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    • Day4

      Singapur ➡️ Australien

      September 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Leider müssen wir Singapur heute wieder verlassen. Die Stadt hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Vielleicht kommen wir nochmal her 😜. (Dann mit mehr Zeit)

      Das Wetter war heute besser und Martha sprang nach dem Frühstück direkt wieder in den Pool. Mehr braucht sie nicht zum Gücklich sein🤩 baden baden baden!!

      Bevor wir uns auf den Weg zum Flughafen machten, waren Martha und ich noch spontan beim Friseur. Das war ziemlich cool. Wir bekamen zusätzlich tolle Getränke gereicht , eine großartige Kopf und Handmassage und außerdem noch eine Maniküre. Das wolllen wir jetzt immer so!

      Dann war es leider schon soweit und wir mussten uns auf den Weg zum Flughafen machen.
      Diesmal fuhren wir mit dem Taxi.
      Der Flughafen ist wirklich richtig schön, sehr groß und vor allem sehr sauber. Wir hatten noch viel Zeit und sind daher noch in die riesige neue Jewel Halle gegangen. Dort gibt es den größten Indoor Wasserfall der Welt. Das war schon sehr beeindruckend. Außerdem ist dort alles grün und mit tollen Blumen bepflanzt. Es gibt so viel zu sehen, da reichen 2 Stunden gar nicht aus.
      Dann wurde es schon etwas knapp mit der Zeit und wir flitzen los, um unseren Flieger nicht zu verpassen. Es hat aber alles noch gepasst.

      Tschüss Singapur -- Hallo Australien

      Kurz vor Mitternacht landeten wir in Perth. Der Flug mit Singapur Airlines war spitze! Das Essen und auch Entertainment Programm waren super. Die 6 Stunden vergingen sehr schnell.

      Am Flughafen holten wir noch unser Auto ab und machten uns auf den Weg zu unserer Unterkunft.
      An den Linksverkehr muss ich mich auf jeden Fall noch gewöhnen. Daniel hat das schon richtig gut hinbekommen. Nur die Sache mit dem Blinken endete immer mit Scheibenwischen 😂 .
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      Das freut mich ja, alles so zu lesen und das du Antje alles so ohne Probleme mit dem Fliegen schaffst. So viele schöne Eindrücke muss man erst Mal verarbeiten. Wobei ja jeden Tag wieder neue hinzu kommen. Bin jeden Tag gespannt, was an Erlebnissen von Euch dazu kommt. Liebe Grüße von Mama und Papa


      Hallöchen ihr Lieben,was für schöne Bilder und Eindrücke von euch.Man sieht, Ihr fühlt euch wohl🙃In Singapur sieht alles sehr bunt aus.Wir freuen uns schon auf eure nächsten Berichte.LG von Henni und Christiane😍


      Wir haben uns vor Jahren ja auch in Singapur verliebt und nehmen uns in ein paar Wochen die Zeit. tiefer in die Stadt einzutauchen. Bitte nicht nachlassen mit dem Schreiben. Ganz liebe Grüße an Euch Drei - aus Mallorca 😎


      Prima das alles so gut läuft! 👍🏻 Habt weiter eine schöne Zeit! Freuen uns auf die nächsten Berichte und Fotos! Fühlt euch ganz fest gedrückt von uns 5en 😘

    • Day147

      Swan Valley Wineries

      February 23, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Started the day with a bit of exercise and a few lengths of the pool. Then Annie and Justin picked us up for a Swan Valley wine tour.
      We took in a few places including:
      Sittella - ok ish wine
      Cheese barrel - a nice cheese platter and paired wines
      Harris organic wines - small scale winery and all nice.
      Feral beer - great selection of beers. Some very nice and very boozy.
      Tyler's vineyard - all very nice. Especially the port. They do this very cool thing where you print your own labels and stick it onto their wine. The whole room is covered in peoples labels.
      Finished off in a place called Swan Valley Brewery. Where everything mainly tastes like cheap piss. Only been open for a short time and definitely need to get someone who knows about brewing on board.
      Finished the day with a sit overlooking Perth city whilst the sun went down, and a night time drive through the botanical garden.
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      S Club 7 moment! 👏🏽👍🏽


