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Travel Blogs from Newcastle
... was mostly downhill back home and we had a really nice view of Newie.
It was about 3:30 by the time I got back and I changed and I had to go on a mission with Lars to the beach, so we headed there and I was able to make a picture for my bestie and my dad for their birthdays. I figured a sand drawn picture would be better than a card! :] We stayed there for a bit and played in the sand for a bit longer and watched the hang gliders. We ...
... and went for a really nice meal in a lovely little Italian restaurant. On the ferry on the way back we got talking to a 68 year old surfing american who had lived in the area r 30 odd years. He was mad about australia , so much that he insisted we take his 40 dollar bottle of wine from the hunter valley off him to drink! He gave us a lift back to the campsite too, what a legend! The wine was gorgeous too, making us look forward to our trip to e hunter valley ...
... Fort Scratchley. As you’d expect, Fort Scratchley is mounted up on a hill overlooking the harbor. There are nice views for all 360 degrees. Unfortunately the fort was closed, so we don’t know it’s official history. It was probably built to fend off the Russians during the Crimean War in the 1800s. Isn’t it odd to think that Russia was a threat to Australia in those days.
Karen and I walked ...
Today I drove from Newcastle to Sydney, and it was a
powerful experience. I should qualify this by explaining that I previously lived
in Sydney for 5 years in a galaxy far far away that my husband and I now refer to
as BC – Before Children. At the same time my sister was living in the Hunter
Valley, so trips up and down the freeway were almost a ritual.
Nostalgia is a powerful thing… The
word is a learned formation of a ...
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No matter how sweet the travels, there is truly no place like home. it's great to be back in Australia and enjoying the sunshine.