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Feb 7, 2015 - Days 13 - 21 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, So here we are, evicted, sent away from our home, banished to the Highways and By-Ways of this great land for the duration of the build of a new home for daughter and son-in-law and 3 horrors and terrors whilst they occupy our home and rent out theirs, not silly are they ???. So here we are off on another one of our many adventures and one which we are looking forward to. It will be a 4, 5 or 6 month trip depending on the house build so we have plenty of time to explore and have a real good look at many places we have wanted to...

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Jan 18, 2015 - Exploring Wollongong

A 90 minute train ride from Sydney finds the beautiful south Australia coast town of Wollongong. With 290,000 people this town is very big and has 17 beaches with life guards and beach awards to show its splendor. Lots of high rise condos and view apartments line the shore drive but don't interfer with the lovely long coastal walking path that goes for miles. It was a cloudless day and very hot so we old only last on the path two hours. Then we took a free bus tour of the town in an air conditioned bus that was such a relief. The train ride...

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Mar 24, 2014 - Wollongong

We came down to Wollongong on Monday from Taree, having left the caravan at Elaine's. By the time we reached Raymond Terrace the rain had started and from there on it just got worse. At times we couldn't see more than the tail lights of the car in front and we were glad to reach Morisset exit where we could get off the freeway and wait for a while for the storm to pass. Unfortunately, however, more storms kept coming and we often found ourselves (and everyone else) reduced to 30 - 40 kph. By the time we were approaching Hornsby we were fed...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Home again

On the road just after 8 this morning, heading for home. Uneventful day, no emus, no roadkill, no narrow dirt roads, just user friendly freeways. Stopped for fuel and toilet stop and found a healthy take away shop. Picked up lunch that we could eat on the way. We arrived home early afternoon, and as we had packed most of our things into big plastic bags it was just a matter of unloading them into the house. We have travelled 9597klms this trip, used 980litres ($1572) of fuel. We spent 42 nights in caravan parks ($1629.60), which averaged...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Wollongong to Cowra

Packed up the van and on the road by 10am. Can't go past Goulburn Bakery for lunch, but opted for the healthy option of salad wraps. Todays journey took us through Goulburn, Yass, Boorora then on to Cowra. Arrived Cowra Van Park at 3.15. A very nice park on the banks of the Lachlan River. We have travelled through lush green countryside, lot of sheep. Went for a walk into town then back for an early night. The roof lifter worked really well, just a flick of the switch and up went the roof! Together with the new remote control which turns...

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Sep 3, 2012 - Wollongong

The GPS wouldn’t accept Woolongong and I couldn’t work out why. Then I found out its actually spelt Wollongong. The Corrimal Beach Tourist Park where we stayed, is owned and operated by the Council and one of the best we’ve visited. Big grassed sites and beautiful clean amenities. We went for a day trip north along the Grand Pacific Drive and drove over the Sea Cliff Bridge. The road runs along the coastline and the Sea Cliff Bridge was constructed in 2005 after the old road was closed in 2003 due to regular rock falls. The bridge links...

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Jan 28, 2011 - Day 32 - Melbourne - Wollongong

Vital Statistics: Distance: 870 Kilometres Diesel Price: ?? Daily Diary: The day started early for both groups of Newing travelers. Team B (Peter, Bek and Rachel) were awake at 5am and immediately headed for the deck to watch the ferry enter Port Phillip Bay. By 6am the ship had docked and less than 10 minutes later the crew was on the road the first car off the boat – no inspections this time. As they were hungry and ahead of schedule Peter and the girls stopped for breakfast at the café where they had eaten lunch a month ago before...

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Dec 28, 2010 - Day 1 - Wollongong to Melbourne

Vital Statistics Distance : 850K Diesel Price Wodonga : $1.32 Diary Set off at 6:30am, on an overcast day in Wollongong. We left a little later than we had hoped, however the house was sparkling clean ready for Rochelle who moved in later the same morning to babysit the house, chickens and guinea pigs while we were away. The optimistic plan for the day was to drive to Melbourne without having to stop overnight along the way. Thankfully, the kids travelled brilliantly, reading, sleeping and listening to stories while we travelled and we...

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Jul 18, 2009 - Sydney Australia Trip

In May 2008, I visited my friend Brett Savard who was studying abroad at Wollongong University. It was the best time of my life. The culture there is so peaceful and everyone is friendly. The landscape is beautiful. There is no ego there. Everyone drives small cars and has small houses. Wollongong has not been over taken by tourists which makes it great to really grasp the Australian culture. I traveled as far as my budget would let me. I stayed in the Blue Mountains for a night which was breath taking. The leaves have something in them...

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Apr 3, 2009 - What a view!!!

We decided to split up Sean had work to do and the two older ones their diaries. So I took Miranda to do some shopping for gifts.....Ethan’s birthday tomorrow. Miranda and I had some morning tea and had an enjoyable time shopping and returned two and a half hours later. The others whilst we were away had a swim and played a game of mini golf. We had a quick lunch of salami and cheese rolls before heading for the hills to the lookouts. We drove along the old Princes Highway, which was very peaceful and less stressful. We stopped at Bulli...

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Apr 2, 2009 - It's raining again oh no!!!!!

It was raining and everything was wet and dreary,so after a breakfast of bacon and egg in muffins, I desperate to get out thought the shopping precinct may be fun and at least the shops would be dry. I did not know that it was a shopping mall and the parking was quite distance away. We took the kids to Wendy’s for a treat lunch of hotdogs and thickshakes. I also got my photos copied onto a CD....my backup incase my computer breaks .... We did a bit of window shopping and on the way back to the car, we watched a group of men that were...

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Apr 1, 2009 - April Fools, travelling through Port Kembla

Whilst Sean was off at the toilets in the morning I pretended that as Coff's Harbour had a flood ....Purdie Avenue should also more importantly our home.....Liam was not fooled at first when I announced I just received a txt from Jo and Greg saying that the whole house was under water up to the first floor!!! But when the fake tears were started and the talk of having to drive back to Perth he was fooled!!!Sean was then yelled for by all the kids waking everyone in the cp. We then could not contain our smiles so they were told "April...

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