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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains March 26th 2006

We get a fairly early rise today, it sure was cool last night, and we didn’t have the heater on, but should have, at 2 o’clock in the morning it was too much fiddling to start it up. Jason makes breakfast for everyone (not quite the same as we’re used to, but ok for camping - it’ll get better.) We decide to use the park’s facilities for their showers, and they’re pretty good! The water is much better here than Sydney, as it turns out I’m having a pretty good hair day. We all get showered and set for the day. First stop Scenic World. This is I guess Australia’s version of the Grand Canyon. Not quite as spectacular, but pretty cool. We take a cable car across a small canyon that has a clear glass ... read more
Wes at the waterfall
We're going down that?
We're going down there?

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains March 25th 2006

Today we're leaving Sydney via a 22' motorhome. We're headed towards the blue mountains to do some caving. Driving on the left hand side should prove interesting. Not sure when we'll have internet available again, but more text and photo's to come! TTYL Lee... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay March 25th 2006

The weather has come to beautiful Byron to spoil the play for a few days, how dare it!!! There is a large cyclone up the north of the east coast and the tropical storms contained within the cyclone have hit us down here in Byron and the rain has been on and off for the last few days. It will be amazingly sunny one minute then huge terrential rain the next... this is not the fine rain the soaks you through but the large golf ball size rain drops that soak you under one drop. But as we had booked ourselves into the hostel for the week we had to nmake the most of it! A 'Pimps and Ho's' had been advertised around the hostel for Thursday night so we thought with our new crazy dressing ... read more
Don't mess..!
Mikey AKA 'SLAM'
Your not pimp if you don't have girls!

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales March 25th 2006

Hello everybody, Just a quick update to let you know that we are presently in a wonderful little place called Forster - Tuncurry. It is sunny, peaceful with wonderful beaches and a lake nearby. We are keeping this short and sweet because there is only one internet cafe in town and it is horrendously expensive and the machines are very, very slow! We will tell you all about this wonderful place at our next stop. Ken & Linda... read more

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Bundaberg March 25th 2006

Bundaberg. Home of Bundaberg Rum!!! a delicacy! well its alcoholic and pure bliss. So I'm sure you can imagine Sara and I had a thoroughly high expectation of the home of aussie rum (Oh and I should perhaps mention the ginger beer of which Sara and I have become firm fans). We selected the Cell Block hostel as our place to kip and were met at the greyhound by a crazy man who was so enthusiastic! We were thrilled by the hostel's authenticity....a converted police station complete with cells should you wish. (apparently a padded one...into which i must find a way!!) We were in a normal room but its an old building with high ceilings and huge windows. Very nice hostel. Clean Huge bathrooms and a great bar complete with $6jugs in happy hour. and ... read more
Police Station

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Fraser Island March 25th 2006

We got dropped off at Hervey Bay as our base for the Fraser Isalnd experience. Our Hervey Bay accomadation was called The Woolshed and was really nice. We had a tv in our room which was a missed luxuary we were very grateful of, especially as we had the worst weather for the first day so stayed in our room and watched some commonwealth games. We booked a 2 day and 1 night tour of the island fearing that cyclone Larry would create bad weather and we wouldn't be able to do much. We got to the island and started the tour straight away visiting the rainforest and then the beautiful Lake McKenzie. The rain forest lived upto its name and it started to tip it down as soon as we started walking through it. Thanks ... read more
Quite literally the RAINforrest
Nice poncho!!
Lake McKenzie

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 25th 2006

Helloooo everybody! After leaving Cobram and sitting on a bus for three and a half hours i arrived in Melbourne city centre. My first port of call was Melbournes beachy suburb of St Kilda. I was booked into a hostel there for three days to chill out for a bit and relax my aching bones. However my journey wasnt quite as easy as it probably should have been. i stumbled across the tram stop for St Kilda beach, which was where my hostel was, and climbed through the door of what felt like a moving sauna, and that i should have been wearing just a towel and definately not my big backpack. After making the mistake of getting off about thirty stops to early i decided that insted of wait for the next tram ill just ... read more
Ramsay Street
The Steeplechase
The Yarra River

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Portsea March 25th 2006

We spent the day at the beach after granny filling us till we popped with a full English breakfast!!!!! The beach was lovely and chilled- we listened to music all day, messed about in the sea and played Harlam (an Irish game with wooden sticks and a ball................)................. Went back to grannys and again got stuffed with an amazing BBQ! We were joined by 2 girls that were staying at the B&B............ Stayed drinking with granny til late and she managed to drink us under the table!!! Made it out at about 11pm............... after drinking more than I think ive ever consumed in my life I think!!!!...................................................... Went out in a place called Sorrento to the Sorrento Hotel (reminded me of the Power Boat- it was alot nicer inside but full of shaggy haired surfer types!) ... read more
Playin Halum(?)
Bronzed Bodies..........
Pre Piss up!

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay March 25th 2006

Most people come to Hervey Bay to get to Fraser Island - but not me! I leave for Fraser from the much closer Rainbow Beach in a few days - weather permitting. I'm staying in Torquay - one of four towns which make up Hervey Bay. It's a strange but pleasant mix of cafe's and restaurants broken up by the odd grocers or fishmongers. There is a lively feel to the place, and its a small town - but it seems that the bigger brand names are yet to take it over. The day is spent walking along the seafront - up to the marina, a sushi lunch on the sea wall and hand feeding sharks in the small but well stocked aquarium. A good chillout! The next post will be more interesting... I promise!... read more
Across to Fraser Island




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