Blogs from Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, Oceania - page 4


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool February 9th 2008

Hola to everyone! Well I'm headed off to the wide white land (AKA Canada) again on Monday morning. To everyone that I didn't get to catch up with on this whirlwind trip of Australia, hopefully we'll get to see each other again in a few years. To everyone I did get to catch up with, muchas gracias and I'll see you all again soon! More from Kingston, Emily... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool February 4th 2008

31-1-8 parkup hillside sun bursting out after night of light rain and overcast morning. top spruik in post holidays go slow on street. coffee and good read at cumberland resort on corner. two hours and two cups later did the do on only street where reeencountering other travelers to tell tales of places i've been. three dollars! for perked coffee the american way and i'm watching the most interesting presidential process in decades. decision time usa. at last aussie signed kyoto, is saying sorry and is getting out of iraq. can flag be far behind? i think not so here we go. referendum for republic in three years bringing flag to the forefront perfect timing or at least sheer persistance has got to be worth something. did read parliament opening feb 13 so that's a 'must'. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool February 4th 2008

28.1.8 torquay holiday monday beautiful weather as light southerly cools the land. long walk on beaches and headlands rounding one outcrop entered spot with no dry sand as 'big one' rushed in. leapt for rock face , hung like spider, wave would have wet me to the waist. reflexes still good! null flag response from urban crowd expert in ignoring eveerything. faces fixed on the water or reading. serious beachgoing understyandable for a place that gets so little of it. melbn does take itself seriously. then lovely chat with maltoz young girl lively who got dad on oxygen to ok sticker on car. uncle took sticker too. five oclock sun still high, unbelievably high. looked more like noon. and i'm thinking lorne next stop only forty kms further. called kate to confirm return to cottesloe. 29-1-8 ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool February 3rd 2008

25-1-8 last night and yesterday noticed dozens of spiders size of a five cent piece in carly, car, harmless except distraction so i killed them easily enough to die, fear justifying the act and i might drive off the road which came later as i searched for bush parkup. in the flickering light on the dashboard a huge huntsman spider like in awesome presence i travel map whacked her i'm thinking mother of the takeover. crumpled and held on as i flipped out of the car. then early to bairnsdale for i've fpund free senior coffee mccafe. on to traralgon for street spruik not good til found carpark gold mine some four wheel drive blokes got several and one lashed to bull bar! should've taken a pic. hommus lunch parkup more spiders seemed like hatchlings brought ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool January 25th 2008

yes, I'm doing my bit for international diplomacy. Happy Australia Day everybody - I'll have a vegemite sandwich for you. Have official authorisation to enter Canada now, just waiitng to book tickets and get there! Only a few weeks left in the sunny climes of Warrnambool before tackling winter head-on in Kingston. Best wishes to everyone! x E P.S. photos on Travelblog are still aproblem. Visit to check out the latest ones. (hope the link is right, otherwise search for eu.phorbia)... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool December 30th 2007

Yes, I'm still here, but unfortunately Travelblog is giving me grief every time I try to upload photos, so I put some on Flickr instead - if you try I think you might find them, but it may just be a temporary website address so best of luck! I will keep trying to put all of my trip photos on there, especially the ones that never made it onto the Travelblog pages. So, what's new in Warrnambool I hear you all clamouring to ask? Well, today it's bloody hot (42C), but that's no surprise to anyone. It's a Total Fire Ban Day, so there'll be a lot of upset people wanting to have a BBQ to celebrate NYE, but I guess they'll have to eat salad instead (long live the vegetarians!). Other than that - ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool October 29th 2007

Hola all! Currently battling the flu, so have spent much of the last 48 hours sleeping. What's new? Not much - got some volunteer work coming up in town (Warrnambool) in a couple of weeks, still waiting to get well so I can donate blood, have plenty of plants to get Cheryl's garden going and gradually chipping away the waiting time for the next work visa for Canada. Would put on some photos, but will have to wait until the first of next month for the computer to so-operate in the uploading process. Hope that's enough to keep the (very small) hordes of friends updated..... Ciao for now, see you all when I'm not sleeping! E... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool September 20th 2007

Yes, I'm back again. Landed in Melbourne after a VERY long 2-plus days of international travel. Believe you me, the novelty of air travel wears off after the first 24 hours. My brain is still all over the place, so don't be expecting a billion emails for a while - I'm still adjusting to which side of the car to get into, let alone which side of the road to drive on (luckily I haven't driven yet). Just a quick note ofr now to let everyone I know know that I landed safe and sound (and very tired). More soon y'all! Emily... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool February 13th 2007

Howdy all! Well here are a few pics - Christmas, Mia's christening, first day of school and THE PONY!!! The kids have never gotten so much done before school!! After making up a job / price list I am now broke, but my toilet is clean, shed is tidy, kids rooms are clean, dishes put away etc! For those not in the know, Reilly got a pony for her birthday, and the list contains how much money they get for each job they do. Lessons from Belinda cost $10, so bums are cleaning all over the shop!!!!!!!! Apparently everyone except me knew that Neville and Jill were planning on getting her a pony. Mmmmmm. After everyone had demonstrated how quiet she was, I got on, and it was the first time she had moved out of ... read more
This is easy.
This is easy.
My first day at school!

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Warrnambool September 10th 2006

So, now I'm off on another voyage in three weeks and a day - off to the absolute freezing bloody cold of Canada (like the blog title didn't give it away). The visa is sorted, I bought the plane ticket yesterday, and now it's just down to the minutiae of planning... do I take the tent and camping gear? do I buy work clothes her or there? Do they have Tim Tams in Canada? This time I get a stopover on Tai Pei, making the unfortunate timing of landing in Vancouver at 9am on the third of October. I really wanted to get there at night, and hopefully see the northern lights as I come in to land, but c'est la vie ( I must practice my French before I get to the east coast). Hello ... read more
mmmmm... cacao pod
(dead?) iguana
banana flower

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