Monthly Archives: April 2008

Some pics of the first few days in Melbourne

Odds and sods from before I headed up to Greensboro, now that I’ve figured out the timeline (hard work this, 6 years later)           

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Post Wedding

I now have to leave the Windsor.  Although I felt it undeserving of its 5 star rating, it was nice to have a room to myself and a comfortable bed. The wedding went swimmingly and I was very chuffed with … Continue reading

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Lost a day – damn international dateline.

Anyway, I’m in the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne. I can only assume that 5 star means something different here than back home. This place while nice, is a 3 at most. My room wasn’t ready, despite assurances. Food took an … Continue reading

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The blur that was SF

I thought this might happen – the diary is becoming much more sporadic. San Francisco is a fantastic city, but what was a bit weird for me was recognising little snippets from when I came here on holiday with my … Continue reading

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Golden Gate, my arse, it’s red

The Bridge that is, not my arse. I got into the hostel in the Marin Headlands yesterday evening after an epic drive down from the redwoods, having said goodbye to another Hostel Dog : Carver. Some of the scenery on … Continue reading

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Flippin’ Elk

Posted from California, United States. I finally ate a proper brekkie today and then set off for some hiking and exploring. The local “Elk Meadow” is aptly named – there’s faasands of ’em. A two hour hike through the Redwood … Continue reading

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Be careful where you pass out

Gotta love the irony of that last entry. At 10pm that night, my stomach rebelled.  Sat on the bog for an hour doing a fine impression of the proverbial shitting dog, then managed to get 4 hours of fitful sleep … Continue reading

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Buying a snotter, US stylee

Went out actually looking for a car today, rather than just using the net.  And I found one, eventually – a battered old Ford Taurus for $1995.  Not bad nick at all and, more importantly, as mechanically sound as I … Continue reading

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Don’t tell them your name, Pike

I got up exceptionally late after phoning down to extend my stay another night.  I can’t be arsed with the hostel, so I’m going to look into heading south ASAP. I took a long walk around the town and, as … Continue reading

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Border Crossing

Posted from Seattle, Washington, United States. Time to leave Canada.  It’s a real shame as I’ve enjoyed it massively.   Still, onwards etc. Just bought my Amtrak ticket for Vancouver – Seattle.  The grand total was a whopping, huge, extortionate…wait for … Continue reading

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