I'm writing you today from Breaks, an Internet cafe in Freemantle, Western Australia. My Internet went down a few days ago in Melbourne and I've been offline for the past few days. It's exhausting traveling this far to speak, but the people are wonderful and the scenery is striking. This is the Indian Ocean, rolling ashore at Freemantle. It's open sea from here to South Africa
I will be speaking at the University of Western Australia in Perth this evening. Tomorrow, I am off to Brisbane and the Writer's Festival there. I'm looking forward to meeting more of my Australian friends in person.