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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Harbourside October 9th 2018

The Last Leg & (1/2) The Return to Sydney and Karen's arrival. Left Canberra around 9:00- I intentionally didn’t gas up because I need to turn my bike in with just a small amount of fuel for the transport back home. Rain was threatening and it did indeed spit on me a little but not enough to make me don my rain gear. Note: Of my eight major rides this trip was my longest (# days), yet is the only trip that I didn’t have to don my rain gear at anytime during the entire trip! While a little chilly it wasn’t very windy on the trip up to Sydney. The terrain was hilly with lots of sheep and cattle farms. I had to stop for gas about 100 miles from Sydney and had to guesstimate ... read more
Another Colm from Cork _ Second Colm I've met from Cork Ireland both are nice fellas
My Osaka based Teppanyaki Chef in Sydney
Karen and I having lunch with the Harbor bridge in the background_ when we return we will climb to the top

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Airport October 7th 2018

After leaving our apple isle with Mr Ako, uneventful trip to Sydney. Then Mr Ako, cracking me up at Sydney Domestic Airport thinking it was walking distance to the international airport. Get to our room at Rydges and wrapped with the view. Catch up with my besties Simon and Jodie, big big hugs there. Meet our new travel companions Tammy and Gerty, awesome pair and we are drinks on. Meal at the airport food court and then Rooftop Bar for last sippers. Get to see a 747 take off and another massive plane land. It’s getting real now. Get up in 4 hours for our direct flight to Thailand. Hard to sleep when you forget your eye mask. Oh and the joys of thinking an high class hotel would have USB ports in the room, 18 ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta September 10th 2018

Picked up tickets from Sue on Saturday. Now its packing time. 1 week work to go.... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Mascot August 28th 2018

So off we go again! After another of those days that take at least 3 days to pass by (spent doing family history, watching Telly and chatting to my big brother) Tom and I drove down to Shannon’s in little Crikey. After chatting with her and Aaron for a bit, we drive down to the station and Shannon drove Crikey back to her place ready to take us home on our return. So we caught the train into town, sitting in a quiet carriage - not a sound apart from the lady who started a phone conversation as soon as she got on. A nice lady told her friend, as she departed at Parramatta, that she shouldn’t choose quiet carriages!! It takes courage to stand up for yourself these days, you don’t know what sort of ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Opera House August 7th 2018

We were there when the Opera House was opened in 1973 and had walked around it, passed it on a ferry or two to Manly, or Watsons's bay, or Taronga Zoo or even on the Queen Mary (as seen in extra picture), but had never been inside. This is a bit of an insight as what is inside. I am sure we could have covered a lot more space, but a one hour tour hardly does the place justice.... read more
One performance hall
The expansiveness is overwhelming
Hard to grasp the size

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Harbour August 5th 2018

Final Prep Hello readers, My bike has started its journey of approximately 9,300 miles to Sydney, Australia. Did you know that if you want to ship your vehicle to a foreign country you need to get a "carnet" to ship it? This document is akin to a passport for your vehicle and requires a boat load of paperwork (in fact much more work than a visa would be for a person). Crane Worldwide is assisting me with both the carnet and getting my bike shipped to Australia and back. Crane knows a thing or two about shipping motorcycles around the world, they were responsible for shipping Harley Davidson's bikes all over the world for their last big anniversary celebration. The bike will go by boat to Australia instead of by plane. If you ship by plane ... read more
OZ route 18

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta July 26th 2018

Its starting to get exciting now. Dalyse nowccoming with Pio, so there will be the 4 of us. Ruby and Millie booked in at KL to spend time with Winston.... read more
TM Map

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney July 2nd 2018

Hi all, We're embarking on a mini road trip to Ulura. We decided to make Sydney our starting point for the blog after spending the weekend visiting the relatives. We had a great time catching up with our family, especially our daughter Sasha. We left Alyssa in Sydney as she is attending a drama camp. So, its just the two of us. Alyssa will be joining us in Adelaide after her camp. We left early after saying goodbye and our first stop was the Blue Mountains, where we had breakfast. It was cold and foggy, with the occasional sprinkle. Not much of a view with the thick fog. Next stop was Bathurst, where we visited the National Motor Racing Museum.We had lunch and did a lap of Mount Panorama at almost grey nomad pace. Great view ... read more
National Motor Racing Museum

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Harbour July 1st 2018

We took our time getting up and moving today. After mulling over 3 different plans, we opted to going to Wooloomooloo wharf to have breakfast. We sat outside in the sun with blankets on our laps and a heater above our heads. The view was stunning. Walked along the Quay under the bridge next to Sydney Bay to The Rocks Market … under tents where artists and chefs sell their wares … where we proceeded to shop like crazy … buying jewelry, a jacket, Allie’s wedding present & greeting card, gifts and a blouse for Allie’s wedding. They sell kangaroo balls key chains and wine openers. All I could think was: “poor little guys.” Wendy bought a really cool short jacket that makes her look like a rock star. She rocked that jacket the rest of ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Hurstville June 29th 2018

Last year I was silly/brave enough to welcome a stranger, from Austria, into my house for 6 months. Fortunately that stranger turned out to be the most wonderful young lady and she was a blessing to me during a really tough time with my mum and a scary health issue. Hannah was such a sweetheart and I grew to love her and was very proud to call her my "pretend daughter" to everyone. Well my pretend daughter decided to leave me in March and fly home to her real family and I miss her a lot, so I decided to be an annoying parent and invite myself over to visit with her in beautiful Klingfurth Austria! I am very grateful for the wonderful cyber friendship I have made with Hannah's mum, Petra, and I sure do ... read more

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