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Kempsey

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  • Day62

    Koala Hospital

    November 5, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Nach einer erholsamen Nacht war unser erster Ziel die Heimat der Delphine -Nelson Bay. Vom Gan Gan Lookout hatten wir einen wunderschönen Blick über die Bucht und Shark Island. Außerdem stoppten wir an den Stockton Sanddünen und ließen uns den Sand um die Ohren pusten. Eigentliches Ziel war der Crowdy National Park. Allerdings waren die Straßenbedingungen hier so schlecht das wir an der nächsten Abbiegung den Nationalpark wieder verließen, schließlich wollten wir unsern Camper die nächsten drei Wochen noch nutzen und erst recht nicht stecken bleiben. Also fuhren wir weiter nach Port Maquarie. Wir besuchten das Koala Hospital und konnten nur ein Teil der dort lebenden Koalas sehen. Die Neuankömmlinge mussten sich erst noch von dem großen Buschfeuer vergangene Woche erholen. Unser heutiges Übernachtungsziel war ein Campingplatz an dem es laut CamperMate nur so von Kangeroos wusselte. Mal schauen ob wir auch welche zu Gesicht bekommen.Read more

  • Day15

    Bushcamp @Crescent Head & Red Rock

    January 11, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Eigentlech hättet mer no en wiiteri Nacht in Port Marcquarie uf eusem schöne Campground welle verbrenge. Dos aber nor no en Platz näbemene luute Generator gha hed, hemmer denn euse Tag zwar no am River in Forster verbrocht, eusi Sägel denn aber gstreche ond send wiiters rechtig Crescent Head gange. Nochere erläbnisriiche Fahrt uf teils sehr holprigem Gländ (s. Video) semmer denn aber doch no me oder weniger - d Hälfti vo eusem Campingiventar heds omegrüert - heil uf eusem negste Plätzli acho. Es idylischs Örtli fernab vo jeglecher Zivilisation zmitzt imene Nationalpark enne. Mer send werkli zmetzt im Busch enne gseh - ohni grossem Handy-Empfang. Am Obe acho hemmer denn no leckeri sälbergmachti Burgers gmacht ond sennr bald mol is Näst. Bevor mer denn is Bett hend welle go, hemmer denn no en nätti Begägnig medere Rieseheuschrecke gmacht wo me wie en kastrierte Frosch tönt hed - usgseh heder gmäss Yasmins Beschriebig au wie en Frosch med Flögel - äähhhähh...

    Am zwoite Tag hemmer eus denn eigentlech ufne gmüetleche Tag am Strand igstellt. Leider esch us dem denn ned vell worde wöll de Wind der alle Sand om d Ohre blosed hed. D Ziit hemmer denn dennoch förne chorzi Fotisession ond schöstigem Geblödel gnötzt. De Fabio hed sett langem mol weder en Ball am Fuess gha. Am Obe bem Znacht choche hemmer denn en spannendi Bekanntschaft no medere rossische Family inkl. 2 chline Kids gmacht wo sett em 2015 uf de ganz Wält am omereise esch. Das sech au med wenig ond ohni jegleche Komfort chan zfrede gäh, hend sie eus idröcklech bewese - nor medemene Mietauto ond emene chline Zält för 4 Persone send sie etzt scho fast Mönet die ganz Ostköste am erkonde. Hemmer eus de med eusem Monster-Camper ehrlechgseid scho fast chle schlächt gfühlt...

