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Bondi Beach

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I’m back in Sydney and have almost completed my great loop of eastern Australia. It’s been a fantastic trip so far and I’m looking forward to the rest of it. I haven’t quite gone all the way around seeing as I’m just outside of Central Sydney at Bondi Beach. I’m curious to get back to Manly and downtown Sydney to see what it’s like. I’ve been to a couple places on the trip more than once but this will be the longest time in between visits for any of those…read more

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Katoomba in the Blue Mountains

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It was freezing in the mountains. The sun was still shining when I rolled in but it sure wasn’t that warm. I quickly got out the pants and jacket and made the most of the heat from the sun. I strolled around town, taking a look into some of the shops and grabbing some groceries and then it was back to the hostel to shave. I had yet this trip and my beard was getting to be a fair length, the longest I’ve ever had it. I originally had a…read more

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Newcastle

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Newcastle was much like Port Macquarie in that I didn’t spend much time there but had a fantastic run. The drive wasn’t long to get here so I had most of the day to wander and see what the place was like. The hostel was fantastic. A restored heritage building, it had high ceilings, big open fireplaces and lots of plush leather furniture. Although the fireplaces were gas it gave a nice cozy feel. The rooms were spacious and ours had an opening onto a deck with a fabulous view…read more

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Port Macquarie

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I wasn’t in Port Macquarie for long but I had a good time there, mainly because of the run I did soon after I rolled in. I always like to see what’s around the corner on a run, walk or hike and being in a brand new city makes it even more interesting. I headed down to the beach aiming to do an 8 or 10k run but there were just so many interesting corners and little paths to take. I landed back at the hostel after pounding the pavement…read more

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Lennox Head

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Lennox head is a little surf town 10 meters away from the water 20 minutes south of Byron Bay. I stayed at a friends here, which is the only reason I had heard of the place. It’s known for little else than the good surf and another place to stay that’s close to Byron. It sits right on 7 mile beach which is a gorgeous pile of sand.¬†At the south end is a headland which frequently launches hang-gliders over the water, floating around for 25 minutes or more in the…read more

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Mount Warning

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In driving to and from Lennox Head, Kingscliffe and Brisbane, I went past the turn off to Mount Warning a few times. I wasn’t sure which one it was in the jumble of peaks you can see from the highway but I assumed it was the tallest of the group It is the first to get the sun in the morning. I initially had planned to get to the top for sunrise and be one of the first to see the sun that day but that requires getting up at…read more

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