Day 27 – 27th April – Brisbane

Today we explored Brisbane. The river Brisbane runs through the centre of the city (I am not sure which was named first). We started off by catching the Hop-on Hop-off ferry which zig-zags the river and goes close to most of the interesting places to visit. This ferry...

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Day 24 – 24th April – Hunter Valley

We are staying here in a place called the Convent in Pokolbin in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The building (see the pictures) has a very interesting history in that it was once home to the Brigadine Order of nuns. However it was built in 1909 in a place called...

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Day 20 – 20th April Canberra to Sydney

We are exactly half way through the trip now and it has been amazing so far. No doubt the second half will disappear more rapidly. Compo (Paul Compton) leaves us today in order to fly to Perth and then back to the UK. This is a pity for us as he has been good company...

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Day 19 – 19th April Canberra

We have only 1 day to explore the capital city and so we choose firstly to visit the Australian War Memorial museum. As it is Good Friday there is little traffic and we take the Bristol and it is very easy to get there and park. This is a seriously impressive museum....

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Day 16 – Geelong

This morning we awake to the terrible news that Notre Dame in Paris has burned down. What a disaster – they will of course rebuild it but how many years will that take? This is the first really hot day of the trip. The temperature hits 31 degrees which is unseasonally...

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