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2008 Australian East Coast Trip

This time back in Australia and traveling the East Coast. Our first stop was Echuca for a couple of days of golf with friends from Huntingdale Golf Club , then on to Dubbo to meet up with friends we made when living in Italy.  From Dubbo through Tamworth hitting the East Coast at Port Macquarie.  From Port Macquarie onwards we travelled the East Coast hoping to Cairns. On our return journey we will follow the coast all the way back to Melbourne.  Total time on the road this year was relatively short at only three months and 10,000 km.

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1999 East Coast Australia Trip

Landcruiser and Caravan

Lancruiser and Windsor Van


This was our first trip and covered the Eastern half of Australia, a distance of 24,000 km over 5 1/2 months. We travelled up the East Coast to Cairns where we left our caravan and proceeded with friends to the tip of Cape York. We returned to Cairns two weeks later to pick up our caravan then proceeded across to the Gulf of Carpentaria, down to Mt Isa, across to Tennant Creek and up to Darwin. Whilst in this region we visited Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and other tourist attractions in the area. We then travelled south to Alice Springs and on to the Flinders Ranges before returning home.


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2010 Europe Trip

Eiffel Tower

Following Rob’s heart attack in November 2009 our trip to Europe in April, May 2010 looked in doubt until we received clearance from the cardiologist and doctors that overseas travel would be OK. Medieval Village of Montone, Italy In addition we were able to get travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions from ANZ.   Our trip this year will be relaxed and casual rather than a rush around whistlestop trip.  First of all 9 days in Paris in an apartment living like the locals, then off to Italy with the first stop being Lake Como in the North of Italy for 4 days.  After Lake Como we travel to Umbria for 3 weeks staying in a medieval walled village of Montone where we spent three months in 2006.   We are looking forward to our return to Montone as friends, Luke and Allison that we met there in 2006 are living there for 12 months with their 3 children.   From Italy we travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland for 4 weeks visiting Liz’s sister and her husband who are living in Wells, Somerset.

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