We met so many nice people along the way, on the ship, in the bus, on land. I filled a notebook, took hundreds of pictures and bought a shoebox full of postcards which are now in a memory box.
Tidbits I learned along the way:
“The wet” is a season of cyclonic storms and monsoon winds. Thankfully, the wet started two days after our visit to Darwin. We had sunny skies with light breezes. Our guides kept telling us we were very, very fortunate with the weather.
The national bird is an emu and the symbol of Australia is the kangaroo. Neither can move backwards, but only forwards – which is the reason they were chosen. Australia is a forward-looking country.
“Advance Australia Fair” is Australia’s nation anthem – not “Waltzing Matilda”!
Aussies eat both emu and kangaroo. I think they’re the only nation that eats their national symbols. (We tasted both, and both were tasty – though...