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Dec 1, 2015 - New Year's Day

I feel I MUST grasp the day! Last night was an eight hour marathon of waiting for the big event- sitting, walking, eating standing up, and stretching, but we all survived! Today' s highlight is the night-time Sydney Bridge Climb- I can't wait, but spend the day walking and taking in the unique atmosphere of Sydney, then took a train and bus to Bondi Beach.

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Mar 22, 2015 - Day 2 in Cape Town

Spent the day using hop on hop off bus looking around cape town . Took the cable car to the top of table mountain with spectacular views. Today we pick up hire car to explore more and will also try and book a trip to Robben Island though it is quite windy so the ferries might be going there today

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Mar 21, 2015 - We're here

Hi everyone, Only a quick post to say that after a 25 hour trip in total we have made our first stop at Lezard Blue guesthouse in Cape Town. I only hope that everywhere else we stay is as nice as this place, Chris and Nicola are extremely nice and the guesthouse and our room are just beautiful. We've just woken up to a beautiful day looking out over the city on one side with Table Mountain and some pretty other interesting peaks behind us. It looks to be very beautiful city. We will post a couple of pics later today once we have settled...

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Mar 21, 2015 - Ready for the off....

21/3/15 Here we are, looks like anywhere in Asia, a sea of Asian faces, hordes of people all waiting to board the 422 to Tempe and we even have a seven eleven to recharge our Octopus cards. Shame its only Sydney…. The trip so far has been drama free even the railway pies seem a cut above, alas no Brown Windsor Soup for lunch, very disappointing especially as we were traveling 1st Class. Rather than drag our bags all the way to platform 23 at Central in the morning we opted for the 7:25am airport express bus that pulls up at the hotel door...

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Mar 17, 2015 - We are in Dee Why today

We are at Larissa and Ron's place at the moment and I have had to load yesterday's entry of this journal up there. The internet connection on board is more problematic than dial up used to be. It took me over an hour to load up Day 1, Day 2 took me 10 minutes at Larissa's place so we will see what happens when we get back on board. We had no problems with the net when we sailed with MSC in the Mediterranean or the Voyager around our waters but I am wondering if our story gets sent to Italy first through the satellite on board and the to the...

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Mar 16, 2015 - Sydney, Australia

Pete called from Sydney where he had a nice day in port. He visited an amusement park that was along the lines of an old Coney Island. He has had an exciting week - a few days ago he was the only one in his training group who passed his certification as a life boat pilot. He said the actual driving of the boat was pretty easy - it was the parking it in exactly the correct spot so it could be reattached to the ship which was the hard part. He has been contacted by his agent about signing up for another contract on the Voyager, which will...

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Mar 16, 2015 - Brisbane to Sydney

Mon. 16th March 2015--Weather: -Cloudy/Rain /Sunshine 25Degrees At Sea Our first full day on board started off with an empty restaurant for breakfast, it seems most people were sleeping in after a busy day ashore yesterday. The food so far has been quite acceptable there was more choice of dishes on the Voyager of the Seas and on the first day the steak was tough on this boat but the dishes on offer on this trip are a bit more exotic, dishes we do not eat every day so that brings back memories of old ie calf liver with bacon and I have to...

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Mar 14, 2015 - The Holmes Weekend

Arrived at Susie's brother's place Paul & Debbie Holmes at Como and managed to secure a lovely parking spot in the cutaway across the road for the weekend. Caught up with Allan & Ann-Marie for lunch then,popped around to the Pendergast's to see the renovations.. lovely job. Back to Como for Chinese dinner with Paul, Debbie, Phoebe and Ruby. Sunday 15th called in to see Allan Senior and then went to the Cemetary to have a long talk to Susie's mum Sheila then up to Irene's for afternoon tea.Back to Como for Paul's famous green curry dinner...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Sydney, the Barracks and more

Sunday, March 8 We ate breakfast at McDonalds, then our day’s walking began. We followed the now-familiar route through Darling Harbour and across the Pyrmont Bridge. Our route up Market Street took us past the Sydney Tower Eye, a spire 309 metres tall that offers a great view of the city. We made our way to the ticket office on the fifth floor of a high-end mall. There we parted company with Cheryl, who does not like heights. She wandered the mall while we ascended by elevator to the observation level of the tower. As advertised, it was a...

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Mar 7, 2015 - 2 weeks to go

Hi everyone, 2 weeks before we leave so with suitcases sorted, both Carol and myself start to pack. It seems like Big Puss knows that something is up and decides he isn't going to miss out. Not sure that we are going to get him through customs but I do know he is going to miss us for the three months we area way.

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Mar 7, 2015 - Sydney

Saturday, March 7 Thursday Cheryl’s son Scott drove Marilynn, Cheryl, Pam and me to the Vancouver Airport to catch an 11:40 p.m. flight to Sydney, Australia. Nobody was looking forward to the fifteen hour trip, but it went as well as could be hoped i.e little turbulence, edible though not exceptional food and a wide selection of entertainment on the individual seat screens. Marilynn and Pam, seated just ahead of Cheryl and me, were lucky enough to have extra diversion in the form of a happy baby named Danielle. Her mother was travelling...

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Australia 2015

Mar 5, 2015 - Sydney, Australia

Pete checked in from Sydney and things were going well. He also sent several pictures and everyone in them seems to be having a great time, including Pete. He visited the port to do a little sightseeing and get something to eat. The weather in Sydney is nice right now, with temperatures in the 80's. As of today, Pete has traveled 44,136 miles since he left Indianapolis 15 weeks ago.

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