Shearing a Sheep and Bottle Feeding a Wallaby


Yep…I did both. While visiting Dag Sheep Station, a local shearer taught us the basics of shearing sheep.  A select few of us actually got to attempt it ourselves.  It’s an understatement to say that shearing sheep is a tough Continue reading Shearing a Sheep and Bottle Feeding a Wallaby

Taronga Zoo in Sydney


I’m a bit bummed that I didn’t get photos of some of the more unique animals I saw, like the platypus.  But, here are some of my favorites that did turn out.

Snorkeling Hastings Reef (a section of the Great Barrier Reef)

Today I snorkeled two locations on Hastings Reef, the Fishbowl and another location near by.  Hastings Reef is just one section of the Great Barrier Reef along Australia’s east coast. It took about 1 1/2 hours to reach the reef, Continue reading Snorkeling Hastings Reef (a section of the Great Barrier Reef)


Exxopolis Interior

Exxopolis was a display created by Architects of Air in Nottingham.  My friend and I happened across it while walking around Sydney Harbour.  I couldn’t help wanting to go into something that looked like an adult bouncy house.  There was Continue reading Exxopolis

Skydiving in Cairns

Parachute Open

I did it…I conquered one of my biggest fears.  The fear of skydiving seemed insurmountable.  After trying to talk myself into it about three times in New Zealand and failing each time, I finally committed in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. I’m Continue reading Skydiving in Cairns

The Rock in Bay of Islands

The Rock

One of the most unique places I stayed while in New Zealand was The Rock.  It is car ferry that has been converted into a floating hostel.  The best part of the trip was the crew, especially Captain Rowan. The Continue reading The Rock in Bay of Islands

Fraser Island Australia

Maheno Shipwreck

We went “camping and 4×4’ing” on Fraser Island, which happens to be the largest sand island in the world at about 75 miles long and 15 miles wide (unfortunately we couldn’t swim in the ocean around Fraser Island due to Continue reading Fraser Island Australia

New Years Eve in Christchurch

Jail House Accommodation

New Years Eve was average, but I woke up in jail New Years morning.  I actually wish there was an interesting story to tell. Our hostel for New Years was a converted jail/women’s prison/military camp.  They’ve done a great job Continue reading New Years Eve in Christchurch