Blogs from Australia, Oceania - page 12


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » 1770 June 29th 2014

Our first full day in Airlie Beach was a relaxed affair - stroll through the village, latte and thick shakes at an organic cafe, drive around the surrounding areas checking out the "House and Garden" homes overlooking the Whitsunday Islands...... The next few days were pretty similar - we took a beautiful walk along a boardwalk next to the sea and through the marina. As the sun shone, we enjoyed the rays on the foreshore, watching stand up paddle boarders, windsurfers and yachts cruising the bay. We squeezed in some mini golf and more swimming at the caravan park. Not much of anything, but a beautiful place to do nothing in! Our time in Airlie came to an end, and we drove through to Mackay, where we camped with my cousin Leesa and her family for ... read more
Leesa and Warren's backyard - Mackay
Sugar cane - yum!
View from the Pacific Hotel - Eimeo, North Mackay

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth June 29th 2014

Hi All, Wow it feels so long ago since we published a blog, but after a bit of a sabbatical, we feel it is time t start writing again. So much has happened and I think we have some good material to write about, I think we just realised we hit a bit of a drought after over 5 years and somewhere over a million words and possible 75,000 digital photo’s, which have been rolled in to 5 years of our travels. This is just a preamble, to getting back in to our adventures, we are equally interested if there are still people out there who will still read our blog. Promise we will publish very soon. We have just put up some random photos to get you interested, Kangaroojack... read more
Breakfast on the go
A village of hats

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales June 29th 2014

I looked out the window as I was eating breakfast and there were heaps of Ibis wandering around on the grass opposite us. Some were sitting on poles and others were climbing on the brick stage area. They don’t seem at all perturbed by all the campers around. After breakfast we went into Byron Bay to and looked around. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was a bit strong and chilly, still it was a vast improvement on the mountains of the last few days. Being the start of the NSW School Holidays the place was packed and there was no parking to be found anywhere. We finally discovered some rough ground near the railway station hotel. The Information Centre, nearby, told us that if we went to Cape Byron Lighthouse we should ... read more
Byron Bay
Marvell Street, Byron
Broken Head Beach, Byron Bay

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Frankston June 28th 2014

Travelling today in our new 3 car convoy to Mataranka. We made a stop at an old air base used during WW2 and further along we had to drive thru a bush fire on the side of the road. After setting up camp we took a walk down to the thermal springs and took a dip in the warm water. Then went looking for an alleged fresh water crocodile 1km away in a water hole on the river. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately we couldn't find it so made our way back to camp. That evening after setting up a fire a wallaby decided to come and eat our carrots and lay down by the fire. We all went to bed and the wallaby remained lying next to the fire. The following day we took a drive ... read more
Mataranka Spring
Grubba and his new mate
Us in Bitter Springs

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney June 28th 2014

When I had got my June roster in May I wrote to my two friends from back home, Saara and Raonaid, who I usually meet when I go to Sydney to tell them I was coming back over at the end of June. Raonaid replied stating that she hoped it was on the last weekend of the month as that would be her last weekend in Sydney after three years here as she is off to New Zealand. And lone behold that was the weekend I was due to arrive. So perfect, like fate. So arrived early morning again and had a sleep til early afternoon. I was meant to go out earlier to meet Saara for a walk but we both slept too late. Once I left the hotel I quickly popped over to Paddys ... read more
Good old Paddys Market
Wee wintery tree
Ice rink at Darling Harbour


Oceania » Australia June 28th 2014

-SP- Hoy excursion a la Gran Barrera de Coral. A las 6 arriba, desayuno y a las 7 y media esta en el puerto. Embarque, papeleo eximiendo de responsabilidad a la compañia, y a las 8 y pico en marcha, a las 10 estabamos en el arrecife exterior. Despues de una chapa, al agua, hasta las 12. Luego nos han mandado embarcar a todos, nos han movido unos 500m a otra seccion del arrecife, y al agua otra vez, hasta las 2:30 o asi. Como suelo hacer con el esqui, he aprovechado cada minuto, asi que he estado en el agua mas de 4 horas, aleteando, buceando y demas. He acabado hecho polvo y con calambres, pero hay que aprovechar que estoy aqui. En el barco estaba todo el mundo tomando el sol, no tiene mucho ... read more
Blue parrot fish

Oceania » Australia June 28th 2014

Oceania » Australia June 27th 2014

-SP- (dia 1) Hoy dia de descanso, me lo he tomado con calma por la mañana, al mediodia he conseguido un manillar nuevo para la bici, uno de mountainbike de segunda mano, por 10AUD. Ademas, ya he conseguido la caja para embalar mi bici. Despues de comer he reorganizado mis alforjas y he ido al post, a preparar un paquete con las cosas que hay que mandar para spanien. De paso he formalizado mi reserva para el barco el sabado, y he reservado una camara de fotos subacuatica (45AUD). Asi que la excursion a la gran barrera me sale por 165AUD, hay 20AUD de tasa por parque natural, unos 100 euros, con una buena camara de fotos y la comida en el barco incluidos. Bueno, un dia es un dia, y uno no se baña en ... read more
Baby barracuda
Palmcove panorama
Palm cove beach

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Frankston June 27th 2014

Big day in the car today heading for Daly Waters 500k's away and not much in between. Weather starting to heat up. Arrived about 4, which is late by the grey nomads standard and they had filled the camp spots. We got put out the back, but it was probably the best spot in the camp ground and got set up in time for happy hour. Didn't need to even to take the caravan off the car, my kind of set up. A great Pub and well worth the long drive. Met up with another family and after a few refreshing beverages they decided to join in our convey with the Ashtons and all travel together for the next few days. I had the famous Beef and Barra dinner, Sal saw the Taurana cocktail and as ... read more
The Early Entertainmant
The kids on the dance floor

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Yarram June 27th 2014

With only a few days until I head off, I thought it was time to test out the idea of a travel blog. After all, not everyone has facebook, twitter, instagram or the other social media platforms that I will be using to communicate. So why not start a blog. I mean, I want to start a blog in my professional life, so this seems like a good first experiment. Will keep everyone updated on my trip when I head to Europe next week....only 6 sleeps to go now!... read more

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