Monday, 16 March 2015

Sydney - Brisbane

12.02. - 13.03.2015

Sydney - Ferry Manly - Ferry Palm Beach to Ettalong Beach - Wamberal - New Castle - Nelson Bay - Ferry to Tea Garden - Buladhelah - Taree - Port Maquarie - Kempsey - Barranganyatti - Coffs Harbour - Grafton - Maclean - Ballina - Byron Bay - Coolangatta - Bilambil Heights - Southport - Brisbane

days on bike: 17

achieved: 20.000km only by pushbike. over 7000km in Australia 
highlights: again so many friendly people and terrific hosts, freediving course
not so nice: weird car-drivers, yelling and swearing and giving you no space.....  

bye bye Sydney and I am sure I will come back.


ferry to Ettalong Beach

awesome view from my room in Wamberal

Rob and Deb with their fluffy friends. had a great time at their home :-)

Big Pete: more weight in total than me ? yes, possible. especially with two hugh solarpanels on the front and the rear and a body weight of 114kg :-)   funny meeting. have a safe trip, mate !

Fernleigh Trail on the way to Newcastle

smooth pavement, very very good !

Paul and his wife Ash hosted me in Newcastle, we had a great evening with his parents :-)

this tower looks like a ....  ?  ask the people in Newcastle ;-)

Nelson Bay

Captain Bruce on the ferry to Tee Garden

what a beautiful ferry and I was the only passenger

Tee Garden

in a cafe in Tee Garden, a couple recognized me from my interview on ABC News. after a short conversation the man gave me a 10-Dollar note. well, I wanted to refuse it instantly, but he told me , that I should take it as a souvenir and explained me all the persons on this note. there are so many friendly people on this world :-)

Taree, Railway Motel. very cosy and a heritage sight.

if you want to have a dental treatment, feel free to use it ;-)

 if you want to know more about her, click here:

coffee and tasty sandwich at Stephens cafe .

Port Maquarie

awesome meeting with Sibylle from Germany. she is a friend of a very good friend of mine and travelling in Australia :-)

coloured rocks in Port Maquarie

Stephen and Jacky, my WS-hosts in Barranganyatti :-)

Stephen and Jacky with their friends Peter and Sally. Peter brews his own beer ! so tasty :-)

the "croqs-tree", which only grows in Australia ;-)

my room mates in Coffs Harbour. a boxer (I grew up with one) and a Great Dane. so cute !

banana plantation

highway with no broken glass bottels on the shoulder and good asphalt. what a luxury !

sugar cane, and the climates changes... more humid .

old ferry at the visitor center in Maclean

sunrise after Maclean

old railway track for transporting sugar cane.

very friendly captain, did not charge me anything :-)

bike friendly ferry , amazing :-)

the largest prawn ever caught. thanks to gene technology :-)

lighthouse in Byron Bay

Hele and her daughter.

Hele is a friend of a friend in Germany and we only know each other from FB. She is German, but now resident and a painter. great meeting :-) if you want to know more about her:

tunnels in the countryside of Australia.... very rare !

Linda and Arie , my WS-hosts in Coolangatta ! big pleasure to know them !
Sally, Marcus and their three nice children Nick, Milla and Ember.   my friend "Animal" found a new home :-)
one of my best homestays at all: Sally is a friend of a friend in Germany, and she invited me to stay some days to their home close to Coolangatta. I planned to stay two nights, and there were five ! what a great family and nice children. all very relaxed :-) hope to see them again !
good job, well done Marcus !

dangerous rabbit protecting my room :-)

Well, 2013 I joined a course in freediving on Phuket/Thailand. Richard Wonka from  did a great job and I can recommend "we freedive" very much. for myself this experience was a mental desaster . as a child I had so many surgeries and during some off-shore lessons I got some insane recalls from all this stuff.not funny ! but I will never give up and will try it again and again... not for becoming a good freediver or competition or breaking a new record.... only for myself :-)

Clinton from  some awesome lessons in Southport.

relaxing moment under water....

Paul, the importer for Rohloff in Australia, made a short service for my gear system. many thanks !!