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Feb 5, 2004 - Port Cambell and Lorne

For our final day on the Ocean Road we left Port Campbell stopping at the formations we hadn't yet seen. These included 'Thundercave' and 'The Blowhole' named due to the noise made as the waves crash through them. As we drove through the Otway National Park we took a detour to do a 2km treetop walk, one of only three of its kind in the world. At its highest point you are 50 metres up amongst the trees. This was great fun, as the walkway swings in the breeze. Heading back to the Coastal Road we stopped to have our picture taken by a...

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Jan 5, 2004 - On to Melbourne

We had arranged to re-locate a camper van for a company for a fee of $25 a day. This gave us until 3pm on the 5th Jan to get the van to Melbourne. In the morning we went to see the show re-enacting the events on the evening of Ned Kelly's last stand. This was good fun if not a little cheesy. The show is owned and run by a man whose Grandmother used to work for the Kelly family. After this we left Glenrowan for the 2 hour drive to Melbourne. Upon arrival we spent a couple of hours catching up on e-mails before we were met by Andrea at...

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Nov 18, 2003 - Evening departure for Melbourne

On this day we packed our bags, then met our friend at "Someplace Else" for lunch. This is a restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel that we frequent whenever we are in Hong Kong. It a very interesting Pub and on the front of the place there is a plack that says "On this place, in the year 1879, nothing happened". Cute! Then we finished our packing and went to the airport on another bus in the afternoon. The driver of this bus was a novice compared to all of the others we had ridden with. It took forever to get to the airport, but fortunately we...

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Nov 11, 2003 - Moving On to Mildura

Hello again. Just a little note to let ye all know that we are heading off into the wilderness tomorrow night. Mildura is our destination, 555km away, and our journey starts at 9.45pm and finishes sometime around 7 next morning. We are staying in a hostel which should be fun. The bloke running it said he would look for work for us so fingers crossed(we need the money). The weather is starting to finally pick up here in Melbourne with lots of blue skies and endless sunshine. Hope it's not too miserable over there. The place we are going to...

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Nov 3, 2003 - Story of the rest of "The Great Sporting Weekend"

Good morning from Melbourne. It's been a bit of a hectic weekend for us out here with the Compromise Rules and the rugby and the racing on tomorrow. It's been great, but I think we might need most of this week to recover. Our friends came down from Sydney on Thursday and we met up with them for a few(too many) and struggled home on Friday morning not feeling too well. We went to the game on Friday night which was brilliant and met up with Ronan and Caroline at The Joint after which was class. Another struggle to get up on Saturday, but it...

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Nov 1, 2003 - Story of the beginning of "The Great Sporting Weekend"

Thanks for the lovely e-mail. At the moment we are nearing the end of a three-day session. Friends of ours arrived down from Sydney for the weekend on Thursday, so we met them for a few sociable, quiet pints. We ended up asleep on the floor of my friend's girlfriend's brother's apartment in South Yarra after a heavy night of Carlton,VB, Baileys and Tia Lusso. After struggling home yesterday, we tried to sleep but couldn't. Feeling a bit weary, we headed off with Marlene and Tony to the MCG for the International Rules game. It was a great...

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Oct 14, 2003 - Stories from Melbourne

Hello again from Melbourne. Well it's hard work but somebodys got to do it. Tough slog out here. Hard yacker. It's been a gruelling day out there. The sweat is pouring off me. Yes, you've guessed it, we've been working.........on our tans. Finally we've got some decent weather with temperatures around 25 degrees today and promised again for tomorrow. Paula's getting a great colour but I'm still the same. Maybe I should cut back on the factor 35. We haven't done too much to write home about. Went to a few Museums(Chinese, Immigration and...

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Oct 7, 2003 - Message to Alan's Work

Good morning to ye all from Oz. I hope everybody is still in fine health and that the place hasn't slowed down since I left(I can hear ye all saying fat chance). Anyway we're still here in Melbourne and enjoying the not so great weather. We are probably in the coldest part of the country and it can be like home a lot of the time. Luckily we are staying with a wonderful family at the moment, so we are saving on rent and stuff and they have brought us to loads of cool places. The beer is good and the nightlife is different but from what...

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Sep 30, 2003 - Melbourne Update

Good to hear from you. We got the letter today with the photos in it. They turned out very well. We got in touch with Silky and they are coming down here for the weekend of the International Rules and the rugby. Should be a good weekend. We'll more than likely be staying in the hostel with them cos it's cheaper than getting a taxi home at 2 or whenever in the morning. They seem to be getting on well in Sydney. We're still looking for jobs at the moment, but we are not getting too worried yet. How much did the flights cost ye? Are ye coming...

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Sep 9, 2003 - First Message Home From Oz

G'day to everyone in Ireland We hope everyone is keeping well. We hope the weather is unbearable. Our flight was as uneventful as a 24hr flight can get. We had a brilliant entertainment system to keep us occupied with movies, sport, TV, even games such as Tetris, hangman and x's and o's (which was impossible to beat). We only had one delay for about an hour while on the plane at Heathrow and amazingly we arrived at exactly on schedule at 4.45am. We hadn't slept that much so the first two days were pretty tough. At the moment we are staying...

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Sep 13, 1975 - Melbourne

Went down the road to the Argo about 11am. Had a nice steak lunch there and had a few drinks. Went back to the flat and repacked our gear. Caught a taxi down to the railway station - had about 7 pieces of luggage with us. Took 2 bags with us on the train, overnight to Adelaide, leaving at 9pm. Not a very comfortable trip - only had layback seats.

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Sep 12, 1975 - Melbourne

Ian and I went into town ad a look round and had lunch in a little restaurant. Caught the train out to the zoo and spent about 3 hours there. Bit of a disappointment - not very well laid out and not very clean. Caught the train back to the city and then a train "home". Spent the evening there as Piggy came home too drunk to go out again. Went to the laundromat and did our washing while Ian went along the road and got pizza again for tea.

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