All my life I have read of the natural wonders of Australia and the history of prison ships sent from England to Botany Bay. Kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian Devils, and those poor prisoners were in my head more as cartoon characters or words on the page than as living creatures. One of the problems with reading so much and living inside one’s head is that one learns a great deal but experiences little.
So I was determined to one day see at least some small portion of that great continent. When our son offered to meet us there to do some exploring, we immediately researched plane tickets. A hint, should you decide to explore, Air New Zealand has unique seats that make the overnight journey almost a pleasure.