First stop was Cairns
At first I thought this was an adult movie theater, with the "XXXX" signs.
Mt Ebenezar looks a bit different in 2020 in this Google view (assuming this is in fact the same view as my picture in 1986!). Windmill is gone, and a few other differences, as one would expect over 34 years.
After Cairns we went to Alice Springs by air, then by bus to Ayers Rock. We passed these places on the way.
There was a partial solar eclipse April 9th, here below left as it would
look like seen from the Sun. That's the Moon's farside you see. Below right I made a pinhole
camera with my hand and the image projected on the side of our tour bus. From the prospective
as seen in Australia, the Moon blocked the top of the Sun, and the projected image inverts
When it got dark, we saw Haley's Comet.
and the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud
Only place we saw kangaroos was at the zoo. And an Aussie sundial, the shadow goes counterclockwise!
And some birds too
Our tour guide told us that the local kids call this place the American Embassy...