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Feb 21, 2016 - Day cruise around the Coorung national park with Katie and Andy

We were up early to leave for Goolwa on the east coast of the peninsula where our 6hr adventure Coorong cruise departed . The cruise was fantastic and we learnt alot about how they have put the barages in to return Lake Alexander and Lake Albert into freshwater lakes and how the mouth of the river Murray has changed position over the years creating the huge sand peninsula of sand dunes over 2 km wide in places called the younghusband peninsula and is the Coorong area. We also saw lots of birds including the royal Spoonbill, the little...

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Nov 1, 2014 - South Australian Hobie Kat 16 State Finals (phuu isch das en lange Titel)

Ich han jo scho vil Erwartige a Australie – ich will do öppis erlebe. Wenn mir aber öpper verzellt hett, dass ich do une anere Segel-Meisterschaft wird teilneh. Und zwor de Meisterschaft vome Land wo 20 mol grösser isch als d'Schwiiz! Jo denn... hett ich es paar churzi statistische Abwägige gmacht (won ich alli mögliche Faktore wie mini Sportlichkeit, durchschnittliche Kalorieverbruuch und sicher d'Mondphase iibezoge hett) und aaschlüssend degegegewettet. Doch erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt heissts eso schön. Am...

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Apr 29, 2013 - Christies Beach

The beach is so beautiful with not many people on it. Most of them are walking their dogs. We went for a long walk right on to the little harbour with the boat ramps. It's interesting using up everything in your fridge and We had an onion, potato and carrot pie made with a sheet of pastry in the freezer. It would have been better to make my own pastry but the pie was quite nice. Bike riding up hills is not my best activity and it became too steep and I crashed to the ground hurting my ankle and leg. A very kind man let David know who was...

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Apr 26, 2013 - Secret Women's business!

5 am is pretty early when it doesn't get light till about 6.45 am but we were awake and getting ready because this is the day we're going out on the boat and the day is turning out to be very beautiful. We wheeled the boat to the boat ramp and after a few false starts headed slowly up and down the creek looking at the bird life. We cruised around to the next inlet and visited Rodger and June who we met at Clare and who live nearby. He has made his own boat and he has done a really good job of it. The creek opens out on to a very large...

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Apr 25, 2013 - Goolwa

We woke up this morning to the most amazing sunrise and David went out there to take fabulous early morning shots of the sunrise and Hindmarsh Bridge. Remember the secret women's business of the 80's? We had parked near the steam train railway station and the cruise boats and as we were parked along the front who should come along but Rodger who we had met in Clare. He invited us to pop around when we're out in the boat. He's the one who told us about this place, Goolwa. We like it very much. Later we got the bikes out and went for a good...

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Nov 20, 2012 - Horses, Trams and Penguins

Hot and strong Northerly winds greeted us today (not as bad as Eyre Peninsula which had a catastrophic fire warning which is the highest level there is). We travelled the 18 kms to Victor Harbor for the morning to take the famous horse drawn tram across to Granite Island (home to a colony of fairy penguins). Along the way we passed through the small sea-side townships of Middleton and Port Elliot. The way the new housing development is going they will all join up together. The tram operates using big Clydesdales and plods across the wooden...

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Nov 19, 2012 - The Big Rocking Horse

Left Williams town and drove the short distance through Kersbrook to Gumeracha where the Giant Rocking Horse and wooden toy factory is. We all climbed the rocking horse (because you do) and then had fun playing with and looking at all the wooden toys in the factory. We decided to have lunch here - good food and very good prices before purchasing some products and hitting the road. We continued to travel through the Adelaide Hills area with very scenic drives alongside small rivers and tree lined winding roads (very good roads). First we...

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Apr 10, 2012 - Days 34 - 35 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Now in South Australia very close to our Great Southern Ocean which is very close to Antarctica and that seems to be where a week of cold wind has come directly from. We enjoyed Portland which though only a town of 11,000 people had a lot going for it. Nice city, big port with 3 ships in when we were there, exporting wood chips and aliminuim and a rugged coastline as is the norm for this part of the country. We went on a cable tram which funnily enough was powered by a Nissan diesel engine and had the car serviced there too. After...

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