And That’s a Wrap

It’s hard to believe after all the planning and preparation for this trip and how quickly the trip is over.! It’s just over three weeks since we rolled out of our driveway in Canberra and now we’re back home. In total over the three weeks we traveled over 7,070km, staying at over 13 locations, travelling…

Time to Turn Back?

What are we doing.! As the sun was setting the temperature had dropped to 5 degrees. Is it too late to change our minds and head back to the warm..?? It now really feels like we are on our last leg of our trip as these are roads we have done often. From the Sunshine…

The Long Haul

The word for this leg is “roadworks”. I have never seen so much roadworks … just as you get back up to highway speeds you hit the next lot of roadworks. 100 – 80 – 60 – 40 – 60 – 80 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 40 – stop – go –…

Airlie Beach

On my last post I mentioned needing more time to travel. Before leaving Townsville we were talking to a young couple who sold their house in Sydney bought a van and hit the road. That was nine months ago. No plan, no safety net, just living the dream. Awesome. The next leg of our trip…

Sights of Townsville

It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly two weeks since we left home and in that time we’ve been on the go quite a bit. So today was much more relaxed, and other than a ride around town to check out Townsville we stayed close to the tent and took it easy. Ideally it would…

Turning South

And just like that our time in Cairns and hanging out with our good friends Russell and Jeltje has come to an end. It’s been a blast. Now we point the wheels south and start our journey back to the cold country … but our trip is far from over as we have another 3,000km…

Where the Bitumen Ends

One of the things that’s been on my list for some time is to ride to Cooktown which is about the furtherest you can travel on the tar heading north on the east coast of Australia. They are currently sealing more of the road north and you will potentially be able to drive on tar…

The Final Push to Cairns

Day 9 – Porcupine Gorge to Cairns Waking up early this morning was a great opportunity to see the sunrise over the gorge. And after a great cooked breakfast we packed up and set of for Cairns. But we only made it to the main road before Russell ran into a problem with a deflating…