August 19, 2022

Syd’s Escape Diary 02.01.2009

We’ve arrived in Western Australia after a 5 hour flight from Sydney – there is also a 2 hour time difference so we are now 9 hours ahead of the UK.

We were met at Perth Airport by Jason, Brian and Tiny of the Escape organising team and they bussed us down to Fremantle (about 40 minutes) to our home for the next 2 nights at Freemantle YHA.

The weather is even hotter here – 37 degrees – so ever more important to ‘slip, slap, slop’ – after the evening meal the ‘Freemantle Doctor’ cooling breeze came in from the sea.

Syd’s Escape Diary 28.12.2008

Everyone up bright and early for breakfast and then left site at 9am for the short walk to Heathcote station and the train into Sydney.

Weather much improved – sunny and 30C

After arriving we all visited Circular Quay overlooking Harbour Bridge and Opera House before a picnic lunch and a general look around Sydney centre.

This evening we have a UK Contingent barbecue in Oatley with the group who provided home hospitality to us in 2006 – they have 7 Venturers going to Escape who leave tomorrow morning for their NSW Pre-Tour of Western Australia.