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Captain Cook led the way, and we followed

Captain James Cook, the British explorer and cartographer (1728-1779), really got around. As we have traveled over the years and around the globe, we discovered many places that had been explored and mapped by Captain Cook 250 years earlier. He … Continue reading

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Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days – Part 2

What a task! Long before we took our round the world trip, we started to think about what we’d be wearing for 433 days. We started with planning our “core” items: shirts, tops, and pants. (Click for the details.)   Next … Continue reading

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Photo Collections

We’re often drawn to the same subjects when we take photos.  Any time we see a garden, we head straightaway for the flowers.  We’ve taken way too many photos of seashells and rocky beaches.  We suspect we’re not alone here. … Continue reading

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Tropical gardens…but be warned!

We couldn’t resist a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Cairns.  It’s free, it’s tropical, and is a good walk from our AirBnB to get there.  But we’ll add a cautionary note.  We stopped in the visitor center and chatted … Continue reading

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A visit that clicked all the boxes

As we travel, we search out opportunities (at no cost) where we might learn a little more about the new place we’re visiting.  One such opportunity in Cairns was a 2-hour guided bird walk (free) at the Botanical Gardens (also … Continue reading

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Travel discoveries in the supermarket

A whole new world of discovery opened up to us in a Cairns supermarket.  It started with Wallaby Bread Improver – found in the baking aisle of the grocery – and obviously an Australian product.  We read the description and … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront

We came to Cairns for the water.  Strung along the Pacific Ocean, the city is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  We envisioned days on the water.  Somewhere along the way we read jellyfish along the coast … Continue reading

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