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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide December 10th 2016

Geo: -34.9258, 138.6This was a very fast world wind visit to family and for a fantastic wedding.I arrived the Thursday afternoon. We, the 3 sisters, had a quick coffee and then we where off to the shops.The following day was last minute wedding stuff and an early night.Wedding day.... Professional makeup for the girls while I went for a walk on the Grange Beach. It was great to walk along the beach with my feet in the sea. That really is on thing that I miss in China, and the blue sky, and the fresh air, and the food, and the people, and the.......Wedding was brilliant. Bride was beautiful.... Oh and the groom.The party was brilliant.They cut the cake. We ate and then the music started and it didn't stop. We all danced. All night. Even ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide October 21st 2016

Geo: -34.9258, 138.6Our last day in Delhi was spent at the hotel. We caught up on internet news etc and I wrote my blog. The cricket turned out to be on the following day so I went for a swim in the hotel pool instead. Lunch was OK at the buffet. We gathered in the Rouge Bar at 7pm (when it opened) for final drinks with the group. We had been lucky in that the 13 of us all got along well. The group just in front of us had 37 in it. What a difference a day makes. We were going to be the first to leave the next morning so it was goodbyes all round. We had planned to have dinner in the upstairs restaurant but it was booked out (although there was nobody ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide September 28th 2016

Day 4 Today we are heading to a town called Blinman. We head off from William Creek to Maree and then through the Flinders ranges and end up in the small town of Blinman. After the 100 km we had a chance to view lake eyre south . Lots of salt at its edges. An experience to see water in this lake at this time of year. The total kms to drive today is 531km on dirt roads. It looks like we will get to our destination in the dark. The town of Marree is so small it had a roadside petrol and diesel pump as well as one roadside shop which looked more like a tin shed. We ended up getting a flat tyre with 150 to go. The tyre was punctured by the sharp ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide September 28th 2016

Day 5 Today is the last day of the rally. We have woken up to a beautiful sunny day with no clouds in the sky. The town is an old copper mining town that was in operation in the late 1800's. A beautiful setting for one pub, one school and a milk bar. A nice place to come back to and visit. Today we drive from Blinman to Hawker to Orroroo to Peterborough to Auburn and then to Adelaide. Tonight we have an end of rally party and tomorrow we drive another 700km back to Melbourne. Well that was the plan. We got through all those towns without mishap but as we were approaching our final destination the heavens open up to torrential rain. We got soaked just transferring our camping stuff from the Mystery Box ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide September 23rd 2016

Well today is day 1. We were going to leave at 6am but we could not get all our rubbish into the back of Xaviers ranger . Anyhow we left at 6.30am. It was a pretty smooth drive and we got to Adelaide 30 mins early. Took a while to remember Adelaide is 30 mins behind us. After a quick visit at our cousins place we headed to the Manheim auctions. Well we are going on a car rally to an unknown destination in an unknown car. What a funny auction. A bunch of old cars came through the auction shed. 135 cars being bid for and you don't know what cars are coming. Lots of very small cars and cars that have had a hard life. We got a ford au. Hammered off course but ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Semaphore September 22nd 2016

Day Three – Adelaide, SA After the third terrible night's sleep in a row, we were up for bacon, eggs, mushrooms, etc and then the drive to Adelaide. Dad didn't have much more then 100 km of fuel and we were no better. The map assured us that the next town would have fuel. Unfortunately the town consisted of a road sign – no more! The next town supposedly had fuel and a supermarket etc, etc, however once we arrived we found that fuel is only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. WTF??? So Dad used his jerry to top up and we sucked in the guts and tried to feel as light as possible as the needle dipped below empty (no warning lights in a '91 Maverick). We ended up in some town called Murray something ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide September 1st 2016

Day 4 (29/8/2016) Went to Westfield Marion Shopping Centre which we have not seen for a few years. The place certainly has changed & major upgrades have taken place. Decided to have lunch while there & suggested to Deb King George Whiting & Prawns. Deb’s eyes lit up, so the answer was obvious as KGW is her favourite fish. Needless to say it was absolutely delicious! From there it was off to see Deb’s friend Mandy. We spent several hours there before having dinner at Imperial Palace at O’Halloran Hill. The food was sensational & from there we headed back to the van for a good nights sleep. Day 5 (30/8/2016) Deb headed off into the city for lunch with her friend since childhood, also named Deb. Bob stayed at the van for a day of ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide August 28th 2016

Day 1 (26/8/2016) Got up at 3:45am, departed home at 4:20am. Left early to avoid any potential traffic & get a good head start. Got near Ballarat to rain & heavy fog that reduced visibility to about 200m. Slowed down to suit the conditions until we passed out the other side of Ballarat where the fog vanished. It was like travelling through some sort of strange time warp on a distant planet. No wonder they say Ballarat is another world! Arrived at Ararat at 8:20 am, stopping for breakfast & to have a break to read the paper. Resumed travel, arriving at Horsham at 9:25am. Filled up with diesel @ $1.18.9, having travelled 344km @ 8.9L/100km. Fill up took 46.9L. Back on the road again, taking our time & monitoring the new Diesel Engine Scanner from ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide May 21st 2016

Geo: -34.9258, 138.6Saturday and it's RACEDAY. Macca's office is closed but it doesn't mean that we can't still enjoy a bit of giddy-up at the track.Lucky we made it though because these wearied travellers did not stir until after 9 am! What a sleep in. Think Mac will revert to his old habits as soon as we get home! And the late start is not the only difference, Breakfast was minimalist. I managed to find an apple on the run and Mac called in to Hudsons Coffee for a flat white and a muffin.But we were out and about and looking for the tram around midday. Stopped off at Haigh's chocolate shop and indulged in a carefully selected purchase of 6 little squares that set us back $13.20! Must be top shelf!Secured an all day tram ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide May 20th 2016

Geo: -34.9258, 138.6Clickety clack, clickety clack, the gentle rhythm of The Ghan had us beat and we missed the sunrise completely this morning and woke to sunshine streaming in the window as lakes and green farm fields whipped by the trainA totally different landscape as we approach Adelaide and we actually saw people and homes, roads and railway crossings. Wouldn't want to be queued up waiting for The Ghan though, so many carriages and sometimes travelling at a snail's pace.Brunch was a leisurely affair and Mac opted for the works again but I settled for a salmon frittata. Another winner....and another one I am going to try in our kitchen.The rest of the morning was enjoyed back in the room marvelling at the views from the window. Watched the ocean roll in at Port Augusta, saw ... read more
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Want to make this one - salmon frittata
Everything has Ghan logo - even the cushions




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