Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Day 8 - Melbourne, Australia

Today we have arrived in Melbourne after a day at sea yesterday since we left our last port of Adelaide. 
We are on an excursion today to the Melbourne countryside and a ride on Puffing Billy steam train.
We took a bus right up to Belgrave where we boarded the train for a 30 minute ride to the Menzies Creek station.
The scenery of the rainforest was really nice.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Day 5 - Adelaide, South Australia

After s day at sea yesterday, today we arrived at the Adelaide pilot boarding ground to collect our pilot at 10.00 local time.
We had a beautiful sail into the port and a smooth berthing.

A lovely welcome from the bush band and then we got off the ship to meet family.
We are in port overnight leaving tomorrow evening headed to Melbourne.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Day 3 - Hobart, Tasmania

We have arrived in Hobart today after a day at sea crossing the Tasman. It was a bit rough but the ship handled it very well.
18 degrees today should make for a nice day to get out and about.

We went for a stroll and ended up having lunch at Mures, we have eaten there before. Nice fresh fish.

Got some nice photos of the ship in port too.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Radiance of the Seas Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide 9 night cruise

So we are off on our 10 night holiday, one night in Sydney, then off on 9 nights on Radiance of the Seas to Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide then back to Sydney.
Goals for this trip include lots of exercise, mindfulness and switching off from work.....
Michael is super excited to meet other teens and have fun.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cruise end

Today we disembarked the Sun Princess after our 16 night cruise. The last 5 days have been uneventful.
We had a visit to Broome, we chose a last minute excursion which was pretty terrible. Luckily we had been there before.
Then we had a few sea days, I was feeling unwell with a cold so we took it easy, we also had some rough seas ......on the last day we had a port stop in Geraldton. Trevor and Michael went ashore to do some shopping and had remained in the ship to pack all our suitcases for disembarking.
Now heading home.....home sweet home 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day 11 - Darwin, Australia

The last two days we have been at sea from Papua New Guinea on our way to Darwin.

Today we started our day with an early breakfast. Then I spent a few hours doing my morning exercise as we started to head towards Darwin for our 13:00 arrival.

We had a quick lunch and then went to our excursion meeting place for our 'Defending Darwin' afternoon excursion.

I got a good photo of the Sun Princess as we headed towards our bus.


This tour focussed on the historic bombing of the city during World War II. We attended the War museum and saw a number of relics and artefacts from the period.
Very interesting.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Day 8 - Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Today we have arrived in Alotau, Papua New Guinea. We had a morning tour called 'Battle of Milne Bay'. Apparently this site was very important in the second world war, the first site where the Japanese were defeated by allied forces. Australians played a large part in this battle.



On our way back to the ship we saw this curious sign.


Whilst it was curious to us, clearly it is a big health concern for the local people and education about AIDS prevention is very important.