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11. From Christchurch to Western Australia and the Top End.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | Views [307]

My last few days in NZ were spent in Christchurch. I took Jill's car and met John and Lindsay who had been on a bus tour. They were taking the car back to Jill and staying a few days there. However, after a month of perfect, sunny weather it decided ... Read more >

Photos: New Zealand. South Island

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: New Zealand. North island

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery

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10. New Zealand - the finale

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 1 Mar 2014 | Views [378]

Most of the campsites I've stayed in have been great. All slightly different and some very quirky. On the night before I had to pick Jill and Keith up from Blenheim airport I pulled in to a campground at Seddon to see what they had there. I was greeted ... Read more >

9. Wellington and beyond

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Views [339]

  I spent a lovely few days with Pat and Chris Thorn in Wellington. I'd last seen them 30 years ago on an Indian railway trip. We cycled 15km round Miramar peninsula and walked along a few tracks to lookout points along the way, watched 'Last ... Read more >

8. New year! New Zealand and EARTHQUAKES!

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | Views [441]

I saw in the new year with friends Wendy and David in Sydney. We actually celebrated in style in our motel room watching the midnight fireworks on tv. David took a photo of me standing by the tv when the bridge fireworks went off! We went into the city ... Read more >

7. Buses and lost underwear.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 | Views [494]

Since arriving in Eatons hill to dog sit on 19th December I've been on a lot of buses. The lost underwear is not bus related. More of that later.  Eatons hill is a suburb north west of Brisbane. Having no car as part of this dog sit, (I was spoilt ... Read more >

6. Mainly Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | Views [330]

I'm back in Brisbane and I've busked several times. Three times in the city but the markets are more lucrative. Still, it more than pays the fare and gives me something to do, plus people are always very nice and smile and stop to chat. I met up with ... Read more >

5. No worries

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | Views [420]

  "No worries" seems to be the common reply to most things. You ask for the bill in a restaurant, "No worries." You thank someone for your change, "No worries." One waitress used it so many times in a Chinese restaurant that I'm sure I heard ... Read more >

4.Traffic, road works, road tolls, wind, rain and fog. No pestilence (yet!)

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | Views [1227] | Comments [1]

I've been on the road now for 2 weeks. The day before I left I made $75 at eagle farm markets. That will pay for 3/4 of a night in a motel. Coffs Harbour was the first stop, rainy and windy here and roadworks along the way. 40 km speed limits a lot of ... Read more >

3. Busking.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Views [520]

The Brisbane markets were quite lucrative! $63 in an hour and a half. My friend Linda came along to listen and I went back to her house for lunch. I played to her mum who is in her 90s and she cried when I played Ave Maria. I didn't think it was that ... Read more >

2. Las Vegas on sea (the Gold Coast)

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [520]

Last time I wrote I was heading off to the Gold Coast full of hopes of a nice swim and relaxing on a beach. Not to be. It was incredibly windy, in fact there hasn't really been a day since I arrived that you'd call windless! Some are a lot windier than ... Read more >

Photos: Musical things

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Wildlife

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

Australian animals
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1. The first week.

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | Views [636] | Comments [2]

Well, a week ago today I was being met at Brisbane airport by Dave and Seb and driven to my temporary home in Ormeau, Queensland 4208. Since then I've caught up with several old friends and met some new ones.  I've driven on the 4 lane motorways ... Read more >

Photos: Profile pics

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

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