The End Of The Road

15 months and the road has now finally closed, and it did almost literally. Our final hour was quite dramatic. We left Byron Bay after visiting friends and soaking up the Byron vibe, then took the back route through the hills towards Brisbane which was to be our final stop point. On the way, we…

Animal Magic

We have experienced so many amazing wildlife encounters during our trip around Australia, for me it’s been the most exciting part of our adventure. Here’s the highlights Kangaroos Koalas Kookaburras Pelicans Possums Quokkas Stingrays On the road Wallabies Whales Wombats Horses Goannas Frogs Fish Emus Echidnas   Donkeys Dolphins Pets Cows Chooks Camels Rabbits Birds…

Walkabout

Glen and I had the absolute privilege to spend a day with an aborigine elder. The elders name is Stuart and he is only 31 years old, however he is a stage 3 initiate of his people that date back tens of thousands of years. He is also the father (and step father) of 5…

Beautiful Blue Mountains

Jakkie writes……. So, we continue onwards and upwards towards the finishing line, retracing the land we couldn’t fully appreciate on the first lap. Our first lap was getting from Sydney to the Gold Coast as fast as humanly possible without breaking our necks and the speed limit. We had 12 hours to pay for and pick up the vehicle that was…

The Full Circle

We have finally completed a lap of Australia…..14 months later. Although technically we haven’t fully completed our journey until our Dreamtime motorhome gets back to its original home where we bought it. However Glen and I set off from Sydney on the 18th March 2016, in a hire car with all our wordily goods squeezed…

Stunning Tasmania

Jakkie writes……….. As soon as we docked into Devonport we were hooked by the Tassy magic. Tasmania is the smallest state in Australia and in my opinion is nothing like the mainland, it felt like a different country altogether. Tasmania is stunningly beautiful from the wild rugged West coast, to the softer beauty of the East coast, then…

Unexpected Stardom!

Jakkie writes……. Guess who has just starred in Tasmania’s longest running stage show ……….and may I add it was not voluntarily!!! Just to set the scene: There’s a beautiful little town in Tasmania called Strahan. They have a wonderful open air theatre and run the longest running show called ‘The Ship That Never Was’. Seeing…

One Year On The Road!

Jakkie writes……. We’ve been on the road for a year. When we set off we knew nothing! Sometimes we’d scratch our heads and wonder how on earth we’ve managed to still be travelling. It takes some people years of preparation to take a year out and drive 20,000km around Australia. Especially researching where to go…

Hitchhiker’s Hell

Jakkie writes……. Unbeknown to us, we picked up a hitchhiker. This happened somewhere between Perth and Adelaide and this hitchhiker wasn’t welcome. The first signs of him being there began at night when we’d hear rustling and scraping noises, then in the morning we’d find little messages left on the table. Then one evening, as…

Crossing The Nullarbor Plain

Jakkie writes…….. Crossing the Nullarbor plain from WA into SA was a bit like running a marathon. Many times we would yell, ‘Make it STOP!’ Then from nowhere we’d find a new strength to keep going. We drove a straight 1400km from Esperance to Ceduna from one end of the Nullibor plain to the other….

Living The Dream!

Jakkie writes……… Sometimes we question as to whether we are actually ‘Living The Dream’. Taking more than a year to travel around Australia in a motorhome is some people’s once in a lifetime dream, so we feel very blessed to be doing this trip. Yet, sometimes we do question whether we are living the dream…

The Magic of Margaret River

Jakkie writes……. The time had finally come to leave Perth and the stability and comforts of a proper home. We left behind things we had started to take for granted, like a regular wage, friends, hot showers, a clean toilet, a washing machine, clean drinking water, rooms with 4 sturdy walls, SPACE. We once again…