Australia Vacation 2004

Our Arrival in Sydney (30kb) Our Arrival in Sydney (25kb) Victor, Steve and our friend Ira from Austin (39kb) Steve at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney (33kb) Ira and Victor sampling some of the local brew (35kb)
Some interesting looking birds (30kb) On the way to the Botanical Gardens (29kb) Steve in front of a beautiful fountain (39kb) Ira checking out a big tree (40kb) Fruit Bats also known locally as Flying Foxes (47kb)
Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge (13kb) Steve and Victor across from Opera House (18kb) During a celebration at the Botanical Gardens (16kb) Opera House and Harbor Bridge at night (14kb) Going for a helicopter flight around Sydney Harbor (33kb)
A beautiful view from the helicopter (31kb) Beautiful beaches and a view of the city (28kb) Another beautiful photo from above (38kb) A nice beach (29kb) The Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge from above (21kb)
The Opera House and a Cruise Ship at the Circular Quay (34kb) Another photo of the Opera House from above (27kb) Downtown Sydney (32kb) Ira below the Sydney Harbor Bridge (26kb) Bill, Ira, Steve and Victor across from the Opera House (22kb)
A bit cloudy this morning (18kb) Victor having some fun (18kb) Victor and Steve below the Sydney Harbor Bridge (30kb) A nice close-up of the Opera House (21kb) Another picture from the ferry (25kb)
On our way to Manly Beach on the ferry (20kb) Another nice photo of the Opera House from the ferry (22kb) Opera House - less cloudy (22kb) Steve at the wine tasting (32kb) A strange critter in the park (25kb)
Sydney Harbor Bridge at night (29kb) Another nice shot of the Sydney Harbor Bridge at night (22kb) Some night shots of the Opera House (23kb) Some night shots of the Opera House (23kb) Some night shots of the Opera House (26kb)
Some night shots of the Opera House (23kb) A photo of Steve at the Opera House at night (23kb) A nice moonlit night at the Opera House (21kb) Nearly a full moon (15kb) Leaving Sydney on the ferry to the Zoo (18kb)
An odd looking bird (29kb) Steve avoiding an Emu (51kb) An Echidna (26kb) A Koala napping (55kb) Another Koala in a tree (78kb)
A close-up (57kb) A Komodo Dragon (32kb) Another Australian reptile (34kb) A nice close-up shot (36kb) Another nice close-up (33kb)
Steve at zoo with Sydney in background (36kb) Victor at zoo with Sydney in background (34kb) An odd looking bird (35kb) A Wallaby (40kb) Steve outside of Manly Wharf (32kb)
Victor outside of Manly Wharf (36kb) Steve with the Tasman Sea in the background (22kb) Victor dipping his feet into the Tasman Sea (32kb) Victor with Manly Beach in the Background (32kb) Steve at Manly Wharf (31kb)
A beautiful day for sailing (24kb) Boats sailing in Sydney Harbor near the Opera House (25kb) Sydney Harbor Bridge - People climbing up to the top (21kb) Steve on the Bondi Explorer (35kb) Bondi Beach (23kb)
Bondi Beach (24kb) Bondi Beach (26kb) On our way to the Harbor Cruise (32kb) Victor and Steve on the way to the Harbor Cruise (33kb) Toasting our Australian vacation (24kb)
People at the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge (26kb) Harbor Bridge with Opera House in the background (30kb) Ira with his friend Bill from Washington, DC (33kb) Steve and Victor on Harbor Cruise passing the Opera House (27kb) Harbor Cruise (47kb)
Steve getting free massage on harbor cruise (22kb) Harbor Cruise (31kb) Harbor Cruise (36kb) Harbor Cruise (35kb) Harbor Cruise (33kb)
Harbor Cruise (23kb) Ira getting a free massage on the Harbor Cruise (31kb) Someone's group photo on the Harbor Cruise (26kb) Harbor Cruise (38kb) Victor on the Harbor Cruise with downtown Sydney in background (29kb)
Back at the Port (33kb) Cairns - Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef (29kb) Leaving Port Douglas (17kb) Our sister boat a bit ahead of us (23kb) John from Boston and Craig from Sydney (23kb)
Craig, and Vince from Kansas City (23kb) Steve having a refreshing dip in the Coral Sea (50kb) A close-up of Steve floating on a noodle (48kb) Victor preparing for a SCUBA dive (30kb) More preparations (31kb)
Others preparing to dive (27kb) Victor gets his oxygen tank on (26kb) Victor waiting for instructor (48kb) Wow..... They pushed us in! (46kb) A few short tests before going underwater (41kb)
