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Apr 13, 2015 - Mildura to Melbourne

Dropped Alexander off at the cattery at noon. There were 2 other cats there & maybe he'll learn that he's a cat, not a dog because he doesn't meet any other cats in caravan parks. My good friend Eve Byron drove me to the airport. I had no trouble checking in but I'd hope I would be able to book my bag all the way through to Singapore. That didn't happen because my flight to KL leaves tomorrow (5 minutes past midnight) & the computer system couldn't cope. It was really no big deal & the wait at Melbourne Airport went quite quickly until the...

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Apr 4, 2015 - Max'n'Me Day 5 -Melbourne & Penguines

That night, someone made the fire alarm go off in our hostel. Fortunately they could turn it off again quickly, but within 5 minutes we had three firefighter trucks with blue light standing in front of the hostel. Quite impressive if one thinks about the size of Melbourne. We couldn't compensate the lost sleep by sleeping in because in the morning we met up with Katha and Sanahan again and first explored the 'Queen Victoria Market' together. In the widespread market hall we found stands full with leather wares, fruits and vegetables,...

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Apr 3, 2015 - Max'n'Me Day 4 - Melbourne

Not even a week has passed and our stuff had already spread out to every corners in the car, so the interior had become quite messy. To avoid nervous breakdowns during the trip just bceause we wouldn't be able to find our food (or even more important, our coffee) in there anymore, we started the day with cleaning/reorganising the booth until it was in an ordered and usable state. With a little help of a cup of our self brewed coffee, this normally boring and annoying task was done easily. With the car in such a presentable state, we felt...

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Mar 31, 2015 - Melbourne - Day 3 and last day

Hello FOBTs, This update will be comprised of three parts: 1. Stuff I forgot to add yesterday 2. Things I did today 3. A short update with some pictures of the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Update 1: Early this morning I realized I forgot to add two things to last night update. First, while in St. Kilda, I had a very good Italian dinner at a place called Topolinos on what I believe is one of the town's main streets called Fitzroy Street. I have not extolled the food much in my updates, but overall I can say the food, especially dinners have...

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Mar 30, 2015 - Melbourne - Day 2

Melbourne - Day 2 FOBTs, This is an early update, way too early since it's only about 0530 here. I awakened, hopefully only for a short time, thinking I forgot to add something about my drive from Adelaide to Melbourne. The first and last parts of the journey were on motorways, or divided multi-lane highways. However, most of the trip was on two lane roads. Therefore, I got the opportunity to not only drive on the left side of the road, but to also pass people on the smaller roads. In fact, if I had not passed a fair number of those people,...

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Mar 29, 2015 - Melbourne - Day 1

FOBTs, This was Day 1 in Melbourne. Before I begin my diatribe...ah, description, I must relate that I almost had to go to the hospital this morning. Why you ask? Because I was so congratulating myself for driving so well yesterday by patting my back that I almost dislocated my shoulder. Okay, I am kidding about the potential medical problem but not about the driving. I spent almost 18 hours driving yesterday, and topped it off by coming into Melbourne's theater and casino district with absolute mobs of people and traffic. Nonetheless, I...

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Mar 28, 2015 - Melbourne - Great Ocean Road

FOBTs, Today's sermon is about that in which you believe. I believed that my adventure of today would involve me traversing the Great Ocean Road between Adelaide and Melbourne. So, off I went in my rental car at 0630 (6:30 AM). I knew it was a long way between the two cities, and I certainly did not believe all of it would be along some spectacular water views, and I was partially correct. The first 9.5 hours I never even saw water. Rather, I did see a lot of variety in the topography of South Australia, mainly flat plains interspersed with...

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Mar 26, 2015 - Melbourne, Australia

The visit in Melbourne is a little more than halfway through this very long cruise and Pete checked in to say that everything is going well. With several days between ports on this cruise, he is always glad to go into town and visit a little bit, looking for free wifi and having something to eat that is different than what he eats on the ship. They have had several interesting headliner acts on this cruise, including a Liberace-style pianist and a magician. Also, he said the onboard production crew did a special, headliner type show and...

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Mar 20, 2015 - Melbourne

Frid.20th March 2015 Weather: - Sunny/18Degrees Melbourne 8:00---->18:00 Just letting you know we did get off the boat in Melbourne—we went right to the end of the pier then turned around and got on board again....Tut, Tut I guess we are what is called ‘a lazy tourist’ The piles that you can see in some of the photos give Herman and I strong memories of when we were in Melbourne for the first time in our lives--- Herman in September 1952 and I in January 1954, they are the remains of a very long jetty where our migrant ship the 'Johann van...

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Mar 18, 2015 - Sydney to Melbourne

Wed, 18th March 2015 Weather: - Rain/Sunshine/26Degrees 1:00am Depart Sydney—at Sea Our first night in our new cabin worked out OK, no anxiety on my part but I do miss an open window/door but that is my problem and it will certainly not put a cloud on this adventure. I will make photos of this cabin after our attendant tidies up as we have had an afternoon nap and I have also been in the whirlpool spa bubbling away, our tiredness that we have been feeling of late has finally left us so look out fellow passengers, we are ready to Party!! We...

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Feb 15, 2015 - Melbourne, Victoria

Way back in July 2014 while we were in Cairns, Queensland, our next door neighbors in the caravan park were Jenni and Trevor, a couple from Melbourne. We had some nice conversations with them, and they invited us to contact them when we got to Melbourne. After our pleasant trip back to Melbourne from Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania II, we did just that. These lovely people gave us a whole day of their time to pick us up at our caravan park and show us the Mornington Peninsula that extends some 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of the...

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Dec 23, 2014 - Melbourne to Launceston

Day 3 - Travel to Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania. We had an early morning Start, up at 5:30am to catch the Spirit of Tasmania from Port Melbourne to Devonport. We arrived at the port and the process to board was very simple and efficient. Once on board we found our recliner chairs, next job, coffee. Not a good start with our first coffee, but not prepared to take this laying down we search for a better coffee and found a bar which made a reasonable coffee, the day was saved. Time to lay back and enjoy the journey. 9 hours later we made...

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