December 1994 - January 1995
After a day on the reef, my brother, Rob, and I went back to Cairns and got a little carried away with the local wildlife.
A trip to Australia would not be complete without holding a Koala.
This guy is an emu. They make good eating.
This strange tree was one of many Australian oddities we saw.
Here are some Joey's
This is a picture of a drugstore window, near our hotel, Tuna Towers, in Australia. I like traveling light, so instead of bringing an extra wheelchair cushion, I just brought a patch kit. Unfortunately, I got a leak on the seam of my cushion. It couldn't be repaired with a patch kit. I ended up at this drugstore, several times, looking for some sort of replacement. Since I couldn't find anything suitable, I called my neighbor in L.A. and asked him to mail my spare cushion to me. This was the day before Christmas. Australia has a week of holidays following Christmas. I didn't know that, nor did I know Australian customs offices would be closed at that time, making it impossible for packages to get through. To make a long story, short, I was in New Zealand, with a faulty cushion, by the time my spare cushion got to Australia.
I told my travel agent I wanted adventure. This
is what she put together for me.
Day 2: The "Great White Encounter". You
and your tour guide