DAY 11 June 12th

DAY 11 June 12th Monday It is Jaymee's day for singles competition at Paradise Point Bowls Club about 35 mins north of our house. This club is aptly named because it is a lawn bowlers dream come true with 3 outdoor greens and a full size indoor green side by side. The walls of the indoor green … [Read more...]

DAY 10 June 11th

DAY 10: June 11th (Sunday) 5am awakened by the heavens opening up and the flood gates bursting open. It down poured quite steady for 2 hours, luckily none of our team had to bowl today. Jaymee made the 5 BC’ers a pancake breakfast before we headed north to Brisbane for the day. It was raining … [Read more...]

DAY 9 June 10th

DAY 9: June 10th Australian Open starts today with Men’s Singles. Alex and John were playing at different clubs. I went to Broadbeach Bowls Club to watch our BC boy Alex. All disciplines have been divided into sections with 4 players to a section. Singles is played to 21 points, Pairs is 3 … [Read more...]

DAY 8 June 9th

DAY 8: June 9th Before we left Victoria Jaymee found that the Moana Park LBC was hosting a triples 2 bowl tournament so her, Alex and Shauna entered. It cost $30 per team for 3x21 end games. When the day started it was 22 degrees and windy but rain was forecasted for later in the day. In the … [Read more...]

DAY 7 June 8th

DAY 7: June 8th Our hotel gave us a complimentary buffet breakfast for having to change rooms because there wasn’t a mattress on the sofa bed. It consisted of eggs (any style), bacon, fruit, cereal, toast, muffins, baked beans, huge whole mushrooms, pancakes, specialty coffee and teas. Extremely … [Read more...]

DAY 6 June 7th

DAY 6: June 7th Our accommodation Water’s Edge Hotel was great, fantastic view of the inlet and close to a shopping Plaza. It was also located just a 3 minute walk from the Port City Lawn Bowling club which we visited before leaving. There was a ladies league on the green who invited us in for a … [Read more...]

DAY 5 June 6th

DAY 5: June 6th After a good night’s sleep and chocolate chip muffins for breaky we were ready for another adventure filled day. My ‘shark love bite’ is a bit darker and swollen but I don’t have to amputate. We are headed to the sand dunes at Anna Bay (Birubi Point) a 15 minute drive from Pt … [Read more...]

DAY 4 June 5th

DAY 4: June 5th Started the day off with some grocery shopping at Woolworths to get snacks and beverages for the road trip. About 1 ½ hours up the coast we stopped at Newcastle Beach which is a popular recreational spot and home to Fort Scratchley a former coastal defence installation built in … [Read more...]

DAY 3 June 4th

DAY 3: June 4th Before leaving Sydney we once again went through the 4km Sydney tunnel under Pyrmont Bay and Darling Harbour then stopped at the Taronga Zoo which is just over 100 years old. We spent almost 4 hours amongst 4,000 animals of 350 different species that were waiting for us to feed … [Read more...]

Day 2 June 3rd

DAY 2: Took a 30 minute train ride to downtown Sydney. The station houses are all quite old fashioned looking with gables and filigree trim. Jaymee and Nathaniel did the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, 134m high and 1,390 steps plus fantastic views of the Sydney area. While they were doing the … [Read more...]