A Summer Christmas
Trip Start Dec 07, 2009
88Trip End Sep 26, 2010
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Some amazing views from the train, very interesting landscape.
I'd arranged to stay with cousins in a small little town called Valentine for Christmas, and I had a great week.
It was very interesting to spend a Christmas in the heat of Australia, and I enjoyed the differences but also missed home. The entire population of Valentine came down to the local beach on Christmas Eve and Santa arrived on his big white and red boat, blaring Christmas tunes, and then he hopped onto a little speedboat and came ashore to give out treats to the kids and to pose for pictures
I've had a nice relaxing week. I've visited some more wildlife parks, got to pet a koala, went for a 26km bike ride around a small portion of Lake Macquarie, visited a famous beach called Redhead, which was absolutely amazing, it seemed to stretch endlessly for miles. Great waves and warm white sand. Unbelievable!
Tomorrow I am taking the train back down to Sydney to spend 3 days there sightseeing and taking in the New Years Eve fireworks.
That is it for now, getting late.