The storm

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After a very good Xmas dinner at the Swiss embassy, we said goodbye to the Ambassador family Muehlethaler.

We picked up a new coupling for Sabine at the RideShop in Canberra, so that she also can bike with the trailer. Tim was so friendly and found a solution for our broken biking-bags.

The last school was Bonython Primary School, where we handed out some gifts from Switzerland to deputy principal Peter Henry.

The Canberra times published an article about us.

We were able to stay in Southern Canberra at Gabi and Werner’s house. Gabi and Werner had done an interview with us on CMS radio some days ago. They travelled 2 years all over Australia and are nature fans. They are going to help us organize a public presentation at the Canberra University in March.

As soon as we left Canberra there was a big storm with a lot of wind and rain. There were floods. Cars stopped and told us that they had turned back, because the road was flooded. For Salina and Andri, it was not a problem: They stayed dry in Sharon and Bill’s trailer.

We were very happy when we made it to Jacky and Barry Woolacott’s house. – Jacky is a teacher at the Bonython Primary School and invited us to stay. – They have 200 sheep and some wild Kangaroos. But there are also farmers with 20000!

Jacky had a nice Xmas present for Salina and Andri. Bray does everything with solar and wind and is another good example we found along our expedition of how you can do it without polluting the planet.

Along the road we encountered funny road names and letter boxes.

Now we enjoy the hospitality of the Epstein family. They are members of the Rotary club in Cooma. They got the message that we are on the way from a woman we met in Cooma, while we were shopping. They had been waiting for us infront of their house. We were so tired and they have been like angel to us, when they invited us into their house. Gay has a wonderful wool- and craft shop and David is an architect like my father.

Everybody, a merry Xmas! We hope to be on TOP of Kosciusko around the 27th.

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