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The City of Churches

A travel blog entry by fosull


Straight away I have to say that this was a hard slog of a trip. Driving 8 or 9 hours a day on bumpy roads in stifling heat on a mad three day dash to Adelaide is tough. That said it was good to be putting some serious miles down. I'm really looking forward to settling down in Melbourne. Seeing a bit of the world isn't all about hopping around like …

Red Hot Trivia Peppers!

A travel blog entry by d.thorpe

... pitchers.
Yesterday however was much less exciting, I got my **** up at 5am for the USA V Belgium game, only to see 90 minutes of ***** followed by 30 minutes of Belgium taking control and USA bravely fighting back. Sadly though, it was a case of too little too late for the stripes and stars. Maybe next time they'll at least make a quarter final (as long as it's not at the expense of England obviously). Then it was back to bed, up 4 hours later, out for a ...

Oops, it's been a while

A travel blog entry by richyb

... should just sneak into a campsite nearby as it had no boundary fence, but I was too honest for that and asked went to reception, she only charged me $5 so I was happy. The next morning I set off for Hamilton which is only 85km north and relatively flat, so I made very good time. It was interesting to get away from the coast and to get to see a bit more of rural Australia, and boy is it flat and hot. I stopped for lunch in MacArthur, the owner was an Irish chap who moved ...

The Beast

A travel blog entry by nullarbor2014


... First Aid Kit, loo paper, wet-ones, etc etc.
We stopped twice, once in Avoca for lunch, and once In Keith for fuel, which led to a debate about how many people are named Keith, in Keith. The car is getting about 700kms to a tank and sits on about 1800rpm.
Arrived in Adelaide at 6pm - totalling 9 hours, including the two stops and taking it easy. Quite a few highway patrol cars and distance ...

Brisbane to Adelaide - Attacked by Killer Mice

A travel blog entry by grant_julie


... for ‘The Dish’ or the CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope.

This telescope has been a forerunner of design and innovation through out its life. It operates approximately 85% of the year, has a down time of 10% for maintenance/testing and 5% of the year it is not operational due to bad weather – high winds.

It was built in 1961 and the basic structure has remained unchanged, however, technological upgrades over time ...


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