2012 Australia

CAIRNS

This eclipse just clipped the top of Australia. Long trek down-under started in New Zealand, then to Melbourne with old friends and cycling associates, then train to Canberra, Sydney and up the gold coast Noosa, then flew to Cairns!

Mission: Eclipse #10, first trip to Oz and first big lecture on eclipses.  

Posse: Michael (USA), Peter & Laurie Pritchard (Small World Journeys), Marcel Mindemann, Michael Moore 

Contact: November 14, 2012

Path: Asia catching tip of Queensland, Australia

Our Eclipse Base: Beachside at sunrise in Cairns, Australia

Weather: Partly cloudy but great openings for totality!  

"Small WORLD journeyS" asked me to chat up their eclipse TOURIST group.  

an intimate barbie in the park maybe?  

Ah no, it was in a packed lecture hall & I was billed with famed a nobel laureate.  great fun!! 

               That's it for this eclipse, not many options but CAIRNS was the PERFECT choice!!!  

              That's it for this eclipse, not many options but CAIRNS was the PERFECT choice!!!