Bicentennial Park

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  • Day283

    Abschied und Weiterreise

    August 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Gut, dass unser Flug nach Perth heute erst um 14.40 Uhr ging. So konnten wir noch in aller Ruhe die Übersetzung des Führerscheins abholen, unseren Mietwagen abgeben, noch ein paar restliche Hausaufgaben für die Anwältin erledigen...Das Meiste hatte ich bereits gleich am Freitag fertig gemacht und per Mail gesendet.
    Und dann war es soweit. Esther, Marcus, Peter und Marlies brachten uns zum Abschied zum Airport....und Esther und Marcus begleiteten uns sogar bis zum Flugsteig....Ich wüßte nicht, dass dieses auch in Deutschland gehen würde. 🤔
    Mit einem lachenden😊 und einem weinenden 😥Auge 👀nahmen wir Abschied....freuten wir uns einerseits auf unsere Weiterreise, machte uns der Abschied doch auch etwas traurig.😔...von ins Herz❤ geschlossenen Menschen....Und so beschlossen wir unsere Reise in und um Australien dort zu beenden, so sie begann.😊 Darwin....😊
    90 Minuten verspätet landeten wir im frischen und regnerischen ☔☁️🌡Perth....buuhhhhh.....was für eine Umstellung.
    Was total cool war....Wir bekamen einen nagelneuen Mietwagen Nissan X-trail mit 174 km..🚘🚗...und das Nummernschild war auch schon auf mich zugeschnitten.😉😉😉
    Für heute reichte es uns und nach einem schnellen Abendbrot bei McDonald's (alles andere hatte in der näheren Umgebung schon zu), ging es nur noch ins Bett in der gebuchten Perth Lakeside Lodge....gut dass wir eine beheizbare Matratze hatten...
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  • Day10


    October 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    John, Andrew and myself head out to get breakfast. We find a reasonably priced place just round the corner and I think the $10 continental breakfast is actually a pretty good deal. Then we need to find Hertz to pick up our first hire car. John finally gets an Australian SIM for his phone and gets that set up. We tidy up various admin bits.

    Andrew heads out to Hidden Valley and we head out for lunch. Crispy soft shell crab salad and Thai beef salad. Then we wander down to The Waterfront and think we'll explore the WW2 Oil Storage Tunnels but they're shut so I can't enlighten you on that yet. Tomorrow, maybe. Instead we go on to the Flying Doctor and WW2 bombing of Darwin museum which is very interesting. It's also cool, thank goodness!

    It's hot and humid in Darwin. This is going to be the norm for the next couple of weeks. Hopefully we adjust to it a bit.

    Late afternoon we liaise with Andrew back at the hotel for beer by the pool, before Ubering to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. It's a huge street food market with live entertainment and handmade crafts. There're food stalls from all over the world, selling savoury, sweet and drinks of all sorts. There's an Aussie road kill stand which made us laugh, crocodile or kangaroo burgers anyone? It's hot and crowded there with a great buzzy atmosphere. We feast on barramundi, pad Thai, curry puffs, Malaysian pancakes, strawberry and mint smoothies...
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  • Day11

    Friday 4th

    October 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We lob a bag of washing into the hotel launderette and enjoy an early swim, before returning to Lizard for breakfast. The washing's dry when we get back. Andrew is collecting us at 10.45 to collect our next vehicle.

    It's a 4x4, complete with tents, tables, chairs, fridge and gas rings. It takes longer than you'd expect to run through the paperwork, checks and equipment but we're done by about 12.30. Andrew takes the 4x4 and goes off to try to register our UK trailer for an Australian number plate.

    We take the 8 seater and check out a few potential dinner restaurants. Cathy's Place has a great view across the river so we grab a table and order panko prawns and fish & chips. They both come out piping hot and crispy which is a winner for me!

    Opening hour timings changed from the Dry to the Wet (shorter due to the heat and humidity) at the beginning of the month which is how we missed the tunnels yesterday. Today, it leaves us only just enough time to do the interesting Darwin Military Museum.

    We decide to go mad tonight and treat ourselves to the famous Singapore style mud crabs at Cathy's Place! Andrew and John love them but the sauce isn't really to my taste so the chaps cheerfully scoff the extra!
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  • Day17


    September 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    In Darwin gab es bisber nicht so viel zu sehen, als das es jeden Tag einen Footprint wert gewesen wäre.
    Ist schon ganz anders hier, als in Sydney. Die Stadt ist eben wesentlich kleiner, alles ist schneller zu erreichen, aber es kommt einem alles nicht so modern vor.
    Unser Hostel liegt mitten in der Partymeile, die hier an jeden Tag der Woche ausgiebig stattfindet.
    Das Klima ist auch komplett anders, es ist jeden Tag heiß, um die 35°C, egal ob die Sonne zu sehen ist oder nicht.
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  • Day118

    17. - 20.12.2016 - Darwin, Australien

    December 19, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Treffe vo bekannte Gsiichter, kuuli Täg gsi mit oii in Darwin, Tanja & Beni! - Endliii, s'langersehnte Steak😋 - diä noii Shopping-Metropole Darwin🙈 -> was susch chamer mache wenns Wetter so schlecht isch😄- Warm isches aber gliich gsi :) - DayTrip in Kakadu Nationalpark, dNationaltier Känguruh und Krokodil hemr det scho gseh 🐊 ...Read more

  • Day2

    Exploring Darwin

    October 15 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Rob and I started the day with a bit of exercise - a run/walk (mostly walk) down to the waterfront then up to the park along the waterfront. The last part I did by myself and checked out a bit of the city before meeting him back in the room.

    We got the boys off their iPads and out on the scooters. By this stage it was getting quite warm and by the time we reached the playground along the water everyone was a little bit hot and bothered. Isaac are a whole box of tic tacs and spent ages spinning around on the equipment so pretty soon he started feeling quite ill. Hamish was just whinging about how hot it was and I ended up getting pooped on by a bird so really it didn’t turn out to be that pleasant an outing. Then soon hamish fell off the footpath and that was the end of it. We all just really wanted to get home.

    A quick rest back in the room then it was time to head out for lunch then swim. We went down to the waterfront and had a quick bite at the pub there. Then it was time to hit the wave pool! Stayed there for ages and everyone had a great time. I’ve cream after then back to the room.

    After a break we went for a walk down to stokes hill wharf to have a look. Thinking we might come back and have something to eat for lunch on Sunday.

    Dinner was some take away Chinese which was pretty good. Big day! We are all stuffed now.
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