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Aug 31, 2016 - Hopetoun

Wednesday August 31 Hopetoun Sometimes you luck it with trades people – called into a caravan repair place, the guy there knew another guy who was an auto electrician who would be available in half an hour, so we met him at his “shed” and 15 minutes later we had a new switch for the water pump and $50 changed hands – awesome! The drive to Hopetoun was one of up and down hills surrounded by lush pastures and grazing land – the countryside here is 1/3 cultivated and 2/3 national park. The canola and wheat look magnificent and the sheep look...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Feb 24, 2014 - From Florence

I am now installed in my first monastery stays place in Florence, Instituto Gould. Simple private room, skinny single beds, ensuite, widows that open, view across courtyard and quiet. But . . . what is that noise? How can someone snore so soundly at this time of the morning that it comes through my wall? Oh well early morning writing time for me instead. This is now a Christian Centre but located in a former palazzo built in 1600s by a noble Florentine family and occupied by other noble families until mid 1800s when it was purchased by the...

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Travels with Comfort

Feb 24, 2014 - Rome via Florence (ie a little out of order)

Hello all - this is from Florence however it should really be an earlier blog as I thought I had sent something like this but I realise I had sent this as an email and facebook entry to some so I will do a quick cut and paste and get this posted on the blog - this should really be my first European entry. Firstly thank you all for your bon voyage messages. I am sorry I did not get to catch up with everyone before I left but time ran away from me. I enjoyed the Sunday catch up for those who made it in Kings Park. After a very restful...

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Travels with Comfort

Nov 28, 2012 - Hopetoun

Day 3 Wk 1 Tuesday. This town was quite a surprise. Lovely beaches and a nice rustic caravan park, with some new ablution blocks. Sheltered site. We enjoyed our stay here. We did some shopping,forgotten stuff, ie; aeroguard and freezer bags. Day 4 Wk 1 Wednesday. While packing up, Dave lost his wedding ring, when it flew off his finger when he was putting up the awning, he didn't notice it was missing until we were hooked up and with someone else was waiting to go on the site. Although we all looked for it we didn't find it, Dave didn't...

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Nov 26, 2012 - We are now well and truly on the road

Day 2 Wk 1 Monday. Fuel today around (16.8 lt per 100ks.) We went for a 4k walk around the Wave Rock area and past Hippos Yawn, Lake Magic, the New Wave Rock Resort, the airport, and the Salt Lakes. Visited the information centre and had ice cream while having a look around. We chose not to visit the Toy Soldier Fort or Lace Place and Wildlife as we expect to see lots of these further into our journey. Left Wave Rock Caravan Park around 12.30. Headed to Hopetoun and arrived at 4.30pm after having a look around Lake King. We decided to not...

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Oct 18, 2011 - 9wk chasser bin driver possition? sure!! :)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 7 months since I actually did this amazing part of my journey… and only NOW I sit down to tell my story: After 8 weeks of harvest and a few weeks on the road heading back home, I can understand why at first, I was a little hesitant to sit down and type… But 7 months!!! I am unsure of where to even start, what an eye opener this was!! 8 weeks driving a John Deer tractor (was as fun as it sounds :) Towing an 18 tone chaser bin around hectares of barley, wheat, rye and lupin fields. Having a great time...

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Dec 28, 2008 - Hopetoun

Woke at 5.45am, dressed etc and then collected Heidi for a walk. We went for a walk along the tourist path close to the beach. Then we bought our coffees from the Bay Merchant. Heidi kindly offered to have the kids at her place whilst Sean and I packed. We were packed in record speed and were doing well till Sean did not listen and closed the awning in the wrong order again and we had to go on search for an allen key...thanks Tails!!! We said our farewells and again sadly left Albany. Looking for a petrol station towing a caravan is not...

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