Random Facts

Distance travelled by plane: 44,208 km (Mars) 26,433 km (Sue)

Distance travelled by car/bus: 3,200 km (Mars) 11,460 (Sue)

Distance travelled by boat: 610 km (Sue)

Distance travelled by train: 7,880 km (both)

Interesting animals seen along the way: Sea lions, elephant seals, harbour seals, whales, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, dingos, fairy penguins, wombats!

Cities we’ve stopped in: San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Lucia, Santa Barbara, New Port Beach, San Diego, La Jolla, Hong Kong, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart.

Strangest food eaten so far: Desert moss, Pidgeon, Chicken feet, Bird’s nest, Curry-flavoured gelato, kangaroo.

Most interestingly named places: Tower of the Moon Frog, Bridge of Knowing the Fish, the Hill of Accumulated Elegance (which the Emperor and Empress would climb to the top of on Climbing Day, the 9th day of the 9th month (???)), Wooloomaloo.

Number of convocations witnessed from the Elec Eng steps: 9 (count started May 22nd, 2006)

Number of all-nighters spent doing school work: 1 so far

Number of all-nighters spent doing things other than school work but still having to come in to do school work all of the next day: 1 so far (World Cup finals in the Italian quarter! Couldn’t miss that!)