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Down UnderPhotos from Australia! I first went to Australia after finishing the final year of my degree in 2003. The trip lasted three months, during which time I travelled up the East Coast. From Sydney, North to Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville, Mission Beach, Cairns, Alice Springs, Coober Pede, Adalade, Melbourne, Canberra then back to Sydney. During which time I met a load of nice people learned to dive, drove for more miles than I care to remember, and generally enjoyed myself.
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Sydney


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It was ages since I had last seen Paul so I was really surprised and grateful that he met me at the airport. It was grate to see him again and meet Lisa for the first time and I was really sorry that this was going to be such a brief meeting. Apologies to Lisa as she didn't like these pictures but its a nice memento for me :-)

6 files, last one added on Jun 03, 2007
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Bond University


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3 files, last one added on Jun 03, 2007
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Home in Surfers Paradise


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Phil was renting a room in No 8 Valencia Avenue, Ilse of Capri. About 15 minutes walk from Surfers Paradise centre, he lent me the couch. Unfortunately for me his room mates got up at 6am waking me up and worsening my jet lag.

12 files, last one added on Jun 03, 2007
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First Dive


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A Hard Days Diving (comments by Phil)

19 files, last one added on Jun 03, 2007
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Learning to Surf


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21 files, last one added on Jun 03, 2007
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Byron Bay


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39 files, last one added on Jun 10, 2007
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Paul Aiden Busking


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Paul Aiden busking in Sydney Australia

8 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2006
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Noosa


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10 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
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Fraser Island


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Fraser Island is an amazing place. Phil and I took a tour and here are the photos.

22 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
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Townsville


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Townsville is about halfway between Cairns and Brisbane. Remarkable for its Naval base, diving trips to the Yulongarda (a trip we should have but never made) and the huge aquarium.

8 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
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Calypso


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Some pictures Phil took whilst on a dive. We both worked at Calypso for a while, me in the shop Phil in the boat.

6 files, last one added on Jul 18, 2007
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Misson Beach


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I spent a month here, on the beach everyday, relaxing with the backpackers in the evening. Some of the best memories of my life.
Its criminal I didnt take more photos

8 files, last one added on Jul 18, 2007
Album viewed 77 times

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Second TripMy second opportunity to travel to Australia was in 2004 when Ian and and his girlfriend Faye kindly asked me to if I would join them on their trip to visit Paul Aiden.
Also joining us on the trip would be Dan Johnson. Due to the constraints of time we covered less ground this time but managed to cram in more partying and entertainment, no more diving though :-(
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Sydney


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It was a long long flight to OZ, We had 13 hour flight to Japan followed by at least 11 hours to Sydney. Unfortunatly due to fog in Sydney being 30 minutes from Sydney our flight was diverted to the Goldcost. Then we had to get a domestic flight back to Sydney. One day wasted the evening was the chance to catch up with Paul and Wooler and to meet Lisa Paul's Girlfriend.

49 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2006
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Tasty Treat


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The next Photo set is from the night Pauls Dad took us all out to a rather nice resturant in "The Rocks" area of Sydney, the Mussells were excellent then we went to the Pub.

35 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2006
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Manly


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We went for a day trip to visit a friend of Ian and Faye, Mat he had a surf board and was good enough to *try* and show Ian how to do it. Whilst Dan Woller Paul and Myself Chilled out on the beach.

36 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2006
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Bizzare resturant


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For some bizzare reason in Australia the bars can open pretty much anytime except that is on public holidays :-S So what do bunch of traellers and their new friend do to get a beer? Well in every law there is a loophole and the to this one the answer was go to back street resturant dont bother ordering food just get lots of wine and beer hurrah! Now add to the mix a drunken Danny meeting a resturant owner who is a Mancheter City supporter oh boy!

46 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2006
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Journey to Melbourne


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4 files, last one added on Oct 31, 2006
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Night out in Melbourne


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Melbourne what an excellent night out Ian took us round his old stomping ground, we went to many bars non of whos names I can remember if you konw feel feel to tell me and Ill put them on. In fact If anyone wants to have anything about the trip up here txt / phone / email / send a carrier pigion and Ill get it up.

47 files, last one added on Oct 31, 2006
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Back In Sydney


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After a great time in Melbourne we are back in Sydney and ready to get out, especially when Ian Irons and gets hold of Pauls Guitar

11 files, last one added on Nov 01, 2006
Album viewed 91 times

Night Out


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The problem of putting up photos after the fact is that even in amemorable holiday like this the minds starts to lose focus quickly. I remember going out remember dancing and sitting in a booth but the name of the club and the exact sequence of events escapes me, enough about my Swiss Cheesed brain

9 files, last one added on Nov 03, 2006
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Manly again


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Here is a photo set of us in Manly again (moslty sat on the stairs down to the beach) the weather had taken a turn for the worse. Also some shots of us eating out in various places including the resturant where Lisa worked.

14 files, last one added on Nov 03, 2006
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Day at Toronga Zoo


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After a lot of hard partying and a general lack of cohesion inn the group we decided it was time to do something nice and wholesome, so we went for a trip to the zoo.

55 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2006
Album viewed 222 times

Last Night


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The flight leaves at 8 in the morning, so clearly we have to party! We were invited to Anthony's house a one time member of Pauls group (as seen in the last OZ pics) its was a good but emotional party and heres the pics

51 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2006
Album viewed 239 times

Dannys Long Joke


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We all know Danny loves a joke dont we. On our first night in oz he had a corker, my camera was playing up so I couldn't record the whole things as one I hope it dosnt spoil your viewing.

1 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2006
Album viewed 67 times

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