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Status: Day 51 – docked, Brisbane
Notes: We are in a commercial docking area and it is pouring with rain! I passed through customs with no difficulty, having been sniffed at a couple of times by trained dogs who are on the lookout for banned substances. All passengers were warned not to bring any foodstuffs of any kind from the ship, nor anything made of wood, etc. Bottled water was allowed though. They are very strict here! The visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was lovely, I saw koalas, kangaroos, various birds and a baby crocodile, but the duck-billed platypus was asleep and therefore did not show itself. It didn’t stop raining, and I was soaked through by the time I returned to the ship. It was all well worth the visit though!