Day 91 - Canberra
Trip Start Sep 07, 2010
91Trip End Jan 31, 2011
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After packing up we headed over to Curtain to pick up Greg's nephew, Joel to do a bit of sightseeing. First stop was Parliament House. When we arrived we were told that there was a tour happening at 10am so we decided that was a good way to see the place. The tour guide was an old guy who was very knowledgeable on the parliamentary process.
As well as seeing the great hall that is used for state receptions etc we also went into the two houses of parliament and were told about the various roles and the day to day process with respect to how the parliament operates
After that it was off to the War Memorial & Museum. We didn't really have enough time to do justice to what was on display as Joel had to get home for a specialist's appointment but we had a look at most of the exhibits. Unfortunately we needed a lot more time to read the information that was provided. Jan had a look at the Wall of Remembrance and took a photo of the entry where Greg's brother in law's brother is mentioned. He was killed during the Vietnam conflict.
After dropping Joel back at his house we headed back to Kiama. There was bit of wind about but the rain held off. We stopped at Goulburn for a late lunch and then took the road through Mosvale and Robertson back down Jamberoo Mountain. The cloud was still hanging around the escarpment but it was clear back down on the coastal strip.
Greg took a back road from Jamberoo back to Kiama so we could check out the view from the Saddleback Mountain lookout. The view was OK but the breeze was freezing so we didn't hang about.
We went for a walk when we got back and had a nice dinner with Steve (we purchased a pie from the famous Robertson Pie Shop on the way back from Canberra)