Day 185: Homeward Bound–Just Not All The Way

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Thur. 14th February 2013 We are flying to Singapore today but it turns out that the plane we are on goes all the way to London. This only reinforces that we are beginning to head back towards the UK, even …

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Day 184: Friends In All The Right Places

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Wed. 13th February 2013 Tomorrow we are moving on again to Singapore and then Bali and Indonesia. So today is our last full day in Melbourne and our last day in a city where we (mostly) speak the same language …

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Day 183: After The Gold Rush

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Tues. 12th February 2013 Our destination today is Ballarat where in 1851 a discovery of gold led to the world’s biggest alluvial gold rush. We have two options, firstly catch the 9:07 train from Melbourne which connects with a free …

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Day 182: Dum, Dum Dum Dum, De De De De Dum

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Mon. 11th February 2013 Yes, the title of today’s blog post is the song The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. This, of course, is the theme music used by the BBC for their Formula 1 coverage and the two are now …

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Day 181: I Don’t Like Cricket

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Sun. 10th February 2013 Today we have tickets at “The G” to see Australia v West Indies in a 50 over cricket match. One of us is excited (though not optimistic about the Windies’ chances)! However Myf and I are …

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Day 180: Unexpected Gems

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Sat. 9th February 2013 Myf has a car booked for today and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the sights outside of Melbourne. Our original plan was to go out to the Yarra Valley which is home to some …

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Day 179: Wine Tasting

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Fri. 8th February 2013 As Chris knows about Tasmanian wines she had put together a shortlist of half a dozen wineries to visit today which were vaguely on the way to the airport where we were due to catch the …

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Day: 178: Bush Walk And Bush Fire

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Thur. 7th February 2013 We enjoyed our walk out to Crescent Bay on Tuesday and were keen to do a little more. Graham has a lot of experience walking (tramping?) in Tassie. Whilst we don’t have the time (or the …

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Day 177: Weird Stuff Wednesday (Censored)

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Wed, 6th February 2013 About two years ago a new museum was opened in Tasmania, created by an eccentric philanthropist David Walsh. It is called MONA short for Museum of Old and New Art and is described in our guide …

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Day 176: Empty Prison, Deserted Beach

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Tue. 5th February 2013 After the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, we wanted to learn a little more about the other driver of early (white) Australia – the deportation of convicts from Britain. So, today we are heading off on a …

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