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... aim with this blog is to share our experiences but with the purpose of maybe helping others who want to take the plunge as well, not just as a historical recollection. We also plan to start a website - as others have done, hopefully with links to some useful resources for people to take advantage of.
The best resource we have discovered in our short time so far is the Cruiser's forums. There are many of these but the main ones we like ...
... Victoria, our very clever sat nav works out that time has just advanced by another 30 mins. We think we are now on Sydney time and that we are as far ahead of GMT as this trip will take us. 11 hours time difference definitely requires planning and consideration when calling back to the motherland!
*We find our campsite easily - the only one in town. Its low season and there is plenty of space between the occupied plots. There are quite a few grey nomads, guys ...
... soup tonight.
At Pretty Beach we find another family who hop around by our picnic table. They seem unafraid but won’t let us get too close. These are Eastern Grey Kangaroos, very common in this area.
We drive through the eucalyptus forest to Pebbly Beach, where there are even more. These are much more amenable and actually allow us to scratch them behind their ears.
Dinner tonight is “lomo ...
We are almost set to go. Bags packed (16Kg each) including towels and bed linen. Renting linen in some areas is 25 Euro per week. Only want to rent them not buy them. House sitter moves in tonight, neighbours dog is all anxious because he saw the bags ...
... when they help in quizzes
Our bus driver Neil is a good bowler
Mr Potter needs to learn about personal space – when I say congregate around me, he is REALLY close!
Tomorrow we are heading to Government House. We are hoping to meet the Governor General. As I said, this is my sixth time coming to Canberra and I have never met the Governor General at Government House. I missed out on it two years ago – well Dame Quentin Bryce waved at ...