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Mar 1, 2015 - Days 35 - 39 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Two more stops on the east coast finished the first coastal part of our trip coast before we headed inland, they were firstly Narooma and then Kalaru which is located between Bega and Tathra on the coast, both stops to visit friends and family. At Narooma we visited Allan Bray an old Apex friend where we also did some sightseeing and at Kalaru we visited Anne’s brother and sister in law Sandra and did some sightseeing with them. Naturally at both stops we ate and that said probably too much but we had fun. From there with a slight...

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Feb 23, 2015 - Less than a month to go...

With less than a month to go before our HUGE adventure to Vietnam and China I thought I had best break through the excitement and set up our BLOG for the trip. I have spent some time testing everything just to try and rule out the intervention of Mr Murphy. So the ASUS T100 is working well as are the assortment of adapters and chargers, we will only have USB charged devices with us this trip and so far it all works……. All our "stuff" is laid out ready to be packed, then weighed and repacked. We can only carry 20 Kg in our main baggage...

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Dec 7, 2014 - Australia'c capital city, Canberra

We leave the Sydney sights for Christopher's arrival in a couple of weeks, and instead drive south. Our first stop is Melbourne, the capitol of Australia, home to thousands of wild kangaroos. Our airbnb host promised kangaroo sightings at the local park near her home, and she did not disappoint! We head immediately to the park and take a "bushwalk" (essentially a walk in any of the parks, woods, etc in Oz) where we spot our first wild roo, lying down and relaxing under a tree until we came along. We snap photos and he obliges us by standing...

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Jul 20, 2014 - He who laughs last has a comfy lounge chair

Apart from securing the chairs so they don't exterminate them selves while on the move they are all installed and just waiting for an excuse for us to get away and use them.... I'm told I wont be kneeling for 3 - 6 months so it may take that long before I can put the legs down.... We removed the carpets to and sourced some matching mats from Khyber Pass

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Jul 15, 2014 - Well that was a good trip - no breakdowns...

Well we did get home without a problem, BTW the little coffee shop at the corner of Lachlan Valley Way and the Hwy does a very good Devonshire tea though Gracie was not too enthused by the loose paving blocks she had to walk over to get to it. Its great to be back to brisk mornings and freezing days... Since returning home I have organised to get a new knee fitted and I'm taking the pre op opportunity to sort out the seating in the van. Not finished yet (edging and screw caps etc to be installed) awaiting the arrival of the chairs from...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Home to Canberra

Early rise to sun streaming through our airport oriented widow. Both had a goodnight's sleep in the softest bed we have slept in since we were last at the Rydges 41 days ago. Breakfast included in room rate, once again very good.. Murray's bus on time at 0915 hrs for our return to Canberra. Family meets us at the Jolimont centre at 1230 hrs. Afternoon and evening spent with them catching up. Completion of another great adventure now to prepare for next year!! Weather overcast, light showers and cool needing a jumper.

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Apr 24, 2014 - Australian War Memorial

Thursday 24th April Today we went back into the Australian War Memorial, (arriving about 11am) because we ran out of time yesterday, and we don't want to be there tomorrow on Anzac Day as there will be thousands of people there. Our walk around was at a lot slower pace than the day before. First up we read a lot about our VC recipients in the Hall of Valour and World War II section. Followed by the Conflicts 1945 to today including Korean, Vietnam and Afganistan area. We then headed into the aircraft hall, in here there are a lot of planes...

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Apr 23, 2014 - Canberra

Wednesday 23rd April We decided that we would go into Canberra via Queanbeyan this morning. Called into the Queanbeyan Information Centre to find out what there is to see in the town. After talking to the ladies there we decided that there was not a great deal of things that we would be interested in seeing. So we kept going on to Canberra. We arrived at Parliament House just on 11am as a tour was about to leave, so we joined up with them. The tour was very interesting and informative. They showed us through a number of the rooms including...

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Apr 22, 2014 - Emu plains towards Canberra

Monday 21st April Today is a quiet day, did some washing and then did a little bit of packing of the caravan as we are leaving tomorrow to head towards Canberra. Tuesday 22nd April After a VERY cool night last night we were up and ready to depart the caravan park at 9am. headed off down the Hume Hwy. We will not be travelling a long way today, probably stop in a free camp along the way. Stopped in Goulburn for lunch, then head further down the hwy. We stopped and had a look at a free camp about 60kms down the road, decided this was not...

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Apr 13, 2014 - All booked for Bhutan

Normally i wait until I depart to make an entry on my next journey, however organising a trip to Bhutan has its own peculiarities with organising a visit. Getting a visa is not the issue, and neither are flights. its the government mandated daily fee that puts most people off visiting this country. Yet many would pay double to triple this per day in somewhere like Europe. I timed it to go just at the beginning of the off peak season in June. Its then $200 per day vs the $250 for peak season. then there is a $50 per day surcharge for single...

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Dec 14, 2013 - Cotter and Canberra

(Sal) We're just finishing off a stint in Australia's capital city. It's an interesting place in lots of ways. Here are a few things we've learnt about it and the ACT: It is the only state capital away from a coastline. It is a teeny tiny state formed after federation and its existence made necessary by the feud between Sydney and Melbourne for capital status. The Walter Burley Griffin competition-winning plan for the city is based on long, broad avenues with vistas in the city, surrounded by residential and commercial nodes in the burbs...

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Nov 30, 2013 - The Last Post

1st Dec. Finally arrived home on the 11 th of Nov. after a very cold, wet weather drive down the Hume Hwy. from Camden. First thing was to crank up the heater. We have been so busy with unpacking, clearing the garden of the undergrowth, medical appointments, it's time to finish up after a fantastic trip. Highlights, too numerous to mention. Although special memories of Tully & Tin Can Bay,remain. It was great to catch up with family & friends in Tin Can Bay, Brisbane & Gold Coast. Planning for the next trip will be decided after the new...

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