    Noch eusere zwoite Nacht im "Busch" - wos weder ordentlech grägnet hed - semmer denn am Morge früeh los ond wiiter uf Red Rock - rond 1h vorem bekannte Ort Byron Bay entfärnt. Mer gniessed wiiterhin s gmüetleche Camperlife, eifach chle i Tag useläbe - wo doch au schnell mole Ziit ond de Wochetag vergässe god. :-)

    Übrigens: Yasmin konnte sich dank Antibrumm, Tigerpads und Kampf doch noch gegen die Mücken durchsetzen.
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    Myriam Berteletti

    Meeeeeeegaaaaaaa❤⛱🌊

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  • Day14

    Southwest Rocks Lighthouse

    October 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Wir fuhren an der Küste entlang bis zum Southwest Rock Lighthouse und dem Trial Bay Gaol (altes Gefängnis an den Klippen) welches uns aber zu teuer war, um es von innen zu besichtigen. Der Himmel war immer noch bedeckt von den Rauchwolken des Buschbrandes. Wir beschlossen über das Uruga Wetland (dieses Mal wirklich mit Wasser😄) ins Landesinnere zum Dorrigo-Nationalpark und dem New England Nationalpark zu fahren. Dazu nimmt man den wirklich super schönen Waterfallway. Dieser Highway führt durch insgesamt 5 Nationalparks mit sehr vielen Wanderwege und Wasserfällen.
    Wir besichtigten heute jedoch nur noch die Ebor Wasserfälle und suchten uns dann einen kostenlosen Campingplatz (little styx river) im New England Nationalpark, um dann früh morgens von dort aus mit dem Wandern beginnen zu können 💪
    Es war wirklich ein super schöner Ort zum Campen und auch schon der Schotterweg dort hin war wirklich toll, auf dem wir sogar unsere ersten Kanguruoos sahen.🦘 Nur die vielen Fliegen waren etwas lästig, doch sobald die Sonne weg war, war auch das Problem verschwunden und wir konnten gemütlich draußen noch etwas Wein trinken. 🍷
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  • Day14

    South West Rocks

    April 17, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Didn't really know where to head today but after talking to another tourist at the campsite this morning we were given the idea of visiting this lovely part of the coast. Like all beaches along here they are lovely but rough undercurrents mean it is only really safe to swim in areas with lifeguards and between their flags. They are usually quite close together and can get quite busy, especially as it's a bank holiday weekend. Instead we went to the really interesting Trial Bay Gaol that was built by convicts so they could be based there in order to build a breakwater and safe harbour. It never got completed and the jail was not used again until the first world war as a prison for German civilians. Whike there we saw some Eastern Grey Kangaroos, one with a joey who kept popping its head out! More great views from the Smoky Cape Lighthouse (Captain Cook named it because of what he saw when he arrived).Read more

    Lynda Ralph

    Was this your accommodation for the night ??? Beautiful pic of kangaroo & joey. Xxx

    4/18/17Reply
    Tom Ralph

    Great views and prisons got to be James new home ha ha

    4/18/17Reply
    mg.bigadventure

    Suits you!

    4/18/17Reply
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  • Day7

    Nambucca Heads

    April 15, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    At the place we stayed for the night we met a nice woman from Poland who has been living in Sydney for some years. She quit her job two months ago and went on a road trip along the East Coast heading north. So she gave us some great advice over several glasses of goon about upcoming spots to visit.
    We went to the first one right after breakfast, Emerald Beach - really a little gem :) We stayed there for about two hours swimming and tanning before moving further South to Coffs Harbour. By the time we got there a market was going on. We took a stroll around the stands and got a free banana :) Besides that there wasn't much of interest so we decided to have a walk around the huge harbour area. Just as we arrived at the end of the pier a dolphin swam along it and chased a fish. A super random and interesting encounter.
    For the afternoon we stopped at the Nambucca Heads, a coastal/beach formation that is a busy getaway. Besides a walk along painted rocks we enjoyed our lunch there. The rock formation at the end of the walk is remarkable.
    For the night we ended up at Crescent Head, a small town which consists basically just of a huge Campground. Just in time to see the sunset and a horde of Mosquitos...
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  • Day78

    Blooper Part 3

    May 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Sommer ist wenn du halb Mensch, halb Mückenstich bist 😂

