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Karina's yummmy scrummy veggie breakfast! Rice crackers - come on BA you can do better than this! Even vegetarians have taste buds!

Flight from Singapore to Sydney is fine - hey what happened - we lost a day !!!!!

The flight out of Singapore is nice - we can see the lights of Singapore along the Singapore Straits then darkness - out across the Indian ocean.

As we fly east I can see a lovely moon rising over the ocean.... a deep red first ... then brighter until its a brilliant silvery light ....

Out of the darkness we see some lights as we cross the coast - Port Hedland - a mining town on the West coast - unknown we will visit this again - moving south east we cross the Great Sandy Desert - out of the darkness I see some brilliant glows on the horizon - looked like bush fires burning across great areas - we found out later the fires are caused either by the farmers or indigenous people back burning or lightning strikes.

Dawn coming up....

We know the Wet season is coming ..... I see storms long the North horizon towards Darwin - lightning is crossing the skies - its lighting up the clouds - really beautiful sight - what a welcome!

No lights now ... just darkness  as we cross the Simpson desert - what a huge country - the flight across will take 5 hours!

As we cross Adelaide we see some signs of life ..... but not much!

Dawn is coming soon .... I can see the first light coming - a deep purple to the east.

The dawn is turning to red I can see more on the ground now - I can see the bush stretching away below us .... its totally empty... isolated ....... spooky.

20 mins to landing now .... I can see the outskirts of Sydney now .

My first view of the outback - woooo! Super!
.... we cross out to the ocean - I can see the coast - deep blue ocean - surf beaches - I can see the city.... the airport is at Botany Bay ..... my mind wanders back to my ancestors and their first landings there ......

touch down ....... my first steps in Australia - after such a long wait I am finally here.......

I am very excited !

We pass through Customs and finally I am out in Sydney - its cool - only 12c - but will be warm later - predicted to be 30c - great - it was only 3c when we left Germany!

We catch the train to the city - we are stopping at the Y - the backpackers hostel in the city - easy to find - we dump the bags and to avoid jet lag get out to the city and start the sight seeing.

Darling Harbour is nice and I finally get my picture in front of the opera house and bridge - Sunburn! Ohh man of course the sun so strong.

Karina is dragging me round - I feel tired now - we go to the botanical gardens and find a colony of bats there - eeeehhhhh - really spooky - they are huge - like 1m across - all squealing - a gardener upsets them with a mower and suddenly the air is full of bats!

Must keep walking .... so tired .... we get some food but i feel so tired I am not really interested

we managed to stay awake till 2000 - bed - within 30 secs I am asleep - we sleep 12 hours solid!

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Karinas yummmy scrummy veggie bre…
Karina's yummmy scrummy veggie br…
Dawn coming up....
Dawn coming up....
My first view of the outback - woo…
My first view of the outback - wo…
And a nice welcome from my employe…
And a nice welcome from my employ…
Postcard piccies! No explanation n…
Postcard piccies! No explanation …
or this one!
or this one!
That Bridge again !
"That" Bridge again !
hey I can do both!
hey I can do both!
Arty shot .... I like this one.
Arty shot .... I like this one.
Darling Harbour is a busy place - …
Darling Harbour is a busy place -…
It was getting warm - ducks enjoye…
It was getting warm - ducks enjoy…
Sydney Hostels review
Y Hyde Park Sydney
We used the Y Hotel Hyde Park on our overnight stop between Sydney and Darwin. It is a great value bed and breakfast hotel ideally located in the C… read entire review
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