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Apr 3, 2017 - Off to The Hunter

The non cycling day Travelled in train with Gaylene from Sydney to Maitland With our bikes and backpacks. Staying in Shenanigans Hotel. Met the rest of the group for dinner at Shenanigans There are 13 of us and most of the others already ride 100k today, just dodging the rain

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Jun 22, 2012 - Ready to start again tomorrow

Today, 23rd June, 2012. We left Merriwa last Friday week and proceeded to Maitland. T'Ann, the odometer when we left Merriwa was 89196kms, and when we got to Maitland it was 89346kms. Got to Barbara's (sister) house about 1.30pm. Met by Greg & Noelene (brother & wife). Parked the van on the front lawn and got set up. Barbara got home from work just after 4.00pm and then it was party time. Saturday 16th June. Rainy day! Great! Washing to do, but had to spend most of the afternoon at the laundromat with the dryers. We cooked lamb roast for...

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Aug 13, 2010 - HOME AGAIN

Wednesday, Betty demanded to go back to the Eumundi Markets for some serious shopping. The day started with showers but cleared up as the day progressed. Unbeknown to us some of the caravans suffered damage from a freak sudden gust of wind earlier in the morning about 7am. We learnt of the damage in the afternoon when we returned from the markets. Two vans, one belonging to one of our new friends had their awnings which were anchored down with ropes, thrown over the vans and doing more damage to TV aerials and air conditioner...

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Jan 4, 2007 - Newcastle

hello everyone we moved from Sydney yesterday as it was quite expensive to stay for any lenght of time. It was a really cool city though really modern! We have stared our journey up the east coast and arrived in the town of Newcastle early in the morning. It was raining when we got here and with a name like Newcastle it felt just like home! This is the second oldest city in Oz, after Sydney and there is still evidence of the penal colonies that started out here. We went to a museum in Sydney that told us the history of Oz and it was...

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Oct 21, 2005 - Newcastle

The Sleepy Toon You won't find any 'Geordies' here in Newcastle Australia. This small seaside town is very quiet and friendly. We're staying in a nice little guest house just 5 minutes from the town centre. The first day of sunshine and hot weather prompted us to spend the day at the beach. Joanne decided to pass on the body boarding once she felt the 18c sea temperature and the sheer size and power of the waves. I managed to spend a brief amount of time battling with the waves trying to get to an ideal breaking point for the surf. I must...

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Mar 29, 2005 - Sydney (again), Australia

March 28 - 30 Ate at Harry's Cafe de Wheels twice and it was great both times. The 29th what a day started out good getting everything done that we needed to in the morning, mail, laundry, internet, travel books and transport to the airport tommorow. But then things went kapouee! Took the ferry to Manly Beach all cloudy no sun, but that was not the problem. Went to take a picture and our camera was not working. Nothing, nada, ziltch, so to the camera store we went. They told us condesation damage dry it out it might or might not work. Well...

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Mar 21, 2005 - Newcastle

Only 150km to Sydney, have been cycling into the wind on a regular basis since leaving Coffs Harbour and the weather has started to become cooler with showers. Finished early today as I have camped out in the sticks for the last 4 days, clothes and myself needed a good wash. Hopefully will be in Sydney Thursday or Friday.

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Mar 1, 2005 - Journey to Sydney

Last time we made the trip form Byron to Sydney we had a couple of nice dutch people in the back and stopped off in the not too exciting Port Macquarie. This time alas, no Rudy & Irene and definitely no stopping in dull towns. On the advice of Helen we did a monster drive and rocked up in the beautiful seaside hamlet of Seal Rocks. It was a shame it was only a stopover place for us as it's definitely worth a long weekend of fishing and chilling out. The beach is lovely and you can dive there too. We pushed onto Sydney, but not before...

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Jan 8, 2005 - The East Coast - Newcastle + Coffs Harbour

Our first stop up the East coast, Newcastle! In the guide books, Newcastle hasn't been given a very good write up, mainly because it isn't that attractive in areas. It used to be an industrial town that produced coal and steel etc, but since this production has stopped, the council have tried to revive areas of the town, and Newcastle proved to be a nice stopover. Our main reason for going to Newcastle originally was to visit the Hunter Wine Valley Region which it is renowned for. So on our first day there we signed up for a days tour to...

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Oct 30, 2004 - On the Toon

It's been a slightly strange couple of days in a slightly strange place. Newcastle is by far the biggest port of call since leaving Brissie (at just over 100,000 peeps) and navigating to the hostel proved more taxing than the usual task of driving down the main street. YHA itself by far the biggest I've stayed in so far, although there didn't seem to be that many folks around, so I wondered down into town to check out the art gallery. Mostly so-so, especially upstairs which had a load of installations although there was one which was quite...

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