On his way back to the US from Antarctica in January 2006, Joe took a few days to visit the area in and around Sydney, Australia.

Three Sisters

(above) This prominent eroded sandstone formation is called the Three Sisters and is located in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

(right) A photo of the valley in the Blue Mountains.

Three Sisters 2


Unlike Antarctica, Australia was teaming with wildlife, such as this wallabee (above) and four foot long monitor lizard (right) seen in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.