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I live on the mid north. coast of NSW about 350 km from Sydney
We are surrounded by water . Lakes, rivers, beaches. The first industries were fishing and timber getting and boat building.Of course the aboriginals lived here and there are still descendents of the original tribes living here.
About 15,00 people live in Forster- Tuncurry which are towns divided by the lake. Tourism is now very important to the area.
A great link is http://www.greatlakes.org.au/

bridge over lake connecting Tuncurry and Forster

I have travelled since I was very young, travelling to Cairns in 1969 with my family in a caravan, then to Tasmania and to Perth.

1981: I travelled for a month to South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory with a girlfriend staying in Youth Hostels and travelling on a bus pass.

july 1982: I travelled to New Zealand by myself and went on a bus tour.

1984: travelled around NSW camping on my honeymoon(no ritzy resorts for me!)
1986: up as far as Weipa in QLD
1987: to South Australia with a 6 week old baby staying in cabins
July 1989:3 months camping to Western Australia and Northern territory
( pregnant and with a 2 year old)
Nov 1990: Tasmania for 1 month with 10 month old and 3 year old
1994: trip to Fraser Island camping and 4wd
1995: participated in a Kidney Kar Rally: Sydney to Kangaroo Island and back
1996: 5 weeks, to Simpson desert and Tanami track
1998: Around Australia 7 months: 2 kids, 8 and 11 years old, a husband and a caravan
1999: Fraser Island. 4wd
2001 sept: 1 month Tasmania
2002: camping and boating to Earlando (north of Airlie Beach) and boating around Whitsundays.
2003: camping and boating , Airlie Beach and whitsundays.
Nov 2003: on the back of a motor bike around Tasmania for 2 weeks.
2004 Nov: Separated from Husband! Beginning of life on own!
2005 July: travelled to NewZealand with 15 year old daughter for 1 month hired campervan.
2006 Oct: Girls road trip with daughter , camping, to Victoria including Great Ocean Road
2007 Oct: travellled to Tanna Island Vanuatu as part of a Rotary team to help at the hospital there.
2009 Jan : Girls road trip ,camping, including Hunter valley(cycling around wineries) and bushwalking in New England area and walked to top of Mt Warning.
2010 Jan: girls road trip to lightning ridge, Warrumbungles, Dubbo and Mudgee ( cycling around wineries again)

people to people

Our local Rotary club arranges the billetting of American students with Australian students. Everyone enjoys the homestay experince.
Here is a photo of all the American students and leaders, taken at the local highschool just as they were leaving.

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  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    Happy Birthday Lyn! Wish you a great day!

  • ChalitS's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    Hi Lyn,

    I am writing to you from Thailand as I did saw your comment on taking the train trip from La spezia to Pisa then Florence. We will be on the cruise ship and are going to be docked at La spezia for the whole day (08:00-19:00). We want to go to both Pisa and Florence.

    Just wanna ask you if you have any ideas is the train station near the port? and at Pisa train station, is it also near the Leaning tower? and can we walk to it? and how much time we should stop over at Pisa.

    Thanks a lot for your help,
    Chalit (chalit_soontornpalin@yahoo.com)

    • lynee's Profile Photo
      Jan 8, 2014 at 3:51 AM

      from pisa train station to the leaning tower is not too long a walk , a few hours would be plenty,I cannot remember how far it is from dock to train at La Spezia. Maybe google maps can help. this web site is for Italian trains. put in places and then you can check out timetable to see if it is doable. actually there is not that much to see at Pisa, maybe check out some other places to go instead. trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.j...

    • ChalitS's Profile Photo
      Jan 8, 2014 at 4:36 AM

      Really appreciate your help. I probably drop by Pisa for an hour just for a photo and then heading to Florence for the rest of the day. Thank you so much Lynee : )

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Hi Lyn! Wishing you a Happy Birthday and some travels this year.

  • sdq's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    !!!!! Happy Birthday !!!!!

  • Usctwin's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Happy birthday, Lyn!

  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    A warm happy birthday greet from Malaysia.

  • connectingrod's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    A BIRTHDAY is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.

  • TrendsetterME's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Hey Lyn, "Happy Birthday", with all my best wishes ... :)

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    May 2, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Advance B'Day wishes....

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