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... full-time captain, low hours/use, many upgrades, 'right' size (more later on that), features of boat and of course the price which while not a 'bargain' we felt was fair. Well, it was fair when we made the deal but got a lot less fair as the Canadian dollar plummeted between the agreement and the payment!! (we bought the boat in USD).
That's it for now...check in later for more on the saga of boat buying for newbies!!
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... the local Aborigine word 'Kamberra' which means ‘meeting place’. But archaeological evidence suggests, that as in many other parts of Australia, there has been human settlement here for 10000’s years. At the time Canberra was selected as Australia’s capital, there was very little human activity other than pastoral. Early photos show this clearly.
* So why is Canberra the capital of Australia? In tandem ...
... hut. For a track that I thought was relatively flat, there were quite a few steep parts early on. It was a bit of a hard slog so early as neither of us were expecting it, but we saw a large number of kangaroos and heard the early morning chatter of a few flocks of kookaburras waking up for the day.
Heading further up the trail we came to our first rest point, a small lookout with a lovely wooden seat and a ...
... saw Mr Conway show us his singing skills. There are several videos of it yet he still denies it all! Once we arrived back at the accommodation, we headed off to bed before 10pm! I was so happy – earliest night yet!
This morning students were up at 5:30am to get ready for the snow. The weather forecast hasn’t been looking to great of late but we are going to go and get the experience. We have some back ups if it becomes too much for the kids...at the moment ...
Going to the Australian War Memorial was great. I never thought about how other countries honor their soldiers. it was a beautiful and well thought out memorial. We got to watch the closing ceremony yesterday and it was just really cool to experience it ...