Time for H to give her quick recap on trip highlights:
What were your three favourite places and why?”
- “Trial Harbour on the West coast of Tasmania was my favourite place because I love the endangered Tasmanian Devils and this was where I saw one. I was sleeping when it tried to raid our rubbish in the campsite and Dad woke me up. They are quite rare and this was the only wild one we saw. Luckily it was a healthy one.”
- “The Whale sharks can be found on the Ningaloo Reef in WA. Swimming with these huge fish was my best experience of the trip as they are not very common and they are huge! The girls in the crew were pretty cool too and I’m hoping to go back on work experience one day with them”
- “The campsite at Cape Le grand near Esperance in WA was my other favourite place. The people there were lovely and lots of kids to play with….”
- “Oh and don’t forget the chocolate factory in Margaret River – all those yummy free samples and the chocolate fondue”
- “And winning the watermelon eating contest at the Port Lincoln Tunarama festival……”
- “And trying to learn the traditional dances with the indigenous clans at the Garma festival in Arnhemland”
“What was the best thing you took on the trip?”
“My diary because I used it to stick brochures in of every place we visited. I can now look back through it and remember all the places that Mum and Dad have forgotten about”
“What did you miss most, or just couldn’t take with you?”
“I missed my toys, bike and scooter. We only had limited storage space and so took very little from home. We borrowed friends bikes along the way. I also missed my school friends. We had a spare bunk bed in the trailer but not enough seats in the car to take a friend.” Editors note – although we had a 7 seater Pajero the back seat was removed for extra storage space
“Would you do it again?”
“How did schooling on the road go?”
“It went pretty well even though it was very hard with all the distractions. Some of the projects were really enjoyable “
Love this Hannah, all these memories and experiences will stay with you for your lifetime.
It was a pretty amazing trip Mum and Dad took you on, I am sure you will always remember it.
T hank you to every one of the Fifty Toes for their amazing photos, stories and experiences that you have allowed us all to share. It was something that most of us will not to get to experience but you allowed us to come on that journey with you and for that I am very grateful.