Category Archives: Australia

One year of retirement !

This morning I realised that it was just over a year since my retirement, on December 7th to be precise. I remember that many at work said I was too young to retire … I’ll be bored …. I’ll miss … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life ….

I guess most of us have heard or read that title somewhere before, often on a motivational poster or similar ? It is also more or less what I wrote just over a year ago, on my very first post. … Continue reading

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Hostel review : Collaroy Beach YHA, Sydney

Just a quick review of the YHA hostel at Collaroy Beach, on Sydney’s northern beaches, where I stayed for a couple of weeks. It’s in a great location, just over the road from the beach, so it is very popular … Continue reading

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Life’s a beach ….

Quick pop quiz : Which are Australia’s two most famous beaches ? One would probably be Bondi : And the other ? Whitehaven in the Whitsundays ? Cable Beach, Broome ? Or how about “Summer Bay” : The fictional beach … Continue reading

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The end of the road

Well, that’s it …after nearly 50,000kms the trip is over. I’m in Sydney, with a bit less than 3 weeks to go before my flight to Thailand. The last couple of weeks, since Birdsville, have been a bit of an … Continue reading

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Birdsville to Melbourne

What passes for a landmark along the Birdsville Track ….an old abandoned ute : Otherwise it is just plain flat and boring for most of the way: Until finally you reach South Australia : After 40,000kms+ I’ve had my first … Continue reading

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