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Feb 2, 2010 - Newcastle

Vandaag met de trein in Newcastle gearriveerd. Onderweg regelmatig een buitje over ons gekregen. Voorbij Sydney langsheen een groot deel van de kust gereden en regelmatig viskooien en lijnen met touwen waar men oesters en andere schaaldieren aan kweekt gezien. In Newcastle was het droog en de zon scheen zelfs. Na ingecheckt te hebben in de hostel een deel van de stad verkend en er 4 belgen tegen het lijf gelopen. Ze waren aan het wachten op hun schip. Het waren werknemers van De Nul en normaal gezien was hun werkterrein de haven van Sydney...

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Feb 28, 2009 - Diamond Princess-sydney To Bangkok

ALOHA TO ALL: Our itinerary: 20 days on Diamond Princess-Sydney to Bangkok: Sydney to Melbourne; at sea to Hobart; at sea to Adelaide; 2sea days to Fremantle; at sea to Exmouth; 3 sea days to Singapore; at sea to VN; at sea to Cambodia;end at Bangkok. On sea days we've met 2 other people to play Bridge with in the afternoon. It has been both FUN! and a learning experience...plus there are some lectures in the morning to add to our confusion! It is such a relief to be onboard after all that we endured getting here! There will be some reports...

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Feb 27, 2009 - Driving In Australia

ALOHA TO ALL: It was so lovely for the 2 days around Newcastle that we decided to drive down the coastal route. We stopped at a place called THE ENTRANCE. There was an athletic carnival, life saving etc going on that weekend, so either no rooms in hotels or 2 nite minimum. We found a motel on the road going out of town. It was OK. One thing interesting was that they had a 'family kitchen' and anyone could use the room to cook meals. They had a washer, but not a dryer, so we postponed laundry. Leaving The Entrance to get back to Sydney...

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Feb 23, 2009 - COASTAL ROUTE

ALOHA ALL: Newcastle was one of those surprises...like Leeds in UK. We enjoyed our stay, but as we were leaving, David put a brochure in my hands. Guess what? Another 1800's FORT! YES! Fort Scratchley, a short 10 minutes from our hotel, and we MUST see this on our way out of town. It seems that the importance of this fort even followed it to WWII, as Newcastle was attacked by a Japanese submarine, and the guns from this fort returned firepower. It got away! We then went down the hill and stopped at the Exhibition Hall for the Quilt/Craft...

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Feb 21, 2009 - NEWCASTLE

ALOHA ALL: Driving down & out of he Blue Mountain Nat'l Park, the misty rain stopped and we finally had sunshine, after 6 days of rain. It was 11*C at Katoomba and 27*C = 70*F at Newcastle. Warm at last. We had needed heat at night! We had used our Choice Rewards Points & reserved a room FREE for 2 nights at Noah's on the Beach. Our room overlooked the beach esplinade. We watched volley ball games & surfers from our lanai. A real pleasure! It was a good thing we had decided to bypass Brisbane & those coastal towns entirely, as last week...

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Dec 21, 2008 - Mucked about in Newcastle

We had a really goo nights sleep I think we all agreed so we are going to stay here for another night and get up early tomorrow and drive to Sydney Baby! Today we didn't really have a lot planned as we didn't book anything up yesterday as we arrived quite late! We did have alittle drive around this morning is a last minute panice to find some sprey for the car......I don't think we have told you this story yet have we.....right make yourselves comfy and I shall begin.... Matt the TWAT (sorry kids) decided to scuff the front of the car in a...

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The A&E Adventure

Dec 20, 2008 - Left Port Macquarie for Newcastle

Today we explored Port Macguarie, Matt opted for a 5 hour mountain bike and Ozz and I went for 4 hour stint on the internet then went for a walk. We met Matt en route to the beach and he had a flat tyre, so we laughed at him for a bit then all walked up along the coloured rocks that lined the harbour and looked for dolphins. We actually saw some really close to shore which was pretty amazing. After that we walked to the end of the rocks and watched some people surfing for a bit. Man they could surf!!!! We wandered back to the hostel via...

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May 7, 2008 - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

The main reason for stopping in Newcastle was so that we (Vic) could take a tour of the Hunter Valley wine region. Other than its proximity to the Hunter Valley Newcastle is famous for being the world’s biggest exporter of coal. The beach is lovely and it would have great sea views if the horizon was not full of coal ships waiting to come in to the harbour! We booked a full day wine tour through our hostel and were picked up at 9am sharp along with two German girls staying at the same place. There was already an English girl and a guy from...

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Apr 4, 2008 - Attn: Girl with the blue boogie board!

After waking up at 5 in the morning to catch a bus to catch a train only to catch another bus, we finally made it to our second destination; Newcastle. As I've been told, travel days are basically write offs. So we slept the whoole way here, and then went grocery shopping. Whooopee fun fun. We decided I'm not here for long, so we used our time wisely and went to the beach to boogie board. After five minutes of my attempt at this 'sport' I tried to go under a wave. Bad idea. I ended up doing a face plant into my boogie board and being...

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Feb 15, 2008 - The Hunter Valley Wine Region and onto Newcastle

Moving on up the coast a little, I slipped in a wine tour of the Hunter Valley. This was a slick operation: mini-bus to the vineyards on the route, a quick slurp of about ten wines in each place and then they threw in a cheese-tasting as well, which fitted in neatly with me being dropped off in Newcastle, from where I would then fly up to Gold Coast Airport a couple of days later. Newcastle itself was a sleepy town, with not much to offer, but the beaches were pleasant and I chilled out for a few hours and wandered along to the end of the...

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Jan 7, 2008 - Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

I said goodbye to Hannah who was returning to Sydney to start her oz experience tour and took the bus to Newcastle. The day I arrived it was absolutly p***ing down with rain, this did not help my overall impression of Newcastle which despite (apparantly) being the 6th largest City in Australia seemed to me to be smaller than Maidstone with less exciting things going on (yes it was a shock to me that that is actually possible too!) But I met some nice girls in my room and we went for the hostels free meal (fish and chips)ín the Irish pub. We...

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Jan 6, 2008 - Our Steamboat Travel Blog

We will be heading off on the long flight to Steamboat on Wednesday and have had a few requests to set up a travel journal to let you know what we are up to while we are away. There has been a lot of snow in Colorado so it should be fun! Fun! FUN! Stay tuned for our updates when we get moving...

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Steamboat 2008

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