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    • Day 10

      The Tamar

      March 14 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

      This post will bring us all up to date.
      But before we tell you about today, I have realised that having finished the anti Viral medicine that doesn't mean I am back to normal and Gran who has been suffering the symptoms of Covid for several days now and tests negative everytime, is feeling off colour too - so from a health perspective, today was an average day for us both.
      But we did enjoy getting out.
      We packed up and got on the road to Scotsdale for coffee, oh and to pick up my reading glasses that I left there the previous afternoon!! The coffe was pretty good and we got some more surplies at the supermarket.
      Today we planned to travel around the tamar wine area and stop for a wine and lunch. The place we chose was a family winery called Delamere - they established their winery 40 years ago mainly with Chardonay and 20 years ago added Pinot Noir. It was a simple place, no airs and graces - we chose our food from a pantry that had the basics, crackers, cheeses, olives, salamies etc and after a tasting we chose a Chardonay for Robyn and a Pinot Noir for me. Both wines were superb with strong flavours. It was so pleasant - the winery was full on with harvest, which apparently is early.
      We decided to drive the eastern side of the Tamar wine region, but it was not that special and proceeded back along the motorway across the bridge to Beauty Point.
      This place is right on the river and has a very large yatch house and lots of yatchs parked. There appears to be a lot of industry here too.
      The camp is very tidy and is quiet.
      The camp is on a small penisula jutting out into the river, we went for a stroll along oneside and back down the other - the evening sun was lovely.
      Not sure what or where we will be tomorrow - we have decided to not stray too far from where we are now - two big days at Cradle mountain from Saturday.
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    • Day 10

      Bass Strait

      March 14 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

      We are at Bridport on the northern coast with the waves from Bass Strait lapping at our doorstep.
      We’ve stayed at three camp sites so far and St Helens was the most modern, Bridport is quite basic, open, and sprawling – probably very busy at holiday times. We are parked under a few trees on open grass.
      This morning, we got going early, but a lot of vans had left before us. Today we were heading up to the Bay of Fires coast. It is famous for its beaches, red rocks, and a super place to freedom camp with lots of beaches with camp slots on the compacted sand. We decided to stick with the commercial sites.
      But first a coffee in St Helens – and it was pretty good too – bought a loaf of sourdough for lunch.
      We went past Binalong Bay which looked amazing with yachts in a calm bay and moody morning light. The road to the Bay of Fires peters out at a place called The Gardens and we parked up with the others. We went to a lookout, and then I went from a wander around the little inlets and rocks. Got some good shots.
      Went back to St Helens and then on the main road west first to Scottsdale and then Bridport. The drive was quite tough – a lot of windy bends, tight corners, climbing, climbing – through native forests and then down into pastureland. We went through a town called Derby which is the mountain bike capital of Tasmania – and the town was buzzing – bikes and bikers everywhere, and lots of biking businesses. Later we came upon their Rail Trail. Not long past Derby we took a slight detour to Legerwood, which is a one horse town that has carved a tribute to its WW1 soldiers out of old tree trunks. The trees were planted after WW1 for the soldiers that they lost and a little while ago the council said they were rotting and dangerous and wanted to remove them. The locals said they were remembrance trees and convinced the Council to allow the community to chainsaw carve figures etc. Sounds crass, but it was clear to us that the locals did not want the memories of their fallen soldiers forgotten.
      We had a coffee at Scottsdale and sat outside in the sun – pretty much the most sun we’d seen all day. And then a short distance to Bridport.
      We went to a nearby IGA and got some washing powder – need to get some fresh clothes back in circulation. While Gran was tending the washing she got talking to a guy who was also doing the washing and he and 3 others had sea kayaked – they start at Port Welshpool in Victoria and island hop across Bass Strait to Bridport - took them 2 weeks, a lot depends on the weather. We looked on the internet and it’s a well-known challenge and notoriously dangerous.
      Thursday we will travel to and trip around the Tamar Valley and Gran has booked accommodation at Beauty Point on the west side of harbour.
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    • Day 113

      Tag 113 | Melbourne

      December 22, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Auf Grund des Unwetters in Cairns blieben wir noch einen Tag länger in Melbourne.
      ZUM GLÜCK😍

      Die Stadt ist wunderschön.🥰
      Aber seht selbst.... 📸

      Wir haben den Queen Victoria Markt besucht... Wir hätten alles einkaufen können. Bei einem Besuch in Melbourne ein MUSS. (Freitag bis Sonntag findet er statt☝🏼)

      Ansonsten spazierten wir am Fluss (Fussgängerzone) entlang oder schauten uns den botanischen Garten und die Formel 1 Rennstrecke an. 🙌🏼
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    • Day 6

      Dinner and a walk

      September 30, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Omg, this salad bowl was insane!! Rice, salmon, edamme, teriyaki, *chefs kiss*

      Went for a walk along the river after. Very pretty with all the lights, and smelled of amazing food.

