This recent section of the trip has seen us leave the outback proper and get reacquainted with the east coast. Before that we’d spent a few days in our northern-most location Karumba Point on the Gulf of Carpentaria which was hot and humid but gave us the most spectacular sunsets over the bay – best … More Boats, trains and automobiles (and other forms of transport)
Since the last blog we’ve notched up 7,000 Kms and crossed the Tropic of Capricorn – not something you do every day – and we feel like we’ve experienced some of the ‘real Australia’. It has certainly taken us through some fantastic scenery, introduced us to some interesting characters and tested our good old English … More Definitely feeling like we now ‘come from a land down under…’
What a week it has been! So much to talk about I hardly know where to begin. It ends with two once-in-a-lifetime experiences but more on them later…. 2 wheels on my waggon No, don’t panic. Aussie Dieter hasn’t come a cropper and lost a couple, but we’re talking about a great weekend of two-wheel … More Wine, wide open spaces and wonderful new experiences
…Motoring & Magnificent landscapes, Massive Mammals, Missing Marsupials, Motorbikes, Melbourne and Mosquitos Motoring & Magnificent landscapes: The big road trip has begun! After the great Bathurst 1000 experience, it was back to work for the kids (sorry) and on the road for us. We’re already up to 2,500 km in Aussie Dieter (aka the motorhome – … More Lately I have mostly been considering things that begin with the letter M…
Ok, so it’s got nothing to do with motorbiking this time (yet…) but it’s such an adventure, I need to tell you about it. I should have changed the blog name to HelenandTimsexcellentRVadventures, but frankly I couldn’t be arsed so you will have to allow a bit of poetic licence. Anyway, here we are in … More G’day from Down Under!
‘We’re leaving together But still it’s farewell And maybe we’ll come back To earth (well Cornwall), who can tell? (apologies to all those born after 1986) It’s a tres grand country The roads out of Nice towards the Alps were epic. Yes, I know I’ve said this before and so, yes, we’ve been well and truly … More Europe: “The final countdown”
Well, here we are on the homeward straight and we’ve just crossed over into France – so bonjour tout le monde! Mind you, the final week of the route up and out of Italy has had its fair share of interesting bits. Two immediate points a) the realisation that we were leaving Southern Italy in … More Arrivederci Italia!
It’s hard to accept that the rest period in Sicily is almost over. We honestly thought we’d be bored after a couple of days and be kicking our heels a bit, but not so. The time has flown by and we were certainly more ready for a rest than we imagined. I think it fair … More Taking a deep breath….
This stage has been all about new arrivals. Firstly us, of course, finally arriving in Sicily after 9,150 km. Amazing. Getting the ferry from Villa San Giovani was actually quite emotional – although we still had the trip from Messina to Notto, it just seemed a really significant moment and we could hardly believe that … More Bill and Tom’s most excellent (mini) adventures
W is for ‘well done’ boys Yes, this stage has seen us hit the 8,000 km mark – WOW! Just to celebrate, I’ll start with a photo of the ‘boys’ having a well-earned rest in a rather nice B&B in Puglia and us having a bevvy or two in a beach bar soon after! W … More This stage, I have mostly been considering the letter ‘W’