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Feb 19, 2016 - Newcastle

We made the short cruise overnight to our next port stop in Newcastle, at the mouth of the Hunter River, a mere 100 miles north of Sydney. Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales, a working port, with a nice harbor. Founded in 1797, its history is steeped in coal, today it's still the largest coal exporting port in the world. Newcastle is also the gateway to the Hunter Valley vineyards. There are several beautiful old historic buildings: the Victoria Theater, Customs House, and Christ Church Cathedral. We took a short tour...

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Cruisin' Down Under

Mar 9, 2015 - Newcastle - Sydney - Newcastle

Monday 9th 2pm left Avida Newcastle for a 2 hour drive to charge the motorhome batteries as per instructions. Decided to take a trip to Berowra Sydney where we visited our first home and called into an old dear friends place Mal Schofield. From their we headed north down the old Pacific Hwy to Brooklyn where we had lunch overlooking the water. We then went up to Gosford to stay with friends. Tuesday 10th departed and made our way up to Shelley Beach where we camped illegally and had a good night's sleep listening to the surf roll...

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Nov 19, 2014 - Birthday girl

It took us two hours from Forster to Newcastle arriving just in time for lunch with Roseanne. It was so great to see her and wish her happy birthday. We drove around the lake and settled on a cafe called Hippo's in Warner's bay enjoying a nice lunch together. We sat outside at one of the tables. We had a great chat and also some exciting planning for our trip next year. After driving Roseanne back to David and Rebecca's place we went to Lambton to a cafe called The Locale. It took us a few minutes to park but what a lovely visit we had with...

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Apr 7, 2014 - Newcastle

Although there was still rain about when we headed back to Newcastle from Winmalee it was not as bad as on the way down. We took to Wiseman's Ferry Road which is quite long and windy but very pretty and meant we did not have to go back through Sydney traffic, of which I had had quite enough! This road rejoins the highway on the northern side of the Hawksbury River. We arrived at John and Ruth's for a latish lunch and enjoyed a lovely afternoon and evening catching up with them.

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Mar 9, 2014 - Newcastle, Australia

It was the first time the Solstice had visited Newcastle and what a welcome we received. This was by far the prettiest port we’d pulled into and, I suspect, one of the tightest, as we sailed up a fairly narrow channel, did a 180 degree swivel and then backed down a side channel to dock. Despite it’s being 0700 on a Sunday morning, the city’s inhabitants were out in full force to greet us. Hundreds of people lined the banks, the news helicopter buzzed around overhead and boaters and cyclists paddled and peddled to keep pace with our slow...

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Apr 13, 2013 - Sydney and more

We left our camping spot 20kmsnorth of Cooma around 10am after chatting with a couple from Cottesloe on their way to a wedding in Sydney. Managed some 550kms skirting Sydney along the m7 toll road and then through Pennant Hills suburbia before hitting the main drag towards Newcastle. We stopped twice at truck weighing stations as our gig is over 8 tonnes for compulsory stop. The second one gave us the data with the total rig weighing 9.3 tonnes, my 3 litre Iveco does well.

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Feb 14, 2013 - Newcastle / Hunter Valley

This morning was sunny and beautiful on Aus Valentines Day! We walked along the beaches and out onto the causeway. It was so nice, we decided to hang out on the beach all morning! It was the nicest beach day we've had so far and enjoyed swimming in the massive waves crashing into shore. After falling asleep on Clint's stomach and leaving him a great tan-line of my head (refer to pic), we headed off to find Clint a haircut! We found a local girl who was able to fit him in right away. They had a pretty good conversation, giving Clint some...

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Engagement honeymoon

Dec 30, 2012 - Newcastle

Nach 2 Nächten in Brisbane heisst es jetzt endgültig oder zumindest für eine lange Zeit Abschied nehmen. Gestern Nachmittag kam Elvira zum Bilderaustauschen vorbei. Wir waren noch auf dem Markt von Southbanks, wo ich mir eine neue Handtasche gekauft habe. Ich habe ihr Kangaroopoint Park gezeigt, von wo aus man eine tolle Aussicht auf die Skyline von Brisbane hat und wir waren zum Abschluss noch eine Runde im Swimmingpool meiner Gasteltern. Zum Abendessen kam Carol die Brasilianerin mit einer Freundin, um sich von mir zu verabschieden. Von...

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Nov 2, 2012 - Newcastle NSW

Arrived in industrial Newcastle on the coast – my first impression … too many buildings, too much traffic, road lanes very narrow but nobody wound down their window and called me a 'DICKHEAD' this time (getting used to it!!) so must've been towing the van OK (see notes for Yeppoon!!) The first night in a park near (guess what) the largest saltwater inland lake in Oz, helpful friendly oldies with lots of tips. Frank, the neighbour irreverently tells me it’s the site where the hells angels like to hang out (meaning the park tenants and their...

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Scrabble around Oz

Nov 23, 2011 - Oz taking us by storm- Newcastle and the Blue Mountains

Blog 21: Oz taking us by storm  Newcastle (nothing like the England version) We left Byron bay the same day as the skydive after going to a market. the market happens once a month so it was fortunate that we were there to witness the hippy culture lifestyle! There were a few cults wandering around banging bells and chanting, there were lots of stalls selling homemade goods, drug accessories and tie die clothing! We left after Liam bought a bargain of a surfboard for just $100 and drove 700km all the way to Newcastle!   It turns out...

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RTW September 2011

Oct 17, 2011 - Unclogging A Toilet In your house

You will find really a several procedures to Unclogging A Toilet by yourself. Dependent for the style of toilet you've, some could get clogged extra often than other folks. That is especially the situation with the new bathrooms that conserve water. The opening on the plumbing is smaller sized, as a result they have a tendency to clog much easier and will require regular routine maintenance. It may be a uncomplicated issue of working with a plunger. But additional complex clogs will require a specialist plumber. You will find a number of...

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Jul 25, 2011 - HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 - All in One Color - Inkjet Proves Jack of All Trades

Combining a professional office look with an easy to use touch screen control panel that is easily navigated, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 is full of accessories that make it a pleasure to use. With a scan bed large enough to house paper up to 8.5x14 inches and a paper tray that can hold up to 250 pages, it maximizes both capacity and quality in delivering a product that is easy to use. Most of the paper types and sizes that I use day to day in printing were already programmed into the interface, making it quick and easy to use from the first...

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