Goodbye Australia

Well the time has come to say goodbye to the land of Oz! Its been a lot of fun and we have been lucky enough to see some cool sights. For example, just today we climbed up Sydney Harbour Bride, 440 feet of sheer steel and concrete laced with high amounts of granite for extra strength.

Our Australian journey has brought us right along the east coast, from Cairns then up north to Cape Tribulation then down all the way to Sydney stopping off at some places like Magnetic Island, Noosa, Airlie Beach, the Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, Brisbane and Coffs Harbour. We’ve been through rainforest, great barrier reef, surf and concrete jungle. Seen spiders the size of your hand, meter wide wild turtles, sharks, an old wrech completely covered in coral and a species of fish that looks like Mick Jagger.

There really is a lot to do in this country and I will definitely be returning again to see the places I haven’t had the chance to see and most importantly to visit the Great Barrier Reef again. The GBR really has been an eye opener to my appreciation of nature and the mysteries that lie in the other 70% of this planet we live on. I never thought I’d be into diving as much as I am now and I now know what my friends Grum and Fiona feel like about diving. From now on whenever I look into going on a holiday it will definitely be based around diving.

Tomorrow we head off for Auckland, New Zealand. It feels like then end but its just another beginning. The beginning of another adventure.

Last day of work in Ireland for 9 months

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Well this is it… A huge step towards freedom and fun. Office life is now a thing of the past and something that I wont be going near for 9 months at the mimnimum!!! Today is, as you may have guessed it, the last day of work for both myself and Trish. We’re both having our respective leaving drinks tonight so it should be good craic. Today is also the day when my countdown app on iGoogle gets to be in single digits: 9 days to go! I can’t wait to start posting when I’m actually away and on holidays, this is a holiday blog after all!