Hi we are in our 30's,worked ourselves hard for the love of money and found that the so called Holy grail was a lie, so , we decided to throw caution to the wind and do something crazy and really push the comfort zone walls down ! Not for the light hearted as we found out ...lol... we are resilient and this is our calling so we now enjoy the challenges posed.
We will be adding entries on a regular basis for the next six years, We are not tour guides so we are only going to speak from our point of view in a easy to read format, We are leaving our political persuasions and world views at the door, This is about travelling, and Low frills travelling at that.
We go everywhere and the best thing of that is that we stay there for days not just an hour, We have been on the road for 14months now
We now live on the road full time , we look forward to meeting and helping any travellers who come to our awesome backyard.....
So sit right down and we'll tell you a tale...
September 13th 2006
We went to a National park called The Litchfield National Park, It is a easy 70 Kilometres from Darwin if you head south, The park do not allow animals so little Jackson was put away for a few days. Look the whole thing revolves around a fantastic series of Waterfalls and Waterholes that are linked by a comprehensive walking track circut. Hey we loved the swimming and a word of caution the Buley Waterhole has a few fish that are quite impartial to a scab on the knee if you will, gross but true, I am so glad that Jo keeps telling the story to all and sundry that will listen of how a fish ate the scab of my knee........yeeha Our personal favouite is the Wangi Falls it has a one and a half hour ... read more
September 13th 2006
We are so happy to have a blog entry that is close to our past suburban lives, The Monaro, Australias original Holden Muscle car. Its a bit worrying the association to anatomy, but Australia loves its cars. We sold our Monaro Coupe to fund the purchase of WhyWait, not a bad swap in a sense as they both have their merits. I shant outline the pros and cons now for fear of nostalgia. I dont miss it really, I tell myself. Ha Well we have never been to a Motorshow since travelling, (14 months now give or take a week) and we cannot put into words the admiring looks we got from the petrol set as we rumbled up in our 4 cylinder diesel motorhome, What the.......... Anyway we know the truth, we did own one ... read more
September 11th 2006
We have been unabashed fans of the crocodile hunter ( STEVE IRWIN ) for ages, He passed away on Monday the 4th of Sept 2006, We are still in shock that this great man has gone and so many assholes are left to walk the earth. We had the sad displeasure of meeting a backpacker who was fed a load of tripe from the CROCODYLIS park regarding Steve and his outlook on the Crocodile and its conservation. Now from the outset we did inform this individual on the true nature of Steves standpoint, Which is leave these creatures in the wild to be as they always were. The Park is a breeding ground for handbags and shoes and it parades the crocodiles for an extra dollar prior to the 303 bullet gunshot to the head. Steve ... read more
August 23rd 2006
When you come to Darwin ,the museum is a must.It has so much to look at and best of all its free. There is alot of aboriginal art ,all sorts of animals ,mammals,insects,and snakes that are stuffed and look very real .Plus there is a short movie on cyclone tracey ,with loads of info,on how the cyclone destoyed Darwin, a dark room which has sound affects of the cyclone and how loud it was,that was pretty scary.. We spent a good hour at the air conditioned Museum and we had to go back a second time just so we could feel we had done the exhibits justice as they had obviously put in a lot of time on designing them. Another great free activity to do at Darwin, apart from watching the human circus that ... read more
August 23rd 2006
What a fantastic beautiful place We are really enjoying Darwin,don't want to leave, the weather is so warm. We went to the Fannie Bay Gaol ,entry is free ,very interesting historic site,most of the origanal buildings still stand even after cyclone tracey.The goal has many interesting stories about the inmates on when,how and why they were in there ,and if they were hung.The two youngest inmates were hung for the murder of a local taxi driver,they were only aged 19 and 20.When cyclone tracey hit the inmates were let out to fend for themselves.... read more
August 21st 2006
Travelling north from Katherine takes us past the Edith Falls a National Park that we decided we would save for the return trip. We have done this for a few things so as we could keep the adventure going. The trip up to Darwin is long and there is pretty much the one way in and out . We stayed at Adelaide River for three days and strongly recommend anyone else does too, The camp is green and friendly. The meals are fantastic as we said earlier and we will be heading back there soon and we will be calling in again. From there we went the full length into Darwin and caught the sunset over the Timor Sea that day, I tell you straight it is the best sunset ive seen in many a day, ... read more
August 21st 2006
We have family scattered throughout Australia so we always look forward to these towns, One is Katherine , We love to again see our extended group and it has a feel of familiarity to the life we once led back in the metro suburban sprawl , New towns new people everyday tends to add a touch of the unreal to your day to day life,but hey we aren't complaining its a good problem to have....lol...... Buy a motorhome live in it for years and travel to every corner of Australia and you'll instantly know the feeling. It is hard to put a feeling down on the page as opposed to the subject matter. Anyway check the map and you'll see that Katherine is quite isolated from most major towns and it is smack dab on the ... read more
August 19th 2006
Mataranka is a place of contrasts thats for sure!. As you exit off the highway all you really see is termite mounds , gum trees and desert Nothing wrong with that but when you get down to the Bitter Springs, a natural Artesian fed spring that is as hot as it is clean and clear just slaps you in the face. To describe the depth of clarity and the blueness of the water is difficult. We went down one night to the spring and swam under a full moon in the warm water, now that was just the best experience, we lazed and talked for hours before getting out , to the cold, and heading home. The water temp is a warm 32 degrees all year round. Just perfect on the cold desert nights as the ... read more
August 18th 2006
When we were at Tamworth earlier in the year we met this solo lady traveller named Dee, now she helped us with a few things that only a genuine nice person would. It wasnt anything but time that she gave us but she gave it freely. We vowed to meet up some 4000 kilometres later at a place where she had been helping out. Enter Daly Waters Pub! We dont wish to sound negative but the place is a Tourist stop, if you want to see a real outback pub go to Adelaide river Inn. The Daly Waters Pub ( DWP ) do a Barra and Beef night every night, for $18.50 . For that you get a 7.00 steak and salad available at any hotel bistro anywhere , the whole place was trying too hard ... read more
August 17th 2006
We left Camooweal that morning to try to keep to our schedule of Darwin for June , July , Aug which are the winter months in Au, the temps range from the southern states is like this; Melbourne...Min: 3 Max: 11 Darwin........Min: 22 Max:31 Now we are giving ourselves away to say we like the heat, we love it, If i could alternate between the two hemispheres every year my life would be one long summer. Luckily for us we live in a country that is close to the Equator. Back to the job, we left Camooweal and paused at the actual border for the obligatory photo with a leg in each state, we live on the edge, I have posted a shot of the Border but not of the risque behaviour, The trip across from ... read more