Blogs from Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford November 5th 2019

After some scepticism when this idea was first raised 3 of our regular weekly riders have decided that this is a doable adventure. The first objective was to get our bikes & gear down to Sydney with a planned start from Manly to avoid the heavy Sydney traffic. Ian & I flew while John went by train so all bikes needed to be boxed then re-assembled at either Sydney airport or the CBD. Ian & I caught the airport train to Circular Quay & then a ferry to Manly for a next day meet-up. John stayed in town overnight & caught an early morning ferry to join Ian & I at near our overnight Queenscliff accommodation. The Weather was forecast to be ugly with rain & wind. Thought we had dodged a bullet at the start ... read more
Beautiful Manly at start.
Pelican island scene
Typical no stress fishing scene

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford March 14th 2017

So it is 20 days until we leave and I am FREAKING OUT. I've done almost all the doing that needs doing but still. This is a big deal. a BIG FREAKING DEAL. What happens if we miss a flight or a train? If one of our airbnb places turns out to be infested with vermin or frequented by persons of questionable hygiene? If I get lost on the A1 heading north out of London and end up in Wales? I'm it. I'm the adult in charge. I'm Charles (in Charge)..which you will only get if a) you are over 35 or b) you watched Scrubs a lot. It's exciting, it's scary and it's HAPPENING!!!!!... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford February 28th 2017

Where to begin? Well in my opinion I was born to travel and in particular to cruise and I feel hubby is the same. We are both in our 30s, been together since April 2012 and married since January 2015 - I like to think that I ignited the flame that hubby now has in regards to travel and I joke that I gave him a taste of the 'high life' early in our relationship. From weekends away up and down the NSW coast line, to interstate trips to Melbourne and the Gold Coast then to our first 'big' overseas trip together on Radiance of The Seas in December 2013 to New Zealand. Turns out he loved the 'high life' so much that he proposed to me on that cruise on New Years Eve. Together we ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford April 5th 2013

Oh NO! It's not our van. We are looking forward to continuing our travels from the first week in May. We have Wendy's Mum's Toyota Hiace Suncamper for sale. 1999 Toyota Hiace pop-top campervan, Suncamper conversion, 4 cyl., 2.4L auto petrol, 147,000 km. (travelled only 42,500km last 9 yrs). Air-conditioning, 3-way fridge, microwave, water tank, elec. pump, 3 burner gas stove, wardrobe, converts twin/double/dinette, wind-out Fiama side Awning, excellent condition. More photos available. $29,990 ONO. PH: 0412402344 anytime, or 02 4367 6545 Landline number until 4th May only. Price is negotiable. Cheers Wendy & Peter... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford September 8th 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 Wow what a feeling to be back in Australia. Home for Francine and now since Angie is an honorary Aussie, a home away from home. At least here we can walk safely in the street and enjoy our freedom that the Austrailian ( & Allied Forces) fought so hard in New Guinea and elsewhere to perserve. We will always carry with us, a better understanding of what it took to have those rights. A day of recovery at home and a visit from Fran's daughter in law Sarah and grandaughter Amelia. Just a lazy day after so many challenging days on the trail. Sarah also shared some of the wedding plans and the fun theme that will make this a really fun and special wedding for her and Jaymes. The washing machine ... read more
Our Recovery Session
Sydney Harbour Bridge
On top of the world

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford July 29th 2011

July 29th Angie is chilling out at Francine's while Francine is at work. ( Poor girl!) Angie is packing and repacking, checking list after list and making new lists. Trying to get everything together for the trip to Papua New Guinea. This evening after work we will be training together for the first time. Francine, Karen Ross (friend of Francine's) and I. It will be dark so the challenge is not only to tackle the steps and the hills but without seeing where I am going. I'll see how well I measure up to the Aussie trained hiker?? I can only keep my fingers crossed cause I have to keep my toes undone to keep up. This American girl had not met Wilson Rd. Hill, a very long and steep hill in the Terrigal area and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford January 11th 2011

We headed to the central coast to a small place called Point Clare near Gosford to stay with Katy's great aunt and uncle. We were made very welcome and were able to rest up and plan the next part of our trip after a very hectic but wonderful Christmas and New Years in Sydney. Mon 3rd of Jan- We had settled into our little annex below Lynne and Pete's house, which has amazing views and a really nice garden and had been made very welcome by them. After some much needed sleep they took us for a drive around the area where there are rivers, bush land and beaches. We had a coffee by the sea in a nice seaside town before heading back to the house and having a BBQ. Tue 4th Jan- Had a ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford December 21st 2010

Have just set up this blog site ready for us to add to it during our travels. We fly out of Australia on boxing day afternoon - the 26th of December - and 14 hours later we arrive in Los Angeles before we leave - on the morning of the 26th of December. Definitely will feel a bit weird. Update(s) to follow. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford July 16th 2010

What a few days! I've had a real blast here and I've managed to do so much which I wouldn't have done before even if they are things you can do anywhere. Wednesday I had a lazy day with Byron, my cousins husband and went down to Erina Fair Shopping Centre and booked myself a ticket to Cairns leaving on Sunday. This will be my last stop in Australia which is a little sad. Once I'm there I'll be there for one week and then I will be heading to Singapore for three nights and then back home. In the afternoon we went down to the beach where they do a pelican feeding at The Entrance which was really exciting. I've never seen a pelican up close before and they really are funny looking things. It ... read more
My fish
My flathead fish from Pelican Island
Feeding the pelicans

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gosford July 13th 2010

Well I think I can be called an Australian trekker of the outbush now. I ventured out yesterday with Uncle Bob, Kate and little Charlotte across the outback where Uncle Bob used to do his tours, down past St Albans. We went along the old convict road which used to be the only road that went between Gosford and Sydney. We had lunch at an old rickety pub ran by an old couple who I think didn't see much in the way of customers during the week. It took us around an hour and a half each way to the bush and I promptly fell asleep in the car on the way back. Today I spent most with my Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Bob where we went to McGuiggans winery and tasted some of their wines, ... read more

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