<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>Stage Thirteen- five weeks in paradise (down under, mate!)</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> </head> <body bgcolor="#DAA520" leftmargin="20" topmargin="0"> <table width="980" border="0"> <tr> <td> <font color="#0000FF" face="lettera32" size="4">3rd December 2005 - 8th January 2006</a>Queensland, Australia.</font><p> <div align="center"><img src="http://207.236.226.60/thesavagefiles/webpage/images_australia/girraween_granite_arch_small.jpg" border="0" alt=""> <img src="http://207.236.226.60/thesavagefiles/webpage/images_australia/australiazoo_crocme_small.jpg" border="0" alt=""> <img src="http://207.236.226.60/thesavagefiles/webpage/images_australia/rosevale_utility_us_small.jpg" height="156" border="0" alt=""> <img src="http://207.236.226.60/thesavagefiles/webpage/images_australia/rosevale_aunty_myrtles_small.jpg" height="156" border="0" alt=""> <p></div> <a href="12-05.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Monday 5th December, Bangkok, Thailand</a> -tuk tuks and taxi drivers<p> <a href="12-07.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Wednesday 7th December, Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia</a>- home to Mum<p> <a href="12-09.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Friday 9th December, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia</a>- killer leeches and car crashes<p> <a href="12-10.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Saturday 10th December, AUSTRALIA ZOO, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia</a>- Crikey!<p> <a href="12-11.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Sunday 11th December, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia</a>- Banana Bungalow revisited<p> <a href="12-13.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Tuesday 13th December, Gayndah and Mundubbera, Central Burnett, Queensland, Australia</a>- return to my Savage roots<p> <a href="12-14.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Wednesday 14th December, Cairns, Queensland, Australia</a>- skyrail to Kuranda<p> <a href="12-15.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Thursday 15th December, Cairns, Queensland, Australia</a>- eating kangaroo, crocodile and emu<p> <a href="12-16.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Friday 16th December, Cairns, Queensland, Australia</a>- diving the Great Barrier Reef<p> <a href="12-17.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Saturday 17th December, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia</a>- where the rainforest meets the reef<p> <a href="12-20.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Tuesday 20th December, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia</a>- Riding the Citycat and eating tapas<p> <a href="12-21.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Wednesday 21st December, Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia</a>- the marijuana capital of Australia<p> <a href="12-25.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Sunday 25th December, Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia</a>- a summer Christmas with the family<p> <a href="12-28.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Wednesday 28th December, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia</a>- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA! (<i>and</i> Terry!)<p> <a href="12-29.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Thursday 29th December, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia</a>- SEAWORLD on the Gold Coast<p> <a href="01-01.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Sunday 1st January <b>2006</b>, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia</a>- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!<p> <a href="01-04.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Wednesday 4th January <b>2006</b>, Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia</a>- family time<p> <a href="01-05.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Thursday 5th January <b>2006</b>, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia</a>- Brisbane dining at its best<p> <a href="01-06.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Friday 6th January <b>2006</b>, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia</a>- our last day<p> <a href="01-08.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Sunday 8th January <b>2006</b>, Madrid, Spain</a>- stopover in Bangkok<p> <a href="out-takes.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">OUT-TAKES</a>- a couple of dozen photos that -for one reason or another- didn't find their place in my journal updates<p> <p> <p align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="javascript:window.close()">close window</a></font></p></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>