Fly Down Under & Cruise Back Up - Spring 2018 travel blog

Fly Down Under & Cruise Back Up - Spring 2018

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This journey begins with a stop-over in Fiji that should help with jet-lag adjustment for the rest of the trip. About seven years ago we were fortunate enough to tour the perimeter of Australia on a month-long cruise. While this is where most of the people live, we missed the middle of the country, so we are going back to see a bit more including Tasmania. This tour will include many flights. They are the only practical alternative in this large country if you are not on a cruise. Once the Aussie tour is over, we'll board the Explorer of the Seas, which we have sailed on before, for the long trip back to the US. It stops at many islands that we have never heard of and a few familiar spots. We're expecting great weather and wonderful beaches.

Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

 
33 
 
 
home again
 
32 
 
 
disembark
 
31 
 
 
still sailing east
 
30 
 
 
Lahaina
 
 
 
 
photo tour
 
29 
 
 
biking and eating in...
 
28 
 
 
we're still here
 
27 
 
 
cross International...
 
26 
 
 
Lautoka
 
25 
 
 
Suva
 
24 
 
 
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
 
23 
 
 
Lifou
 
22 
 
 
Noumea
 
21 
 
 
are we still there?
 
20 
 
 
board the Explorer of...
 
 
 
 
16,000 steps
 
 
 
 
on foot
 
19 
 
 
back in Sydney
 
 
 
 
on the coast
 
18 
 
 
off the tourist track
 
17 
 
 
in the rain forest
 
 
 
 
on the reef
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