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  • Day272

    Frohes neues Jahr!

    January 1, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Happy New Year from Sydney. We had an amazing evening standing in first row between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The fireworks were awesome, it was great to be part of that show!

    Frohes neues Jahr aus Sydney. Wir haben uns einen Platz in der ersten Reihe zwischen Opernhaus und Harbour Bridge erkämpft und konnten das spektakuläre Feuerwerk genießen. Es war genial!
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    Joe Rpp

    Happy new year to burning country. Best wishes to all residents including the animals

  • Day95

    Uranga boardwalk and lizard rescue

    January 14, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    So we had thought of getting up early to watch the sun rise .... nah, let’s not. However, we did want to go and see the boardwalk at high tide.

    On our way, we came across a blue tongued lizard swimming in the sea. It looked very bloated. While quite buoyant, it swam towards shore, then out to sea, then along a bit then towards shore ... not sure it knows where he was going.

    Obviously Bun wanted to rescue it. I’d like to say that she stripped off, dived in and rescued the poor thing while being applauded by the people watching on, but no. We did secure the help of some young lads, but didn’t actually need them as the lizard swam close to a pontoon that Bun was on. By flapping her arms in the sea, Bun managed to get the lizard close enough to pick up. Bun took it to an area of trees where she hopes it will be very happy. Did we save a life or interfere with nature?
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    Wayne Bampton

    You’ve both gone bloody native!!!

    Andy n Bunny Briggs

    Yep, and it’s great!

  • Day25

    The start of our walkabouts adventure

    November 5, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    While our presence in Australia appears to have solved the drought problem ( the last two days have been frustrating. We had hoped to have been on our way several days ago. We’d hoped to have Big Bertha on Friday but it didn’t happen.

    On Sunday we made a trip to an enormous DIY type warehouse that sold everything, literally everything. We made a list of things we would need for Bertha, a couple of camping chairs, a camping table .... repairing stuff, kitchen stuff, emergency stuff, eating and cleaning stuff .... quite a list.

    On Monday we hung around awaiting the call to pick up Bertha but received a call to say that the part still hadn’t arrived. While the engineers had cut a hole for the new part, so that it will be fitted as soon as it arrives, the work still needs to be approved by the gas inspector.

    Today we were told that the part had arrived and was being fitted, but we still had to hope that the inspector would have a chance to inspect it and approve it. Today is Melbourne Cup day so we just hope that no one involved is a horse racing fan.

    So that we didn’t spend our time kicking our heals we decided to head for the Gold Coast and look around or lay on the beach. On the way we would drop into IKEA to buy Bun an orthopaedic pillow for her neck. On our way we received a call that the van was finished and approved, no beach today

    When we arrived to collect Bertha she was wired up to the mains with the a/c working and was beautifully cold inside. When she had been sold to the dealer, she contained “everything needed” and this was in a pile in a garage. We were told that we could take anything we wanted. Cutlery, cleaning materials, fuses, spare fan belts, picnic chairs,and table, toaster, kettle ... and so forth. We loaded it all on board.

    Bertha comes with about 3kg of keys! I don’t know how many sets there are. There are a number of storage spaces each accessible from outside and each with their own door that has a lock or two. Why each lock isn’t suited the same, I don’t know. Tomorrow we will sort them all.

    We were shown how to sort the toilet, the gas, the fridge, the cooker .... information overload. Then we moved Bertha and were shown the awning. Time to go home.

    We travelled 20yds to the fuel station and filled Bertha up I was using my hone for satnav and it sat happily on the dashboard until about 400yds down the road and I’d turned onto the motorway. The remaining 50 miles (plus detours from missed turnings etc) was miserable with respect to directions, but Bertha behaved well.

    She’s parked up, locked up and will be sorted out tomorrow. Will we leave Brisbane tomorrow or Thursday? No plan yet.
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    Tony German

    Wow. Thank you for posting it feels like we are there with you. Great 🥰

    Andy n Bunny Briggs

    I wish you had been - I probably wouldn’t have become lost!

  • Day118

    Holbrook and Macedon

    February 6, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We spent the night in Albury Showground. The Showground sites are usually pretty good value because they cater for people travelling around rather than family holidays. Other than toilets and showers plus electric and water hook-up, that may be the only facilities they have. No swimming pools, playgrounds, camp kitchens etc. Due to the amount of area available, it’s also quite easy to keep away from everyone else. Often the site is not staffed and money is left in envelopes and pushed under a door or put in a box.

    Albury Showground was pretty rubbish. Located at the end of the runway, next to a rail line, near a main road. The electrics were literally “to die for”. It took a lot of courage to connect to one electric box only to find it wasn’t working. I then had to pluck up the courage to open another box and stick my plug into that; fortunately it worked. No water supply nearby, no BBQ etc.

    For the first time since we have been on the road, we broke open our single ring gas BBQ to cook some Baramundi (fish) for dinner. Other than the slight drizzle, it all worked well. Why didn’t we cook in Bertha on the posh cooker? We didn’t fancy sleeping with the smell of fried fish!

