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Hello my fellow Australians :wve: Right now, it is midnight, 26th of January, which is the day that Australia was discovered. Australia came together as a nation on January 26th 1788. It has been more than 200 years now.
It is the biggest day of celebration in Australia, and is a public Holiday, which is why I am taking the long weekend off to go to the Snowy Mountains :D
I will be taking the long 3 hour drive to the capital city of Canberra first, where we will see a display of fireworks. Then the next day, we will be headed off to the highest mountains in Australia.
I have wanted to stand at the highest point (only 2,228 metres above sea level) since I was a little kid. Now is my chance, and this trip will be very important to me. It will feel like the first step for my future mountain climbing career.
Now, I will be away in approx 10 hours from now. I will return many pictures.
Happy Australia Day!
Well, I'm not in Australia but a very Happy Australia Day and I hope you enjoy it :wve:
Happy Australia Day! And I hope you have a great time on your trip. :)
Even though I'm not an Australian...
I wish you have a happy Australia day...and a great climbing experience!!! :)
Ada the Mental
Happy Australia Day and have great fun on the mountains.:D
Don't forget to take photos!;) :p
Happy Australia day!!!!
Is it Australia Day again already?
Well, have a happy one :wve:
Happy Australia Day! This time last year I was in Melbourne for the Comm Games, and then later Sydney. Oh... to be there again! Have a great day down under guys.
Happy Australia day to all the Aussies! And Ikas, good luck for your trip! :tmb:
To everyone in Australia; Happy Australia Day :wve:
And have a great trip Saki :D
Can't wait to see your pictures :tmb:
Hey everyone :wve: I'm back from my short vacation... It's time to show you the photos.
Firstly, I stayed in Canberra for two days. It was a 3 hour drive.
This is the Telestra tower. It overlooks the entire city of Canberra.
This is what you can see from the top.
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This is a picture of me standing at the top. It was very windy up there!
Canberra's Parliament House (my friend is in the photo)
The Australian War Memorial (please excuse my mother for the bad photo angle :whi:)
Now, a 2 hour drive from Canberra is the mountains. No snow, because it's summer.
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The view from the summit of Mt Kosciusko (Australia's Highest point)
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Me, my friend and my sister standing on the summit
Just me and my friend
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Now I have to say that Mt. Kosciusko was one hell of a climb. It took us 2-3 hours to get to the top. But I felt proud as if I have achieved something. For my whole life, I have wanted to stand on the top of Australia, (pancake, according to Mr.Burns) and I did it.
It feels like the first step for my future mountain climbing career, which Mt. Everest will be my final task.
happy australia day saki, that's the reason you have eye sunburn, it is hot, if i were to climb a mountain, i'll go to a mountain with snow
Great pictures Saki:D :tmb:
Thank you both :hug: Thank you everyone who has posted :hug:
My eyes should heal themselves... hopefully.
Could a mod please change the title to "Pictures of my trip to the mountains"?
Ada the Mental
Great pics!You sure had one hell of a good time!
Hey Ada :wve: I sure missed you :D
This is a trip to remember. I hope to be up there in winter one day. It takes professionals to climb it with snow.
lovely pics. glad you had such a great time
Happy Australia Day!
I spent mine with my doggy! :D
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