July 19, 2004

Give me my day back!

Well, we're on our way home. We re-crossed the international dateline en route to Hawaii, our Pacific stopover before we reach Ottawa. In the process, we had the pleasure of living through two July 15ths and two July 16ths, as we got the day back that we lost on our way over.

We also managed to take procrastination to a wholly remarkable new level. We booked our Hawaii accommodation after the day we were due to arrive in Hawaii. On July 16, we booked a hostel for July 15. We're thinking about opening a travel agency that specializes in such time-bending travel needs.

In any case, first we have to get back home. We'll be touching down in Ottawa tomorrow (July 20). But don't worry! With a backlog of 1000s of pictures and countless stories, we'll continue to update our travel blog for the next few weeks until we catch up and bring our Down Under work and holiday adventure to an end.

What do you have to look forward to? Keep checking back for ...

  • Trees worth saving in Tasmania
  • Life of (Uncle) Brian
  • Pretty fishies at the Great Barrier Reef
  • More kangaroos than you could shake a stick at
  • The Blue Mountains (they're really blue!)
  • Dispatches from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and the Red Centre
  • Some general thoughts about Australia
  • Our trip home via The Aloha State

As always, thanks for reading. We'll see some of you soon! :)

Oh yeah ... one more thing. I am a packing GENIUS. ;)

Posted by anatole at July 19, 2004 10:40 PM

Welcome back! Good old EST!

Posted by: Lana at July 21, 2004 04:01 AM

Wow, you both have a wonderful site! I'm really impressed by your pictures- some of these places I've been, some I haven't but you certainly did the ones I've been at justice. Out of curiosity, which part of Canada are you both from? I'm from Calgary and regularily hike and was on your site initially to see the Routeburn tramp photos as I hope to see it when in NZ this fall. Hope you continue to have amazing adventures!


Posted by: Jolene at July 29, 2004 01:03 PM

Ha! Posted without reading about your return! I take it Ottawa...


Posted by: Jolene at July 29, 2004 01:05 PM

Thanks, Jolene!

We are indeed from Ottawa. Definitely do the Routeburn if you get the chance -- it was an amazing three days.

Have a great trip.

Posted by: Anatole at August 1, 2004 05:29 AM