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... br> packing up the bags and getting ready for the last night’s sleep of our great
Funny story time.
Early this morning a few of the male teachers (not me
included, I slept like a baby) heard some noise coming from one of the boys
cabins. Upon inspection, it was found that as one of the boys was making his
way back from an early morning ‘pit stop’ he had stumbled into the wrong cabin.
It is important ...
... 8217;m pretty confident that he doesn’t usually use
his doona in this manner, however, he figures that when he’s on camp that this
is his means of bedding. We’ll try and work on this one tonight.
Even a trip to Canberra throws up (not literally) it’s
Parisian luxuries with among other selections, croissants being on the
breakfast menu. However, this was the only French influence on the day.
Today we went to the Australian War Memorial. I felt quite sad seeing what our soldiers did for our country and was very proud of them. I was told one story of a WW1 soldier who was shot in the chest but he survived which was very good.
After we went to the Mint where all Australian money is made. The Sydney Olympic medals were also made at the Mint. We got to see how the coins are made and robots help make the ...
... of voting in Australia. We learnt that every vote counts – ‘Apples’ won all round!!
After lunch we enjoyed seeing some very famous artwork at the National Gallery, including Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’ and Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly series’. We then departed for a drive past the High Commissions and Embassies. ...
... to Kalgoorlie trip across the Nullarbor in three days. With the wind behind us at the end we were getting 100 km per 17 litres of fuel as opposed to the first day into the wind and 23 litres per 100 kms! Quite a difference. All straight roads and hardly any hills. Fuel varied from $1.65 to $2.06 a litre. So what did we do for three days sitting in the car!? Well, listened to lots of CDs , chatted, took loads of photos, stopped ...