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Feb 26, 2017 - Bathurst

There was plenty of action again around the showgrounds this morning. In one hall there was a record and bric-a-brac sale happening, in another there was an auction of all sorts of things (mostly rubbish!), and on the actual arena there was a horse jumping competition. There was also a cricket match happening across the road, and down the road (but within easy walking distance) a hockey competition had been underway all weekend. Somewhere else around town there was also a BMX competition. So, we had our day’s entertainment basically at our...

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Feb 25, 2017 - Bathurst

The Showgrounds were very busy this morning with a Farmers market. It was very handy for us because we didn’t have to try and find a car space and only had to walk about 10 ft and we were there! Ian was first to go over and came back with egg and bacon roll for breakfast. After I had eaten mine it was my turn to go over and I had a great time buying mostly fruit and vegetables, but also bought some meat, a bottle of local wine and some dog treats. After I had finished shopping, we went to Mt Panorama and ended up doing a couple of laps...

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Feb 24, 2017 - Macquarie Woods Recreation Area, Vittoria, to Bathurst

After a lovely peaceful night, we took the dogs after breakfast for a walk up to the Macquarie clan reunion site to have another look. So, with re-reading the plaques and doing a bit of a google search I have your history lesson for today. Lachlan Macquarie was the 5th governor of the colony of NSW. He was the governor when Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson found the route through the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and who then commissioned the building of the first road through the mountains so as to open up the colony to more agricultural lands....

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Mar 10, 2016 - Day in Bathurst

Thurs 10th Mar - out onto the race circuit this morning ( it is a public road except for on race weeks). Did a lap nice and steady, there are warnings of Police speed traps everywhere. Then onto Bathurst to the museum which had more than we expected and was worth visiting. Lunch in town and then did a scenic drive through old gold mining areas out to Hill End. Back to town as rain started and lightening on the horizon. Did a bit of shopping and by the time we were back at the hotel the rain had gone. 177km today.

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Apr 20, 2014 - Mount Panorama (Bathurst)

Saturday 19th April Today we were going to do a bit of a drive around the local Penrith area. First up we headed to the Olympic Rowing Course, we had heard that there was a rowing meeting on. When we got to the Rowing course we realised that there was not a meeting happening. We still had a look around the area, it is a really nice place for picnics etc, and there was a lot of families using the area. We then headed to the White Water Course, this is where the World Under 23 Championships starting here in a couple of days, a lot of the...

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Jun 13, 2013 - Bathurst, thawing out....

We missed the morning tide by an hour... Had to complete yet more paper work from Taree Base Hospital – poor Aunt Vera has been admitted again – she hasn't been eating her prunes. Then we got under way and decided to stop at Goulburn for lunch at the only place in Goulburn where you can park a van....We did wind the windows down and yell out to Robin & Irene aka Sylvia but I guess they were both inside sheltering from the sleet which started to fall during lunch. Karen was smart enough to direct us through the back streets to the Oberon...

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Dec 3, 2012 - Canberra to Bathurst

Out of the centre of Canberra to the suburb of Gold Creek Village where there is the Cockington Green and National Dinosaur Museum. We spent the morning here. Cockington Green Gardens is a beautiful manicured gardens which contains miniature displays from around the world. In one section they have miniature scenes from England - town with oval, railway station, pub, housing estate. When you look closely you see humorous scenes - the dog knocking the man over into the water, the man sitting on the loo. The boys loved playing with the large...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Tamworth to Bathurst

Tamworth gave us dry weather and made packing up so much better. Bathurst here we come driving through stunning agriculture land fields of canola and wheat crops and a surprise route through the upper Hunter Shire - consisting of unsealed roads, potential river crossings and stray cattle. Another hilly drive - but of course that really does add to the beauty. Arriving into Bathurst and you are greeted with the sign Mount Panorama on the hill and a township that respects their history. Bathurst is a very pretty town and definately beats...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Bathurst

Next morning we woke up to ice on the car but lovely clear skies. We started to do the pack up when Ken noticed a pool of green coolant underneath the car. He checked underneath and water was dripping out of the car at an alarming rate and the coolant reservoir was empty. Not happy Jan!! Before leaving the Sunshine Coast we had the car serviced and all the hoses checked so could not work out why this would be happening. Given that we would be pulling the van down then up Mount Victoria today we were quite concerned. We asked the van park...

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Apr 4, 2007 - Blue Mountains/Royal Easter Show

In my last week in Sydney now, and I've eventually managed to take a trip out to the Blue Mountains, after 6 months of putting it off.. It's simply stunning up there, a short hop from Sydney (well, 100km away, although for Sydney that's pretty much a suburb) yet it feels like a million miles away from city life. I get the train to Penrith, where meet Alicia, and we drive on up to Glenbrook. Here, we take our first walk, wandering in the morning across a fairly poor path to Red Hand Cave, an ancient aboriginal site featuring hand paintings...

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Oct 29, 2006 - Australia - the cities

Hiya! So we have landed in the beautiful land of Oz! This entry will tell all about the first wee part of our time here. We have been to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane so it made sense to write about them all in one go. Either that or we are too busy lying on beaches to get on a computer, you can decide for yourselves! First things first, Melbourne: Lovely hostel, we enjoyed free pasta, rice, tea, coffee, milk etc. All the luxuries! We were really expecting some hot, hot days. I had re-packed my bag for coming here from NZ. Jeans, hoodies,...

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Aug 26, 2006 - Sydney and a new Grand daughter

I arrived in time. Eleanor Jade was born on 29 August 2006 being my 4th grand daughter. Mum, Marilyn, is well and Cameron is getting used to being out numbered by the girls. Garry's Fanny Farm continues to grow. She is a beatiful wee baby and doing everything to navy schedule as expected. It has been a bit of a culture shock coming back to civilisation. A 500ml bottle of water cost $3.20 after I had been used to paying about 50 cents for 1500mls. I have enjoyed a meat pie and a roast and have been cold for the first time in months. I have...

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