DAY 27: June 28th (homeward bound)

Again with the 5 am wake up, I need to get back to my work schedule, at least I don't have to rise before 6 am. Car loaded by 7 am which is when it has to be off the street and then 15 minute drive to airport. Car returned to Hertz (my navigator didn't have any heart attacks about my driving in … [Read more...]

DAY 25 & 26: June 26 & 27th

Well fellow bowlers, I am sorry to say that these two days weren't that exciting for the traveling BC trio, more so for me than J & N. On Monday, they hopped on the bus to downtown Sydney to revisit the Bridge Climb shop so Jaymee could pick up a Nanoblock (tiny Lego) replica of the Sydney … [Read more...]

DAY 24: June 25th (6 mths till ??)

We passed a sign last night coming into town stating ‘Armidale – the highest city in Australia’. We weren't sure if they meant highest because of elevation or by some other means (elevation is 980m and as for the other it was definitely in the air). Our inland route was changed to one with less … [Read more...]

DAY 23: June 24th

OMG, it must be written somewhere in ‘Vacation Rules for Dummies’ that having to awaken at 5am is never to happen. Transportation schedulers must never have been given a copy because we were up taking Alex and Shauna to the train station. Got there only to learn the train wasn't running and they had … [Read more...]

DAY 22: June 23rd

This is the last day we have in the Mermaid Beach house. The morning was spent doing light housecleaning, laundry and organizing things to pack. The men's singles final was on at Broadbeach when the BC'ers got there to pass on the signed shirt to Allan. The game was intense with the victor being … [Read more...]

DAY 21: June 22nd

There are semis and some final games happening at Broadbeach today, I went over in the late morning to exchange shirts with Jacqui from New Zealand and watch the end of the women's singles final. The final games are filmed by overhead cameras played one at a time on one rink which is lined on both … [Read more...]

DAY 20: June 21st

J, N and myself are playing tourist again today up on Tamborine Mountain which is located 45 km north of Mermaid Beach. It is a 28 square kilometre plateau that in 2011 boasted a population of 7,030. Highest elevation is 525m which is reached by very winding roads with ‘hairpin’ turns making the … [Read more...]

DAY 19: June 20th

Jaymee and Ann Marie play in the pairs knockout today at Mudgeeraba Bowls Club situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland 25 minutes north of our house. All of the Angry Beavers are there to cheer them on. Their opponents were from the Australian Defence Force which is made up of military personnel from … [Read more...]

DAY 18: June 19th

Today is tourist sights for us. Bill and Keith (Nova Scotia) are playing in the 60+ singles at Broadbeach club which we will pop by to see after our touring. We are headed south to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to give Shauna and Alex an up close experience with Australian animals. We weren't a … [Read more...]

DAY 17: June 18th

The Nova Scotia crew left early to have breakfast with koalas at Paradise Country Aussie Farm and tour the farm, they aren't expected back till late this evening. The BC'ers were being in vacation mode and didn't really get mobile till about 9am. With no one in my section of the house I had a … [Read more...]