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Bernie Thompson Park

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  • Day64

    Bulahdelah - Nelson Bay

    March 8 in Australia

    38km und Fähre fahren

    Die historisch Stadt Bulahdelah (hier ist alles historisch, was älter als fünfzig Jahre ist) war unser Zwischenstopp auf dem Weg nach Nelson Bay. Wir hatten einen sonnigen Tag auf schönen Straßen und erwischten am Ende auch noch die letzte Fähre, die uns von Tea Gardens nach Nelson Bay brachte.
    Wir sind während unserer Reise entlang der Ostküste schon häufig Fähre gefahren. Die kleinen Passagierboote ermöglichen es uns häufiger kleine Straßen zu fahren und so dem Highway aus dem Weg zu gehen.

    Das ging aber nicht immer und so radelten wir auch einige Kilometer auf dem Seitenstreifen vom Highway.

    Stellt euch vor, es ist erlaubt auf dem Seitenstreifen einer deutschen Autobahn zu fahren, dann habt ihr ungefähr eine Idee, wie das war. Der einzige Unterschied besteht darin, dass nicht schneller als 110kmh gefahren werden darf und das Schilder und Markierungen auf der Straße Autofahrern und Radfahrern Hinweise geben.
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  • Day10

    Settling in

    November 24 in Australia

    The plane flight was uneventful - thankfully! We hired a car and drove to pickup the key then drove to Shoal Bay to the house - the White House!
    Unpacked, looked around then went shopping at Woolworths for food then K- mart for a blender.

    John and Linden walk to the lookout, saw cormorants, seagulls, pelicans, kookaburras, corellas, ducks and heard many more. Many people, of all nationalities, were also walking up the 1km track which included steel staircases and paths. The views from near the top, of the port and the nearby islands as the sun set were stunning.
    The boys played table tennis and had a swim.
    Fish and vegies for tea, prepared by everyone.
    Played 500. Peter and Nick did the dishes.
    Bed
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  • Day12

    Pizza anyone?

    November 26 in Australia

    Nick and Peter offered to make pizza for tea so after lunch and a rest and some table tennis they started making the pizza dough. John and I went for a walk in the forest just behind Govt Rd. When we got back the boys had just turned on the bbq and it was very smokey. Then it burst into flames! We turned off the gas and shut the lid but it got worse and was close to the house. We didn't find a fire extinguisher so Nick called 000, John and Peter moved the bbq away from the house and I moved the hire car so that the firies could get in. They arrived 12 minutes later (seemed a lot longer than that!) and by then it had started to reduce. We had found the bbq dirty and had requested the real estate agents to organise a cleaner to come out but they didn't arrive before the pizza was due to be cooked. There must have been an oil build up. The pizzas were burnt so it was off the menu and we had fish and chips for tea. Actually I had leftovers from last night.Read more

  • Day14

    No avoiding it now

    November 28 in Australia

    Officially 60 now!
    Amy and Meg both arrived last night at different times, Meg by plane to Newcastle and Amy by plane to Sydney and car to Shoal Bay.

    First activity on the agenda for today was the Dolphin Cruise. I rang to see if it was still on because the weather forecast was for torrential rain and very windy! They said it was OK in the bay so the cruise would go ahead. So we arrived at 10:15 and boarded the Moonshadow boat in the rain.

    They took us out and found a small of dolphins straight away. After following them for a while the captain mentioned there was a storm a brewing. 50 knot winds at Maitland, 26Kms away. That's about 90Kms/hr!!!! He left it to the last minute, turned the boat around and headed back. So the cruise was cut short by by 30mins but we saw some dolphins and saw an amazing storm.

    Relaxing afternoon then a quick game of frisbee on the beach, then as it started raining again we played a game of Hanabi which is where we all cooperate to stop the bomb exploding!

    Meg, Nick, Amy and Peter made dinner - lentils with poached eggs then icecream cake.

    Then we tried another new card game called Dutch Blitz which is very similar to Spit.

    Then we moved onto 500 with 2 people rotating in and out of the game acting as mentors initially for Meg and Amy who haven't played for a while then it turned serious! Peter was very chuffed with a hand where he got all 10 tricks and I got to play my first ever Open Misere hand and won the game!
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  • Day17

    Thankyou

    December 1 in Australia

    As my birthday week comes to an end I want to thank everyone for their best wishes, cards and presents. And thankyou to John for making this birthday happen and to Amy, Meg and Peter (and Nick) for taking time out of their busy lives to join us in Port Stephens for all or part of the week.

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