      That’s so cool 😎

    • Day142

      Floaty floaty

      February 18, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

      Got up, over ate a breakfast of porridge and checked out.
      I drove the girls to the beach and headed for a flotation experience in a pod.
      A very weird sensation where you get into a mega salty, skin warm tub and close the lid.
      First 15 mins were very relaxing as you floated half in the water, whilst chill out music was played on the background. Unfortunately this is where my enjoyment stopped. Even with earplugs in, I could hear the whirring of the ceiling fan, which seemed to resonate in the tub, making it sound like you were in a quiet aircraft. Not ideal and not the sensory deprivation I was going for. Maybe I'll try one again sometime which will be properly insulated from outside sound.
      Spent the rest of the day driving back up towards Perth. Checked in to our accommodation for the next 9 days, overlooking the sea.
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    • Day144

      37 degrees! Hot hot hot

      February 20, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

      Hannah and I finally got off our arses and did a morning workout followed by 50 lengths in the pool.
      We then went south to a restaurant called Odyssea to meet the Bitmeads for a final meal. I had an amazing pancake stack with shaved coconut and caramel. Yum yum yum.
      Then down for a bit of hand planing before saying bye to Penny and Steven.
      Left to go to Kings Park for a walk around and a slushy. A bit too hot to be doing too much walking so came back to the apartment for a G and T and get ready for the Scarborough market.
      Loads of people down at the market, with every country represented at the food stalls. Had a few beers whilst watching the sunset.
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    • Day137

      OF (organised fun)

      February 13, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      There is no better day than an OF day.
      Got everyone loaded in the cars and went in search of a frisbee golf course. Andrew and I both had strong suspicions that it wouldn't exist anymore. But that didn't stop us from going to have a look.
      On the way towards it we stopped into a Coffee tasting and learnt a few things. The main one I came away with is that it is actually the water contact time with the bean which defines the amount of caffeine in the coffee. Therefore an espresso which typically has less bean contact time will actually have a lower caffeine content than when using a plunger.
      Followed this up with a chocolate place and a olive and soap place.
      The berry farm was next for an amazing food platter. Full of everything from pastry to sausage to fruit.
      By 3pm we eventually found the frisbee place. It was indeed abandoned. We managed to fish some frisbee out of the bin. Heather wisely stayed near the car whilst the rest of us ventured into the bush.
      Got totally hammered by ants and horse flies. You basically had to keep stamping on the spot to stop the ants from biting you. Penny got a bit scared of a horse fly at one point and, much to the amusement of everyone, let go a little speed boost to keep her going faster round the course.
      Glad to be finished we piled back into the cars.
      Andrew took us on some off roading (not suitable for our car) then around a forest which was very pretty.
      Back to the place for cooking up some tasty salad and meat.
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    • Day141

      The Margaret river experience

      February 17, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      A pretty 'jam' packed day today.
      We started by nipping to the beach, then started calling a few wineries which did tours. Managed to get booked onto one at 3pm at Vasse Felix, which gave us a few hours to fill with all the free nibbles which the area had to offer.
      We managed to visit the Margaret River Dairy Company, the Colony honey maker, the chocolate co, Providore for tasty jams and some un tasty wines, Bettenay's nougat and finally stopped at Rustico for a tapas lunch.
      Lunch was great with fried goats cheese, battered shrimp and chorizo.
      Then time for Vasse Felix. Hannah and I had visited about 5 years ago and remembered the Chardonnay being very good.
      Had an excellent tour taking us through the whole wine making process. Finishing with a tasting of 10 wines. We needed a bit of a sit down after all that, so we waited for a while overlooking their garden whilst I got more acceptable for being behind a wheel.
      We finished the day by going to surfers point to watch some pumping surf rolling in. I did a bit of snake dodging at Gnarabup Beach whilst flying the drone.
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    • Day138

