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Trip Start Jul 23, 2010
Trip End Aug 20, 2010

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John & Anthea's

Flag of Australia  , Australian Capital Territory,
Monday, August 9, 2010

No prizes for guessing how today started for us... yep, you got it... hand feeding these amazing birds again! We sadly had to leave after breakfast, and before long we're on our way back to Tuggeranong, with a few stop offs planned on the way of course.
First stop is at Broulee, with its lovely beaches, and Broulee Island, which John and I climbed up (with some difficulty!) to find the 1842 grave of Elizabeth Maleber. This is historically important as it is the only remaining marked grave of the old cemetery there. After much stumbling around the top of the overgrown island we eventually manged to locate the 168 year old grave site. After a few photo opportunity stops along the way we rolled into Narooma, where we took a gentle stroll along the Mill Bay Boardwalk. It was now well past lunchtime, so we found the local sports club, but they had stopped serving food at two o’clock. After searching around the town a while we decided on getting some tucker from the "Sugar Pie Patisserie" to eat picnic style. Now it wasn't an easy decision to make from the tasty looking choices on offer but managed to settled on a family size quiche, a cherry pie and some drinks... hmmm! We took these to eat by the nearby famous Australia Rock that has a hole in it that’s the shape of Australia.
From here we drove inland now, up to Tilba Central. With less than 250 inhabitants, it's a wonderful quaint old town, with some very interesting stores and hotels. Unfortunately the weather had taken a bit of a downturn by now, so it was a bit dull & overcast. Best place here was a great sweet shop, "The Tilba Sweet Spot", with loads of old fashioned sweets from the USA and the UK, as well as Australia... very very naughty...!!! We tried to be strong, but just couldn't resist the overwelming temptation...!!!
Our last stop before hitting the road properly was to Anthea’s sister & brother-in-law’s new home at Brogo. Unfortunately they’d had to go out, but said we could go in and make ourselves a cup of tea and have a look around. Their home, which was still under construction, was amazing; very eco friendly and built into the hillside with a grass roof. It should be a very nice place to live once it's all finished. It was getting dark by now, so it was back on the road and full steam ahead for home. Didn't seem too long before we arrived, after stopping off to get some chops for dinner from the Australian Woolworths.
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Fiona & Geoff Henderson on

So lovely to see your absolutely magnificent photos - a Twitcher's Paradise indeed! We are the owners of Treetops - it gives us much pleasure to see others enjoying our little house as well as the environment. You must have a fabulous will have noticed that Geoff is a keen photographer too.
Best of luck and happy travelling - you would be most welcome to stay at Treetops again!

oztrekkers on

Fiona & Geoff
Your house is amazing, it was a pleasure to be a part of it, if only for a short while... and we'd love to come back to it one day. Thank you for being a part of our fabulous Australian adventure.

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