Down we go... (42kb) 20 minutes later Victor returns (41kb) Wow.... Fantastic.  That was Great! (40kb) Moxey - Our Tour Director (29kb) A rather sunburned John (33kb)
Steve relaxing (22kb) Victor catching some sun on the way back (29kb) Steve catching a bit of shade (24kb) Leaving quite a wake... (22kb) Our sister boat messing with us (24kb)
Vince with a big smile (25kb) Our rooms at the resort (18kb) Our rooms at the resort (23kb) Our patio at the resort (28kb) Our rooms at the resort (20kb)
One of the pools at the resort (41kb) Another pool at the resort (44kb) Entrance to The Lakes Resort (31kb) Steve enjoying a burger at Turtle Cove (33kb) Hot tubs bubbling at Turtle Cove (45kb)
Rum and Coke already in a can (33kb) Nearing sunset at Turtle Cove (22kb) No swimming this time of year because of jellyfish (22kb) Sundown at Turtle Cove (13kb) Sundown at Turtle Cove (18kb)
Steve near the beach at sundown - Turtle Cove (11kb) Steve near the beach at sundown - Turtle Cove (21kb) Victor near the beach at sundown - Turtle Cove (17kb) Lori, Susanne and Steve on the train to Kuranda Rainforest (20kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (28kb)
Train to Kuranda Rainforest (51kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (26kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (32kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (40kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (55kb)
Train to Kuranda Rainforest (37kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (40kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (39kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (32kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (47kb)
Train to Kuranda Rainforest (24kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (25kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (43kb) Train to Kuranda Rainforest (41kb) Cuddling a Koala (50kb)
How Cool is that??? (51kb) Giant fern Kuranda Rainforest (65kb) Steve in the army duck - Kuranda Rainforest (45kb) other tourists... (40kb) Aboriginal Dance (31kb)
Aboriginal Dance (42kb) Aboriginal explains making and playing a digiridoo (38kb) Kangaroos and Wallaby (31kb) The kangaroos are very friendly here (43kb) Victor petting a kangaroo (41kb)
Victor petting a kangaroo (40kb) Victor petting a Wallaby (32kb) Kangaroos resting in the afternoon sun (36kb) A Dingo (55kb) Very cute (43kb)
Victor playing with kangaroos (36kb) A young Koala (22kb) How cute.... (36kb) Young Koala (36kb) Very soft... (43kb)
Enough of the tourists for today (25kb) Koala (34kb) Koala (27kb) A Wombat (22kb) Koalas (18kb)
Nice Pose (29kb) Australian Reptile (24kb) Taking the SkyRail back to the base of the Kuranda Rainforest (28kb) More photos of our rooms at the resort (23kb) More photos of our rooms at the resort (23kb)
More photos of our rooms at the resort (26kb) More photos of our rooms at the resort (21kb) More photos of our rooms at the resort (17kb) A view from our patio (47kb) Our patio at the resort (40kb)
A gathering at Moxey's before dinner on our last night in Cairns (25kb) Moxey says goodbye to Lori (25kb) A bit of Champagne before dinner at Pesci's (20kb) A group photo at Pesci's in Cairns (31kb) Victor and Steve at Pesci's Restaurant in Cairns (27kb)
A Beautiful Rainbow as we leave the resort for Melbourne (17kb) Melbourne (33kb) Melbourne (30kb) Melbourne (32kb) Melbourne (37kb)
Kangaroo (43kb) Kangaroo enjoying some lunch (56kb) Koala (62kb) Koala way up in the tree (73kb) Koala Close-up (38kb)
Victor with Koala overhead (60kb) Dinner break before going to Phillip Island (17kb) On our way to Phillip Island (31kb) Penguin burrow (63kb) Penguin Burrow (59kb)
Nearing sunset on Phillip Island (19kb) Waves crashing on the rocks - Phillip Island (27kb) Waves crashing on the rocks - Phillip Island (25kb) Waves crashing on the rocks - Phillip Island (26kb) Another beautiful sunset photo - Phillip Island (18kb)
On the road to the Penguin Parade (12kb) Islands off from Fiji - Flight back to Los Angeles (9kb) Islands off from Fiji - Flight back to Los Angeles (7kb) Wing of plane at sunset - Flight back to Los Angeles (12kb) Wing of plane at Sunset - Qantus (10kb)
Large Kangaroo (4kb) Large Kangaroo (4kb) Large Kangaroo (4kb)