Along the way we ran into a massive flooding rain, which reduced visibility to a dangerous level. The road was flooded over in half a dozen places. We visited the Parkes observatory, which was great even though it was closed.
I posted a few times from my celphone during the trip: http://my.opera.com/NFGman/blog/
I especially like the Vaseline.
Today Zumi and I went into Melbourne, and I was alowed to splurge on a ridiculously expensive lens: A 105mm VR micro (macro). It's one of Nikon's best lenses, and will finally allow me to take pictures of insects 'n stuff again. I've been dying for this ability since I upgraded from my trusty old Canon G3.
No surprise to anyone, the first picture was a bee on a flower.