Year 5 Day 19 Planning Our Australia Exploration
19 February 2012 | Bundaberg Port Marina, AU
Early this morning, we boarded the free shuttle bus that goes to the Farmer's Market each Sunday. This time we were joined by Cheryl and John of S/V Sea Mist, as well as Angie, whose boat name I can't remember. She and her husband live up in Cairns and they just arrived here in Bundaberg.
After getting our weekly fresh produce and returning to Leu Cat, I tuned in the Michigan/Ohio State basketball game on our computer and enjoyed listening to our Alma Mater beating those nasty boys from Ohio. The Big 10 Conference is now extremely tight with Michigan State a half game ahead of both Ohio State and Michigan. Michigan has now played both of those teams twice and split each series. Michigan State and Ohio State have played each other only once so far and MSU beat OSU, even though OSU is ranked 6th in the nation. In the last game of the season OSU plays MSU and if OSU wins, there may be a three way tie between these three teams for the conference championship. It kills me to say this but..."Go OSU". This is about the only time I will ro for those nasty boys down south!!!!
After the game was over and I had enjoyed a celebration Cuban and a Manhattan while rocking in the hammock, Mary Margaret and I got together to plan our explorations of this continent. We have decided to buy a rail pass that will take us up and down the eastern coast of Australia, so we can visit Brisbane, Sydney (including the Blue Mountains), Melbourne and Tasmania. We will also be flying from Melbourne to Perth and back. We will be leaving Bundaberg on or around February 27th and return on or around April 3rd. Thus, we hope to have 5 weeks of touring Australia by land. This will give us a week or so when we return to rest up and then start our cruising season in mid-April.
Now I just need to make all of the reservations and start digging the beaches here looking for buried treasure. I need to find a way to pay for all of this!!!!