Dangerous Jellyfish


When we went swimming in the Whitsundays in Australia, we had to wear stinger suits and wear stinger hoods so we looked like ninjas. We had to do this because of really poisonous jellies that can kill you and that swim here. Here is some information about them.  Poisonous Box jellys The largest type of […]

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Sailing The Whitsundays


Lou’s week with us was completely splendid, and completely un-luxurious. He traveled for 20 hours + each way to sleep in a tent with a bunch of back-packers, then share some very cramped foredeck cabins with the rest of his family and a young student called Tristram. I like to think that our attitude towards […]

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Diving the Whitsundays


The time has come to tell you about my dives in the Whitsunday Islands. Okay, before I go into a highly detailed, highly awesome description of my dives, I want to say WHAT ON EARTH WAS OUR GOOD FRIEND CAPTAIN JAMES COOK THINKING? I mean, he ran aground in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef, which […]

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Luke’s Fraser Island


We went to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. We were with daddy and we traveled with a group called Dropbear adventures. There were at least 30 people in our group and they were about 18-30 years old. Dropbear is a four wheel drive tour of Fraser Island and our tour guides […]

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Fraser Island


We did not have Spring break when we normally do this year. We had it about 2 weeks later because our dad was finally coming  for a whole week! We were all super excited and happy, and were counting down the days. Then, right when he got here— poor guy— we whisked him to Frazer Island with […]

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Juicy Disaster


Today, I am going to tell you about one crazy night. First we drove for miles and miles, up and down these narrow, twisting roads with the black silhouettes of trees rising up on either side of us, reaching forward with their sharp, twiggy fingers… Anyway. So we drove along these “roads” (notice the quotation […]

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Jucin’ up the coast


We needed to get from Sydney to Brisbane, in order to meet Lou and start our adventures in Queensland.  After endlessly researching numerous options, I opted for a Juicy Van – a marvel in the ergonomics of packing everything in.  In this bright little number we had room for all 4 of us to sleep, […]

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Kangaroos and koalas


We went to see kangaroos and koalas. We stopped off at a zoo place to see them. We got to go in early so we were the only ones there. We got to feed them and pet them and I took a selfie with a kangaroo! The kangaroo’s fur is really soft and cuddly. When […]

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The Bunny Problem

Bunnies have had a major impact on Australia, and not in a good way. Their latest assault has been in Macquerie Island. They have destroyed and eaten a lot of the natural vegetation, and have been doing this to Australia for 150 years. People in Australia are desperate to get rid of them.     […]

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