    Next morning we set off for Macedon but not before visiting Albury town and wandering around the botanic gardens and art gallery (MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury). The botanic gardens offered two walks, one a rainforest and the other a heritage walk, we did the heritage walk.

    I wanted to visit Holbrook, that is just off the motorway, because it has a submarine in the town centre. I thought this was peculiar for a town a few hundred miles from the sea.

    As we drove further south and west the weather became cooler and the landscape changed. By th time we arrived at Macedon we could have been in an English village with rose gardens and mown lawns
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    Wayne Bampton

    All aboard the Skylark...

  • Day226

    Östlichster Punkt Australiens

    November 16, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Just a few kilometers south of the Gold Coast we stopped in Byron Bay. The Cape Byron is the most easterly point of Australia. It is a really nice scenery all around the cape, even though the view is not really good in the moment due to the bush fires all around the area.
    By the way we have left Queensland now and now we are in New South Wales.

    Nur ein paar Kilometer südlich der Gold Coast liegt Byron Bay. Hier am Kap Byron befindet sich der ostlichste Punkt Australiens. Landschaftlich ist die Region hier richtig cool auch wenn die Sicht wegen der vielen Buschfeuer nicht wirklich gut war.
    Übrigens sind wir nun auch nicht mehr in Queensland sondern in New South Wales.
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  • Day276

    25. Travelläum

    January 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 22 °C

    In the last month we traveled from Adelaide all the way back to Sydney. We visited some wine regions, the city's of Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. The highlight were the fireworks in the Sydney Harbour on NYE.

    I'm letzten Monat ging es für uns von Adelaide zurück nach Sydney. Auf dem Weg ging es durch Weinregionen, mitten durchs Outback und in die Städte Melbourne, Canberra und Sydney. Das Highlight war aber sicherlich das Sylvester Feuerwerk im Hafen von Sydney.
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    Nash A Karim

    Mama long time

    Nash A Karim

    I travel small miss u

  • Day96

    Creek swim and Koala Hospital

    January 15, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    While making our morning cuppa, I looked through the fly-screen on the door to see a large male ‘roo lying nonchalantly outside Bertha. He wasn’t impressed with the ‘roo food we had left from a visit to somewhere we could feed them, so he made-do with some biscuits. He was very gentle but did get very close. They have claw as on their front and back legs that look as if they could easily disembowl someone they didn’t like.

    Set off to Hat Heads, another estuary. The Karoogoo Creek that flows into the sea was crystal clear and shallow. Many people we simply sat on inflatables drifting down with the river. Too good an opportunity for a swim to miss. We also joined in with the kids jumping off the bridge.

    After the swim we made a cuppa - easy enough to do with our whole home in Bertha, then set off to Port Macquarie.

    The Koala Hospital homes approx 60 koalas 🐨. Some are permanent residents, but most are recovering and will be sent back to the area they came from. Apparently, the name system is firstly the place it was found and then secondly a given name by the person who found it.

    A few weeks ago, most of their koalas were suffering from burns having come out of the bush fires, now there are some burns, some orphans but also a number with chlamydia. Chlamydia affects male and female koalas, and even the little ones called joeys - who pick it up suckling from their mothers in the pouch. It causes blindness and infertility in koalas - and can be fatal. Visible signs of infection include conjunctivitis, and a condition dubbed "dirty tail", caused by urinary tract infections and incontinence.

    One outcome of the recent fires is that money is pouring into places like the koala hospital who now have money to pass on to other related charities and also bring forward their koala natural breeding programme by approx five years.
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  • Day288

    Wieder zu dritt unterwegs!

    January 17, 2020 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    For the next three weeks Janine's mom is here for a visit :) We started with a walk around the city even though it was raining almost the whole day.

    Für die nächsten drei Wochen ist Janines Mama zu Besuch bei uns und so sind wir nun wieder zu dritt unterwegs :) Los ging es heute mit einer Stadtbesichtigung von Sydney auch wenn es fast den ganzen Tag geregnet hat.Read more

  • Day291

    Three Sisters & Leura Cascades

    January 20, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    When we woke up this morning the rain and fog was gone and we could enjoy perfect views on the mountains. During the day we hiked up and down the cliffs a lot to see some nice waterfalls and rocks. We started with the three sisters and the Leura Cascades.

    Als wir heute morgen aufgewacht sind war der Regen und der Nebel von gestern plötzlich weg. Stattdessen könnten wir die perfekte Sicht auf die Blue Mountains genießen und einige coole Wanderungen zu Wasserfällen unternehmen. Am Morgen ging es mit den "Three Sister's" und den "Leura Cascades" los.
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  • Day292

    Sandboarding in Port Stephens

    January 21, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Now we are in Port Stephens, home of the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere and a great place to do some Sandboarding!
    We did that several times already, but it is always a lot of fun.

    Heute sind wir in Port Stephens angekommen. Hier gibt es neben traumhaften Stränden und kristallklarem Wasser vor allem riesige Sanddünen. Für uns die Möglichkeit zum Sandboarding und es hat sich mal wieder gelohnt :)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

State of New South Wales, New South Wales, NSW, Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, Nova Gales do Sul, Новый Южный Уэльс