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Back north to Queensland and hunting storms again….

1st November: FINGAL HEAD —–> TEWANTIN We wandered away from our fabulous beachfront site at Fingal Head and took the shortcut (that doesn’t go over a mountain range) to Esk in the Central Highlands of Queensland which only took 2 … Continue reading

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Drifting north through Queensland….and wondering where spring went…

October 22: from Cunnamulla to Barcaldine Light rain started at about 5am. “Just enough to make the mud stick to your tyres” grumbled one Queenslander. We are heading up to Charleville and then parts unknown. It’s much cooler today and … Continue reading

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Eating our way across the North Atlantic

Day 1 – wind trails on the water Rocking and rolling last night as we rounded the Isle of Wight and headed out into the English Channel. We are in Stateroom 12012, next door to the one we were in … Continue reading

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Stormchasing on the North Atlantic – Chapter 1

The night before we boarded the Queen Mary 2 (the largest ocean liner in the world!), we arrived in Southampton, England after dark by train (about 5.30pm) and caught a taxi to the hotel – driven by a Portuguese driver … Continue reading

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Darwin 2011….a Tropical Stormchaser’s Mecca #2

Saturday…….Lunch made, we loaded into the car and headed out to one of our favorite lunch spots, Fogg Dam….don’t ignore the ‘crocodile lurking’ warning signs…..there was a youngster sunbaking under a tree right next to the road!! We sat at … Continue reading

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Darwin 2011- a tropical stormchaser’s mecca…..#1

Darwin is a Mecca for the serious Australian stormchaser who is looking to experience the tropics without leaving the home country. Most years there is a pilgrimage up from the south…a few have stayed and now head in the opposite … Continue reading

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Dateline Thursday….Flying for work….

21st July 2011……The little Embraer 170 with the ice still on the wings from the previous flight sashayed off down the runway at Melbourne just after 7am with a gut flattening take off reminiscent of trying to get out of … Continue reading

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