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Brisbane and Sydney

14th June 2004

So birthday time in brisbane with auntie pip.
This years birthday surprise was young bei, whom just happened to be in brisbane the same time as me.  after 5 months of hardly any contact, we went out and partied. not as weird as you may think, in fact a great opportunity to sort stuff out and go on a3 day road trip to noosa. noosa's nice.

but lovely as aunties, ex girlfriends and holiday resorts are... the best thing about brisbane is the 16ft snake that lives in my aunties loft. I've wanted to see a snake since i got to OZ.. and i'm not disappointed.

i was in that loft for about 3 minuets before i realised it was above my head!

18th June 2004

i didn't come to australia to get cold. but it's the middle of winter, it gets dark at half 5, what can you expect.

30th June 2004

sydney. went into town to take a look at the sydney opera house, and on closer inspection i found it's made entirely of bathroom tiles. in disgust (among other flimsy excuses) i bought a new digital camera.

i'm staying with my very good friend sharon of somerset fame, known to the australians as sherry, though i don't think this has anything to do with that tasty breakfast drink we all know and love.

so new camera... what's the difference...
low light shots, with lot's of detail and no noise.

so i took myself off into the city to take some slow shutter pictures. these are worth taking a look at big, if i do say so my self.

if anyone can explain to me why the lights split in 15 equal spikes, i'd be interested to know.

as featured on

20 second exposure at f8.0, on sydney harbor bridge, i'll try and write more interesting and witty things as soon as i'm over the excitement of my new toy.

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Travel Menu:

February 07 - Macau - Clapham

December 06 - Qingdao Vs Japan
June 06 - Germany + Old Shanghai
April 06 - Mountains in Zhejiang
Janury 06 - Vietnam Vets

June 05 - Living in Shangers
May 05 - Tibet and Nepal
May 05 - Hong Kong + Guandong
April 05 - Xi'an to Shanghai
April 05 - Beijing and onward
January 05 - UK - NY - PR

November 04 - Melbourne - Malaysia
September 04 - The Gib River Road
August 04 - Back in UK
July 04 - Thailand
June 04 - Brisbane and Sydney
May 04 - back to Broome II
April 04 - Learning to fly
March 04 - Perth
Feb 04 - Battleship Broome
Feb 04 - Holden HK 1969 Ute
Jan 04 - Broome time
Jan 04 - It's a long way
Jan 04 - West coast WA
Dec 03 - Touch down

About my travel log:
I'm making this for a number of reasons, firstly i'm writing to my family and friends without the inconvenience of mile long group emails. secondly it's my unloseable diary. err... and i guess it's here for the world to read too.

You can click on all of the pictures for a huge 800x600 version!

Thats right! Why not have a picture of something you haven't done or somewhere you haven't been as your desktop picture at work !