Where to go ????
after weeks of searching and asking questions not only at home and on TP for intresting places to see and nice places to go while in OZ, my Dad reminded me of his best pal of some 40 years ago who now lives in Brisbane,
After countless emails and telephone calls i finaly located him and now lived in Sanctory Cove, Brisbane. he also gave me the benifit of his experiences of the country. Oh and the offer of a week at his house and the chance to say hello to someone i had not spoken to or seen for over 35 years, Thats it I thought come on lad take your hilary to OZ (hilary my wife).
Cairns was to be the first port of call,
Then Brisbane and the chance to meet my Dads best pal was next on the agenda, i was now buzzing about the trip.
Then Sydney, and now after chatting to quite a few people on TP I also had a Mr James Hamilton to meet,,,Hes a local Sydney lad Who wears a suit, and has a well paid responsible job in the city.
(ok that James). had I somehow lost my way as a true Yorkshire man ?....... I promised to buy James a drink or too. Im still coming to terms with that and having sleepless nights too James, buying drinks, whats up with you Garry lad.
The Blue Mountains, This is my Hilarys bit,,,The motor home and the reason we were going to Australia in the first place, another young lady from TP gave me some fantastic information regarding the Blue Mountains, thank you Pauline.
we would travel from Sydney to the Blue Mountains make our way back to Brisbane via the Hunter Valley and then up the coast back to Brisbane before going home.
The best I could manage was 1 month in total to see a little bit of Australia so had to pick my route and places to see carefuly.
Before Hilary could have second thoughts about the trip i booked the flights out.Why not were only here once I thought go on spend your brass,
Not only had i booked the flights to australia I booked internal flights from Cairns to Brisbane, and from Brisbane to Sydney, God I was on a roll here, I found myself throwing caution to the wind and even booking a Mobile home.
Thats it theres no going back now Garry lad. 2nd of Nov to 2nd of Dec.
Australia here we come.
yes Hilary and I met up with James Hamilton in Sydney for beers and pizza. if you look closely you can see my bottom lip quivering as i had to buy the beers.