Author Archives: David Helmers

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

We drove north to Airlie Beach for a few more days enjoying the coast of Australia.  Airlie Beach is the departure point for the Whitsunday Islands.  The Whitsunday Island Group consists of over 70 islands within the Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading

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Surf’s up at Agnes Water!

We recently stopped the beautiful and tiny town of Agnes Water in Queensland Australia.  Our accommodations were a raised safari tent with a view of the beach.  The tent was air-conditioned with a private full bath, kitchen and  flat screen … Continue reading

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Fraser Island in Pictures

As we continue north in Queensland towards Cairns, we stopped and spent two day and s a night on Fraser Island.  For Lee’s account of our visit go to: http://hotstuffbylee.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/fraser-island-queensland-australia/  This UNESSCO World Heritage sight is the world’s largest sand … Continue reading

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Lady Elliot Island in Pictures

As we traveled up the Queensland coast of eastern Australia, we spent two days and a night at Lady Elliot Island.  Laney wrote an account of our visit at – http://nosimplehighwayblog.com/2012/11/26/lady-elliot-island/   This tiny island is the nesting site for … Continue reading

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Busy in Australia

Apologies for not posting more frequently. We are enjoying our travels and have been too busy and too remote (no wifi) to post as frequently as we would like. I guess that is a good thing and the point of … Continue reading

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New Zealand in Pictures

Three wonderful weeks in New Zealand resulted in hundreds of photographs.  Here is a random sampling of a few that gives you a glimpse of part of what we have been up to.

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Three weeks in New Zealand

On October 26th we arrived in Auckland New Zealand. As I sit here on November 13th writing this entry, I cannot believe how much we have done and how quickly the time has flown by. We spent our first night … Continue reading

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Fiji – A week in paradise

We are wrapping up our week in Fiji and it has been the perfect rejuvenating break.  With hiking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, paddleboarding, village and school visits, and many other activities keeping us busy – we have not been exactly “resting”. … Continue reading

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8 Days in the Amazon

We had an incredible time in Peru.  Lima was fantastic and Machu Picchu was awe-inspiring.  We, however, spent most of our time in Peru in the Amazon at the Tahuayo River Lodge and the Amazon Research Center.   We boated … Continue reading

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Peru – Lima and the Amazon

After a whirlwind tour of Lima, we caught a very early morning flight to Iquitos.  (We loved the short time we spent in Lima and would like to return).  After dropping a few bags at the Amazonia Expeditions office, we … Continue reading

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