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Dec 16, 2012 - Adelaide & Surrounds 16/12/12 to 20/01/13

Saturday 22nd December A Walk from Richmond to Glenelg Ruth and I drove to Brighton on the coast, parked the car and proceeded to walk from Brighton to Glenelg, a walk of approximateley one and a half miles (round trip ~3 miles). Brighton is a small residential seaside town with many expensive properties and has not been spoiled by over commecialisation. Glenelg, north of Brighton is a more expensive area with hotels and many classy restaurants. It is served from central Adelaide by a tram service which runs every 15 to 20 mins. It...

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Dec 15, 2012 - Melbourne to Adelaide - Australia

15Th December MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE We travel by the Overland train of Great Southern Rail to Adelaide to be met there by Helen. We left at 08.05hrs and arrived in Adelaide at 17.45hrs 15 mins ahead of schedule. The journey was very similar to our train ride from Sydney to Melbourne travelling through a vast plain largely occupied by wheat fields and sheep and cattle. However the scenery changed dramatically as we approached Adelaide. The approach is through the Adelaide Hills by way of Mt.Lofty and Bel Air. The hills are quite forested...

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Dec 4, 2012 - Half-Day Birding Tour in the Adelaide Area

We spent the day birding with Adelaide area guide, Peter Waanders. We had contacted Peter the day before. Because we had picked up so many birds in Melbourne and Deniliquin, there were only a few that he could get for us. These happened to be birds that were not easy to get. We first went to Black Hill Conservation Park, which is part of the Greater Mount Conservation Parklands, near Adelaide. We climbed a really steep hill to get to where the birds were. We saw the Chestnut-rumped Heathwren and the Elegant Parrot. The parrot was an...

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Nov 25, 2012 - Adelaide

Along the coast - we took a slight side trip - we ran into a HUGE Christmas pagent/parade, lots of streets blocked off in all directions and tons of people streaming towards the epicenter from all directions as well! Headed for Adelaide city center and YHA hostel, big music festival in Light Square across the street from hostel so lots of frustrating traffic. Bon managed the Big RV beautifully parking just around the corner from the hostel. Reserved our beds in 6 person dorm and got gas on our way to return the RV which turned out to be on...

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Apr 18, 2012 - Den afslappede by!

Efter en herlig tid i Melbourne, var turen nu kommet til Adelaide, endnu en millionby, men dog ikke så stor som Melbourne. Trods byen rummer over 1 million mennesker, vil det være en skam at sige at den har ret meget at byde på, eller… Vejret her i Adelaide kan man bestemt ikke klage over. Siden ankomsten til Adelaide har vejret budt på plus 28 grader fra en nærmeste skyfri himmel, hvilket vi har nydt i dets fulde drag. Dertil skal det tilføjes at vejret i Adelaide ændre sig markant på fredag, hvor vi sjovt nok drager videre på vores rejse...

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Feb 11, 2012 - svenska

Left Adelaide and headed to Sydney for the night. then a few hops Sydney - auckland - Santiago - Rio. Decide to get the bus from the airport to save money and did quite well even though I ws very tired. But wasn't watching and got off a couple ofstops too late and had to get a taxi back.The hotelwas OK not a bad position and a large room which I only had forthe night andthen ws put ina share with Di one of the women who will beon the trip with me. She is Australian and seems quite nice very short and deaf! Many of the people we are meeting...

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Jan 31, 2012 - Adelaide

………………….. to Adelaide! Well actually in the scheme of things it was a short hop really and only put us another 3 hrs ahead so should have been ok. Flight itself was very good. As it was a much shorter flight, the plane was obviously a lot smaller and the seats a lot firmer!!! So not too comfortable but not too bad either. Our problems only began when we landed. Not sure that Adelaide is really geared up for tourists. It took us an hour to get through customs, but to be fair it took the Aussies nearly as long to get through theirs as well,...

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Jan 12, 2012 - On the road again!!

As written by Gemma. This is where and what we will be doing over the next 6 weeks, just in-case of any natural disasters. I.e. getting eaten by sharks, being killed by snake or spider poisoning, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Earthquakes, flooding, abduction, Civil wars etc. We leave Adelaide on Sat 14th Jan and we're going on a coach tour with www.travelaust.com.au from Adelaide to Alice springs, 3 days. A night at the YHA in Alice, then with the same company going to Uluru for 3 days camping. We've then got a night back in Alice springs YHA again....

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Jan 1, 2012 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone Sorry a bit late to do this update, been busy booking and planning the rest of our trip!! Had a great New Years Eve at the Stamford Grande at Glenelg. Great view of the sea front and sunset and 2 fireworks displays. One at 9:30 for the kids and again at midnight. Had a good group of people sat at our table which made the night really good and interesting. Music and food not quite as good, but plenty of alcohol to make it better!! In the end we were the last people to leave the venue at 1am, but had been invited round...

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Dec 25, 2011 - Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas everyone. Its a cool 27 degrees today down from 36 yesterday!! Experienced midnight mass last night, but I was not feeling too well and was not all that Christmassy in the end. After having our bucks fizz breakfast and Salmon, scrambled egg and English muffins, we went for a walk along the beach and took a few photos!! Walked back listening to a guy playing the bag pipes from his balcony, which made it feel like we are in Scotland. This evening we will hopefully be down the beach again for a bbq. Thank you for the cards we...

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Dec 21, 2011 - Another day trip out of Adelaide

Just a few days before Christmas now and its warming up somewhat now!! Starting to be in the 30's everyday now and Christmas Eve/Christmas Day looking to be in the mid 30's. Not been up to a huge amount these last few weeks. Gemma working hard helping save money for the next leg of the trip. I have not been so lucky in getting work. So been busy spending the money Gemz has earned!! Not really, just planning and booking last bits of our trip. My photography job has now finished for the year, but at least we have been invited to the owners...

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Dec 4, 2011 - Harndorf & Bridgewater

Spent the day on Sunday borrowing our landlords car!! A mark 1 Vauxhall Astra with a Daewoo badge on, no power steering and a manual. First manual car I have driven since in 3 months. So that was an experience in itself. After a 10 point turn trying to get out of the car park, managed to get onto the freeway and head towards Harndorf. Harndorf is the oldest German settlement in Australia, so spent the afternoon wine, cheese and any free food tasting that was on offer. Also had a nicely refreshing and very expensive dunkel beer whilst St....

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