Bridge the Travel Gap

Crossing Continents – California to Australia

‘Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.’ – Corrie Ten Boom

Air Mattress

Our air mattress for the last 5 months which has been our bed – will NOT be missed!

This was our last few days in the U.S.A. and our first few in Austral-Asia.  We lost one day this week, due to time changes, which has made this letter seem like it’s come too soon!

We started this week having a lovely meal, with my parents, at the Jackalope – the horned jackrabbit

Jackalope

Jackalope

or, in our case, a really lovely restaurant.

Jackalope Restaurant

The Family at the Jackalope Restaurant

Later, that same evening, I saw my only pink flamingos on this trip.  Normally, they are in Florida, but I had to see them in Palm Springs, California.

Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos

Just before we flew out, my Dad, John and I did a hike my Father has spoken of often – Ladder Canyon.  This really was a hike that requires all fours at times, but it was worth it for the experience of viewing this beautiful and, at times, very narrow canyon.

Ladder Canyon

Ladder Canyon

Just before our flight, we made it to Santa Monica Beach, L.A. – the end of the Route 66.  I tried Bubba Gump’s Restaurant for the first time

Bubba Gump

Bubba Gump

and toasted a glass of sparkling wine to North America and to Austral-Asia.

Air Lounge

Toasting to endings and new beginnings in Qantas Air Lounge

14 hours later, we reached Sydney, Australia – a very green and livable city.  After a friends suggestion, we decided to spend a day walking from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach

It takes about 3 hours to walk there and back with spectacular views of the coast,

Rugged Coast Line

Rugged Coast Line

Waverly Cemetery

Waverley Cemetery

Waverley Cemetery

and coved beaches.  What is your favourite spot in Australia?

Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach

Time to rest before we head off to New Zealand.

Debx

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