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   Ynaught  It is good to be home! I hope to post some more pictures later. It was so difficult, and expensive(! ) to use the internet in Australia! In some hotels we were asked to pay $10 for 15 minutes (didn't do that! ) but it was usually like $25 for a full day. There are lots of free wi-fi places outdoors or in bars, but I usually opted to do my internetting from our room. We had such a wonderful time and saw so much that is off the beaten path. I didn't get to swim with the whale sharks and haven't been to Tasmania, so I have to talk DH into another trip some day. He wants to see some of the US instead. I suppose I could suffer and see Alaska next year. :- )
May 4 at 19:07 EST .

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   Prudente  Enjoy your posts about your trip. Especially since I lived in Exmouth from late 87 to 89 and haven't heard of many people going there.
May 6 at 09:12 EST .

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   Ynaught  Last day in Oz! We saw a koala just hanging out in a tree on the Great Ocean Highway. He loved having his picture taken!
   April 30 at 08:37 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  sorry I can only hit like once. Welcome back, what an adventure !!
May 1 at 11:36 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Thank you for all the pictures and comments Miss Y . . . I really enjoyed your trip to the Land of Oz. Welcome back from down-under.
May 3 at 18:09 EST .

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   Ynaught  One of the main objectives of our trip to Australia was to swim with whale sharks. We are here in Exmouth, signed up for a boat trip out to the sharks and the weather is so miserable the boat won't be going! The weather won't be good for two more days and we have to leave in the morning! Bummer squared! There is nothing to do here that doesn't involve the water. We spent an hour and a half "downtown" yesterday and saw all there was to see, shopped in the two places that were open on Anzac Day, and there is only one more place that wasn't open, a surf shop, and we aren't surfers! So, we are spending the day in the hotel room planning another trip next year and trying not to cry!
   April 25 at 22:16 EST .

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   Ynaught  The emus run wild all over the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort! We saw dozens there begging and stealing food. Toddlers and ice cream don't last long together. Apparently there are kangaroos that come in after dark, but we were in bed by 9 PM and we never saw them.
   April 25 at 06:05 EST .

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   Ynaught  Every morning the dolphins come in to the beach at Monkey Mia in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Hundreds of people wade in ankle deep water to greet them. The rangers pick a few lucky souls, usually cute kids, to get to feed them fish! There were about 8-10 dolphins show up when we were there. The rangers know them based on notches on the fins and scars. Some of these dolphins have been coming in for breakfast for 15 years or more.
   April 25 at 06:00 EST .

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   Ynaught  We were lowered down on the boat launch platform to feed sharks! OMG! And it was fun! They were tawny nurse sharks, four of them, and they would come up and bump our knees and wait to be fed morsels of fish! For some reason they like my American knees best and I kept getting bumped! Maybe it was because I was squeaking "Don't touch me!" and wiggling a lot, but they sure did keep coming to me! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
   April 21 at 05:06 EST .

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   Ynaught  Because the tides are immense - 10 meters - we sometimes have to get up before dawn for our excursions. We had morning coffee with this moon!
   April 17 at 22:01 EST .

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   Ynaught  Minutes after this shot was taken, 48 seasoned citizens, my husband and I included, were in this water, splashing and laughing and having the time of our lives! It was like the pool scene from Cocoon! It is so hot and the water, one of the few crocodile free pools in the area, was so refreshing!
   April 15 at 22:24 EST .

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   Ynaught  And keep me cockatoo cool, Curl, keep me cockatoo cool
Ah, don't go actin' the fool, Curl, just keep me cockatoo cool

   April 10 at 10:06 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  "Polly wants a cracker" . . . "Polly wants a cracker."

It sounds like you're having a wonderful trip Y & spouse, I'm sure you'll have many memories for many years to come.
April 14 at 22:29 EST .

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   Ynaught  Today we saw crocodiles in the Alligator River! There are no alligators in Australia, but the guy who named the river, didn't know that and no one has ever bothered to change the name. This is in Kakadu National Park which is apparently listed as the third most beautiful park in the world, or something like that. It is gorgeous here. We are staying in a hotel that is shaped like a croc! The croc in the photo is about 4 meters long and is thought to have recently taken over another male's territory. The older croc was found quite dead with teeth marks all over his head. And so it goes...
   April 9 at 07:43 EST .

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