Saturday, 22 October 2016

Closer to home!

We are in a place called Eden, leaving in the morning for Lakes Entrance which will mean we are into the State of Victoria and 2 nights sleep before boarding the ship to home, just over 4 months of travelling.
To the Spirit the ferry to take a look if you wish.

Eden is not too far from Sydney.
The photo I'm showing you is of a lighthouse at Kiama 120klms south of Sydney.  It's a pretty little town but nowhere did we find a place to park to take photos in the town it's-self.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

The Padlocks!

We are getting closer to Sydney. Will go west of Sydney to miss the heavy traffic, if we don't get lost!  That will be late next week I expect.
Then return to the East Coast to continue our journey home.

A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. They are now mostly treated by municipal authorities as litter or vandalism, and there is some cost to their removal. However, there are authorities who embrace them, and who use them as fundraising projects or tourism attractions.

The photo of the padlocks I took looking out to sea at Ballina NSW.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Helmet!

The Header photo is what we see in the evening time :)
We are now in Ballina NSW (New South Wales) by the sea, 744km (462 miles) above Sydney, over 8 hours drive.  Heading to a place called Coffs Harbour for 5 days which is about a 2...1/2 hours drive south. 
In Hervey Bay a town up north we came across this cyclist with 'things' in his helmet to ward off the Magpies attacking him.

Monday, 5 September 2016

A Lighthouse in Mackay, Queensland.

Still travelling and of course heading 'south' with about 6 weeks to go before being home.
Family living in our house whilst we are gone is a blessing, knowing someone is taking care of it.

We are currently in a place called Mackay in Queensland, just down the road from Ayr and then heading to Rockhampton where they have 'great steaks'.

The winter weather is being kind to us at 23 (73.4 F) - 28 deg C (82.4 F) during the day and of course cooler overnight 18 deg C (64.4 F) approximately.

A pretty area by the Marina and a lighthouse plus a few restaurants and the boat ramp.
Photo taken with my phone.