Ross River Parkway and Growing Bananas

This morning, I ran and walked in greater comfort than two days ago, the humidity level lower, a welcome breeze stealing away perspiration. The Ross River curled big and lazy in early light, its banks...

Paluma Rainforest, North Queensland

By 9:15 a.m., Vilis and I were on our way to the highland village of Paluma and its rainforest 65 kilometres north of Townsville and 22 kilometres inland. Highway A1, the Bruce Highway, carried us nor...

Auckland to Townsville

As we crossed the International Date Line in early morning, instantly, all aboard the Air New Zealand  jet experienced time travel, leaving Tuesday behind and beaming (without the shimmering transpor...