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Nov 10, 2013 - Back to Perth

Back to Perth We said our goodbyes to our perfect hosts, Linda and Jose about 9:25 and headed back to Perth via the freeway. Lunch was convenience store food eaten in the shade at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth. After eating, we walked around the gardens there for an hour and a half. We focused most of our attention to the plants in the Western Australia gardens. The Boab trees were a real attention getter for us and many others. The heat of the sun and a few pesky flies were also hard to ignore. About 2:30 we checked into our...

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Nov 5, 2013 - Driving on the LEFT

Driving on the LEFT Today was mostly taken up with air travel. First Cairns to Brisbane (over 2 hrs), 3 hrs in the Brisbane Airport, followed by Brisbane to Perth (5 hrs). This all went well and close to schedule. The flight across the continent was quite fascinating seeing the variety of very dry terrains...lots of areas that looked like ancient dry lakes and enormous salt flats. At one point we flew over the ocean south of the south coast...not a flight path I expected. Once we were in Perth the adventure began when we rented a car. We...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Travel blogging 101 - getting ready

Well it is just over three months before I will be heading to Europe for about 5.5 months. But the list of jobs to do before then seems quite daunting at times. The list includes starting a blog and getting a handle on this so here goes. I have been very inspired by a blog I just finished reading of one of my Warm Showers women who stayed with me back in August before cycling to Melbourne?? A mere 3200km - great photos and good read. Made me want to get going right away, but I need to see this year out at work etc etc. Ok back to the list.

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Travels with Comfort

Oct 15, 2013 - western Australia

Mail du 15/10/2013 ''Je suis arrivée lundi 31 septembre à Perth pour entamer un voyage qui me tenait à coeur depuis longtemps et que j avais gardé pour mes longs voyages. Je repars donc pour 8 mois, c est long et court à la fois. Ca fait 10 ans que je n étais pas repartie si longtemps. Ce continent, je ne voulais pas le découvrir trop vite... Alors j ai amené mon vélo dans mes bagages... et j ai contacté les membres warmshowers sur ma route. C est un système d échange et d hospitalité à travers le monde entre voyageurs à vélo. Entrer en...

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Voyager lentement

Oct 9, 2013 - Getting close

Well the time is approaching very fast. Less than 1.5 weeks until we leave. Boys have packed their clothes. Most of the food is in the caravan, as well as the most important item...the wine (that was the first thing that was packed). Now we are just waiting on Mike to get home from work, so we can finish packing and head off. Looking forward to getting into some warm weather. Sick of the cold down here. Hopefully you all enjoy reading or updates, when we get a chance to post them, as we will not have internet the whole time. I will do my...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Perusing Perth

(Ben) Yesterday we made it back into Perth itself for the first time since we drove through to get to Fremantle on the day we arrived. On the recommendation of Phil Campbell we went along to St Matthews at Shenton Park for their 10 am family service. We were made to feel welcome and listened to the Archbishop (there for his annual visit) speak on being hope for the world. Certainly an engaging guy who made a couple of challenging points. After the service we met a couple of people including Helen, who invited us back to her place for lunch....

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Sep 19, 2013 - Perth

Perth 19 - 21/09/13 Today we had a look around Perth and surrounding towns. That night we were fortunate enough to stay at mum and dads friend’s house for a couple of days. Their names were Nick and Roy and they have two little kids named Chloe and Georgia. That night we finished the day with a relaxing dip in the spa. On the 20th it was also dad’s birthday so we had a small party for him. Z

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Stringers Go West

Sep 13, 2013 - Start to our journey

Our car arrived at 0330! A very early start but we were ready and were soon off to the airport. After a browse in the shops and a relax in the Emirates lounge the boarding call came and we were on our way. We had a window seat and an aisle and made ourselves comfortable, getting familiar with the in-flight entertainment system and waiting for the first of innumerable meals we would consume on the way to Paris. We had determined that we would try to minimise jet lag by sleeping and staying awake at times that fitted in with our...

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France 2013

Sep 1, 2013 - Day 1

Well, today was our first day on the road. We had all, Simon included, decided to get up at 6am to give ourselves time to do everything. What time did we get up? 5.40am! Even then, we were late. We drove out of the yard at 8.30 with Simon and Sarah on the phone in his car. They drove with us to Merredin for lunch. We first stopped at Kellerberrin - well, typical Western Australian town - sidewalks had rolled up yesterday at 5pm and no one had unrolled them. No lunch there! On to Merredin. Meet up with the others only to find that there was...

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JandsAdelaide2013

Aug 30, 2013 - Moving forward

Well hello :D it has been a long time! In thought I would update this as the next stage of my adventures start in 4 days! Can you believe I have been in Australia a year?! Time flies so fast... I have had the most incredible year here...Australia is the most amazing country and I am so lucky to be here. I have made some friends for life and I have had the best experiences :) Having just been through Australian winter it is safe to say that the Aussies have it made as far as weather goes!! The winter here was equivalent to a standard...

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Jul 27, 2013 - Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder #2

A dopamine blur. Whilst the temptress recalls with scary clarity places and spaces, for me it is vague traces of faces. Let me say at the outset, the remarkable Spike Milligan got it right, when he said the great social, political and ecological issue of our age is overpopulation. The idealist in me thinks we can avoid the historic answer of pandemics and warfare to thin out the mass of humanity. I hope we are able to thin out both the girth and production of the stock- the realist in me is far less certain. We have seen both in abundance...

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Jul 6, 2013 - "We're Leaving Home"

The 11 hour flight dragged. Lots of crying babies and just strange how the cabin was dark the whole time as if it was nighttime - I think so people could see their individual screens. Boys all watched heaps. I just chose one really inappropriate film - The Impossible - about a family in the tsunami. Dumb me.

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