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Sep 24, 2019 - Dernière étape Melbourne

Bonjour a Tous, Juste une petite entrée pour finaliser mon parcourt sur la carte en australie. Quelques photos. He, j'ai fait de l'escalade avec Evan de NZ et Alex de St Lambert, en stage de commerce international. A bientôt en Nouvelle Zélande !!! Wababadoudou !!!

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Aug 27, 2019 - Let the fun begin

Relaxing in the Plaza Lounge at Melbourne Airport. The landing was a little harsh and someone who was asleep at the time made a loud noise - luckily no expletives (yet) Security and passport control was quick and easy. Still some morons complained! The Plaza Lounge is quite small but comfortable. We had a light lunch and have settled in for a few hours rest. C studying the latest antics of the Royals while J attends to bill paying etc. If everything is on time we will be in Singapore later tonight for a good sleep and a shower. J,s back is...

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Jun 6, 2019 - Ready to go

Hello readers, It is almost time for us to go - just one more sleep. We fly out at 6pm on Friday 7 June with Emirates. My bags are packed and so are Bruce's. I just need to make a couple of tweaks as I have found that mine are a trifle heavier than I thought. We will try to keep you up to date as much as possible although these blogs are dependent on a quick and reliable wifi which may not be available at all camp sites. So long for now.

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May 9, 2019 - Today is finally here!

A quick entry while I wait at Gate 14 in order to board what looks to be a very full plane. Wonderful news that I know you will be delighted to know! My suitcase weighed 16.6kg! Yay me! The rain (which I didn’t hear any of last night) appears to have stopped so our flight shouldn’t be affected in any way. Ok - that’s it for now. Next stop - VANCOUVER!

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May 9, 2019 - It’s nearly time!

Nearly ready to fly! Packed (as minimally as I can)... no idea how much the bag weighs as I don’t have any scales and the ones Nicola loaned me were pretty useless (sorry, Nic, but they were). I think/ hope the bag weighs less than 23kg... if it doesn’t too bad... I need my 5 pairs of shoes!! After a nice farewell breakfast with Nicola and a Mother’s Day picnic at Soph’s Kinder, it was off to the bus stop to get the Skybus to Tullamarine airport. Then a 3 minute ride in a shuttle van to our hotel for the night.... I think it took longer to...

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Apr 26, 2019 - A step closer!

Today, Cheryl and I picked up our tickets,vouchers and other travel documents. We also got a few good tips from our travel agent who has just returned from New York. As a result, we booked a couple of extra little tours in NY. In just two weeks, we will be setting off on this wonderful holiday! Anticipation Excitement building Researching, planning, packing Counting down the days Holiday!

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Apr 25, 2019 - One more sleep before takeoff

Hello family and friends, I am preparing to leave Melbourne tomorrow night for eight months in Europe. Once again I intend to use this journal to write about my adventures but if you would prefer not to get my updates, please let me know that you would like to opt out. No pressure. Cheers, Jude

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Jude's 2019

Apr 10, 2019 - 4 weeks to go!

With now only 4 weeks to go, today I received information from Holland America cruise line regarding the 7 day Inside Passage Alaskan cruise that is part of the larger Evergreen Tour. I completed all the required log in details and excitedly browsed through the 'optional' shore excursions. While I have been told that we will probably see whales just by being on the cruise ship, Eurodam (no, I'm not swearing - that's its name), I selected a small group whale watching tour for when we are ashore at Juneau. The tour involves (obviously) going...

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Apr 10, 2019 - Melbourne - Great Ocean Roads, Great Coffee

Another fine sunny day, but not too hot. (Great-nephew) Michael picks us up from the Dickson, and we head into town for a cuppa while we wait for the bus. A bit “mickey-mouse” getting to Canberra… a coach links us to the rail network. We are due to leave at 0940, meet up with the train at Cootamundra around 1230, and arrive in Melbourne 1830. Two tickets AU$140 (NZ$151). After booking the tickets Tony finds out they could have caught the train at Yass Junction, just a wee way out of Canberra. Also too late, Michael tells us he could have...

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Dec 19, 2018 - Melbourne

Melbourne 17 December Up early, not sure why, but we had to make sure the trailer and car were ready to be returned. Carolyn arrived home from Her trip to Bali looking very relaxed and tanned. She joined us for breakfast, caught up with we had all been doing and then we packed up and hit the road for Melbourne. So, back once again onto the Hume Highway and headed south. A couple of hours later we arrived in Pakenham and met up with Kellie (Melbourne Campertrailer Centre) to hand back the trailer. It was great to catch up with Kellie again,...

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OZ and Tassie

Sep 27, 2018 - The last leg to Melbourne

We left Canberra, Australia’s capital city, and started on the last leg of our trip. We headed south along the Pacific coastline to our end destination of Melbourne. Aussies pronounce it Melbn, not Melburn. We enjoyed a fun little visit at a koala bear reserve. As we strolled under the groves of eucalyptus trees we strained our necks looking up at all the koalas. During the day they are quite sedentary just sleeping and lounging around posing for the tourists. As we turned the corner at the bottom of Australia we headed west along what is...

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Jun 24, 2018 - Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour!

Bonjour mes amis, I feel a little bonjour-ed out at the moment. I went for my walk a little later this morning as I wanted to be alone in my green paradise. However, while I knew that the local school was having a fun walk and ride today I didn't know what time it started nor its route. Well, I know now. I met so many walkers with their dogs and riders on the path and was happy at first to exchange pleasantries. Then I became a little tired of the constant "bonjour" and smiles. (How terrible must I sound to be tired of friendliness?) But I...

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Summer 2018

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