Tour of Oz
August 1 - August 11, 2001

While waiting for a bus, I watched these guys stand motionless to the sun for fifteen minutes. At least it's free.

I rented a scooter and explored the area.

The sign says:
Visitors are advised to beware of
the stinging tree. Contact can
cause severe pain and distress.
If stung - seek immediate medical
attention. Dial 000.

Crystal Cascades

Having driven my rented scooter at the dazzling top speed of 55kph (30mph) with absolutely no destination in mind, I came across a place called Crystal Cascades. The area was pretty quiet - hardly anyone else around, which surprised me, as it was such a beautiful place for a hike. One day it'll make it into the guidebooks and the party will be over.

Hey, I took this picture myself. Damn, I'm good!

Back to Sydney

After Cairns I took a plane to Brisbane, where I stayed for three boring days, and then I took another plane back home to Sydney.

I don't think Brisbane has to be a boring place, but when I got there I didn't know anyone, and I was eager to get home. I'd travelled for two amazing months, and I needed a bit of rest.

| Intro | Sydney to Canberra | Canberra to Melbourne | Melbourne to Adelaide | Into the Outback | Flinders Ranges to William Creek | William Creek to Coober Pedy | Coober Pedy to Uluru | Uluru and Kata Tjuta | Kings Canyon | Alice Springs to Cape Tribulation | Cape Tribulation | Scuba Diving | Cairns to Sydney

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