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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Airport March 7th 2014

And they embarked upon an epic adventure. They knew there would be many highs - and in the depths of their souls they knew these highs would be balanced with soul destroying lows (mainly squirty bum). Next stop, Katmandu...... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales March 7th 2014

Today we embark on the first cruise day of our vacation – aboard the Sun Princess. By our count, this is actually the 9thcruise we have taken. By comparison to the other ships we have sailed on, the Sun Princess is somewhat smaller than some of the larger ships we’ve been on lately. We have gotten an e-mail from the cruise line and the Cruise Director for this cruise will be the same person as on our British Cruise, and we’ve said that he’s one of the best we’d had in the past. Anyway, we are excited for this day to have arrived. Sun Princess – 1950 passenger capacity Navigator of the Seas – 3114 – Rome (2010) Crown Princess – 3080 – Baltic Cruise (2013) Ruby Princess – 3080 – Caribbean Cruise (2012) Grand Princess ... read more
Lifeboat Drill
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Sydney Opera House

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » CBD March 6th 2014

I don’t know where to start. Sydney is fantastic! I only had two days to get to know this city of about 5,000,000 people, but I tried hard to experience as much as I could, and I liked everything I saw and experienced. When I left the Oosterdam I got a taxi to the Marriott Sydney Harbor at Circular Quay, a perfect location. There are several nice hotels in the area and I highly recommend the area as a base to explore Sydney. I got to the hotel before check in time but they secured my bags and I then checked with the concierge about how to get a good overview of Sydney in two days. He recommended a hop on hop off bus tour which I did. I wanted to use the open top deck ... read more
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE INTERIOR
SYDNEY FROM MY ROOM
VICTORIA SHOPPING MALL

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 6th 2014

Lost last night's text..........2 blogs for the price of 1 today! Left idyllic Tasmania yesterday after a very enjoyable 10 days with James and Clare. James took us to the airport while Clare returned to work. Smooth flight to Sydney but don't know how we or our luggage survived the journey on the shuttle bus from the airport........manic driver who threw everyone's luggage around as if it was confetti! And he had the cheek to put a box out for tips - dream on! Went for a bit of an explore and found out where we were getting picked up for sightseeing trips today. On the way back we got caught in an amazing thunder and lightning storm.....continuous claps of thunder and flashes of lightning that lasted 30 mins or so. We came across St. Mary's ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 6th 2014

We set off for Moruya, after doing the dump and making sure we had a full fresh water tank because the only fresh drinking water at Moruya comes from a large concrete tank that you can fill a container with and carry back to your site. We had to go through Bodalla on the route we were taking and I was keen to stop and find out why Bodalla Cheddar Cheese was no longer available, as it had been my favourite for years. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see anywhere we could stop with the van on the back so we just drove through it. I’ll have to persuade Barry to go back there another day (which will take some doing as he doesn’t like to backtrack). We arrived at the campground, which was quite a bit larger ... read more
Moruya North Heads Beach
Bluebottle jellyfish showing its raft
Bluebottle Jellyfish

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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 6th 2014

The story about our trip continued from Los Angeles Airport about 10:00 West Coast time on Mar 4th. The International Terminal is pretty nice and we had been waiting comfortably for our flight. Boarding went smoothly and we got on our plane, which was a huge A380-800. This plane has several sections (basically rooms) and they were pretty wide and high. We entered through a door where we (the riffraff) did not have to walk through the Business or First Class people. The plane is configured with 3 seats, an aisle, 4 seats, another aisle, and 3 seats. So we did not have an option for just 2 seats by ourselves. We did not want to have to climb over someone else to get out of the seats during the flight, so we got seats B ... read more
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Part of Sydney Skyline

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Old Bar March 6th 2014

Old Bar was stop number two and I loved it!! Our apartment was amazing, overlooking the beach and ocean it was the perfect way to wake up each morning looking out over the ocean!! We left Hunter valley fairly early so got there by the afternoon. We unpacked the cars and the 'parents' headed to the supermarket and stocked up on food and drink. Our first day there was boiling, we all had a nice lunch on our balcony and then headed down to the garden below to chill out as well as Kerry and Brad having a little game of netball lol. It was so beautiful on the beach I decided to go for a walk, a perfect afternoon really!! Me and brad then had a swim In the pool and then both headed back ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Yamba March 6th 2014

So our next stop was Yamba! We headed off early morning again and got there for afternoon and arrived to sunshine yay!!!! We stayed in a cute resort with little lodges, we shared with Kerry and Dave and opposite our room was a huge hot tub, so yup as you can imagine brad was first in with me not far behind! We made a little, well maybe not so little friend too...a huge lizard!! I had to check with owner if it was harmful but apparently not and was part of the resort, they fed it and it was more scared if us than us of it....not so sure of that but we went with it! Kerry, Dave, Margaret and Keith went for a walk when we got there and me and brad chilled at the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 6th 2014

I will do two blogs today as we had a couple of last photos from Moruya that I want people to see. On our last afternoon at Moruya a large thunder and lightening storm brew up over the range inland from us. It was quite a light show and the smell of rain coming was quite exhilarating. Enjoy the photos.... read more
Moruya storm
Moruya storm

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Bermagui March 6th 2014

Yesterday we moved on to Bermagui where our friends Keith and Jude have a holiday unit and have been telling us how great it is down here. I must say they are not wrong. A lovely little fishing town on the south coast. The town folk have done a lot of work to keep the town neat and tidy and looking great which would have to help them for tourism and keeping the town alive etc. We chose to visit now as the Seaside Fair is on, which leads me to add a bit of culture to my blogs and photos. As part of the fair, they offer artists an opportunity to place sculptures in the hillside park overlooking the township. It would appear a lot of the theme this year is recycling as many of ... read more
Milk Bottle Flower Garden
Milk Bottle Rhinocerous
Easter Island




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