Blackwattle Bay

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  • Day26

    Kitty Flanagan

    February 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Felt a bit delicate this morning, but weather not great so we had a quiet morning. Went to Darling Harbour and had some food and then on to the Roslyn Packer Theatre. L&D had got tickets to see stand up comedienne Kitty Flanagan. Very funny. Got an Uber home in the damp weather. Watched a movie and had an early night. Weather going to improve in time for our next trip. We will be going to Canberra and on the way stop off at Jervis Bay for a couple of days of sun. Its Daves birthday so they have arranged to get together with some of their old friends from when they used to live in Canberra so that should be very good.Read more

  • Day31

    Canberra - War Memorial

    March 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Picked up some pastries and a coffee and sat by the lake in Weston Park with a view of some of the key Canberra landmarks. We first visited the War Memorial, a beautiful tribute to those Australians who have given their lives in conflicts past and present. Very peaceful and moving. The Memorial also houses a huge underground museum. We didnt stay long but found the whole experience very thought provoking.Read more

  • Day31

    Cotter Dam and NASA

    March 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    After a nice chinese lunch we set off out of Canberra to Tipbinbilla National Park. On the way we stopped off at Cotter Dam providing Canberra with its water supply. Surprised to see the pipeline on the surface within easy reach of the public. Next stop was the NASA listening station with its massive dish antennas. It was here that the signals carrying the pictures of the first moon landing were received and broadcast.Read more

  • Day31


    March 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Tipbinbilla is a massive nature reserve. One of its roles is the protection of endangered species. Surprisingly Koalas are one such species. This is because they are quite picky eaters preferring only 3 types of Eucalyptus. They are also quite lazy, sleeping a lot and not finding the energy to procreate. The reserve had an enclosure and we must have timed our visit perfectly as they were out and about and put on a great show. We also saw plenty of Kangaroos, Wallabies, a Potteroo and even a deer.Read more

  • Day32

    Canberra / Sydney

    March 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Went and had Brekkie Jaffles up at a cafe on Redhill. Again spectacular views over Canberra a city of contrasts. Said our good byes to Bryony, Sarah and their cats Lexy and Paxel. Its been great meeting them and all of their Canberra crowd. A three hour drive back to Sydney followed by a meal in and a glass of wine having a final look at the city skyline and the Mardi Gras fireworks.Read more

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