Daily Archives: October 12, 2014

Trip Planning

My trusty Australian Geographic Map of Australia (for Travellers & Dreamers) is undergoing serious scrutiny at the moment. Even the kids are getting into it putting their suggestions on coloured post-it notes (one of Hannah’s suggestions – “Perth – lots of swans”)

Map of Australia for Travellers & Dreamers - to keep us focused.

Map of Australia for Travellers & Dreamers – to keep us focused.

We have 3 weeks planned in Tasmania from mid Nov, Christmas booked in Kangaroo Island, so we’re filling in the gaps between departure and January.¬†We’ll be starting the adventure in Green Patch, then a practice climb up Pigeon house mountain, before we make an assault on Mt Kosciuszko a couple of days later. That’s our first challenge, so if you have any others please send them in and we’ll consider them. Just remember we have 3 kids 6,7, and 8 and the challenge has to be done by all as a team.

From The Snowy Mountains we’ll be making our way to Wilson’s Promontory to do Challenge # 2 – to visit the most southerly point of the Mainland at South Point (guess what 3 other related challenges are?). That one might be a bit challenging getting the kids to hike 16km.

We then will head up the Great Ocean drive, through the Coorong, towards KI, with a few stops no doubt in the Coonawarra, for refreshments of the Cabernet variety.

Categories: Australian Outback, Camper Trailer, Car, Journey Narrative, New South Wales, SA, Travel, Travel Adventure, VIC | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

2 weeks left to pack up the house!

Here’s a picture of a fraction of our material belongings being stacked meticulously(?) into storage. It is a great opportunity to get rid of stuff that has been lying around for a while too. The flip side is trying to work out the minimum amount to take to last 12 months on the road. We’ve got to the stage where we think we have everything we need so can continue storage without the worry that we may have to go back in to retrieve something later.

The Camprite trailer arrives in the next few days when the focus will turn to packing whatever we can into it. Then we’ll have the “Oh heck” moment when we have to halve what we can take. I’m looking forward to the interesting discussions and justification surrounding what we have to take (I’ve already prepared mine).

Storage begins

Storage begins

Five of us will be living in a car and 4.5m trailer for the next 12 months together and I figure if we can survive the first month it should all get easier, but that could be the view through my rose-coloured specs!

Categories: Australian Outback, Camper Trailer, Journey Narrative, Travel, Travel Adventure | Leave a comment

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