We Interrupt this Circumnavigation…

Back in January I wrote a blog post about the Australia bushfires to assure our friends and family we were safe and to give my perspective, as a temporary resident, on the disastrous situation. Two months later, with the entire world in turmoil from COVID-19, you surely don’t need me to report on a calamity […]

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Stir Crazy in February

When it rains, it pours. In Australia, in late January, that phrase began to ring all too true. After months of blistering drought and nightmare bushfires, the wet stuff arrived. Sometimes it draped everything in a soggy mist that would make you swear you were in Ireland. Other days it dialed up and down, hours […]

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Australia is Burning

This isn’t the blog I planned to post today. Just back from a fabulous two-week holiday with our kids in Sydney and Tasmania, I planned to continue the saga of the Great Australian Road Trip Eric and I undertook to Adelaide in October/November. I’ll resume that story in due course. But with Australia’s catastrophic bushfires […]

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How to Deconstruct a Quinoa Bowl

I am not a good cook. Never have been, never will be, never aspired to be. Nevertheless, I do try, from time to time, to augment my meager culinary skills, and this has sometimes resulted in one or two reasonably palatable dishes being added to my repertoire. So when I come across a discarded magazine […]

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Into the Outback

Sailing into Brisbane two months ago, Eric and I were appalled to see a blanket of brownish-orange smog draped over the city. Having encountered only clear blue skies elsewhere in Oz, we felt almost betrayed. Surely, Australians cared more about their environment than to allow such pollution to occur? You would have thought we were […]

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We’re Off to See the Wizard

A while ago, I came across the following definition of cruising in a boating magazine: Cruiser: Someone who sails for pleasure without an exact destination, and in some cases without an exact duration. By that measure, Eric and I are not entirely cruisers. For one thing, we always have an exact destination for which we […]

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