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Old 05-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #5056
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That Helo trip must have been amazing. Bet you grin like a kid just thinking about it. Heck... I know I would be!

And a very classy new friend too. Journey on Mark.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #5057
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS]That Helo trip must have been amazing. Bet you grin like a kid just thinking about it.
The Kindness of "strangers" has been amazing. Each of these experiences meeting amazing people really is wonderful!
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:15 AM   #5058
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Hey Radioman, I've been slowly catching up on your ride for the last few months, only on page 280, when I just realised your are in Oz. I live on the Gold Coast which is near Brisbane. It would be a thrill the meet with you for a drink and show you some great rides around the area if you make it this way.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:47 AM   #5059
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I live on the Gold Coast which is near Brisbane. It would be a thrill the meet with you for a drink and show you some great rides around the area if you make it this way.
Will PM you as I get closer to heading north! Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:00 AM   #5060
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Radioman, its great to see you living the dream!

Any chance you will be in Melbourne around the 17th of July to the 23rd? I'll be there for a conference and it would be great to buy you a beer and hear some stories. I've missed you every time you've been in PDX ( due to work)
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #5061
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Will PM you as I get closer to heading north! Thanks!
Sounds good. You better know now that I don't have a helicopter so there are no expectations
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #5062
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #5063
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Good to see you still riding the adventure of a lifetime bro! I hope all is well. C
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #5064
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Mark Great pics of Sydney from the air. How did you get connected up with Lee? One minute you were at the bike shop getting things fixed up then the next thing I read is your flying around in a heli after tea. How cool is that. Just wondering how you 2 got connected up ? His Bi-moto is a piece of art for sure, and the heli, etc .How did he get into helicopters? ex Military? rj


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Old 05-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #5065
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Looking forward to this part of the Adventure.
I want to see how much Oz has changed since I lived there.
Some of my best misspent youth was spent wandering around the country for 13 months.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #5066
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Hi Mark great adventure being following for a while after reading all the early days over a couple of weeks, looking forward to your OZ stories as its on my to do list across to Perth to see family.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:48 AM   #5067
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How did you get connected up with Lee?

What is a "pitt street farmer" ????
We got connected by the Power of the Internet and his generous contact and help for me. He met Simon and Lisa and then he saw that we met up, and got interested in my ride.

A Pit Street Farmer would be like "wall Street Farmer" or Gentleman farmer. His farm to to enjoy not to run as a real business.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #5068
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Then I think I want to be a "pit street adventure rider " when I grow up !
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #5069
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Hey Mark, I did the 34 from corvallis to waldport today...big deal huh?
Glad your having a super time!
ROFLMAO...........Marty you ain't right!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #5070
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Saturday/Sunday/Monday

Been busy exploring the Sydney area, so have not posted up.

Friday had the overview tour with Lee, then covered some of the same places on land.



The weekend was busy as I started off going with my friends Craig and Jenny to Royal National Park for a bit of a bush walk.



We started at Garie beach, and hiked north across the beach then along the headlands.



Just stunning!



It is approaching winter here, so the temps are not too hot. Light breeze made it perfect to take a hike! and the blue skies and sunshine were great!



Up on the ridge we were in the bush. Sandy paths and encroaching flora.





Then short views over the headlands.



and who is this tall guy :)



We stopped and ate lunch overlooking the trek, then carried on down to this little Billabong ( from WIKI Billabong (pron.: /ˈbɪləbɒŋ/, bil-ə-bong) is a Wiradjuri word that is used for an isolated pond that is left behind after a river changes course.[1] Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Billabongs, reflecting the arid Australian climate in which these "dead rivers" are found, fill with water seasonally and are dry for a greater part of the year.[2]) with a waterfall. Craig, Jenny and I capturing the moment.





As we walked the 8-10 KM there was lots to see. Love the textures and colors!







and the sounds of the birds and the pounding surf!



Must seemed right to make my first jump while taking in the beauty of Eagle rock (see it in the background?)



It is getting dark at about 5PM ...... so we had to plan for getting back to the car before darkness.





Surfers were getting the last of the waves.





SUNDAY. Met up with a friend of a friend from the states who has lived in OZ for a long time. Met her up in North Sydney. We went to church at C3, which was great.



Then wandered around a local Organic market, had some coffee and crepes!



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Loved some of the packaging ! good sense of humor!





Lady Di waving to our friend Wendy in Oregon!



Di then took me sightseeing in her neighborhood, including a great Butchery with really fantastic Sausages!





Lots of options



Then some more great beaches!



and we could not resist a photo of Di on the bike with her Red Shoes.



Then off to meet up with Craig and Jenny in Manly to see the penguin come ashore, but it did not happen....The others had all gone out to sea, but one older penguin was still arriving. So we had a great dinner in Manly.





MONDAY.

Sorting out my plans for my ride, then into Sydney to walk the Botanical Gardens, and pick up some road maps.





As I walked through Sydney, lots of school kids in uniforms!



Sat on a bench and enjoyed the view. Looks like it was donated by someone. Liked the placard. wonder what the story is?



Nice views from the park.





Some birds in the park



and artwork to enjoy!



and finally..... Jumping for joy! Very cool being in Australia.



Tomorrow.... will start Riding!
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