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Aug 27, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Sunday 27 August 2017 A quiet leisurely Sunday for our last day at Bateau Bay. Some house keeping to be done ready to move on tomorrow. It's hard to believe that we have been here for eight nights. It has gone very fast. Enjoyed the morning sitting in the sun outside the vans, drinking coffee while the girls did some knitting and crochet. Caught up on some emails after lunch and the Benn's went off to pick up some supplies. After another chat and a cup of tea, we headed off for a walk to Shelly Beach one last time! We could see the weather...

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Aug 26, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Saturday 26 August 2017 A more relaxed morning with a later start than the previous mornings. Had a few more showers early in the night, and then a nice day followed again. Set off about 9.30am to visit Don's cousin Gaye and her husband Jim at Morriset. Cousin Jan drove up from Wyoming and we all had a great time catching up and reminiscing. Even found out about another skeleton in the cupboard. Jan has heard from an apparent "cousin" that no one knew about, but no proof has been established yet! Gaye & Jim are in a lovely retirement...

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Aug 25, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Friday 25 August 2017 Had a few heavy rain periods during the night and some light showers. We were expecting to wake up to a wet day, but once again were blessed with mainly blue sky. With a nice morning, and Don feeling better than the previous afternoon (not sure what ailed him yesterday afternoon and night), we decided to set off again at 8.30am for Brooklyn and join the Riverboat Postman for a cruise on the Hawkesbury River to deliver mail and other daily essentials to the more isolated residents living on the river. A great choice...

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Aug 24, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Thursday 24 August 2017 It was a mild night, and a sunny morning greeted us again. Decided on an 8.30am start to head south to Auburn and T&F All States Pty Ltd, Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers. We were due to meet up with Rohan and Randal at 11am, and had time to grab a light refreshment before heading to the factory. For me (Pam) to be able to describe our factory tour, it would only be wow, wow and wow! I will let Don continue today's blurb as he can probably describe the experience better than me. We met quite a few of the staff, and...

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Aug 23, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Wednesday 23 August 2017 Another perfect day on the coast. Better make the most of it, they are predicting showers as early as tomorrow. An easy morning before heading to Chittaway Bay to visit Andrea & Anthony, John's niece and her husband. They have a lovely home that backs onto a river that spills into Chittaway Bay in Tuggerah Lake. They have an open area of crown land between their back gate and the river which they share with their neighbours. Such a pleasant morning relaxing by the river enjoying morning tea with this delightful...

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Aug 22, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Tuesday 22 August 2017 A beautiful day here at Bateau Bay. Quite a mild night and a bright sunny cloudless day. The surf is still quite rough, and the waves remind us how close we are to the beach. After having the gate access to the beach near us roped off just after we got here, the workmen arrived and we now have a "locked" gate access. Luckily the amenities key fits the lock! An easy morning in the park, housework to do and decided to bring washing up to date. A nice clean laundry with new looking washing machines and one dryer, all for...

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Aug 21, 2017 - Bateau Bay

Monday 21 August 2017 A quieter night wind wise and everyone slept well. Had several showers during the evening, but the rain cleared to a fine but cloudy day and a little warmer than yesterday. Had a nice coastal drive to Davistown to visit friends (Robyn & Gary) who we met on a Kimberley trip many years ago. Enjoyed morning tea at their place and then we all lunched at the RSL. Enjoyed a great catchup reminiscing, and many laughs were had. They are well setup in a retirement village and enjoying the lifestyle. Headed back to Bateau Bay...

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Aug 20, 2017 - Bonny Hills to Bateau Bay

Sunday 20 August 2017 Strong winds blew most of the night, with some blustery gusts and a few showers. The morning dawned looking like a nice fine day, but that soon changed into a dull, cold and very bleak day. The winds died down, which was good for travelling. Left Bonny Hills around 9am after a very enjoyable stay. Would have to be one of the top parks we have stayed in, and pleased we added the extra night. Made a detour into Bulahdelah for a rest stop and coffee. A smaller town than we imagined, and not much open on a Sunday to see....

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Apr 6, 2014 - Gerringong to The Entrance

Day 42 Sunday 6th April Gerringong to The Entrance Today we've skipped church and are going to get to the other side (north) of Sydney today. Let's see what the day brings. We carefully planned our route to skirt around Sydney with a minimum of hassle. The planning paid off. We used the M1 up to the road west to Picton and loined the Hume Freeway M31 which would take us up to meet the A28 through to Hornsby where we started the trip north to Berowa Rest Area just under 3hrs from our departure from the Kiama area. Phew!!! Our plan was to...

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Mar 23, 2013 - Nation's Capital

A couple of weekends ago, we drove to Canberra, the nation’s capital, to visit a friend we haven’t seen in some years. Canberra is home to the Old and New Parliament houses, The Australian Mint, National Gallery of Australia, National Library and many museums. Little bit of history - In 1901, Sydney and Melbourne both wanted to be chosen as the spot for the capital. It was agreed that a new location needed to be found as no-one could decide between Sydney and Melbourne. The name for the new capital city was supposedly taken from the...

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Mar 7, 2013 - Oz Part 2

Oz Part 2 – This week we’ve been doing typical touristy things. The girls have been itching to see a kangaroo (a roo as they are affectionately known here). So, we had a couple of choices: to go up north a bit and see them (maybe) in the wild or to go to the Australian Reptile Park. We chose the latter. The park is a privately family owned business started in the 60’s. It receives no money from the Australian government. The park is home to reptiles, spiders (including the famous and deadly black-funnel spider), and many indigenous mammals...

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Feb 27, 2013 - G'Day all......

G’Day all…… We have been in Australia now for just over one week. We are staying in a place called The Entrance – which is about one and a half hours north of Sydney. It’s a holiday resort for people to vacation at. The first few days we had bad weather – lots of wind and rain. However, the past few days have been much better and we can now explore what Australia has to offer in this area. We even had to postpone our surfing lesson because of the rain and wind!!! The good news is we bought 2 surfboards and wetsuits for everyone…so we are...

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