I arrived in Sidney Australia on August
2, 1990. It is a 14 1/2 hour flight from California and
even a Boeing 747 seems to shrink after so many movies and so
many meals. After clearing customs and immigration, I
caught a cab to the train station for a trip south to Nowra,
New South Wales. Just prior to my arrival, the southeast
coast of Australia had one of the 100 year rains, and things
were rather flooded here and there. The rivers and
waterfalls were full and spectacular.
The Australia Railroad runs a commuter
service from Sydney to the outlaying areas. Nowra is
only one of the runs, and where my wife was at the time.
This photographic record of the trip should give you a feeling
of how the commuter service of Australia looks.