Australia · 54 Days · 31 Moments · November 2017

The Gray's Australian Adventure

13 January 2018

Our last pictures from the Australian adventure taken by the underwater camera . Starting with our fetching stinger suits we had to wear all the time . Thomas had the orange yellow flippers and mine were orange . Fish include Giant Trevally , Clown Fish , and Batman , and obviously Mr Turtle he was very friendly !

11 January 2018

Last night in Sydney went to the Grounds of Alexandria really nice place with good food and cocktails and you could even roast your own marshmallows, all ready now for the 6.00am flight from Sydney . See you soon !

10 January 2018

Just got back from our boat trip a great few days on our boat Kiana . First stop Whitehaven Beach best one so far , we went swimming in the lagoon with stingrays . We then moored up for the night at Hook island where we did our snorkelling and first scuba dive , the next day we travelled 64 km out to sea to explore the Great Barrier Reef , more pictures to come!
So three days on the boat trip we both tried scuba diving , but prefer snorkelling . We saw some amazing fish including clown , puffer , parrot fish it was like finding Nemo. Our favourite moment was on the outer reef called Bait Reef the only boat out there staying the night the stars were amazing and we even saw a shooting star . Our highlight though was swimming with a turtle ! We have a video been sent to us as quite few people took go pro cameras ! We also sailed back to Airlie Beach and I helped hoist up the sails which was fun !

6 January 2018

Great first day at Airlie Beach , the ants dropping out of the sky was Thomas I was able to lay by the pool and watch him do his skydive . We have had one of our best meals yet at Hemingway’s which was lovely !

5 January 2018

Last stop Airlie Beach to see the Great Barrier Reef staying in a lovely apartment with views over the whitsunday islands , had a lovely Vietnamese meal out last night . We have a couple of days chilling around the pool then it’s our boat trip !

4 January 2018

Last day in Sydney started early with the bridge climb which was amazing. Had dinner and drinks in Manly and the ferry back was pretty special. Night all.

3 January 2018

Had a great day first stop Sydney Fish Market , then our Opera House tour it was really good ! Followed by a walk through the Botanical Gardens finishing off in Potts Point with a nice cocktail and a beer !

2 January 2018

We have had our first night out in Sydney around Darling Harbour to celebrate New Year which was fun . Today we have done the Bondi Beach to Coogee walk , with a stop at Bronte ocean baths for a swim . Finished off at Coogee Pavillion for some lovely food and a cocktail !

31 December 2017

Fun New Years Eve day our first surfing lesson went well , Thomas looked like a pro . My face on these pictures shows the pure concentration needed. Great couple of days in Phillip Island started with an afternoon at the local brewery then night of Yahtzee ( dice game ) , found a new favourite drink Canadian Club ! Chilled one tonight for us surf and turf on the BBQ with a few glasses of red wine, flying to Sydney tomorrow morning . Happy New Year Everybody !

29 December 2017

Brill night out in Melbourne city we first went to a rooftop bar near Parliament and then onto Hozier Lane to see all the Graffiti. Finished off on the Yarra River and then a Kebab. This morning we had our first bbq breakfast . Perfect !

27 December 2017

Amazing day on our road trip to Wilsons Prom , stunning scenery on Squeaky beach , the sand was so white and actually squeaked when you walked on it . We took a walk to the look out point which had some great views. Boys played boules and I had my first attempt at beach yoga interesting sand was everywhere ! Finished off with a bbq ! Tomorrow’s trip into the city and St Kilda !

26 December 2017

Boxing Day cricket red hot , lots of sweat and we managed to find a hat that Thomas likes (not the red one ) . Some exciting moments when we thought we had got Warner out at 99 just before he reached his century , the Australians loved It when it was a no ball ! Had my first taste of an Australian meat pie !

25 December 2017

Had a Lovely Christmas Day in the sun , great food prepared by the boys , lots of beer , wine and now Jenga . Looking forward to the cricket tomorrow two rows away from barmy army !

24 December 2017

Christmas Eve involved having a lie in while the boys went playing golf , watching Beauty and the Beast , dog walks ( even met a few whippets ) and lots of mango daiquiris while the boys prepare Christmas dinner ! More Game of Life while waiting for homemade pizzas !

23 December 2017

Had a lovely meal at an Asian restaurant then came home and played Game of Life !

22 December 2017

Now in Melbourne met James and Shernie half way at Lorne , visited Teddy’s Lookout point which was stunning !

21 December 2017

So the last night stay on the Great Ocean Road visited the 12 apostles before all the Japanese invaded , then rest of the day on the beach . Thomas is now obsessed with surfers wants to be one . We stayed the night at a lovely beach hut and had a bbq , also stopped at the Great Ocean Road Brewery . Next stop Melbourne !

19 December 2017

Yesterday we found this beach called Little Dip, very secluded and only accessible on a dirt track which was an interesting journey for the green machine . We then stayed the night in Port Fairy and had a really good Mexican meal !

18 December 2017

BBQ time winner over eating out anytime with a nice bottle of Barossa wine , it was so good !

17 December 2017

Currently on the Great Ocean Road , staying last night at Port Elliot Beach House our first experience of a Youth Hostel which was good ( might be because we had a private ensuite room ha ) , today we are in Robe staying in a lovely old cottage so after a few hours on the beach and a catch up on cricket (doing shit ) in for the night with wine and BBQ . Been cloudy so good weather for sunbathing and gingers . Thomas told me there won’t be mosquitoes which was not correct so now we have Bushman spray !

16 December 2017

Went out Kangaroo spotting at dusk on our last night in Barossa , can you spot them ? Think they were scared of the green car !
Second day in the Barossa and been to three more wineries for tasting , our favourite David Franz amazing views and even ended up buying a cider !
Can I please have your chaviest hire car, thanks. The green machine ha.

15 December 2017

Brilliant first day of visiting Cellar Doors , starting with First Drop Wines with lovely tapas for lunch . Then a small family run winery Yelland and Papps, we had a lovely white sparking wine here and the setting was so pretty .
This is home for the next couple of nights , The Sculptors Shed such a lovely place .

14 December 2017

Adelaide had some good craft beer spots , we loved Lady Burra which brewed its own craft beer , Pink Moon Salon and Clever Little Taylor . Even found a Passionfruit Gose that is nearly as good as Magic Rock Salty Kiss. Up in the morning to pick our car up and start our drive to the wine region Barossa Valley.
Adelaide Botanical Gardens , nice walk around here and the river today after the market .
Great morning at Adelaide Central Market , Thomas was in heaven , lots of lovely produce !

13 December 2017

Arrived in Adelaide to a lovely sunset , little explore and drink before bed !

20 November 2017

Not long now the Australian adventure is nearly here !