 name=”Gallery”] If you would love to see glaciers, mountains & wildlife then Alaska is the place to go.  I have cruised the inside passage 3 times visiting quaint places such as Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka & Skagway.  I am planning another group cruise next June, 2011 that will sail from Vancouver to Whittier with an optional tour into the interior to see Denali Park, a highlight of Alaska.   In this blog I hope to cover a bit of what you can see in each place so keep an eye open for new stuff.  If there is somewhere you would like to know more about let me know and if I’ve been there I’ll write something about it.   Don’t forget to layer your clothing while visiting Alaska so you can stay comfortable.  It is rainforest area so weather can be very unpredictable and variable.   It is a wonderful experience to discover this scenic land.    Enjoy!