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Jun 30, 2020 - Forster and Seal Rocks

We spent our last night in Forster. We followed the Visitor Information Officer's recommendation and did the coast walk to Bennetts Head Lookout with breathtaking views up and down the coast. For dinner we ate at Hogs Breath, we both ordered rare steaks and I treated myself and ordered a Moscow Mule (Vodka, ginger beer and lime juice). Our accommodation at the Golden Sands Motel on Head St was very good value (only $81) and conveniently located one street back from the beach. It's winter but because the weather is nice and sunny there are...

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Feb 17, 2020 - Sydney to Hobart

A quick 15 minute taxi trip from home to the Airport's Domestic Terminal for our Jetstar 1hr 55min direct flight to Hobart. There were lots of people in the terminal wearing Fire Fight Tshirts - obviously some of the 75,000 attendees were heading home from yesterday's massive concert. We departed sunny Sydney just after 2.00pm and headed south for 1,170 kms arriving in Hobart just after 4.00pm to a sunny and much cooler day. We took a taxi from the airport to Hadley's Orient Hotel in downtown Hobart. ​Hadley’s Orient Hotel was originally...

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Jan 28, 2020 - Day 3 to Sydney

Hi All, So this trip is on the way, it’s the one we wanted to do last year but Anne’s sister taking ill had us going back home to get her back on her feet. She has been told now in no uncertain terms she is to stay well this year whilst we are away. Hopefully the trip will see us taking in Sid Knee, Wollongong (to see friends and family) the south coast which was seriously affected by fires early this year, then northern Victoria to see silo art ending up on Adelaide, the way back home is still unknown, but as we all know best laid plans...

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2020 Silo Art

Dec 29, 2019 - Sydney

Making the Most of Sydney Day 113 Bondi and Coogee Bondi beach today. Well we couldn’t come all the way to Sydney and not visit this famous stretch of sand. We could go by bus but don’t fancy lugging body boards, swim wear and towels on public transport. The drive takes about half an hour but the traffic is very busy entering Bondi. Our first sighting of the beach is through a throng of people swarming along the front. Finding parking is a nightmare. There is nowhere to park on the street as every parking meter is in use. Mark drives round...

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Dec 26, 2019 - Christmas Down Under

Aussie Christmas Day 111 Christmas BBQ Today is Christmas Day and it doesn’t feel like it. We are 10,500 miles away from home and this is the first Christmas Day we will not have seen Alex in thirty-eight. We have decided not to try to replicate back home but do things completely differently. I wake to a stocking of sweeties and chocolate from Mark and it also contains a stress ball which is a globe. This is to get me through anymore fires and the flights we still have to take. Our present to each other is this trip which is probably the...

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Dec 24, 2019 - Sydney

Is it really Christmas? Day 109 Settling In We are unable to check into our Airbnb until 2 p.m. so we decide to see some of the sights first. Driving is not easy in this city and we seem to be paying tolls where ever we go. Eventually Mark manages to find St Mary’s Cathedral and from there drive past the Art Gallery to the Botanical Gardens. We find a parking space ($8 an hour fee) and set off to walk around the point, passing a large number of naval ships docked in Woolloomooloo Bay. Right on the shore of the bay is a 50m saltwater outdoor...

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Sep 2, 2019 - Malaysia - Getting high in KL

Luckily we both had to good sense to select the room only option at the hotel as we were both sleepy heads and woke up well after it had finished. The weather is hot around 33 degrees so thank heaven's for airconditioned shopping malls and above ground connecting walkways. We visited a nearby handicraft complex which exhibits various traditional crafts from across Malaysia. The complex is laid out with traditional wooden huts featuring Malay Terengganu architecture. There were various hand looms displaying many traditional patterns and...

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Aug 22, 2019 - On the road again

We needed fuel (down to the smell of an oily rag) so stopped at the big ram in Goulburn to fill up. Had lunch with Alan and Cheryl who had driven up to meet us, and then headed off again to find somewhere close to Sydney for the night. We ended up at St. Clair a relatively new outer suburb 39km west of Sydney, only been on the map since 1981. So we're staying at the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel. We went for a walk before dinner and enjoyed seeing the wide streets, with parking in the street for visitors as well as plenty of parking space on the...

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Aug 10, 2019 - Arrivez en Australie

Bonjour a Tous, Ho quel long voyage en avion... ouf. Pas dormit beaucoup, cependant, j'ai ete chanceux, j'ai eu des sièges qui me permettais de me lever facilement pour marcher et aller au petit coin. Plusieurs films !!! Chanceux aussi, ma boite de vélo était au RV, cependant, briser, j'ai bien eu peur d'avoir perdu des articles/équipement comme mes souliers ou un... Ils doivent l'avoir echaper, tres briser du fond et tout les agraffes et tape avait lacher. Ils en avaient remis un peu... Finalement, rien ne manque, ouf et merci. Momant...

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Aug 4, 2019 - Aussi Barbie at Kellie and Paul’s

Lovely relaxing day with Kellie and Paul. Michelle went for long walk with Kellie this morning and then Paul treated us to a fantastic aussi BBQ with some of his family. Charlie and Gabby excited to spend time with Elijah and Chloe who they last saw at Kellie and Paul’s wedding 3 years ago. Kids all enjoyed the pool.

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Aug 2, 2019 - Day in Sydney

Enjoyed another day exploring the city. Today we had a morning walk to Manly and then took ferry across the harbour to Circular Quay, taking in the sights of the city skyline once more. We then headed to Darling Harbour to visit Madame Tussards which was good fun. Had time to relax with a drink in the sunshine on the water front at Darling Harbour before getting bus back with Paul from the city. Fun evening with Kellie and Paul.

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Aug 1, 2019 - Back in Sydney

Cruise finished today, arriving in Circular Quay this morning. After disembarking the ship we spent the day exploring the city. We visited Sydney Aquarium, had picnic lunch at Darling Harbour and then headed to Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of the inside and outside of the building which has quite fascinating. Back at Kellie and Paul’s and enjoying catching up with them all.

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