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Guest Book - Aaron

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15/8/2013
(international now)

Thank you very much for having me.  Your tour guide service was excellent.  The time flew by and I can't believe I have to go back and work for the Man again.  I'm not sure I would have ever found Kozi without you two.  It must have been such an honour for that guide to have had the opportunity to hike with us.  We probably should have charged him.

A


Skiing Down Under

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Skiing is not the first thing most people think of when they plan a visit down under, but then again no one has ever accused my brother of being like most people.  He and a friend recently went skiing in New Zealand for a week and then came over to Oz for some more fun.


We drove up to the Snowy Mountains in New South Whales, about an eight hour drive from Melbourne.  There are some ski fields a bit closer, but Aaron wanted to climb Mt Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains.  We stayed in Jindabyne, a cute little ski town a short drive to the snow.  Trying on my ski bibs I found an old lift ticket and realised that the last time I went skiing was 11 years ago. Apparently it had been awhile!

The first day we went to a resort called Perisher.  Aaron and Andy headed up to the black diamond runs and Phil I decided to tackle the bunny slopes.  After a few runs I felt more comfortable on the mountain, but the problem I have with skiing is I'm a control freak and barrelling down an icy mounta…

Guest Book - Andy Sellers

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August 3, 2013

Suzannah and Phil,

Thank you so much for your hospitality.  My time in Melbourne has been amazing.  Your cooking and your home are amazing.  I really enjoyed the penguins, pelicans, and all the long walks checking out the scenic areas of Melbourne.  The time spent with you two makes up for the dreadfulness that is travelling with Aaron.  Please let me know when you will be back in the California area, I would love to take you wine/beer tasting.

Thank you so so much for everything!

Andrew Sellers

Pelicans!

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While my brother was visiting I finally got to check out the daily pelican feeding in San Remo don by Phillip Island.  I wasn't quit sure where to go, but as I parked in the lot by the beach I noticed about 45 giant birds looking very hungry so I figured we must be in the right place.  Apparently the birds knew it was 11:45 and the feedings begin at 12.  They were all eagerly waiting, it was quite a site.

I've become obsessed with pelicans lately thanks to the few that hang out at the pond near our house.  It is amazing to watch them fly around, they hardly have to move their wings at all and look remarkably like an A380.  Seeing them from far off doesn't do their size justice, watching the feeding gave me a whole new appreciation for just how large these birds are.  Now I just need to convince Phil to let me have one as a pet.  I am convinced the cats would have a blast riding one around the house!