Boats, trains and automobiles (and other forms of transport)

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)

Definitely feeling like we now ‘come from a land down under…’

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…’

Wine, wide open spaces and wonderful new experiences

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

Lately I have mostly been considering things that begin with the letter M…

…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…

Bill and Tom’s most excellent (mini) adventures

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