Hi everyone, well at last I have got some photos posted with some comments. We've been here 5 weeks this coming Sunday and it has been flat out but hopefully will slow down a little now. Check out the photo page. We will be heading up Sunshine Coast probably tomorrow so watch this space. I understand Frazer is heading to Brisbane soon and Peter & Lynn up to the sunshine Coast. I think we may go emerald hunting if that's OK with youi Peter. We miss you all.
Location: Casino NSW, Australia
Hi from the Land of Oz,
I have a few photos to post here but am in a library in Casino which is about 100 Km south of Gold Coast and cannot load up virus laden memory sticks so no pictures.
This is a short letter for your sake & my time. Life has been hectic in dealing with tenants to my house and constant communication via Rex, my Landlord rep. Then there was a week getting Money from Kiwibank to an Oz bank. Basically was here Thursday but then it disappeared into ANZ over NZ and did not get out until Tues afternoon. one problem was it was NZ currency (I'm wise now) and banks hold it and use it but I was very releaved that from Tues am to Tues PM it picked up $900 in exchange value. Not sure Thurs to Tues how much was lost or gained but I will check up & maybe appeal.
Travel - well - we have travelled a little. Flew down from Brisbane to Sydney & bought a motorhome - seee the picture - O sorry cant see that. Now coming North and enjoying it more as time goes by and stress from House subsides. I have to log off soon. Off to gold coast tomorrow then from there to Brisbane - sometime - pick up Guitar & gold clubs etc then head North to sunshine coast. Will keep you posted. Love.
Bruce & Christine
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hi from the land of Oz where we finally touched down on 27 March 05 touching down at 5pm local time. The first week was triggered when I found out that behind the beautiful woman who rented my house was Black Power and I decided to not let them in after I had signed the agreement. That was a battle. Thanks to Rex and also Bros and family they did not take possession.
Picking ourselves up after that, about 6 days here we decided we needed to get moving as travellers do so went searching on internet. We checked out a basic home, and felt quite excited but "slept on it" as my Dad Jack always advised and then after two sleeps was neally suprised by my complete change of my mind, call me fickle if you wish! It started with a dream then when I ground my coffee and realised without 240 volts I could not grind my coffee on the road!! Next - the coffee struck and I had to run to the lou. The bus had no toilet! It would be too inconvienient to put it mildly. So this morning I really felt there was no bus that met our requirement but this evening we have booked a flight to Sydney and have negotiated a price for a bus that we think is the bees knees - and of course includes a shower & toilet but many more features; a little more cost but well worth the investment. I may try and attach a photo but if not able will if we do buy tomorrow.
My computer possibly has a virus and this together with a 28KB connection and crashing constantly in email has made email just about unworkable. Thus this mass communication. Hey we love to hear from you and will try to keep you posted.
So we're off to Sydney and will report back to let you know how it turns out.
Bruce (the writer this time) & Christine XXOO
Location: New Zealand
Hmmmmmmmm, well today Bruce and I are celebrating our 17month together, and sadly we are still here in good old Aotearoa. I say sadly because we had hoped to be in Australia in January, but unfortunately things have taken a great deal longer to finish than we had both anticipated. Nonetheless, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, however faint it maybe in the distance, we can still see it, so fingers crossed(and toes as well I guess), we will be winging our way over to Brisbane by about the second week in March or sooner if possible. So, yeah mate stay tuned and good on yah cobber.
Location: New Zealand
Kia ora, well I guess it's my turn to add something. I'm not as fortunate as Bruce with the luxuray of finishing work early Dec,I have to wait until the end of the school year(14.12) @1.30pm. Well we've both got our sights set on tripping around Oz for a few months. We're both excited about the new adventures that lie ahead for us.The mountain of tasks that need to be done before we depart these islands are many, so it's going to be heads down and butts up for a while at least. So stay tuned folks....Christine
Location: New Zealand
Here is what will seem very small (potu) travels but things often begin in small ways. Yesterday Christine & I got in the V8 and with the sun streaming through the roof drove an hour down to Paeroa to check a gathering and sale of Motor Homes. We got a reasonable handle on what is available & how much; I loved a $129K 9 meter Isuzu - hmmm.. too much eh. We then went on to walk round the old gold mining site & train tunnel in the Gorge, said hi to some glow worms then cruised back home.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
We're planning to go "over the ditch" to Australia sometime in January. Bruce (that's me) will finish up at F&P 1 Dec and finish off my house to make it ready to rent - hopefully in 2 parts if I can get it through Council. We plan on going with a motorhome and are yet to decide on what & where we buy - maybe even house sit a bus initially. So that's it for now mate - good eh.