Monthly Archives: April 2012

Trials in Tribulation

The internet has been down in this obscure, tropical corner of the planet for the last few days, and I confess to having been relishing the lack of connection to the outside world for a while. There is a lot … Continue reading

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Welcome to the jungle

I’m happy to say that I’m writing this from the research centre at Cape Tribulation, having made it here safe. I’m using dial-up internet, which already seems, in this wireless world, like mythical lore of old – very apt for this place, … Continue reading

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Protein overload in Cairns

I’ve arrived in steamy, tropical Cairns, and boy is it sweaty here. I feel as if I’m wrapped up in cling-film on a sunny day; it’s impossible to escape the humidity. The plane trip alone, up the east coast from Brisbane, was absolutely spectacular as we … Continue reading

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Sleepy musings

Back in Brisbane, and good to be once again ensconced in family life. Abi cooked the most gorgeous Tasmanian salmon fillet with a mountain of leafy greens and the creamiest boiled potatos with coriander this evening (sorry, no photo, Sarah). She definitely … Continue reading

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Pay attention, class…

I’m now back at the hostel in Rainbow Beach, tired but happy after a fantastic two-day trip to Fraser Island. After yesterday’s ‘fact-light’ entry, I intend to fully educate you about this intriguing place today. Firstly, it’s the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Giant sand dunes and satinay trees

Fraser Island is a yellow, blue and green paradise of sand, freshwater lakes and dense forest. I have been learning about all of the weird and wonderful wildlife they have here (as I write this I am listening to micro-bats … Continue reading

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Grandma dressed in wolf’s clothing

Today I’ve headed north to Rainbow Beach on the Sunshine Coast to join a tour tomorrow to the giant mound of sand that is Fraser Island. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy being a passive passenger on a coach, listening to … Continue reading

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