Author: geraldine.davies@hotmail.co.uk

Finally managed to get a video together of our 3 months in Australia. Our sailing adventure has sadly now finished, however, we will keep this blog active as we are planning our next adventure for later this year. Watch this space !          

It is a bitter sweet moment, but Panthera is now sold. We have many, many fond memories and wish her new owners all the best and we know she will serve them well. Goodbye PANTHERA !  

We picked up a hire car and stocked up on wine and beer and bought a cool box as we were going to be spending about 3 nights in remote bush camps that had no electricity or fridge facilities. Our first stop was a Sanctuary retreat just off Mission beach. It was set high in a dense rain forest in an open sided hut and outdoor loo and shower. There was a great deserted beach where we were able to…

We flew to Cairns where we booked a great apartment for 1 week that right in town and walking distance to all the bars, restaurants, supermarkets and the esplanade. We used this as our base to do the many sights in the Cairns region. First tour was up to the Daintree river and forest. A day of walks and sight seeing. Next tour was a trip on the Kuranda scenic rail up to the top of the mountains and the…

We took a 3 hour flight from Brisbane to Alice Springs where we stayed one night in a small backpackers. We thought the town was a bit run down. There were many tourist type shops but they were all empty. Since you can now flight direct to Uluru, we wondered if the number of visitors to Alice Springs has now dwindled. Buying wine and beer was very expensive, but we later found that it was even more expensive in Uluru…

After 2 nights in King Fisher bay, we headed further up inside the Fraser island passage into Hervey bay where we had heard and were expecting to see humpback whales migrating south. We saw a few in the distance but i think we had missed the peak period as we had reports from other cruisers that they were everywhere. We were now a bit pushed for time as we needed to get back to Brisbane to do some land touring…

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