Sunday, June 10, 2007

Travelling T

N.B. Not to be confused with Travelling Matt from Fraggle Rock
(private joke purely for Teresa's benefit)

Coby's auntie Tee Tee is having a glorious time on her travels so far. She has been to Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Adelaide and Sydney. She is off to Cairns tomorrow before beginning a two week tour of the east coast. Her itinerary looks amazing and includes a visit to Johnstone River Crocodile Farm, Whitsunday Islands, Carnarvon Gorge and National Park, Kroombit Cattle Station where she'll participate in a 'muster' on horseback and try her skills at trap-shooting!! And then its off to Rainbow Beach, Brisbane and Byron Bay and back to Sydney. Phew!

Teresa on her way to Robben Island with Table Mountain in the background

Nelson Mandela's cell on Robben Island

Enjoying the sights of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Here are some extracts from Teresa's last e-mail:

"When we arrived we dropped off our bags and headed down to the harbour. Wow. The weather was beautiful and the bridge and Opera House looked amazing. We walked through the Rocks and headed towards Darling Harbour. Here you have the Aquarium, Wildlife park, cafes, bars, restaurants, Museums etc. Some of the boat tours depart from there also. In the evening Mel and I went for dinner in China Town and then headed into Kings Cross where we met up with her cousin and his girlfriend. Most of the streets/areas are named the same as London. Eg Liverpool Street, Oxford Street, Paddington...We hit a few bars and I decided to introduce to the group Jagerbombs. Oh dear. After playing up for a bit in Kings Cross we headed down to Darling Harbour to a club"

"I decided to book a whale watching trip. Luckily they had space for that day so we headed out of harbour bay and it wasn't long until we spotted a pod of whales. They were humpbacks heading North to give birth. We were lucky as they came up quite close to the boat. We followed them for a few hours. Well I never even thought about getting sea sick until the crew on the boat kept going on about taking tablets if we have them, throwing up in the paper bags provided and not in the toilets or over the boat etc etc...STOP GOING ON ABOUT IT!!! It wasn't long until I started turning green myself. The trip was terrific though and it was such a privilege to see the whales in their natural environment. Wasn't that successful capturing pictures of them though. Have a few more days in Sydney and then heading to Cairns on Monday. Wednesday I start my trip along the East Coast. You will be pleased to know the trip is true backpacker style. Shared accommodation the lot. Gulp! Will princess T survive..."

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