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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Ringwood July 9th 2014

Lost a day somewhere - bloody date line. Flight pretty good, if you consider sitting, lying, moving for 14.5 hours good. Had a feed when we got on the plane, watched a movie, then went to sleep. Much easier when you can stretch out, even better, at one stage I had my feet up on the bulkhead and was almost horizontal. Woke up and went for a walk, got some more water and snacks then back to watch another movie. Off to sleep again, then woken up with a sandwich and banana snack. More walks then more sleep, so all in all I reckon I might have had about 4 to 5 hours sleep - not bad for me on a plane. Woken up for breakfast, then we land pretty much on time. Off and into ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia July 9th 2014

Desert Ship Territory Log Day 6. We were on the road by 9am but held up a little bit by the peak hour traffic jam at the petrol station. Jammed by everyone making their way to all four corners of this great nation of ours. The road to the Oodnadata Track was really good and we spotted an eagle feeding off a dead dingo just as we reached the Track . Once on the track it was only about 5km before reached William Creek and the road here seemed to be worse. It was a hive of activity with mostly all 4WDs and off road campers all loaded up. This place seemed to be such an institution that we just had to stop for a quick drink at the pub. Four lemonades cost $16. My favourite ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Yasawa Islands July 9th 2014

Fiji 2014 Sun Jun 15th We left Adelaide on the red eye to Sydney at 6am in the morning. It was about 8 degrees and still dark. We landed in Fiji at 3.30 their time to lovely warm sunny weather. We caught the Club Fiji shuttle bus and managed to smuggle mum and Monika on as well even though their transport wasn't included in their hotel fees. The place was nice enough but we couldn't wait to get off the mainland to the real beauty of Fiji. The barking dogs made it almost impossible to sleep at night. We caught a mini bus into Nadi the following morning to exchange money and have a look around. We soon wanted to leave the enthusiastic sales people of Nadi to get back for a quick swim in the ... read more
Barefoot Lookout
Swimming with the Mantas

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Maroochydore July 9th 2014

We had a fabulous campsite on the lake in Maroochydore, right across the road from the South Maroochy River. It was a lovely place to stay, however we did have to visit Bunnings for an electric heater for nighttime....down to 3 degrees (which feels considerably colder in a camper trailer!). We were lucky enough to be here in time for the Eumundi markets on Wednesday, much to Grant and the boys' disappointment. My cousin Leesa was staying in Noosa for the weekend, so I tagged along for some girl market time, while Grant and the boys explored some of the Noosa coast and surrounds. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the markets, and managed to restrain my spending to a moderate level! We also enjoyed the cafés, shops, sunshine and relaxed atmosphere of Mooloolaba and the "best fish and ... read more
Mooloolaba Beach
Sunset on Maroochy River
The Big Pineapple

Oceania » New Zealand July 8th 2014

ipgestaan, koooud en wind en regen ! plan was om nat noorden te gaan, in wangarei information centre kiwi north ontdenkt eerst gaon shoppen , eitjes, worstjes, bacon, nutmix, muslibars en drank ! mostn we wel gin ID ein zeker omdak nog geen 25 zin ! we drinken godver al 10 jaar. Nuja ki achter mu pasport gelopen en twas in probleem , ma ondertussen adn der zelfs al mensen aangeboden voor dien drank voor oes te kopen ! again supervriendelijk !! na kiwi north gereden en daar de kiwi en tuatara gezien , were super vriendelijke mensen kiwi van heel dicht gezien, ook WO1 museumpje bezocht ma dus van hee den dag nie gestopt me regenen ! regen regen regen, en tging nog erger worden dus besloten van eerst na et zuiden te vluchten want ... read more


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Beerwah July 8th 2014

We spent part of the morning de-frosting the fridge. It had built up ice on the element but only on the left side. We’re not sure why – is it from not being completely level on a couple of occasions? We’ll have to keep a watch on it and see if it happens again. Barry found a caravan site on Wikicamps at Cooroy, which is within 20 minutes from Eumundi, where we want to go to the market we’ve been told is amazing. The caravan site doesn’t have all the facilities but, with power, it’s only $15 a night. Neither that site nor the Showgrounds we’ve been in has a Dump Point, to empty out our grey and black water tanks, so we had to go back to Beerwah, the closest one marked on the map. ... read more
Lindsay Muir's Brochure (see previous entry)
Marshland, Cooroy, Qld
A Lovely Stand of Trees at Beerwah

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory July 8th 2014

We have made it to Alice Springs! Haven't put up a blog entry before now as we have had no reception for the first week and a half. The journey so far........... Gav, myself and the kids left home and put in a full days driving and made it to The Cooladdi Roadhouse, about 80kms east of Quilpie. We free camped at the roadhouse and boy was it cold! Luckily we were able to have a fire but even with the fire it was bitterly cold. The kids couldn't get into bed quick enough as they have new thermal sleeping bags and were very excited to get into them, even though it was still daylight they kept asking if they could go to bed! Wish they were that keen to go to bed at home! Even ... read more
The Diamantina National Park
The Diamantina National Park
Camping at Cooladdi Roadhouse

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Coogee July 8th 2014

G'day! Apologies for the radio silence, my laptop died a sudden death and quite a few people tried quite a few things to revive it but to no avail, so i splashed out on a new one, buckling to the peer pressure of my relatives. Since my last blog I've been working i don't really have much time for sightseeing . I did manage to go for a daytrip to the Blue Mountains in the outskirts of Sydney a few weeks ago. We caught the train from Central Station to Katoomba where the Blue Mountains National Park is. Stepping off the train it was noticeable how different the difference in temperature to sydney- it was freezing! The views were spectacular and a two hour walk around whats known as ' the three sisters' mainly consisting of ... read more
Say Cheese
vivid sydney

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Coober Pedy July 8th 2014

Desert Ship Territory Log Day 5. We started the day with an organised tour which I felt was a waste of money as the tour guide told us everything I had read in the tourist bureau yesterday and all the places we went to we could have gone to ourselves. One thing I did notice and was verified by our ex Opal Miner, tour guide, who looked about 85, had a German accent and walked with an unmistakable miner's stoop, was that the population of about 2000 was represented by 45 different nationalities. So far I have not come across one Australian. In this respect, Coober Pedy is so full of juxtapositions on so many levels. Where do I start. So Australian and so multicultural all simultaneously. I don't think there is a designated dump here ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island July 7th 2014

vluchten en arrival zaterdag 5juli vlak voor de middag vertrokken naar Amsterdam met de auto ( thanx mom and dad). Inchecken was vooraf al gebeurd vlucht munchen bangkok ==> lang ! usb charger in seat and big bang theory ! we got free beer ! bangkok airport nie veel te beleven , beetje ongerust omdat we nog geen boardingpasses hadden maar was geen probleem. Geweun booking reference gegeven en alles was in orde! vlucht bangkok auckland ==> lange vlucht ! fine music (arctic monkeys) and series (family guy , TBBT) selection, good food !... read more

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