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Travel Blogs from Newcastle
... not get to it. It was a jungle of buildings, lights and traffic.
We stopped at the port and Mick suggested he drive while I get the information to get us to a caravan park. Sounded good, so on my IPhone I found a caravan park and directed Mick, rather she directed were to go. Good one, we ended up in Lipton (something like that) in a street with no caravan park, but a closed down RSL. We hopped ...
... an angry Irish girl at 4am.... How I managed it, I have no idea but I got up early the next morning to do a 3 hour surf lesson. Every reasonable (and paranoid) thought in my brain was telling me "don't get in the water! There are sharks in there!" But I did. The nervous water watching didn't cease the entire time! 3 times I mistook the leg rope for something grabbing my leg (jaws style) and more times than I like to admit, I screamed out after mistaking the shadow of my board in the ...
Today was our last day in Newcastle. Karen and I split up and went different directions today Karen went with Rosemary and I went with John to watch trains. John and I started off on the outskirts of Newcastle and worked our way out to Maitland 25+ kilometers up the road.
I’ve never been train watching on the east coast of the US, or Chicago, but I imagine that we saw at least as many trains ...
... for all of us.
I should mention as well that the ship has a strict policy concerning liquor in
that passengers are allowed to bring two bottles of wine aboard at the beginning
of the cruise and nothing else. All other liquor is confiscated and returned to
you at the end of the cruise. Unless, of course, one goes on a wine tour. Then
you can purchase a case or more and they tend to turn a blind eye.
Okay so there weren't any kangaroos on this trip but I spent lots of quality time with my two adorable nephews and met a cute koala called Jarrod. Fortunately for my brother yet unlucky for me I arrived during a big house move; packing, moving, unpacking, oh what fun! Asides that it was great to also get to know my sister in laws family and ate far too ...