Went with the army, had a great time discovering this island of frenchness and tribal culture right next to Aus. Did a lot of interpreting French/English. I do love the tropics - you get into a different body/mind state there...
cocktails by the beach, coral, warm water....
see more , and a short video of French Paratroopers singing (very masculine and pleasant on the ear):
8. Warrumbugles Nat park . volcanic plugs. And the Anglo-Australian observatory
Took another road trip up the isolated newell highway up to Noosa and back - just avoided the massive flooding on the way back.
Some great views . You start to feel the heart of this huge continent when you venture inland, away from the populated coasts. Utes, cowboys, awesome starry nights, flat landscapes that make you feel you are in Africa.
Youtube videos of myself in the van, with Savannah all around: