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Apr 18, 2018 - Fair dinkum

I managed to get the rental car and its occupants back to Perth airport unscathed. Then we had a mere 5 hours to enjoy at the airport. We flew to Adelaide on JetStar, a budget spinoff of Qantas. It offers low fares offset by fees for everything but using the toilet. I had the aisle seat, across from Mo. The poor fellow to my left in the center of my row was over six foot and had to be well over 300 pounds. When he got settled, I had to list 30 degrees starboard to avoid sharing sweating arms. Just before takeoff, I noted an empty seat a...

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Second Time Around

Apr 13, 2018 - Blown away in Adelaide

Arrived at Adelaide Beachfront CP, set up then went and had our flu jabs. Got back, put up our awning - 15 mins later, a sudden storm blew through, and completely wrecked the annexe next to us, and ripped our awning. Not usable until we get home..... Say no more.....

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On The Road 2018

Apr 9, 2018 - fly to Adelaide

latitude = Memphis Melbourne is 500 miles from Adelaide. It would be possible to drive, but it would take all day and we found ourselves at the airport again instead. Airports can be stressful world over. The last few miles of our drive to the airport were horribly congested and it began to look like we would not make the plane. Luckily, it arrived late and luckily, when you travel in a group, there is a special group desk that checks you in avoiding the regular line. We put our cases in an long row and they were tagged and on the belt in...

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Mar 14, 2018 - Mt Gambier to Meningie to Harndorf to Adelaide Shores Caravan Park

13th March. We set off to spend an exciting brain numbing morning at Centrelink ! Couldn't find a dentist so the next painful thing was trying to sort out our Super with Centrelink. Actually the guy there was very helpful, and we gave him all our printed docs and he confirmed the one they really need is at home in Victoria Point Queensland. So he sent Head Office a message saying to extend the 2 week deadline to 6 weeks to allow us to get home and submit. He also said there is a chance our application will be cancelled, and not to stress !...

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Barnett's on tour

Jan 13, 2018 - Adelaide

It was a short, 50 minute flight from Melbourne to Adelaide - arriving at 11. There was a 30 minute time zone change which we don't experience often. We could not check into the hotel until late afternoon, so we spent the time visiting the Cleland Conservation and Wildlife Park. It took about 45 minutes to make the 60 km trip up the mountain. First we had lunch, then we toured the park. The various Kangaroos Troops are pastured in large fenced areas. They were friendly and would eat out your hand. There were three or four troop: the red...

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S&H Australia

Dec 12, 2017 - Adelaide

Tuesday 12th December saw us arrive bright and early in Adelaide. It was going to be called Wellington but NZ got in first. They then opted for Williamstown after King William IV but he asked them to name it after his wife - which they duly did. The train put on some tours for guests that are transiting through to Sydney but we managed to wangle our way on to one of the tours before heading off to our hotel. It was a bit rushed due to the train being late in but we saw some of the sights included the Adelaide Oval and Cathedral. Once...

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Dec 10, 2017 - Day 14 - Adelaide

Day of rest waiting for the mechanic on Monday. Easy wake up, some laundry and then we went at the Echidna winery in the McLaren Vale, for a good meal and a good glass of wine, or two. The day was looking like Perth: blue sky without a single cloud and low 30ies, with a mild breeze. So after lunch we moved under few trees nearby and we spent couple of hours lazily. Then we took the long way home, reaching the top of the hills and driving through the marvelous hills ridge road. Back home we got a takeaway, a good bottle of red and we close...

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Dec 9, 2017 - Day 13 - Port Campbell to Adelaide

Weather forecast were quite optimistic, with minor chance of less than 1 mm rain at departure andgoing to the safe 5% by 11:00 and full sun in Adelaide. We pack the bikes comfortably inside a garage and as we were ready to go, the 1mm spray started. We wait 10 minutes and it stopped, so we took off with no rain gear on, very optimistic about our way. Before reaching the London Bridge, few km away, the rain started again lightly and annoying. We saw the London Bridge under the mist. Back on the motorbikes it was dry and wet for 50 km, then...

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Nov 30, 2017 - Day 4 - Adelaide

The long drive day. The truck that lifted us to Adelaide was really uncomfortable. Was not a full size truck, but rather one of the small one and with the automatic gear shift. By surprise could be driven with car driving license. The guy that rescued us was on his thirties, originally from Fiji, but living in Sydney. Spent 10 years in the army, talking with a funny, hard to understand accent, probably worse than mine, but was a genuine good guy. Had bought the truck second hands in Perth and was moving it back to Sydney. At the beginning...

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Nov 29, 2017 - Day 3 - Eucla to Adelaide

Was raining overnight and the morning was overcasted with a wet misty atmosphere. The 45 minutes time difference have played in our brain and we woke up in west standard time, so was not the earliest start. My bike had the battery little lazy to start the engine and I fear couple of time the worse, but then it started, we refuelled and we hit the road. The misty atmosphere was not such to wear rain overall, but enough to get you wettish and dirt the visor. In 12 km we past the State border and for Alberto, believing or not, was the first...

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Nov 27, 2017 - 3 weeks to go...

So there is less than three weeks until I leave and I think the gravity of what I'm doing has finally hit me. I'm getting quite nervous as a result, but you all seem to be quite reassuring that I'll have a great time (which I'm sure is true). I haven't stopped making lists filled with things that still need to be done and they only seem to be getting longer D: For those who I have left out of the loop, I leave on the 17th of December and will arrive in Toronto (if I've organised this website well enough then you'll hopefully be able to see...

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Nov 14, 2017 - Adelaide

Adelaide is a well-designed city with many parks. The architecture once again is a combination of heritage buildings and modern designs. We had booked a wine tour of the Barossa Valley wine region here so we set off for the city centre to join our coach tour. Our first stop was Seppeltsfield Winery. We didn’t know the name but we sampled 5 different wines and a tawny port. They have a one hundred year old port that is available for $700/100ml. Sniffing the bottle is free! Next on to Wolf Blass which we do know quite well. We know the Yellow...

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