September 20, 2002 GMT
Unexpected Highlight

Quite by chance we discovered that the National Motorcycle museum of Australia is just down the road, (by Aussie standards) at Nabiac in NSW. We borrowed a car and headed down the mountain - 30kmís of unsealed road. A further 25kmís towards Sydney and we found the museum, in a tiny village alongside the Pacific Highway. It was huge, 3 halls containing over 400 bikes, from all over the world.
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We spent a couple of enjoyable hours wandering around through rows of motorcycles, restored and unrestored, and an amazing amount of memorabilia. Most of the bikes belong to the owner of the place, who has been collecting since he was a teenager, other bikes have been donated and some are on loan to the museum, which until recently was in Canberra.
For anyone making the trip from Sydney to Brissie, I would definitely recommend this as a place to visit.

Posted by Sian Mackenzie at September 20, 2002 11:13 AM GMT
Comments

Glad to see you are both on the way and read your stories with interest.take care watch out for those crooks or bandits and have a great time. dont stay in those hotels too much as you will run out of money, hope the bikes are going well. take care
malcolm and sue sargent

Posted by: malcolm and sue sargent on November 10, 2002 05:36 AM GMT

Just a quick note to say Gday and are following your escapades with interest, and are enjoying Sians stories. Dont worry about your slight mishap Sian as their will a few more, and thats what the panniers are for to hold you up, or the bike. Its great to see you are doing it and you and Arno are making people like us sitting at home and reading your stories, vey envious. Ride safe and look after yourselves

Malcolm and Sue Sargent

Posted by: malcolm and sue sargent on November 19, 2002 05:12 AM GMT

Gday u2
Its the 22 nd November and getting closer to Christmas.
Have got to work a bit early and decided to catch up your latest news. I get quite anxious to find out where your next adventures might be. Hope you have got rid of that dangerous petrol cooker you had in NZ AND HAVE GONE TO GAS, as we dont want the old tent catching fire. look after yourselves all thebest and thinking of you 2

Malcolm AND Sue Sargent

Posted by: malcolm & sue sargent on November 21, 2002 06:44 PM GMT
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