Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 10 (of 18): Life’s a Beach!

THURSDAY the 28th. 6.45am: Morning Beach-Bunnies! 😎 Ahh! a proper night's sleep, that's a good start to the day! Life's a beach and then you fry... (With apologies to NAZ for butchering his lyrics) Today, we're walking! We're starting at Coogee Beach and walking via the purpose-built coastal walkway to Bondi Beach - more details…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 9 (of 18): Sydney with Manly Pursuits

WEDNESDAY the 27th. 6.30am: Morning All! 😵😵 In spite of the very comfy bed, it wasn’t the best night’s sleep we’ve had since we arrived. In my case, I blame the late night cheese pie! 😲 and that crowing cock that began its operatic aria at 3.30am! Definitely a case of Nessun Dorma… The mathematicians…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 8 (of 18): Lazy Morning and a Liquid Lunch

Tuesday the 26th. 08.00am: Greetings Wombats! 😜 Wow! That's what I call a sleep - it must have been all the stress yesterday! After Monday's tyre tantrum, today we're keeping it local, and we're not going anywhere unless there's a tyre shop within view! 😁 Oh, and if there's also a Restaurant nearby with some…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 7 (of 18): Launceston for the Retyred

MONDAY the 24th. Morning Kanga, Morning Roo! 😊 (Sorry it's a bit late - see later!) 06.30am: An extra thirty-minutes in bed this morning! This must mean our bodies are finally switching into 'holiday-mode'. 07.45am: Ahh, the legendary Meredith House Breakfast experience is well documented on various feedback sites, so we just couldn't wait for…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 6 (of 18): Heading for Swansea via the Gaol

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Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 5 (of 18): Hobart – Day 2 (Salamanca Market and Port Arthur)

SATURDAY the 22nd. Morning Bruce, morning Sheila 😁 6.00am: Up before the Lark today! It's our last full day here in Hobart and we've two attractions planned. After yesterday's adventure at sea, we're firmly on terra-firma today! We're taking the short walk to Salamanca - the famous Saturday Market - and afterwards, we're motoring to…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 4 (of 18): Hobart – Day 1 (Bruny Island)

FRIDAY the 21st. Morning Cobbers!! 7.45am: Up and about at 'silly o'clock' (must be the jet-lag) that ensured we were ready to leave in good time. We're off to Bruny Island, located off the south-east coast of Tasmania - an island off an island! It's an organised tour, courtesy of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys that we…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 3 (of 18): Arrival in Melbourne, then onward to Hobart

THURSDAY the 21st, 6.30am local time. Morning loyal Reader... At last, we've arrived! But although we've reached Australia, we're not quite done yet! But before any more travelling, a quick fuel-stop was required! That's better! Now back to the globe-trotting. It's now just one more hop (I think I AM turning into a kangaroo!) and…

Holiday: Blog Extra! – Three Hours in Jakarta

Oh, the irony of it! Probably one of the most palatial rooms we've ever stayed in (it's certainly one of the largest - I think the whole of Corby would fit in here!) ..and we're only here for a few hours. 😒 We've just landed in Jakarta and it's around 11am local time - it's…

Holiday: Return to Oz – Day 2 (of 18): Singapore to Melbourne via Jakarta

WEDNESDAY the 20th, 8am local time (that's Midnight, back home!) Morning All! We've just landed at Changi Airport, Singapore. And after a challenging journey trying to find the Garuda Business Lounge (it's past all the other Lounges, behind the lifts, near the toilets!). Classy huh! 😁 Not being labelled 'Garuda' didn't help at all, but…