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... in place and we were both committed to it. That was in May of 2014 and we are now November. In between a lot has happened, including a failed boat purchase in Fiji that fell apart at survey. That was a costly deviation from the plan but it taught us some really important lessons (more on that later too). My next entry will talk about our boat purchase in more detail if anyone is interested.
Since May we have accomplished the ...
... today Thursday, and just 160 km away, that we see Canberra mentioned on a road sign.
*We are in sheep rearing country. We spot a guy rounding up sheep on a quad bike.
*Creeks in this part of the world generally have water in them. In SA & NT they were usually dry. We cross over Poison Waterholes Creek – an interesting name. Aborigines used to intentionally ‘contaminate ’ certain watering holes with toxic plant substances that ...
Well the bags are packed and we are ready to go........as the song goes. There has been the expected flurry of last minute things to take care of including sharing our trip with the world via social media.
This is my first attempt at a travel blog so hoping it will be OK and not only useful for us but interesting for others to read ...
... a long haul up hills, winding roads with unmelted ice and snow on the sides, then we see an area of snow on the side of the hill, a place called Corin Forest, home of the largest bobsled alpine slide, Merv says ' shall we pull up and have a look', reply...why not.
First thought, snow, freezing, kids and parents walking around in snow gear!! Off we go, not really dressed for this I thinks to myself, long skirt, boots (not hiking), but aleast flat soled.... ...
... get a hot drink. That is one thing we would like to change – giving the kids access to some more hot drinks at meal times and during the day. Some of them need it. For example – Alyse doesn’t function without coffee, something we are very quickly learning!
After a nice lunch of rolls, we dropped off our stuff and headed in for our feeding session. I had been building up to this moment for almost three years now – the moment where Mishka the ...