Ali and Jeff Carithers

Joined November 2014
  • Day54

    Fremantle, Australia

    February 9, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    February 8
    Our final stop in Australia was in Fremantle/Perth, which has the distinction of being the most remote city in the world. Having said that, Fremantle certainly makes the most of what it's got. It is considered a suburb of Perth, but it held our attention for 24 hours without us feeling as though we wanted to make the train trip into Perth. It had some very lively night life, "cappuccino" row and a very interesting maritime museum. On the advice of one of our favorite staff members Guarev, we had some of the best Indian food ever which helped to negate the worst fish and chips ever.
    The first photo below is Mr. Napkinhead (Jim) who celebrated his birthday a couple of days ago.
    We are now headed north in the Indian Ocean with a following sea, leaving the organized and English-speaking Australia for our first stop in Indonesia which is Bali. We enjoy looking at the Southern Cross in the night sky and are headed into much warmer temperatures as we get closer to the Equator.
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  • Day50

    Port Lincoln, Australia

    February 5, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    February 4.
    Port Lincoln is primarily known for it's tuna business and oysters. Jeff was brave enough to have a big plate of their famous oysters at 9:30 in the morning! The landscape is more like what I expected Australia to look like with it's sandy, scrubby hillsides. It was a short stop of about 4 hours so we all took the opportunity to walk about 6 miles on ground that wasn't moving.
    The evening brought a special treat. If you give the chef 24 hours notice, they will prepare any type of meal you would like. Since we have enjoyed so many ethnic and local meals on the ship, we asked for a Philippine meal-it was fantastic! And served by our favorite Philippine waiter.
    We are now sailing through the Great Australian Bight which is an expanse of windswept sea that is known for it's roughness. It is calm as can be and we are happy! The captain seems to be making a beeline west to get past it as quick as possible. We have heard that the temperature at our next port, Perth, is 101 degrees. Not a complaint, just an observation!
    The second photo below was in the "bait" section of the convenience store.
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    Adelaide, Australia

    February 5, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    February 3.
    Adelaide is a smallish city compared to Melbourne and Sydney. About 1.5 million people. It has a mix of old and new buildings, the older ones being primarily from the gold rush days. There was a very lively market there that had a beautiful array of fresh vegetables, cheeses and breads. We had some Algerian food that was a treat.
    We are still enjoying great weather and good times.
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  • Day45

    Melbourne, Australia

    January 31, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    February 1
    Melbourne is a very cosmopolitan city with many eighteenth century buildings adjacent to modern, dramatic architecture. Multiethnic, it has a peculiar claim of having the third largest Greek population of any city in the world. Even on a Sunday, it was full of activity with coffee houses, pizzarias and chocolateries being very popular. They have an extensive tram system and the central loop with its quaint 100 year-old tram cars is free for use.

    We all agreed we had the best pizza we had in our lives at a streetside pizzaria. For those who are counting, we walked 30,000 steps today (almost 15 miles).
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