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Sep 11, 2017 - Shoalhaven Heads

Monday 11 September 2017 A day out today. Left just after 9am and headed to Nowra and The Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross. It is a great display and we were there for an hour and a half. A little disappointing that there is no reference to the World War 11 activity here, or anything on the aircraft stationed here during that period. Time to move on to Jervis Bay and Huskisson, a lovely spot on the waterfront. A lovely memorial here to the lives lost in the Voyager/Melbourne disaster when 82 sailors on the Voyager lost their lives....

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Sep 10, 2017 - Shoalhaven Heads

Sunday 10 September 2017 A quiet day for us. A few housekeeping chores and then sat in the sun for morning tea. Several families were here for the weekend and they were busy packing up. Lots of kids on bikes and pedal go carts, so it will be quiet again when they leave! Decided to have a drive into Berry for lunch. Had a bit of a look around the shops before heading back. Had a chat to two of the part owners when we got back. This park covers 22 acres and there are lots of rental cabins and permanent retirees. At present they have 180...

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Sep 9, 2017 - Shoalhaven Heads

Saturday 9 September 2017 A comfortable night, and a little windy again, which we had not expected. Set off at 9am for an adventurous day. We headed north and the first stop was at Black Head at Gerroa. The wind was really blowing on the headland, and it was freezing. Lovely views from the headland looking south to Shoalhaven Bight and north towards Gerringong. Lots of locals out walking their dogs, and all feeling the cold wind. Spent quite some time there, fascinated by the big waves rolling in. Next stop was Gerringong, another...

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Sep 8, 2017 - Shoalhaven Heads

Friday 8 September 2017 Quite a windy night in parts, but not as cold as the previous week in Canberra and Bowral. After a few housekeeping jobs, we set off for Berry. Probably our fourth visit there, and we are never disappointed. A real tourist town, all businesses still there, and no vacant shops. After morning tea, the men set off for the showgrounds and the girls started on the shops. The small farms display at the showgrounds was very good and although the men were there for a long time, the girls had only finished one side of the...

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Sep 7, 2017 - Bowral to Shoalhaven Heads

Thursday 7 September 2017 Time to farewell our friends at Millbrae Resort & Caravan Park. Our thanks to Peter & Pat for their hospitality and allowing our vans to "holiday" there for a week while we were all absent. It is back to reality tonight that we had to think about dinner after having 10 days of being absolutely spoilt by the Miller & Owens families in Bowral and Canberra respectively. Mavis & John arrived in Bowral around 9.15 am after a great week in Queenstown, New Zealand where they tell us it was much warmer than Sydney &...

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Feb 16, 2017 - Berry

Janette rang just after breakfast to say she was on her way and should arrive about 1pm. So, after I did a load of washing, I went for a walk to the shops. There are lots of homeware ‘girly’ type shops with lots of different nick knacks. I managed to resist temptation but enjoyed pottering through the shops. I had just decided to organise an early lunch when Janette arrived with her dogs - Ollie, Rosie and Tess at about 12.30pm. We had managed to organise for her van to be parked next to ours, so of course there was lots of talking and...

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Feb 15, 2017 - Milton to Berry

Pretty well just a day on the road today. We had arranged to meet Janette (one of the girls we had met up north early in our travels and with whom we had shared some dog sitting duties with) at a free camp at Jamberoo (east of Kiama). Unfortunately, the free camp turned out to be very small, very tight and very full with some very entrenched looking campers. So, we turned around and retraced our steps to the showgrounds at Berry which was our second option for possible meeting place. The section of highway between Kiama and Berry is quite...

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May 10, 2013 - On the air again!

By now you must be thinking we've fallen off the edge of the world, but never fear, we're still here. We've been plagued with computer/Internet problems - my modem had been deactivated by Telstra because I hadn't used it for a while; my E-Pad (which holds my life)shut down and had to be replaced and that took time, but hopefully everything is ok now. We're now at Bright in North East Victoria after spending time in Wagga with Mum but I'll start where I left off weeks ago. April 7 Through Kempsey to Crescent Head to find Point Plomer for a...

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Nov 24, 2012 - Berry, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Jervis Bay

Some of our best camping spots have been in Agricultural Showgrounds - more space, less rules, greater freedom for dogs, friendly neighbours and cheaper! Not very popular with caravan parks tho'! In Berry, we discovered a whole new world watching the locals prepare for a (very up-market)cow sale. Animals were scrubbed, shaved, primped, back-combed and bedded down in thick hay with attendants frantically running around to collect you-know-what before it soiled the bedding. They looked after them better than I had myself in the previous few...

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Scrabble around Oz

Apr 13, 2007 - Erins bday party

On the way back to Sydney, Tim found out it was his ex roomies bday. Upon reaching central, we headed straight to the gong. Highlights: 1) A baby almost yocked on Tim on the train!! hahahahaha. I was safe in his bag!! 2) Seeing Erin the bday girl!! 3) Spending a lazy day after in Erins apartment 4) Tim saying goodbye to the bestest of Roomies!! I only met her this time and even I fell in luv with her!!

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Dec 4, 2006 - Jervis Bay Camping

We spent the weekend doing what we have come to do best- camping. A crowd of us went down to Jervis Bay, about a 3 hour drive south of Sydney organised by Drenka. It was a pretty swish camping outfit. I thought we did luxury camping back home but this gave us something to aspire to. We were all allocated a meal to prepare and cook for the weekend. We got Sunday breakfast which seemed straightforward enough. We loaded the camping boxes into the van as the camp crew have collected all the necessary equipment over the years and it is stored...

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Van rolling to Oz

Nov 21, 2006 - Sydney

I've made it to Sydney. The weather down here was much like Townsville with temperatures in the mid 30s. The reports are that Christchurch was 4 degrees overnight so the winter weight clothing for "at sea" will have to come out early. Went for a drive thru the Sydney traffic and under harbour and city tunnels. All very boring compared with the sights of the harbour bridge, and it costs money to drive in a tunnel with no view. I depart for Christchurch tomorrow 22 Nov. Cheers Steve

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