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Feb 18, 2018 - Air Conditioning South Brisbane

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Feb 13, 2018 - Brisbane – Australia Zoo – Crikey!!

G’Day It was blooming hot, mate! By Crikey! Beautiful hot and humid day in Brisbane. Brisbane is north of Sydney. You could tell we were entering the subtropical rainforest zone because the vegetation was getting greener and more lush. Most of Australia so far has been sage green and not the bright, bright green in the South Pacific. The sage of the gum trees dominated most of the time. Brisbane is actually about 8 miles inland up the Brisbane River from the port. The beaches on either side are big tourist areas. Sun Coast to the south and...

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Feb 13, 2018 - Brisbane Australia

History: Brisbane the capital of Queensland is situated on its namesake river and spreads over picturesque hills rising from Moreton Bay. It is one of the oldest cities in Australia, its first settlers were the secondary offenders from the Sydney penal colony. It also served as one of Douglas MacArthur Pacific headquarters during World War II. Since we started in Miami we have sailed 14,885 nautical miles in 61 of 141 day trip. Third largest city in Australia, nice but not unlike many American cities. Did see the golf course where Greg...

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Feb 5, 2018 - Bangkok/Saigon/Vung Tau/Saigon/Kuala Lumpur/Australia

Great introduction to Vietnam – at the airport we by-passed the metered taxis and negotiated 100,000 dong ($5.50) into the city as a flat fee. Leaving the airport the driver demanded we pay 15,000 (80c) airport parking fee – no problem. Peter handed him a 20,000 note with the driver grabbing at the other notes in his hand (new currency, dark taxi, confusing zeros) with Peter grabbing them back. Ended up getting out due to the hostile driver and smelling a rat. Checking our notes we were 200,000 ($11) short – obviously palmed during the...

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Feb 1, 2018 - We're on our way............Fishing Haven Yamba

Left home for our travels this morning at 6:45 and went straight to Aldi in Ballina to stock up with pensioner priced alcohol..............and oh yes, some food as well. Very awkard, as no caravan parking in carpark, or on road, close by, so we had to park on other side of main road. Pushing an Aldi trolley across the round-a-bout is a story in itself. Now at Fishing Haven, and its blowing a gale, and have already sussed out the fishing. Guy on the jetty, said he and two mates caught 50 whiting this morning ( incoming tide ) so I went...

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Barnett's on tour

Jan 23, 2018 - One week to go

3 months since my official retirement, and about 3 years since Ann threw out the work uniform, and we have been planing this event for many years now. Over the past three months, we have completed so many projects, that need to be done, to make sure we have no issues while we are away. ( What's the bet this statement will come back and bite me ) The major shock we had during our preparation, was discovering our caravan was 200Kg overweight, with empty water tanks, empty fridge, and empty cupboards. After removing many items we paid for when...

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Barnett's on tour

Oct 23, 2017 - Brisbane

After a nice relaxing day at sea we cruise up the Brisbane river for 4 hours close to a ferry stop to take us up to Brisbane. We had arranged for a Brisbane greeter to meet us and give us a guided tour of the city. We got a potted history of the convicts (from 1824) and then free people arriving. Some beautiful buildings were built at that time in true colonial fashion. The city hall is a wonderful building based on the Pantheon in Rome. The have a huge organ in there and hold lots of concerts. The South Bank of the river was recently...

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gerviv in Oz

Oct 18, 2017 - Traveling to O'Reilly's Rainforest Resort

October 18, 2017-Travel to Brisbane and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort This was a travel day. Bus took us to the Cairns Airport where we flew out to Brisbane. The rain was pouring down. There we piled into 2 vans and drove for a couple of hours up a long and winding rainy road to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. This is a compound on top of a mountain that began as a dairy farm but quickly evolved into a tourist retreat. It is a marvel up so high in the middle of a rainforest. It has numerous colorful birds, including Rosellas and others. The...

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Oct 16, 2017 - Ballina to Brisbane

Monday 16 October 2017 Home sweet home! A wet and windy night in Ballina, but the rain eased in the morning and we were able to pack up & be on the road by 8.30am. Thought that time was good as we adjusted our time back an hour! Drive home was uneventful with only a few showers, and traffic flowing reasonably well. Decided to drive straight through without a break, and arrived home around 10.20am. (Qld time). The big unpack took quite some time, as will the washing and put away!! Thanks for travelling our journey with us over the past nine...

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Oct 11, 2017 - depart BNE for LA

- - - - - select SE Qld map Wed 11th Oct - - - BNE to LA to NY Departure Day - Yayyyy - David and Heather returned the airport transport favour at 7:15, so we had plenty of time to get to the airport, that is, until we saw Samford Rd, chokkas, and at a standstill. So local knowledge was great and we took all the back roads to get to Stafford Rd for a straight run to the airport. BUT - at EvPk Ron had a pocket-patting check and said “Oh no!!!, I think I’ve left my phone at A&Js.” Sure did; found on the floor in the loo. “Thanks Robyn, would...

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Oct 11, 2017 - Los Angeles-in air-Brisbane

10 and 11/10/2017. Tuesday & Wednesday. Los Angeles - In air -Brisbane As we went through Customs at LA Airport last night, I was sad to 'donate' a bottle of Goosberry jam to the Customs Department. It's a favourite of Margaret and Neville, which I have found very hard to find wherever we've travelled in Australia, so when I saw it at Niagara on the Lakes, thought Bingo....something to take home to them. Not to be! Although I shed a few tears as I walked away, I know 'rules are rules'. It exceeded the size limitations. Our departure from...

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Oct 10, 2017 - last minute pack

- - - - - select SE Qld Map Tue 10th Oct The day has finally come - after a long preparation for selling the house we decided just before settlement to make this trip to the US to see Brett Lindsay Brenna and Chloe. So after only four weeks since settlement we will head off tomorrow. Mind you our departure is not without a little concern. Last Sunday night at a Futsal (indoor soccer) match Andrew ruptured the Achilles' tendon on his L ankle. This may mean surgery in the next few days. While he has no pain at the moment we are still...

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