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Dec 20, 2014 - Visiting family

We arrived in Wonthaggi last night and It's been lovely to spend time with Jenny and Lionel. Tonight we all went out to San Remo to the Chinese restaurant there. We really enjoyed the food. We had the banquet for four. We had a very pleasant time and afterwards we drove over to Cowes and walked on the beach and checked out the lanes along the foreshore. We have never been to Rhyll before but went there this time. It is a fairly uncommercial place and we really liked it. We then drove back to San Remo for the lighting of the Christmas tree....

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Jan 19, 2014 - First blog the night before

and welcome to my blog! I'm not really to sure how this works so... bare with me and to be honest I'm not the best writer and iv never done a blog before so I'm really sorry if this is bad but I do think this is a really good thing to do over my exchange program to Italy for the year of 2014. To share the ups and downs of this trip and to be able to look back on this will be amazing! So here goes nothing 𯘖 So its 11:57pm on the 19/01/14 the night before my exchange program, I'm just laying and thinking about everything and trying to work...

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Oct 15, 2013 - The clock

We visited sister Jenny and Lionel's in Wonthaggi. We had a lovely time together. Lionel made us a clock to go in the motorhome. It is a brilliant job and we love to have things that remind us of those we love as we travel. It looks great in the motorhome.

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Apr 11, 2007 - Phillip Island

We had rented a car from the airport so we took this day to drive down to Phillip Island for the day. It was interesting driving in the crazy city of Melbourne because you are allowed to drive on the tram tracks. I have a whole new appreciation for other people visiting Calgary who don't know how to drive in our city. Anyways it took a couple hours to drive to the island. Our first stop was Cape Woolamai surf beach. Then we went to the Koala Conservation Centre where we saw a ton of koalas. Next we drove to the other side of the island...

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Oct 10, 2006 - Kangaroos& Koalas

Last day in this part of Australia We had arranged to hire a car, which turned out to be a Toyota Corolla, It was manual too and after the previous cars of all being automatic and some power, this was just like a pedal car, and not that nice, still it went, we headed out towards the coast and to Phillip Island, We called in on the way at 'Fountain Gate' which for you Kath & Kim fans is the shopping centre that a lot of filming was done, We got a chino in the famous food court. The shopping centre is full of what I would call Essex type...

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Mar 15, 2006 - Melbourne Common Wealth Games

Melbourne, the home of Lezanne and Heath, my hosts for my 4-day stay here! Also the venue for the Melbourne 2006, XVIII Commonwealth Games and I managed to arrange to hit the beginning few days! 4500 athletes from 71 nations, representing one third of the world's population were due to compete, so Zan, her sister Kerith and myself headed to Federation Square to watch the grand opening ceremony on the big screen. Such was the event that even the Queen popped over to read her message that has been carried on a microchip in the Commonwealth...

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Feb 6, 2006 - Philip Island

Zo, nadat we gesettled waren in een hostel in het midden van de stad, die achteraf best wel luidruchtig was, werd het tijd voor de eerste tour in de omgeving van Melbourne! De eerste dag nadat mam was aangekomen had ik vrijgehouden in de "planning" zodat we stad konden zien, maar dat we terug konden als ze te moe zou worden of zo. Ik kan het nog steeds niet helemaal geloven dat ze hier echt is! philip Island. Een eiland ten zuid-oosten van Melbourne. Een plek met veel flora en fauna. Het hoogtepunt van de dag waren toch wel de penguins die...

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Jan 29, 2006 - Phillip Island

We stayed at Cowes campsite early evening we drove around the small island to a place called the nobbies where you can see the seal colony at the point, also there you can walk around the boardwalk to see the young little Penguins (lots of photos). We also visited the Koala Conservation centre seeing lots of sleepy wild koalas after that we went to the Phillip Island wildlife centre here we saw and fed kangaroos and wallaby's also seeing more koalas,Pelicans,Tasmanian Devils, Emu's,Enchindas and lots of wild birds. We paid a visit to the...

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Nov 30, 2005 - Foster - Melbourne

Another early start for us this morning, but this time the breakfast wasn't as huge! And there was A LOT of washing up to do as the other group had left us with theirs too. How nice. We left Foster and set off for the long drive to Melbourne. Our first stop (and this was our favourite bit!!) was Wilson's Promontory, a huge national park right on the most southern tip of Australia, and we really got good weather for it - the sun shone all day! Yippee! We went on a 7km walk, which took us to the top of Mount Bishop. The views were absolutely...

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Jan 26, 2005 - auf der Grabung

Ich bin grad in Inverloch auf der Dino-Grabung, Internet ist hier ein bisschen knapp, von Zeit gar nicht erst zu sprechen. Drum also nur ein kurzer Eintrag. Wir sind echt hart am arbeiten, sind gestern und heute um 5 aufgestanden weil die Ebbe leider zu sehr unmenschlichen Zeiten kommt. Hat aber auch Vorteile, weil es frueh um 6 noch nicht so heiss ist undich immerhin schon zweimal nen Sonnenaufgang zu sehen bekommen hab. Bis jetzt waren wir vor allem mit Vorbereitungen beschaeftigt, das bedeutet Sand schaufeln bis einem das Kreuz wehtut,...

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Jan 5, 2005 - Great ocean road , spoon bending in the Rain Forest & Penquins

5th/6 of Jan/05 We decided to risk the weather and set off on the great coast road, skipping between the showers we saw all the major rock formations, including the 12 apostles, then we set off for Apollo Bay, where all the sites were full or they wanted money for no power sites. We turned inland and parked up in the rainforest, where overnight the van settled a little,it would not move accept downwards. Graeme did a spoon digging job and filled the areas with gravel, which permitted the necessary grip and we were able to ecape the clutches...

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Dec 19, 2004 - Phillip Island - Little Penguins!

Went on this day trip to Phillip Island to see this nightly event where around a 1000 of these little penguins (Around 30cm high) all congregate in the surf as it gets dark and then race up the beach in their little groups with their bellies loaded with fish from the days hunting. Ahh, they're sooo cute - they walk a little way up, get spooked and run back in again! Soo funny! Unfortunately you can't take photo's as the flash stuns them too much and makes them re-gurgitate their catch and run away, wasting the whole day but I'm going to get...

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