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Friday 7th November 2014 We left Bendigo reasonably early and paid a visit to the Bendigo Pottery factory. We had a very interesting look around the place, but didn’t find anything to buy, so headed north stopping at Rochester for …

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A house boat holiday sounds like a great plan …. as long as we get a... more
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Thursday 6th November 2014 Before we left Maldon for Bendigo this morning we drove to the top of Mt. Tarrangarro to the lookout over the town and Laurie climbed the tower which allowed him to see up to 100kms away. …

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I remember visiting Bendigo and the Joss House on a primary school camp... more
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Tuesday 4th November 2014 We decided to have a few days holiday away and to do a tour of the central goldfields area of Victoria. After a late start we headed off and made good progress, eventually coming to Macedon, …

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Glad you enjoyed your present! Whoo-Whooooooooo!!!!!! more
Penelope says:
Sounds like you are having a great time. Kyneton was the place I was trying to... more
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Tuesday 14 May Last evening we met up with two of Fiona’s golfing friends Leonie and Mollie and together with Hugh and Joan, we had a very enjoyable meal at Fiona and Stewart’s house. This morning after packing our cases, …

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Welcome home. You have a heap of great memories and photos of great time in... more
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A lovely end to your blogging! I’ve enjoyed the journey along with you!... more

Cape wine lands

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Monday 12 Today we set off inland into the mountains that surround Capetown to visit some wineries. Some of these places were established in the mid 1600’s so are very old and have beautiful gardens. Along the way we stopped …

 

Mother’s Day

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Sunday 12 May As it was Mother’s Day we decided to go a little way up the coast and have a beachside breakfast to celebrate. We went to a place at Big Bay Blouberg beach where we had a delicious …

 

The Beginning ……

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Thursday 9 May Wow!! We have been having so much fun and doing so much I forgot a whole day!!! On Thursday, the day after returning from Paternoster we caught up with Jill’s friend from university days Gale, without whom …

 

Around town 3

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Saturday 11th After touring Century City we set out for Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, a very old well established garden with a huge variety of South African plants and flowers there were some blooming pretty sights with a mountain backdrop. How …

 

Around town 2

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Saturday 11th Today we had a look around the area just near where we have been staying at Fiona and Stewart’s place, where there is a rather interesting development on what was formerly swamp land. We started with a canal …

 

Around town

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Friday 10th Off to see a very old winery founded in 1685 called Groot Constantia, an old Cape Dutch building that belonged to Simon van der Stel who was an early Governor of Cape Town. The building was originally built …