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    • Day24

      Nochmal Pazifikluft schnuppern

      November 21, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Bevor ich Bertha Benz heute abgeben muss, möchte ich die Gelegenheit nutzen, nochmal etwas Pazifikluft zu schnuppern und noch etwas Sonne aufzusaugen, da ich in ca. 48 Stunden schon im Winter ankommen werde 🥶.

      Nach dem Frühstück putze ich noch ein bisschen, packe meine Koffer, dann geht's los nach Wellington Point.

      Hier lässt sich's aushalten.
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    • Day426

      Angry Birds

      August 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

      Picking up from yesterday.... I popped back to the hostel to wait for Tickler to get off work, and once she met me, we had a nice lunch at the nearby tavern. Then we jumped on the City Cat, a public transportation catamaran ferrying up and down the river, so she could be tour guide. She was excellent and honestly could do it professionally. Bonus: she has a gorgeous canvas to work with. Brizzy is absolutely lovely.

      We did a completely circuit--about two hours--and jumped off at South Bank. What a quirky little place with its market stalls, eateries, bars, and beach area. By the time we got the train back to her station and drove the one kilometer back to her house, we were both wiped. She made a delicious dinner, and I was in my room at 20:00 to read, but I fell asleep before getting through 20 pages.

      She was up and out again this morning to go to the gym, and I was ready when she got back. At about 08:00 we went to her pancake place. Delicious! Two light and fluffy crepes topped with berries, powdered sugar, and thick cream. Wow.

      Back to the house for an hour, then we ran to the pharmacy so I could grab some hair dye in preparation for the Scotland hash trip (!!!!). She then dropped me off at a beautiful little park that was near where she had an appointment. Unfortunately, the hooded lapwings (a.k.a. plovers) must be nesting because as soon as I got there, they started screaming and dive bombing me. We were all so stressed out that I walked a couple of kilometers to a burger joint that serves beer, which is where I am now.

      So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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    • Day431

      Hair Day

      August 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

      After lunch, Tickler took me to Mt. Gravatt, another beautiful lookout over Brisbane. Since we had a large lunch with a gorgeous white wine, we were both sleepy, so we went back to the house where we stayed the rest of the evening.

      We were up this morning for Tickler's appointment and I found a barber! Step 1 complete in my hair mission for Scotland! Tickler is having hers done now, then I get to complete Steps 2 and 3!

      The hair is going to be epic, but I am very sad to be leaving Australia. I found out at the Zoo that I should've only been here for 90 days. Today makes 106. Oops. The Home Affairs web site says they give a 28-day grace period, so I should be fine at Immigration this evening. Fingers crossed.

      So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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