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…

Burning Desires

Jakkie writes……… There I was, just having made my breakfast when I get a call from Glen saying, ‘Are you OK?’ ‘Yes, why shouldn’t I be?’ I replied. I was then informed that a bushfire had broken out just a mile down the road and all the houses in the area were told to either…

Cats, Dogs and Miracles

Jakkie writes…….. We have now been in the Perth area for 4 full moons. Our original itinerary was to be in Perth for only 10 days while Glen did his Conference. However sometimes life just doesn’t work out how you expect and I have learnt that sometimes you just have to go with the flow…

Reflecting on 2016

Glen writes…… Are you reflecting on 2016? For me it has probably been one of my most challenging and rewarding years…….luckily most of the challenge has been consciously chosen, because I chose to stretch myself….but also because it has been a period of huge transition……. From a dad living part-time with my daughter for 18…