The last leg of our 15,000 km trip. Fifteen fabulous weeks.Continue reading Whyalla to The Sunshine Coast
We left Streaky Bay Wednesday morning and headed west. Stopped at Ceduna to visit the Aboriginal Art Centre which has the most beautiful art work.
We left Port Lincoln Sunday morning and headed west, stopped at Venus Bay look out on our way through.
So here we are, on the road again. I have to keep pinching myself that it’s actually happening. For those of you new to our blog, it was 2013 when we decided to travel around Australia in a caravan.
Two years of preparation later (first had to buy a van having never owned one before) we headed up the east coast along the ‘great Aussie long paddock’ on Boxing Day 2015.
In Port Douglas, far North Queensland, my retina decided to detach itself for no good reason at all. Thus our trip was abandoned.
18 months and 6 lots of eye surgery later (I now have two extremely well attached retinas) and we were ready to complete the circumnavigation after Christmas 2016. This time toward the west coast. We bought a new car, a Ranger, for better towing, and were ready to head off after Christmas 2016. Christmas Eve our house burnt down.
Two years and a lot of stress and heart ache later our house is complete and we are on the road again.
We could not have got here with out our amazing support team (family, friends and the best neighbours in the world ). Thank you all for helping us get back on our feet and back on the road, we are so lucky to have you in our lives.
Such a beautiful place. No water, no electricity, no internet, no phone service, just kangaroos and echidnas and a few brazen magpies…. oh and a wonderful outdoor fire pit.We stopped here on our way home from Uluru while we caught up with family. We will definately come back in warmer weather, perhaps when the whales are passing by.
Had a great time at Coober Pedy. Visited underground opal stores and an underground bar. Amazing construction. Also went noodling for opals in big piles of dirt but didn’t find any. The weather has been kind, not hot but not too cold. There was no water available at the caravan park and showers cost 20c per 3 minutes. We bought water in the town to top up the van tanks. There was a set up similar to a petrol station but it only sold water. You put coins in the slot to get the water. There were a few other vans there getting water.
Wet rainy day. A bit scary driving around the winding narrow streets of Blackwood.