    „Verekert“ vor Lachen 😂

    Jeder: „Seid ihr Schwestern?“ 👯‍♀️

    Sabine Fischer

    Ja, ich weiß, wer dafür verantwortlich ist. ❤

    5/31/18Reply
    Mona Fischer

    Ich auch ☺️

    5/31/18Reply
    Rudi Springborn

    Sieht richtig aufgeräumt aus

    5/31/18Reply
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  • Day14

    Kempsey Adventures

    September 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    I arrived in Kempsey at 10:30pm thanks to Calen's sister Hailey and her fiance Adrian. They turned a 10 hour trip into 4. Sorry mom and dad I got into a car with strangers! It's okay though, it was a Zimbabwean! So cool to meet someone who has lead the life that he has. His family is from Port Elizabeth in South Africa! I love meeting my fellow Africans where ever I go. We had a lot of interesting talks about how lovely S.A. can be... meaning we traded horror stories.

    Anyway after chatting with Calen and Mark for a while we crashed at about 1am. And I slept in till about 11... oops. Calen was so mad she took me to jail. Just joking. She took me to the old prison called Trial Bay Jail. It was a prison built by prisoners back in the day. It was shut down in the early 1900's because they treated prisoners too well and it cost a lot to keep it running. It was then used as an internment camp for the German POW's, who actually lead a pretty good life for what it was. They had tennis courts to keep their spirits up and art classes. I mean obviously it's a terrible situation but these guys were some of the lucky ones!

    We then went off to Horseshoe bay for lunch, yes I had chips with chicken salt for all you worried Aussies! And it was so yummy.

    We then went to Little Bay where we saw wild Kangaroos and ducks... And some roosters. But obviously kangaroos were all I was interested in.

    Next we went off to Smokie Cape Light house. Which was gorgeous! Apparently it was named Smokie Cape because as Captain Cook approached he could see all the smoke from the fires of the Aboriginal people.

    Then Calen took me off to buy her some shoes... really not that exciting, but it was. We then drove off to drop Mark off at his friends for the night before the wedding. And just as a fun note... We drove through a town called Dongdingalong.

    👣's: 6914 - 5.05 km
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  • Day15

    Kempsey Adventures Part 2

    September 30, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Today was a very chill day. Calen and Mark had a wedding to go to. So Calen and I spent the morning going off to Crescent Head, just another gorgeous beach with an amazing bakery. So my morning was started with a yummy meat pie. Then we just roamed the beach and took silly photos. Nice relaxing morning.

    There is a photo below that shows you crab balls. Apparently all the crabs roll the sand into balls when they dig. It's actually really cool, and fun to walk on.

    The afternoon was spent just relaxing doing laundry and organising our next few days.

    👣's: 6282 - 4.82 km
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  • Day16

    Kempsey Adventures Part 3

    October 1, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    How else does an Aussie start the morning but going to the pub for a beer and a Sunday roast. Fair enough though after a night at a wedding. We headed to Bellbrook pub which was a fair drive but the food was pretty good, and it was quite a nice drive.

    We then went on adventure through Collombatti Forest. Well some call it an adventure, others would say it's three guys in their "utes" not knowing exactly where they are going... But making the most of it? We then saw a couple of goannas which are gross lizard like thingys. Yuk.

    We then ventured on to Hat Head National Park and had ice cream... for Calen I think this was the highlight of her day. Then an adventure down to the beach where we built sand castles and sand men. It was actually a lot of fun.

    Then home for a BBQ and watching the grand final with Marks brother Todd. Which essentially turned into racing videos and comedy skits on YouTube.

    Kanga bangs ✔
    Tooheys beer ✔

    👣's: 3600 - 2.76 km
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  • Day126

    Eine Nacht in Crescent Head

    March 26, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Der nächste Campingplatz wurde angesteuert, wir werden mit dem Aufbau immer schneller. 😊

    Am Abend haben wir den Sonnenuntergang mit Bier und Wein begossen und kochten anschließend im dunkeln. Am nächsten Tag hieß es früh raus und zusammenbauen, es geht weiter nach dem Frühstück und Morgendusche.Read more

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