Author: Alistair Baillie

When I'm not sailing the seven seas as a Deck Officer aboard some amazing cruise ships I can be found travelling the world on my own or with friends.

The Kelpies

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The Kelpies are two horse head statues constructed at Helix Park near Falkirk, a short distance from Edinburgh. Each one stands 30 metres tall and weighs over 300 tonnes. The park opened in April 2014 and regularly attracts a large number of visitors.

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Day 10: Blue Mountains

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This post is part of a series called My First Australian Adventure While researching my trip to Australia one of the places I definitely wanted to see was the Blue Mountains which are located a short drive west of Sydney. Not having a car and travelling on my own I didn’t fancy making my own…

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Day 7+: Sydney

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My hotel was right in the centre of Sydney CBD a short walk from Circular Quay Ferry Terminal and Train Station with excellent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. I spent the next few hours walking around the harbour past the Opera House and into the Botanic Gardens…

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Day 4, 5 & 6: Uluru

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The approach and Landing at Ayers Rock Airport gave some great views of the rock itself and the surrounding area, after touching down it was a few minutes wait for the luggage and then straight out the door and on to one of the free transfer coaches to the hotel…

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Day 2 & 3: Melbourne

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Still suffering from jet lag I was awake ridiculously early at 0500, so I got up and went for breakfast in the hotel before heading out to explore the city. I had pre-booked tickets online for the City Sightseeing Hop-on, hop-off bus tour which runs throughout the day around the city…

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Day 1: The Great Ocean Road

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Having arrived into Melbourne the night before my day started off pretty early when I was picked up at 0740 by the tour bus. I joined at the last pickup so we were quickly heading out of the city across the West Gate Bridge (Australias longest bridge) out past Geelong and onwards towards the Great Ocean Road. Throughout our journey our guide (Bex) kept us all amused with her lively – extremely happy – commentary and stories, not to mention her DJ skills…

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