Each State in Oz has its own system but they all come down to... At 60 you get a pass that gives you free passage between 9am and 4pm and weekends and Public Holidays. This covers trains, buses, and ferries (Sydney uses them a lot).Out of these hours you have to pay full price in Sth Oz
If you catch a train from the Blue Mountains or North Coast a couple of hours sees you in Sydney. Take a local bus or train to Circular Quay then a sight seeing ferry around the Harbour.
Reverse process home and you have had a day out for free.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Michel Fourniret, one of the most disgusting serial killers in France, died in a prison hospital today of a combination of heart problems and Alzheimer's. Good riddance. Unfortunately, he will take a lot of information to the grave since his answers in all of the investigations were always evasive. One of his daughters committed suicide because she couldn't bear to have the same last name. One of his sons died in a car accident, perhaps not completely accidental.
But the good thing is that he is gone at last and that most people not in his family or the family of his victims can forget him once and for all.
On August 30 I ordered a food processor from Amazon US. They informed me that it would be delivered on September 7. Yesterday at 2:20 pm it arrived, right on time. At 5:35 pm I got an email from Amazon telling me that they were refunding my shipping charges of $18.32 because the "item shipped late". I don't get it, but am sure not complaining!