15th October 2019

Australia – Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, the Ghan and Perth

For a while I take on the role of tracker, following rows of tiny pawprints in the snow. I’m proud of myself for working out that they’re very recent, but whatever I’m pursuing could be a Woozle for all I know.
11th October 2019
Cocos Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Chris descends the ladder, putting one  leg into the water, and then appears again in the boat announcing he has been bitten by a shark. For a moment I think he is joking...
27th September 2019

Christmas Island

Two cars arrive complete with flashing beacons and three officers. They’re very kind (I think they’re glad of something to do) and take me to hospital.
23rd September 2019

Norfolk Island

 I’ve already heard that Norfolk Island is only for the ‘Nearly Dead or the Newly Wed’
20th October 2001

Australia – Three Sides

The beaches in the Whitsundays are truly stunning- the best in the world? At aptly named Paradise the silver sand stretches forever and when you do reach the cerulean sea a school of rays are basking gracefully in the clearest of water.
21st September 1991

Australia – Classic Tour

I booked a cheap hotel in Kings Cross and found out why it was such a good deal when I got there. I knew nothing about Kings Cross (it’ the red light district area) and when I arrived a guy was standing in the doorway wearing a leather mini and a blonde wig. I got take away and stuck a chair under the door handle.