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Apart from not having great internet connection (and so no blog), we've just had 3 great days in Canberra. Our hotel Olims, well presented, a lovely old building with an interesting history.
Some of the highlights were:
1. The new National Portrait Gallery - some great art works there and a beautiful new building. I was susprised when …
... back evening where we could take a picnic and sit by the lake whilst the kids paddled around in canoes and kayaks. This was really nice, until Leo decided to tease a black swan and lead it to where we was sitting. It then started to eat our food; So two nice men had the task of trying to shoe (literally, 'shoe', they had to clap their flip flops together in order for it to move away) the bird away. It was very angry. I was in hysterics the whole time though. After we came back home ...
... to be back in the van again and we enjoyed sleeping back on the road, our arrival in Canberra was on a lovely sunny spring afternoon, the cities first impression was as we expected, highly planned and a little sterile because of it, you can't give politicians free range on a town plan and expect anything like Barcelona I guess!
So its a planned city planed from bureaucracy for and by politicians, but on the upside that means they spend lots of money trying to ...
... Botanic Gardens. All the plants are native and we went walking through the rainforest area on a boardwalk, before finding the red centre area which was brilliant. It was a very pleasant day all round.
We drove back about 4.30 and chilled with more wine and chatter. We had another lovely meal sitting outside and took some silly photographs. Brian tried to find the Southern Cross for me but failed ...
It was a full but fun day starting with getting ourselves out to the snow fields, or what's left of them! On the advice of people hiring snow gear indicating that Thredbo was a waste of time given there was little to no snow, we headed off to Perisher with the necessary gear. Another nice drive through the Snowy Mountains from Jindabyne found us at the steps of the slopes. Fortunately there's still a ...
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