Cruising on land for a change.
When my good friend and old Chico State fraternity brother Rob Salisbury asked me to join him on a business trip to Canberra and Melbourne, I jumped on the opportunity. I had wanted to see both cities and just hadn’t made the time. Rob has been living and working in [...]
I’m planning a road trip to Melbourne followed by two weeks of cruising so am trying to get completion on as much boat work as possible this week. The great thing about Australia is that the people are laid back. The bad news is that if you are trying to get some boat work done, [...]
Christmas in the middle of summer-the Aussies got it right! We have been here since early November, typically the start of the Christmas rush back in the States. Downtown Sydney, a week before Christmas, and there is no more “rush” than is typical in the middle of a city of 3-something million people. Sure, there [...]
Sydney has had no shortage of celebrations this summer. Since our post-Olympics arrival, Sydney Harbour has been the venue for the start of the annual Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, New Year’s Eve, the Centenary of Federation, and Australia Day, which is like the fourth of July for us Yanks.
Of course it is an official holiday, [...]