Author Archives: Joan Clark

Planes, boats and hotels!

On our fantastic trip we travelled a fair few miles, by air, water and land!   We stayed in some great hotels, motels, cabins and apartments, and a lovely house belonging to Sue and Rob, friends in Christchurch.   We met up … Continue reading

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Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour

After our 2 days in Port Macquarie we headed up the coast towards Coffs Harbour.  On the way we stopped in a couple of small towns. South West Rocks and Nambucca Heads.

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Flynns Beach – Port Macquarie

We stayed in Port Macquarie for 2 nights in a self contained apartment called Flynns on Surf.  This was not too far from, believe it or not, Flynn’s beach!  Yet another beautiful beach.

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The Koala Hospital

Port Macquarie is another lovely Australian town, lots of beaches, as is the standard for this part of the world..One thing Australia is not short of is beautiful clean beaches, and the majority of them are almost deserted!

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Quote of the day

Chris: the plug sockets are all upside down in New Zealand Joan: of course they are, we are on the other side of the world!

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Diamond Head

We thought we would go to Diamond Head and walk up to the top of the volcanic tuff cone.  This was a great idea until we looked it up and found it is currently closed Monday to Thursday for maintenance … Continue reading

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Aqua Bamboo Hotel

On arrival into O’ahu we found our hotel, the Aqua Bamboo. It is on one of the main streets but is still only a few minutes walk to Waikiki Beach. A bit bigger than we thought it would be, but … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Beach, LA

Walking from Venice Beach, along the boardwalk, leads to Santa Monica beach where you can feel the difference in the vibe.

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Hamilton Bermuda

Today was a trip to see the capital of Hamilton, no beaches unfortunately but a beautiful town with lovely colonial buildings.  Lots of men in Bermuda shorts and long socks, but I didn’t have the courage to ask for a … Continue reading

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