      I am however exhausted now. 11hrs of people is quite a lot for an introvert. Looking forward to sleep and tomorrow.Read more

    • Day 311

      Melbourne, Australia

      March 12, 2022 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Finally we made it to Australia. For the most time of our trip we thought that this won’t happen due to the strict Covid restrictions Australia had. We’re super happy to explore now this amazing country which was one of our favorite destination during the planning of our journey.
      For good reason Melbourne is a city with one of the highest rates in terms of life quality. It is a modern, multicultural and open-minded city with a lots of amazing parks (like the botanical gardens) and the ocean close by. What else can you ask for?
      We were lucky to arrive in Melbourne during labourday weekend so we could visit the festival, the parade and amazing fireworks.
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    • Day 235

      Melbourne - Erster Besuch von vielen!

      November 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      The first impressions of Melbourne. It seems to be a very nice city. We will come back to Melbourne quite often within the next months.
      On our first visit we went up the Eureka Tower to get an overview and walked around the CBD.

      Unsere ersten Eindrücke von Melbourne sind gut. An unseren ersten zwei Tagen waren wir auf der Aussichtspunkt des Eureka Towers und sind durch die Innenstadt gelaufen.
      Bis zur Formel 1 im März kommen wir jetzt häufiger zurück nach Melbourne und werden die Stadt hoffentlich noch ein paar mal neu entdecken. Jetzt geht es aber erstmal wieder weiter Richtung Adelaide!
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    • Day 2


      February 22, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      Heute morgen noch vor 7 Uhr kam Sandra endlich hier in Melbourne an.
      Auf dem Weg ins Hotel sahen wir bereits einige Kängurus, was bestimmt daran lag, dass die Sonne erst dann aufging.
      Kurz ins Hotel, frisch machen und ausräumen, dann ab um die Stadt ein bisschen zu erforschen.
      Zuerst Frühstücken beim Riesenrad, dann mit dem Gratis-Tram bis zum Federation Square. Von dort durch den botanischen Garten, vorbei an den vielen Ruderern auf dem Fluss, zum Australien Open Gelände.
      Zurück am Federation Square gingen wir in eine Rooftop Bar und genehmigten uns ein Bierchen.
      Zum Znacht gab es eine Pizza und Sandra ging dann auch schon bald schlafen, während dem Vera noch einen Film schaute.
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    • Day 3

      Fun day in Melbourne

      December 10, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      We had a nice slow start to the day with a cheeky run before breakfast. After breakfast we took a cab to the CBD.

      We rented bike share bikes for the day. For those of you who have never done this, bike share bike are now found in most big cities in the US and I am sure around the world. Basically there are bike racks everywhere in and around the CBD and you can take a bike and cycle for 30min before having to dock it without paying extra. You can take unlimited 30min rides in 24 hours of AUS$3 per bike and you can dock the bike back at any station so no need to go back to where you started.
      Its really a nice way to see a city as you get to cover way more ground than on foot but slow enough to take in all the attractions and atmosphere.

      After exploring most of the CBD and smashing a cold one at a rooftop bar the hunger called and we jumped on google to find a ribs spot. This time we made sure the ribs were in fact pork 😜. The big boy BBQ situated in Hardware Lane, a lane full of little cool restaurants and takeaway sports was where we found some of the best pork glazed ribs I have had in quite some time.

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    • Day 223


      March 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Zum Abschluss unserer Tour wurden wir mit einer wundervollen Aussicht auf Melbournes Skyline belohnt.

      Da es dann schon fast 6 war habe ich mich entschlossen etwas zu Essen zu suchen. Und wo habe ich gesucht? Natürlich der Empfehlung unseres Guides entsprechend in kleinen Gassen. Und ich habe eine wundervolle Pizzeria gefunden. 😊

      Am Abend war ich dann ziemlich fertig und bin sehr zeitig ins Bett, natürlich in froher Erwartung auf die morgigen Abenteuer. 😉
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