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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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Jun 3, 2015 - London and the London Business School

Stayed in a nice small Hotel in Dorset Square between Marylebone and Baker Street stations. This was the site of the original Lords Cricket Ground but now covered in trees. We did a Lord Tours when we arrived. Beautiful day and very worthwhile for any cricket lover. Good to see Trent Boult and Kane Williamson up on the Lords Honours Board. All Cricket lovers in UK were really impressed with the NZ and England series. They loved the cricket and the spirit it was played in.

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Averill and James

Jun 3, 2015 - Travel to Exeter

We went to stay in Exeter for three nights with some friends who have lived there all their lives. Really beautiful area down West and the train trip was really good with beautiful views and lush green at the start of Summer. We were really impressed with Exeter and the beautiful little town called Topsham which adjoined it.

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Averill and James

Jun 1, 2015 - Depart from Sydney

Left at 4pm from Sydney heading to London via Dubai. Nice early dinner at Qantas Lounge. Stopped at Dubai after 15 hours and then after a walk around the terminal back onto the plane 90 minutes later for the flight to London. Arrived about 7am at Heathrow. We went to a phone shop in the arrivals hall after we got our bags and bought a WiFi device with a European SIM and data prepaid. We can now use WiFi anywhere and just use our phones for essential calls. Caught the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then by cab to our Hotel the Marriott...

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Averill and James

Apr 28, 2015 - sydney

26/4 Time to leave Canberra to head to the big smoke.Stopped for lunch at Picton then headed on to Rosemeadow. 27/4 Peter went to spend the day with his granddaughter. Anne & I went into Campbletown shopping after lunch. Peter arrived back around 8.30pm. He had had a good day. 28/4 Spent the day at Neill & Ann's. Neill played with our laptop to sort out a few problems we were having. We celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary tonight seeing we will not be there on the actual day. 29/4 We are heading to Canton Beach today for a few days.

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adelaide

Apr 25, 2015 - Trip Expenses

South Africa 23rd March - 24th April 2015 Costs Air Fares Syd/Jbg/Syd. $1,143.78 Jbg/Cape Town. $ 184.47 Travel Insurance. $. 433.20 Money in Australia. $. 687.87 Cash $1,029.00 National Parks Pass. $. 312.27 Car Hire. $1,240.00 Petrol. $. 206.12 Accommodation. $1,959.95 Food. $. 554.01 Gifts. $. 373.87 Sightseeing. $ 182.22 Clothes. $. 151.80 Other. $. 38.01 TOTAL $8,496.57

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Apr 24, 2015 - Johannesburg to home

Thursday 23rd April/Friday 24th April 2015 Johannesburg to Sydney The flight from Joburg to Sydney was very smooth and took 11½ hours. We arrived in Sydney at 2:35pm and we didn’t have to wait too long for trains to get home. We arrived home safely at about 5:00pm.

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Apr 23, 2015 - Continuing in Sydney

Found an internet cafe close by so I can now bring this thing up to date. After Darcy left us at the airport in Sydney for work I wrote out the blog entry and then somehow lost the bloody thing so had to do it all again. Doing the blog twice and then finding somewhere to get some more US dollars we were running out of time. We still hadn't gone thru the baggage scan or passport control which, in Sydney , takes forever. Long queues here and cutting it fine, but arrived at our boarding gate 10 minutes before we were supposed to board. Then I...

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Galapagos with G & T

Apr 22, 2015 - Syderney

Well ....that was adventurous. ..seems the Sydney storm returned just for ys...after our pilot in Perth said it was abating. We were loaded before time in Perth so our captain said we could take off a few minutes early. ..then he says nup...Sydney has told him to wait. Then he says sorry we have a problem and need to get a mechanic in which means bringing back the air bridge. Eventually we get airborne about 20 minutes later. At 5.40 Sydney time we're woken up by the captain saying we're approaching Sydney and would be landing in about 40...

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Galapagos with G & T

Apr 19, 2015 - Cruise-o-matic - not Vegomatic

Good morning FOBTs, As I mentioned in yesterday's update, Eileen and I head for the Oosterdam cruise ship later this morning. If I can, I'll upload some pictures of the ship before we pull out of Sydney. This begins a new chapter of our South Pacific Adventure. Can't wait! More later. For those who may not be familiar with the second part of the title of this update, it was a widely advertised product that sliced, diced, and did lots of other stuff to vegetables to make it easier to cook. Sorry to date myself. Post-breakfast update: This...

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Apr 18, 2015 - Sydney - Day 6 and Last Day

FOBTs, Well family, friends, and neighbors, today is the last full day Eileen and I have in Sydney. In some ways, it seems surreal that Eileen and I are both here in Australia and that our time here is coming to an end. More on that later. In spite of the weather forecast, we had a splendid, beautiful day. Once again, we hiked to Circular Quay, and caught a ferry to Darling Harbor so that we could connect to a ferry up the Parramatta River basin. While at Darling Harbor, we saw an intriguing restaurant. It's name is Georges Mediterranean...

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Apr 17, 2015 - Sydney - Day 5 or Harbors and Bays

Hello FOBTs, Hard to believe, but today marks only two days left for us in Sydney. My magical run of avoiding rainy weather is ending sometime today. Sydney's weather forecast is for rain of some sort for the remainder of our stay, but that's okay. It will not stop your intrepid adventurers from going forth and seeing what trouble... ah, fun they can get into on each of the days. Before I turn to the task of today's possible agenda, I must address a serious issue. Prior to my starting this grand adventure, my friend Bill told me of an...

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