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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Devonport February 24th 2015

Hi everyone, were now in Tasmania with Sue and Brian, caught the ferry yesterday morning, took nearly 10 hours, lots of sleeping on seats, wandering about aimlessly, wishing we could get off this ferry !!! Nothing in sight, bit rocky out in the sea, took a sea sickness tablet just incase !!! Expecting the worst but all fine. After endless hours at sea ! Land in sight, hooray, off we get in the car with kayaks on top, head for Devonport, not too far away from the ferry as it was late. So we stayed at a caravan, mobile park by the beach overnight, lovely little place, then in the morning had our breakfast and after a little walk down to the beach headed off to Launceston, a small town, very pretty, old colonial buildings, felt ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Bicheno February 24th 2015

Hi everyone, I will have to put photos of the places we go to when I get back to Melbourne as I don't have enough memory, I can put the odd one up. Such a shame because I want to show you now, however I will blog the names of the places we go to and if you have time, Google them. My photos don't do this place justice, I can't explain how stunning this country is. Google the Ben Lomond Alphine Hotel and this is where we had lunch in the tavern. We are here for a week.... read more
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Oceania » Australia February 23rd 2015

Operation "Sammy Rendezvous" is all systems go! Blast-off: 7th March Touchdown: 8th March Docking: 9th March... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Coffs Harbour February 23rd 2015

I've really enjoyed Coffs Harbour but unfortunately the weather hasn't been great. We had three days of rain so spent a lot of time in the hostel playing cards and watching movies but It was so much fun. After spending a lot of time in Sydney sight seeing by myself because I wasn't in a hostel it was nice to meet lots of people and spend time with them. Seen as I haven't done anything that exciting I'll just summarise my last 5 days here. Thursday 19th: spent the morning sleeping off my hangover and then went for a walk to the beach with my roommate Sonja. The hostel had a Mexican night so I definitely wasn't going to turn down Chilli and nachos for pasta again. Friday 20th: This morning was a bit of a ... read more
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Shaving competition in the quiz
Pop the ballon competition

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Devonport February 23rd 2015

Devonport Last Day 2 Today rain was forecast at 8am but it is late and the heat is still on, the rain never came. Even the locals are complaining it is too hot but we are soaking it up. After all who would have thought that it could be 30 degrees in February. A good Full English breakfast at the motel set us up for the day and the first job was to strip down our bikes and bag them up ready for the flight out tomorrow. This is always an unwelcome task when such an interesting and successful tour ends and we are in the 'going home' mode. A walk into town followed and a peep in the local bike shop to drool over the latest lightweight bikes with electric gear shifters. Bill then decided ... read more
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Oceania » Australia February 23rd 2015

Australia you may not be my soul mate but I freaking love you I know you will light up my day and that a sunny day never is o far away. You can try to scare me off all you want with you crawling little poison friends, I know they won't hurt me if I behave. The flirting, it's usually so innocent but it makes me feel so good. Hey sweetie, how's it going. Hey mate, not to bad you self? Cause why not have that as an opening line instead off hey, what can I get you?. You actually can ask someone what's been happening to get a connection without hearing their life story. All the nicknames, I never had a nickname before I left Sweden, now it's always Sandy, Sam, Sweden (personal favorite) and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 23rd 2015

After an extra few days enjoying the sights of Sydney we picked up our hire car, a bright blue Ford Kuga, and set off for our road trip. Over the coming four weeks we will be driving from Sydney to Adelaide, via Melbourne. We have a rough route in mind but are flexible, to a certain extent, to amend the route as we please or follow up any recommendations we hear about on the way. Sheila, our friendly sat nav Aussie voice, is helping us to find the way!! We leave Sydney over the Anzac bridge and follow the prominent signs to the Blue Mountains. At Penrith we turn off the main route and head towards Richmond. We stop in this small town and walk up and down the main street until we spot a small ... read more
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The Three Sisters - Blue Mountains
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Hello People, It’s the last day of the tour with Mel and two of the girls in our group today and the four oldies, this is because this whole 13 day tour we are doing is split into 3 sections, so other people can choose to do 3, 6, 10 or 13 days. Today on the itinerary was the drive over to Litchfield National park, some more waterfalls and spring feed streams (Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole waterfalls and Wangi falls). Always refreshing as it is so hot and muggy!! First thing we visited was the termite mounds there are two types, the tallest being the Cathedral Termite mounds these can get up to 6 metres in height, and the Magnetic mounds which are the thin grave stone mounds that the termites build facing north/south, so their ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Mandurah February 23rd 2015

20-22nd February 2015 A Bad Case of Crabs Well here we are again after another great weekend, after the usual running around to finally get gone on Friday night. I collected Caroline from the station at 4.50 in Cockburn, then it was back to the house to collect Roobie, who had been prepared throughout the week and at the very last minute we put the final stuff in the fridge then shut everything down ready to depart. Our destination for the weekend was not too far away as we were off with the 4 wheel drive club for the annual crabbing weekend and we were staying at the Estuary Getaway Caravan Park, and there would be about 30 of us. As far as we were concerned as long as we getting a change of scenery then ... read more
A Bad Case of Crabs
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » open water February 23rd 2015

I'll keep this post to just the reef day. We did two dives on Friday and some snorkeling. The worst part was that it went by too quickly. The first dive we saw more sea life; I could name every species we saw as well as their diets and water temperature preferences, but that would make this post much too long. We got lucky because the water had poor visibility in the days before our dive, but the day we dove it was pretty clear, especially since now isn't the peak season for diving at the reef. The best fish we saw was about two feet long and about as high and it followed us throughout our first dive. It would come up to me and stick its nose right in my hand, then circle around ... read more
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