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Roadtrip to Newcastle

April 2018 - August 2019
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  • Day5

    Cheese!

    April 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Leaving Eden we knew we'd miss waking up to the amazing bellbirds. They echoed everywhere even though they are so tiny. It's clever that you can't tell where their chiming sound is coming from.

    We saw a lot of cows and green fields as we drove north. Of course we went to the cheese factory at Bega! Then we found a very interesting town to explore at lunchtime, called Cobargo. It looked very historical and the shops had really old things or good art and craft.Read more

  • Day5

    Malua Bay is beautiful.

    April 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    We counted down the hours and minutes until we arrived in Malua Bay where mum's Aunty Poggy and Uncle Garry live. We had some funny times with the GPS robot lady in Dad's phone who tried to tell us some very silly directions. We got here anyway!

    Malua Bay is a quiet little beach town. We found a great playground at the beach and went in the waves even though it was super windy. Poggy and Garry have chickens and hilarious kittens. It's been a really relaxing visit here. We will have more pictures to post tomorrow, especially of the kittens... They are sleeping now!Read more

  • Day7

    Mogo Zoo was awesome.

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    It was so hard to choose only 6 photos! There were lots of unusual and endangered or just cute animals at Mogo Zoo yesterday.

    Ruby couldn't choose a favourite but she loved feeding the giraffes and deer. We both did. The giraffe's tongue was huge! It was rough and hurt our hands a little bit. Such a cool experience! Sam's favourite was the moustache monkey (Emperor Tamarin)- they looked a bit like the Lorax, small, cute but pretty fierce when they were wrestling each other! Mum and Dad liked the binturong, an animal we'd never seen before. It's a bear cat that climbs, swims and eats fruit. The most amazing thing is that it does a wee to mark its territory and the stuff smells like popcorn! We could smell popcorn around the enclosure. Weird!

    And we always love meerkats... The lookout ones are so alert and quick, and at Mogo Zoo the young ones were wrestling and playing dead!
    Then... Back on the road towards Canberra!
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  • Day7

    Friends in Canberra

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    It was so much fun to be with Sophia and Hannah in Canberra. Their mum Linda is mum's very good friend. Stephen and dad talked a lot too. We wish we lived closer together. Sophia and Sam played Minecraft in the dark, and Hannah and Ruby had a great time together. There was also a spa bath!

  • Day7

    We went inside a sheep

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    A short stop at a bakery in Goulburn for snacks, and we went to the giant Merino! We parked near its butt and climbed inside to look out the eyes. It's a big sheep farming area producing lots of wool.

  • Day8

    Finally we're in Newcastle!!

    April 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    After almost a week on the road we are here! Our little holiday house is excellent according to us kids. It has lots of furry and fluffy rugs, and kids toys. And a trampoline and skate ramp in the little yard! Mum is happy we have a view of the water, we are high up.

    This morning we went on the Memorial Walk high on the cliffs above the ocean. It is for the men and women who lost their lives in all the wars. It was really beautiful. And super duper windy.Read more

  • Day8

    Wet wetlands and good friends

    April 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Mum's friend Johe works at the Wetlands Discovery centre, and we went there today. There were tonnes of mosquitoes even though we had insect repellent on. They swarmed our car! We went dipnetting and mum caught a tadpole. It was good to see a wetlands with big ponds, we've been to other ones which were dry! A funny thing was that mum's hat fell off into the pond, and we think an eel might be living in it now at the bottom of the pond.

    Tonight Hannah came and brought pizzas for dinner! She is the reason for our road trip, it's her 21st birthday party tomorrow. She got off work early and it was cool she hung out with us.
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  • Day9

    Biggest. Pool. Ever.

    April 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    This morning we went to Merewether Ocean Baths. It was a pool at the ocean... Sandy and seaweedy but rectangular like a huge pool. It was so cold! Ruby was the bravest, the only one to put her head underwater.

  • Day9

    A party and a storm

    April 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    We went to Hannah's 21st birthday party and had heaps of pizza. It was a very special occasion. Mum had to give a speech that she wasn't expecting but it seemed ok! We love Hannah. After the party we went to the most amazing playground at Speers Point park. A storm started so we had to run to the car but there was a huge rainbow back at our holiday house.Read more