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October 2022
Week 3


We arrived in Bungendore Showgrounds just out of Canberra to book a night of accommodation at $15 per day with hot showers.  Little did we know we would spend the next 5 nights here.  We then took the trip into Canberra and visited the War Museum.  This was booked via the internet but it is free.  After spending around 2 hours touring this rabbit warren of Australian Wars throughout the ages we decided to visit Belconnen RSL for a small deposit on the pokies.  The following day we went back to Canberra and visited Old Parliament house with its John Howard exhibition, also many historical rooms kept of how parliament looked like.  I love that an advert video that was running with Bob Hawke saying ‘Lets make Australia Great’.  Looks like Trump stole your slogan.  We also visited New Parliament house after going via extensive security measures to gain access. Another beautiful day of blue skies.  The following day we visited the National Art Gallery and walked along the lake.  The next day we visited the National Museum of Canberra and its extensive Aboriginal exhibition as well as other historical Australian historical items.  We also decided to have a BBQ in the camp kitchen that night.  Nice for me to have a break from salmon and salad our staple meal for the trip.  I had pork chops and onions.

I also noticed my wheels were a bit worn near the driver’s side, so the following morning we booked into Tuggeranong Tyre Power for a wheel alignment and tyre rotation as well as going to the shops to get myself a fancy jumper for $15 and another doona and quilt set, as the nights are getting colder.  This night we were warmer with the two doonas in the new flannel quilt set we bought.  We paid $24 for the quilt set and $79 for the doona (marked down from $279).  We also spent another night at the showground campsite and early in the morning we visited Goulburn again and did a load of washing but they wanted $32 for a wash and to use 2 dryers, so we decided to go to Nowra Laundry for $5 drying then we travelled to Ulladulla and visited both Ex Service Men’s RSL and Bowling Club.   We like the Bowling Club as it had pokies that gave us more money than we gave. We stealth camped and someone knocked on the door at 11:30pm.  I did what I said I would, I just remained quiet.  We also heard gunshots at 3am so it was a disturbed sleep at an angle near apartment blocks as Ulladulla is very hilly.  In the morning we went into town found a open toilet and then looked at views of Racecourse Beach and finally went to the Highway Church.  After this time we continued onto Waldron Swamp rest area to rest the night and also talked to a guy travelling with a 4 wheel drive and a boat.  There was also a homeless person who had pitched his tent across the road.  Saw him again the following day while walking along Moruya riverside.

That was week 3 and we loved our walks around Canberra.



Visiting the Government of Australia

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