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Horsham

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    • Day348

      Auf gehts in den Westen!

      March 17, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      The F1 was cancelled on Friday morning when we were already waiting in front of the gates of the track. We lost 1,5 months with waiting in the area of Melbourne plus around 1000$ for tickets and the way too expensive accommodation for this weekend. Well at least our tickets will be refunded!
      Now we really want to leave Victoria as soon as possible. The weather down here is getting wet and cold already, so we are on our way to the West. Our plan for the next month is to travel the south coast of Australia till we arrive in Perth. That is a distance of almost 4000km and a 4 hour time difference. On the way we have to drive through some really remote areas like the Nullarbor Plain, but compared to the last time we have sealed roads this time. The only problem is our car. We have still a big problem but unfortunately no mechanic can figure out the problem. It is really annoying!

      Die Formel 1 war ein totaler Reinfall für uns. Als das Rennen offiziell abgesagt wurde standen wir bereits vor den Eingangstoren der Rennstrecke... Dank dieser frühzeitigen Absage konnten wir natürlich auch nicht mehr unsere viel zu teuer Unterkunft stornieren, sodass wir an diesem Wochenende wohl ca. 1000$ in den Sand gesetzt haben. Naja zumindest unsere Tickets bekommen wir erstattet.

      Ändern können wir es eh nicht mehr, aber dadurch das wir jetzt knapp eineinhalb Monate in Victoria auf dieses Wochenende gewartet haben, wollen wir jetzt so schnell es geht weg von hier. Der Plan für den nächsten Monat ist die Südküste Australiens zu entdecken. Eine Strecke über knapp 4000km und ein Zeitunterschied von 4 Stunden liegt vor uns bis wir in Perth an der Westküste ankommen. Unterwegs geht es auch wieder durch komplett unbesiedelte Region wie die Nullarbor Plains, doch dieses Mal bleiben wir auf asphaltierten Straßen. Der erste Teil führt uns jetzt erstmal auf direktem Weg bis nach Adelaide.

      Ob es dann tatsächlich auch von Adelaide weiter geht wird sich zeigen, denn unser Auto macht noch immer große Probleme und keine Werkstatt kann es lösen. Es ist alles sehr frustrierend zur Zeit! Sollte das Problem nicht zu lösen sein ruft der Schrottplatz...
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      Hallo Ihr Zwei, wir hoffen Ihr bleibt gesund und werdet von dem Coronavirus verschont. Er breitet sich wahnsinnig aus und wir müssen zu Hause bleiben. Seid lieb gedrückt und seid vorsichtig

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    • Day18

      Aussie critters

      January 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Cleland wildlife park just outside Adelaide satisfied my desire to see more Aussie critters. Natural environment, lots of animals, birdlife, forests, wetlands. Now I'm not searching for kangaroos in the countryside. Unfortunately, still see lots of kangaroo roadkill...so they're obviously out there. All the trucks and utes have big chrome 'roo bars' on the front bumper. Guess they don't want to slow down.

      A word about the flies... We're perfecting the 'Australian wave' to bat the little guys away as they fly persistently into our faces. Not an Australian feature I'll miss.  Interestingly, we weren't bothered at the wildlife park. Maybe enough predators for them?
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      very very cool!

      1/30/19Reply
      Traveler

      hard to see koalas in the daytime - were you lucky ?

      1/30/19Reply
      Traveler

      The wildlife park had them out...they seemed very well treated.

      1/31/19Reply
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      ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Day17

      Clare Valley!

      January 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Drove a bit north to the Clare Valley. More great scenery in the Adelaide Hills.

      Three times lucky on the cycling! Clare Valley Reisling Trail... absolutely beautiful. Beats the Napa and the Loire Valley for great wineries, super scenery, neat history. Discovered Reislings dont have to be sweet 🥂. Stops along the way... 'flat white' ☕ under the olive trees; gourmet cheese plate at O'Leary Walker winery (4 generations of vintners). Went 40 km today...only 29° so no problem 😏.

      Sevenhills winery... started by the Jesuits to make wine for the altar...still going 180 years later. And that's the age of the oldest vines...still producing!

      Final tennis watching.. men's final. Shorter night than expected... congrats Jokey!
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    • Day40

      Grampians Victoria

      January 30, 2013 in Australia ⋅ 25 °C

      Heute ging es weiter - zunächst nach Hamilton. Dort haben wir Kaffee getrunken und Karten geschrieben. Dann nochmal voll getankt und 2 supergeile CD's gekauft. Heute waren die Grampians unser Ziel. Wir sind im Nationalpark ins Infocenter und haben dann in der Nähe vom Mt William übernachtet.Read more

    • Day441

      Horsham

      July 5 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      We spent a few days in Horsham and looking around the area.
      We completed the Silo trail that we started at Easter and went to the Stick Shed.
      I finally bought myself a winter jacket it is very much needed.
      The Stick Shed was the first bulk wheat storage solution built in 1941. It was built with 560 unmilled sticks. The shed is 270 metres long, 60 metres wide and 19 metres high. It was the first grain storage shed built and the only one remaining.
      The silo art was amazing, the detail that the artist can get onto the silo blows you away.
      If you are travelling pick up a brochure and follow the trail.
      Pink lake wasn't as good as it could be too many clouds. The pink is still visible just not as vibrant.
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    • Day4

      Drive to Adelaide

      February 16, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      This morning we went up to Boroka lookout to watch the sun rise, everyone was a little aprehensive as we were in cloud yet the sunrise was still beautiful as although we couldn't easily see it rising in the sky, the sun was reflected in a lake below making it beautifully golden.

      We started driving and stopped at the "jaws of death" lookout before going on to Mckenzie falls. After viewing the main waterfall Emma and I carried on along the river to find some very pretty smaller waterfalls. For lunch we stopped in Horsham! Our last stop before properly getting into the drive was at a pink salt lake, this was very cool especially as I was not expecting expecting to see this.

      When we arrived at Adelaide we went out to a nice Thai restaurant. Rasmus and I went for what was meant to be a quick nose at the river but we happened upon a lights display so we spent a fair while exploring this. Our favourite display was reminiscent of the northern lights, an effect created by fog and lasers which was mesmerising. We watched this for a good half hour before we got too cold and turned back to the hostel.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Horsham, ھۆرشەم، ڤیکتۆریا, HSM, ჰორშემი, ہورشم, Хоршем, ہوشیم، وکٹوریہ

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