|Koala joey at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Kangaroo Island, Australia|
|Summer flowers at the Coriole winery in McLaren Vale, South Australia|
At noon our shadows point south. While the sun still rises in the east and sets in the west, it arcs to the north in the southern hemisphere.
|Late afternoon, looking east toward Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island|
Traffic is on the left and drivers sit on the right. Each time I step off the curb I have to remind myself to look to the right for oncoming traffic.
|It helps to be reminded to drive on the left in areas popular with tourists|
|Koala, kangaroo, Cape Barren goose and echidna signs--Kangaroo Island|
Everything is metric–road signs are in kilometers, petrol and milk sold in liters, and meat at the supermarket is in kilograms.
No pennies. It took me a while to remember that when getting change from a purchase, there are no pennies. Although items are sold for 99 cents and other odd amounts, the total is rounded off to the nearest five cents. Pennies were abolished a number of years ago. Over time, the difference evens out.
Electricity is 220. The electric kettle in our hotel room boils water almost instantly. And, all electric outlets have an on/off switch and need an adapter to use the American plugs on our phones, computers, etc.
The first floor of our hotel is actually the second floor, while what we consider the first floor in the U.S. is the ground floor. To get to our room on the 37th floor we take the lift (elevator).
|View from our balcony at the Meriton Suites Hotel, Sydney, Australia|
|Our delicious rhubarb meringue dessert at Coriole Winery Restaurant|