January 2009

Melbourne

After staying up until 3 o'clock in the morning watching Premiere league football (I will NOT call it soccer! the Aussies picked the wrong horse with that) I was a little bleary eyed behind the wheel the following morning. After about an hour driving, my eyelids said "No". So I swapped seats with the wife. [...]

Lakes Entrance

With Sydney now in our rear view mirror, we were heading for Melbourne. The quickest way to get there would be to cut across land along the M31, driving past Canberra and dropping down to Melbourne. But how could I desert the M1 after all those good times? Besides, it would only add an extra [...]

Coogee Beach

I'm not a big fan of Sydney. But then I suspect Sydney cares very little for me too. As I'm not a fan, I will be brief. We'll take a quick look around and then we'll call it a day. Is that OK with you? What is my problem with Sydney? I am going to [...]

Caves Beach

It seems like ages since I last mentioned the M1. But at last I was back on it again, heading for Sydney. In no time at all I'd covered about 130 miles when I made a decision that may surprise you. I decided to turn OFF of the M1. I didn't need to, it would [...]

relax

Today is January 26th and January 26th is Australia Day. I'm not going to go into too much detail about Australia Day because 1) You can find out all you need to know by typing "Australia Day" into Google, like I did. And 2) It's Australia Day, it's a national holiday. I should be swinging [...]

Pit stop

We arrived at Port Macquarie early evening. Port Macquarie has a population of about 36,000. That may not seem big to you, but it's big enough to make it 40th in the list of Australia's largest towns and cities. We had chosen Port Macquarie simply because it was about halfway between Yamba and our destination [...]

Maclean

My holiday is over but yours is just about to begin. My intention was to have a holiday and blog it at the same time. What a joke! In just over two weeks away, I managed to get only two posts up. As an exercise in blogging on the move, it was a miserable failure. [...]

I knew it would happen. But I didn't think it would happen so soon and so often. What's the problem? Booking accommodation last minute during the summer holidays? No. Finding stuff to do to amuse my 4 year old daughter? No! Not that either, she's having a whale of a time. Traffic? No! You know [...]

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