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Sydney and home

Well, the plus-size vocalist has performed (the fat lady’s sung) and our trip is all over. It’s been a great trip and is has been wonderful to catch up with friends and family but now reality has bitten and I’m … Continue reading

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Brisbane

Wednesday 11th March We all ended up going into Brisbane using the shuttle bus from the ship. We wandered around the CBD and bought some cough and cold medications from a chemist shop. Stopped for a coffee and a sit … Continue reading

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A Sea Day

Tuesday 10th March We have a sea day today and will arrive at Brisbane on Wednesday morning. It’s been a great day. To start we won the morning trivia competition. We’ve been one or two points off all cruise but … Continue reading

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Cairns

Cairns – Sunday 8th March We arrived off Cairns at around 11:00am today. The day started out quite dull but has brightened up as the day has progressed. Unfortunately it’s also quite windy here and that has caused the tender … Continue reading

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Darwin – Cairns

March 5th A very warm and humid day here in Darwin as you would expect at this time of year. Unfortunately Barbara didn’t feel up to making the trip into town but David, Rosemary and I ventured forth. We walked … Continue reading

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Port Hedland – Bali – Darwin

Wednesday 4th March We’ve been to Bali too! Having been to Bali on a previous cruise we decided to stay on the ship this time. Nothing to do with any current unrest about the impending executions of a couple of … Continue reading

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Port Hedland

Today (Saturday 28th) we’re in Port Hedland … a rather unusual port for a cruise ship as it’s essentially a busy commercial port based around the iron ore industry. I think the authorities must have had a special on docking … Continue reading

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Fremantle

We’re at Fremantle. An easy journey … free bus from the hotel to Perth train station, train to Fremantle station then a few minutes walk to our B&B. Luggage deposited and now having a late breakfast. Our room won’t be … Continue reading

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Perth

We had a good flight from London to Perth via Hong Kong. It was quite a bit shorter than the outward journey. The flight time was about 10.5 hours London to Hong Kong and 7.5 hours Hong Kong to Perth … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cardiff

Sadly our time in Cardiff is over. Today we take an express bus to London, stay overnight at a hotel near Heathrow and fly out on Friday for Perth via Hong Kong. We’ve had a brilliant stay here. It’s been … Continue reading

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