      Baking feet

      February 14, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

      Andrew and his dad headed off early to try out the skate park and the rest of us had a more leisurely start to the day. Then we decided to head to the beach in time to meet Andrew. Took a look at Meelup beach but Andrew suggested Castle Rock would be quieter so we quickly headed there.
      We were very British and set up some chairs and an umbrella but it was great to have some shade. After some swimming, frisbee and snorkeling, we headed to Aravina winery. The sand was so hot when walking back to the car it felt like we were actually burning our feet.
      At Aravina we tried some wine and had a look at the surf museum,which was pretty cool.
      Then we headed to Yallingup cheese to taste some local cheese and decided it was a good spot for lunch over looking the lake.
      Before heading back to the house we stopped at r
      Rivendale vineyard to do a tasting of Forester wine. We were served by an Italian man who was married to a lady from Torquay.
      We had some time to chill at the house and using the pool before we started babysitting duties whilst Bitmeads were out having a nice meal. Louis was their taxi driver and almost ran into a Kangaroo on the way home the first time. We read the boys bedtimes stories and luckily they were asleep quickly and quiet for the rest of the night.
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    • Day5

      Der erste Tag in Perth

      October 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Nach unserer Fahrt vom Flughafen kamen wir gegen 01:30 Uhr in unserer ersten Australien-Unterkunft an. Diesmal haben wir eine kleine Ferienwohnung. Obwohl die Wände hier sehr hellhörig sind konnten wir Dank Ohropax und Schlafbrille bis 10:30 Uhr ausschlafen. Gut gelaunt machten wir uns auf den Weg die Gegend zu erkunden und etwas zum Frühstücken zu finden. Doch als wir dann den wunderschönen Strand und die Wellen sahen war unser Kind nicht mehr zu halten.
      Der Hunger war vergessen, sie wollte einfach nur noch ins Wasser 😀! Es war aber auch wirklich zu verlockend.

      Ich ging alleine los und besorgte zwei Kaffee Latte, Pitas und Waffeln, die wir uns dann mit Blick aufs Wasser, direkt am Strand schmecken ließen.

      Solche großen Wellen habe ich noch nie gesehen! (Da freu ich mich schon auf die morgige Überfahrt mit der Fähre nach Rottnest Island 🤣🙈 -- aber dann sehen wir die Quoka's 😍)

      Nach einem kleinen Spaziergang an der Strandpromenade mir perfekten Rasenflachen, tollen Spielplätzen und Skater-Strecken, verbrachten wir den restlichen Tag am Meer.
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      Einfach traumhaft! Da versteh ich Martha das sie in die Fluten wollte! 😉


      Wie wunderschön!!! 😍

    • Day135

      He was a Sk8ter boy

      February 11, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Up at 6.50 to jog to meet Andrew for skating lessons. Whilst Hannah went for a walk with Annie.
      Lots of falling over with the first time skating since the one time I did it as a kid.
      Managed not to break myself and do a little drop in turn in the bowl. Andrew looking smooth and well practiced!
      Then went to Montys for a breakfast smoothie and met up with Andrew's parents Penny and Steven.
      Got back to pick up Hannah's mum Heather and off to the beach. It was hot hot hot, so I spent most of my time snorkelling and hand surfing, whilst the ladies soaked up the rays.
      Back to the pool side for a salad lunch and a chill out.
      About 4 ish we left to go to Hillary's, a mini harbour, for a pint before heading to Annie's.
      Annie and Jus had made a huge feast of Mexican food. We chatted away until about 9.30 when I got a call from Andrew. Few changes of plan for tomorrow. It was now a 6am start for the boys to head down to Margate river. Will call that bed time then.
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    • Day132

      Exploring Melbourne

      February 8, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Was up and out early. Grabbed a pain au chocolate from the 7/11 and got the train to central Melbourne. The initial plan was to do a walking tour then visit what ever the tour guide recommended. The tour was free and the guide was excellent. Taught us lots about the history of Melbourne which is less than 200 odd years old.
      We finished the tour on the south bank of the river. This was close to the Eureka 88th floor sky tower. This has become a thing we do, therefore had to go up.
      Great views over the city and to the sea. A slight haze around, maybe from the bush fires?
      After that we took our friend Fiona's advice and visited the South Melbourne market. A old school style market, with lots of local produce.
      From there we walked to the War Memorial with unobstructed views up main roads both north and south.
      The plan was to meet Fi at an outdoor festival. So we picked up some ciders and got a spot to watch. Fantastic orchestra with some dancing. We all watched for a few hours before catching the train back to the hotel.
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