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Oct 7, 2016 - We are home

We made it home!! And even though we had a fabulous holiday, and loved every minute of it, we are pleased to be home. The plane from Dubai arrived just after 6am and luckily for us, there were no other planes arriving at that time. We passed through passports quickly, got our suitcases off the carousel, made it through customs and then headed to the transit lounge to transfer to the domestic terminal. We dropped off our suitcases, caught the bus and found our gate to catch our last flight for this trip. We slept most of the flight ... well,...

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Luke's Football Tour

Mar 19, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello all, today I went out with the Hastings Hi! Hatters for lunch at Shelly Beach. Not knowing where it was I put it into the GPS thingy and it tried to put me onto the A1 to Sydney where there is a Shelley Beach at Manly. Finally found the right place and we had a great lunch, everyone bringing a plate and the Queen brought some punch. The picnic area was beautiful, with covered tables, barbeques, toilet block and parking for some 80 cars. It was a beautiful day and we were visited by two monitor lizards and four bush turkeys. I had...

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Mar 14, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello everyone Well the result of the ultrasound on my foot is "an ill-defined partial-thickness articular surface 2nd plantar plate 3-4mm tear". This causes the under-foot pain and partial numbness of some of the toes. The new shoes should prevent it getting worse and may help healing to some extent. Don't know how it happened but she said that the bad shoes I have been wearing probably contributed. I went to BigW and bought some really spongy scuffs for wearing inside as I am pretty sure that the tiled floors in this house are...

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Mar 9, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello all, Had the sonographs done of my left foot on Friday and go back to the Podiatrist on Wednesday. I am still reeling from the price ($170) I had to pay for new shoes (see photo). According to the podiatrist we should not wear shoes that can bend in the front or the back. Imagine that if this was taught at school (get a podiatrist to come in and give a talk) the government would save billions as people would not have foot problems caused by bad shoes leading to days off work, claims on Medicare, etc. The podiatrist also said that I...

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Mar 4, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello all, Well saw the podiatrist today and have to have ultrasound on my foot to see what's going on. I took all my shoes with me but none of them are ok so she sent me off to the Atheletes' Foot to get a proper pair. After senior's discount they cost $170. Never paid more than $50 for a pair of shoes IN MY WHOLE LIFE! They had better last a long time. Have the ultrasound on Friday afternoon. I asked her what would happen if I did nothing and she said I would end up not being able to walk on the foot. So, another expensive exercise in...

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Mar 3, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello all, the problem with the van turned out to be a button on the solar controller that had been pressed by something moving around in the cupboard in which it is installed. So the money I received from Ozhitch for the broken hitch went straight to the auto electrician, who was about to take the side off the van but rang a Paramount expert first who suggested the solar controller. So it could have been a bloody sight worse I suppose. You don't know what you don't know. Today I put the caravan into storage as I just don't think it is safe...

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Feb 26, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello all, Arrived at Kathinka's place at about 10:30. We then went for a drive, going to the coastal walk for some spectacular views then to the Sea Acres Nature Reserve for some lunch and a cup of tea. After that we drove around, visiting the CBD and the river. I will be taking the van back to the auto electrician at 7:00 in the morning, hopefully he will find the fault. That's all the news for now. Love to all x0x0x0x0x0x0

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Feb 25, 2015 - Port Macquarie

Hello all, I left the caravan park in Coffs Harbour at about 8.30 this morning and went to the caravan repair place to get the ensuite hatch cover replaced and at the same time I got them to put a rope track across the back of the van so that I can slide in a cover for the generator when it's raining, otherwise, can't use the genny in the rain. That took only an hour or so, so I then took off in the direction of Port Macquare and decided to stay overnight at a place called Kundabung which is a little place about 26k north of Port Macquarie....

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Apr 3, 2014 - Port Macquarie

April 1st Packed the van up to head up to Armidale, this is a bit out of our way as we are heading towards port Macquarie on the coast. We needed to go to Armidale as this is the closest Australian Electrol Commission office and we need to vote before Saturday. While we were in Armidale we had lunch at a pub called The Saint Kilda, they were offering $7 lunch's, so that was good enough for us. I had fish & chips and Steph had a schnitzel. Both were OK for the cost. We then headed of on a short cut towards Port Macquarie, the road was a bit...

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Mar 4, 2014 - Seal Rocks to Port Maquarie

It had rained hard in the night, well at least that's what the campsite owner said. We must have slept heavily to miss it! Anyway, we were again woken by all the bird calls. There were warnings about dingoes posted in the camp kitchen, but we didn't see any, not sure if that's good or not. The sun was sort of shining so we walked through the dunes to the beach, and what a fantastic beach it was. Soft golden sands, the surf pounding on the beach and a gentle breeze. It was lovely and warm and we enjoyed our stroll along the tide line,...

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off we go!

Dec 22, 2013 - Port Macquarie

(Ben) We said farewell to the Clancys yesterday morning and spent most of the day driving to Port Macquarie. Our caravan park in town is very comfortable and equipped, most importantly, with a pool and waterslide. It's the first place in a few months where the water has been warm enough to spend a couple of hours in without feeling cold, and that's what the kids did before dinner last night. Today (after another swim!) we popped over to Sal's aunty Claire and uncle David's place and spent a very relaxing and enjoyable few hours catching up...

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Nov 9, 2012 - Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie: 9 - 12 Nov 2012 We were looking forward to hanging out in Port Macquarie, catching up with friends & checking out the Pitt's old haunting ground. We stayed at the Sundowner Breakwall Caravan Park which was a great location right on the breakwall (river entrance) & 2 minutes walk to the beach and town centre. Sean & Jesse took advantage of the location & went fishing straight after we set up. Saturday night we headed to the indoor rock climbing & laser skirmish centre for a night of unlimited play. Unfortunately I attempted...

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