Category Archives: Australia

Watching Cricket in Sydney

I see a lot of cricket lately, because Brendan loves it. He’s good at explaining it, so I’ve even become interested (which has not been the case with any other sport I’ve encountered in my life). While we were in Australia this year, an international test match was being played between Australia and India. Naturally, Read More…

I see a lot of cricket lately, because Brendan loves it. He’s good at explaining it, so I’ve even become interested (which has not been the case with any other sport I’ve encountered in my life).

While we were in Australia this year, an international test match was being played between Australia and India. Naturally, we had to go! This was Day 1 (Jan 6, 2015) of the match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Frankly, this happened to be a boring game, one of a series of disappointments for the Indian fans. I know from other matches I’ve seen (including the current ICC World Cup) that cricket is by no means necessarily boring. Still, it was an interesting experience to be there.

Rain at Yulara

We expected heat in Australia’s Red Desert, and we got it – but we also got rain. In fact, the area has had record amounts of rainfall in the last four years, and was looking far greener than we expected. There was a brief, intense rainstorm the afternoon of January 1st, with rain on the tin Read More…

We expected heat in Australia’s Red Desert, and we got it – but we also got rain. In fact, the area has had record amounts of rainfall in the last four years, and was looking far greener than we expected. There was a brief, intense rainstorm the afternoon of January 1st, with rain on the tin roof reminding me powerfully of the Indian monsoons. Video cannot convey the smell of rain on red dirt, which is nothing at all like a monsoon rain in the Himalayas!

Parasailing Over Newcastle Beach

No, this wasn’t me – I’d have got the footage from on high instead! You might also like: Australia 2014-2015 Helicopter Ride at Uluru and Kata Tjuta Port Douglas: “Could Be Worse…” First Days in Australia

No, this wasn’t me – I’d have got the footage from on high instead!

Brisbane Walkabout

Sunday I walked around Brisbane – a lot. You might also like: Helicopter Ride at Uluru and Kata Tjuta Port Douglas: “Could Be Worse…” Parasailing Over Newcastle Beach Australia 2013 Calendar

Sunday I walked around Brisbane – a lot.