The Great Australian Road Trip

Tomorrow is our last day with our dear Spaceship van… Excaliber. Like all our other spaceships, it’s had its problems, but it’s carried us faithfully all 2,500 km from Cairns to Sydney with many diversions in between. We’re sad to say goodbye to this van and to the caravanning lifestyle we’ve been living for the last month and a half, but it’s time to move on to city living! Caravanning lifestyle, if you’re wondering, involves waking up at 6, driving, going to beaches, seeing giant sculptures of fruit, taking ridiculous photos, making sandwiches, hiking, driving, cooking pasta on the side of your van and going to bed at 7 in the middle of nowhere. It’s been nice. 

Despite driving for what seems like forever, we have only covered a small portion of Australia, and I can’t wait to come back and see more. One benefit of settling down for a while is increased access to internet, so I will probably be posting more regularly from now on!

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I have nothing much to say, except that we are in Australia! It’s so exciting!

We have seen kangeroos, dingos, and wallabies and have spent our week here so far relaxing on beaches, walking in rainforests, snorkeling and wildlife spotting. In an hour we are taking a two day sailing trip among the whitsunday islands, where we will scuba dive for the first time! So excited!

Sorry if this blog post is just an outpouring of excitment, but I can’t believe we’re actually here! No pictures this time, but plan on blogging again when we return!


Wonderful New Zealand

Today we leave NZ and fly to Australia. Although Australia has been my dream destination since I was a teenager, I am sad to leave NZ. It has been an incredible trip. We wrapped it all up with a five day stay at an old friends house in Piha, near Auckland, spending our days walking on the beach, wine tasting and eating wonderful home cooked meals. After two weeks in a campervan, it has been heaven.

This photo taken from our friends balcony in Piha might give you a clue as to why we never want to leave New Zealand.

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