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Friday, February 4, 2000
Sydney to Newport, NSW, Australia
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Newport, NSW, Australia:
Latitude: 33° 39' 35" South
Longitude: 151° 18' 19" East
Altitude: 3 feet
From Seattle: 8700 miles
Lodging: Transit - The Quinkin

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: New South Wales
Path:Sydney - Newport, NSW, Australia
Linear:18 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1030
Linear Dist: 203963
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 252
More stats...
Hotels: 326
Friends / Family: 281
Camping: 120
Hostels: 223
Transit: 66
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3687

Journal Entry:
Worst hangover ever. Woke up in a room that I'd never seen before. Luckily it turned out to be in Dean's apartment since I don't remember getting home last last night! Spent the morning unable to keep anything down - even water. Picked up my tickets to New Zealand in town, then called the shippers only to find out that they had cleared the package and sent it out to be delivered - despite me having arranged to pick it up from them. So it looks like I probably won't get my new toys until next week.

Headed North to Pitwater to pick up the sailboats. Around 4:30 I finally managed to keep some food down and started to think I might live.

The boats (the Quinkin and the Tekin) are huge - and a lot nicer than I was expecting. They're big catamarans (33 feet) - quite roomy and comfortable. Everyone else (our boat, Quinkin: Dean, Belinda, Susie, James and Naiomi; the other boat, Tekin: Chris, Sof, Adam, Anne Marie, and Stephan) was drinking heavily - I abstained and was fairly proud of myself for being able to watch the others without loosing it.

Chris and Sof brought me my new toys that had arrived from New York - they had gotten to the house today, and Sof had been home. A new compact camera to replace my current one (which is starting to act up) and a new lens for my Canon EOS. The lens is a duplicate of my current zoom lens, except it has the new active image stabilization stuff built in - it's incredible.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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