Swimming with Whales

Jakkie writes… What an absolutely INSANE experience we’ve just had! We swam with wild humpback whales, each the size of a school bus!  Every year, between May and October, the whales on the east coast of Australia migrate north to warmer waters to give birth to their young, then they swim back down the coast…

SUP it UP!

Yesterday we hired a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board for those who are non native!)  Not only did we Stand Up on a Paddle Board, but we had a fury companion join us.  Max the dog!! Chris De Aboitiz runs our local 1770 SUP hire company and currently holds the world record for getting the…

Lucky Joey

Meet Elly the 3 week old Joey. Elly is an orphaned wallaby who’s life was saved by a local wildlife volunteer. We came across Elly and her surrogate dad on our walk along the foreshore in 1770 Queensland. There she was snuggled up in her substitute pouch, suckling on formula milk made by the kindly…

Sharing the Dolphin Magic

Feeding the dolphins seemed like a good idea until I discovered it was best to get up at the crack of dawn, because when the dolphins show up, and that could be anytime once the sun’s up, they want their breakfast. It isn’t a usual thing to feed the dolphins in Australia, in fact it…

The Magic continues….

  It’s not everyday that a possum falls on your head! One night, before I was about to go to bed, I was emptying a bucket of water under a tree and the next thing I know, a baby possum had landed onto my head! I screamed which made the poor thing fall into the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Magnetic Magic!

Jakkie writes……… Magnetic Island in Queensland is beautiful. We took a day trip there by ferry last week. Magnetic Island was named by James Cook in 1770 when he believed the magnetic compass on his ship ‘Endeavour’ was effected by the island. I must admit, it does have a kind of magnetic charm. Our intention…