heading off to outback Australia
by, June 8th, 2009 at 02:24 AM (3709 Views)
Yes folks, it is the time of year when my wife and I pack up our life in New Zealand, and unpack our very different life in Australia. Since 2001 we have spent winters over in Australia. We hide in the warm parts until it gets nice back in New Zealand. Two more sleeps until we leave for Brisbane where our 4WD camper lives. We'll be on the road until we come back at the end of October.
Packing is starting to get serious, and at this point I get out my carefully preserved list from last year which tells me what I left in the vehicle and what I brought back to NZ (and thus has to be brought over again). I always make the list very carefully, and when I look at it about 8 months later it is never accurate enough! Did I leave a wooly hat there? What about the voltage tester for the car? And so it goes.
I'll be checking in as I can (you can't just plug your laptop into the nearest kangaroo) and when possible I'll be putting my commentary and photos here in this blog. But I'm not taking my Zoom H4 so you don't get sounds. Just sights.
So for the next four months or so I'll be living in this kind of luxury:
about to have ginger marmalade on my toast, with my fresh brewed coffee. You can see the red dust on the top of the vehicle, and on the spare tire cover (we carry two spares -- one on each side on a swing out arm). In fact, that me be a bit of red dust on me there.