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Apr 21, 2015 - In Perth

Still Tuesday 21st...usual drive up from Albany with road trains and road works....with the added bonus of a 75km detour thru Katanning from Kojonup because of a truck rollover north of Kojonup. Pizza with Camille, Bryce & kidz and Georgia before a shower and a ride to the airport with Camille. Pleased to get our boarding pass for Sydney and Santiago from the Perth check in....so not required to check in over there. Now having a hot chocolate and Anzac biccie before boarding. I'm a bit concerned about the weather in Sydney. ....hoping it's...

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Galapagos with G & T

Apr 19, 2015 - The planning continues...

Today is the first day of the travel blogging.....just to get a handle on whether this is an appropriate platform to use during our trip. I am keen to record our travels, but not quite sure of the best format, so bear with me! Whilst working on our itinerary it amazes me that Cerys and I booked this trip back in October - six months ago! Working through some of the reservations we made, it is like a a stroll down memory lane (and we haven't even been to any of these places yet!) We received an as yet unresolved issue on Friday when...

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Apr 1, 2015 - Perth, Australia

Pete called from Perth and everything is going pretty well on Turnaround Day. He was hanging around the ship, waiting to check in a new piano player who was arriving today who was late because the bus to the port broke down. Things were also complicated because the guitar player had signed off the ship today but the new guitar player who was supposed to sign on was ill and had missed her flight. So it looks as thought they may have to go a few days with no guitar player, as the next stop in a port is not for 4 days when they stop in Port...

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Mar 24, 2015 - Perth - Full Day 1

Perth - Full Day 1 G'Day, FOBTs (Reminder...that's Followers of Bill's Travels or Followers of Bill's Trip), Today involved a lot of walking and exploring. Fortunately, the day was sunny, as tomorrow is supposed to be. Let me begin by saying that I am staying at Miss Maud's Swedish Hotel. There really is (or was?) a Miss Maud and she was from Sweden. She established a pastry shop, which grew into a pastry shop empire in the Perth area, this hotel, and a restaurant. Not too shabby for Miss Maud. A picture of the restaurant and the hotel over...

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Mar 23, 2015 - Perth - Arrival Day

FOBTs, Okay, I have resisted doing this to you, but can no longer contain myself. G'Day to you. I arrived in Perth, Western Australia late this afternoon, but before leaving Darwin I met this incredible female. Her name was Grace, and she is blonde, funny, highly energetic, and 5 years old. As I waited in the hotel lobby to check out, her mother, Grace, and her younger sister were at the counter. Noticing Grace doing what looked like yoga stretching moves, I asked her if she was doing yoga. Clearly she did not know exactly what I asked, but...

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Feb 24, 2015 - Perth and Freemantle

Made the most of our short visit to Perth with a short drive around the city and a stop in nearby Freemantle for lunch which is a port on the Indian Ocean. It was quite hot here in Western Australia...over 105 which is not unusual in the summer. Perth is the capital of Western Australia so there is a mix of government buildings in town with hotels, resteraunts, and commercial businesses. The Swan River runs through the city which is named after Black Swans which live in the area. On our way to Brisbane today.

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Jan 2, 2015 - Margaret River and back to Perth

We have just returned from a magical stay on the Southwest coast of Western Australia. Our main camp was at a marvelous house in a Winery owned by Lizzie and Mark's friends. We were woken up every morning by laughing and very loud Kookaberras. We spent a few days further south at a beautiful bed and breakfast where masses of kangaroos gathered in the evenings. Jeff drove brilliantly back to Margaret on the left side of the road while Beth navigated with "gentle" reminders of "On the left, on the left." Luckily, we also had a GPS with a very...

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Dec 25, 2014 - Merry Christmas from Perth

Jeff and I are happily in Perth celebrating Christmas and New Years with Beth's first cousin, Lizzie Warburton, and wonderful family. We are having such a lovely time and so happy to be here. We just took a summer walk on the Indian ocean where everyone was in shorts or bathing suits. People were swimming, walking dogs and jogging. Someone brought a Christmas tree decorated with blue Christmas balls to the beach. The sunset was beautiful. Tomorrow, we head south to Margaret River and to Denmark, Australia. We will have very limited...

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Nov 30, 2014 - Perth & Fremantle

After leaving Ellendale Pool we headed into Jurien Bay where we caught up with our friend Sue and her dogs Milly and Henry in the 5th wheeler. We enjoyed our time together particularly walking along the lovely sandy beach and watching sky divers jumping out of planes and landing on the beach. Pete went fishing for squid several times without much luck, however his fishing mate (our new neighbour) caught two squid which he gave to Pete. Lucky us. Whilst there the skies opened and we felt rain on our heads for the first time in five months....

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Nov 13, 2014 - Perth, Western Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia with a population of about 2 million – nearly 75% of the state’s residents. Originally founded in 1829 as the administrative center for the Swan River Colony, it became a city in 1856. The first European settlers landed at the mouth of the river but found no edible crops and fresh water to be 51 km (32 mi) away. So they moved the settlement upriver to where present-day Perth lies. The city’s population increased substantially as a result of the Western Australian gold rushes in the...

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Nov 6, 2014 - An Asian Getaway

Hi Everybody, You were probably expecting a trip journal out of me for this short little getaway to Singapore and Hong Kong. Wrong, this was more a trip accompanying daughter Megzy on her work trip to Singapore and then on to her first trip to Hong Kong and Mainland China. It will therefore be brief. First two weeks away were spent with John in Perth visiting with daughter Lani and hubby Basem while John replaced their totally worn out carpet with some great new laminated flooring. I am sure it is going to be much easier for lani to care...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Day 34 & 35 - Dublin to Perth

Our last day in Ireland today. We caught up to Dermot before he headed off to work. Had breakfast and gave the car a bit of a clean before we packed and set off for the airport. We dropped through Malehide on the way however only to look in the shops, not to see the castle. Another pretty village. Stopped off to fill the car, had a coffee and some morning tea and then on to the airport. We found the hire car drop off area easily and caught the shuttle bus to the airport terminal. We were about 3 hours early so wandered around upside for a...

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