Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans

22 février 2011

Staying?Leaving?

We love to improvise but these days it's just been ridiculous. Since we haven't worked since mid-December, we've spent nearly all the money we earned while working in Australia. We were hoping to sell the van quickly at a good price in Darwin, and then head off to Asia. But it's still the rainy season here and the tourist season doesn't start till another good month. So no buyers for the van :(  Before we headed up here we contacted a hotel in the Kakady National Park (about 2h from Darwin) but they said it was too early to... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2011

End of Red Center

We finished the crossing of Australia under the rain! Turns out a cyclone was forming above Darwin, just as we were arriving. So unfortunately the visits we wanted to do on the last two days of the road trip had to be cancelled - no Litchfield National Park and no Katherine gorge. But let's go back a little. Last I wrote, we were heading to Uluru (Ayer's Rock). We headed off for Uluru in the morning, and expected to arrive early afternoon. About 100km before getting there, a car coming from the other direction flagged us down. We... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2011

The great outback

This is it! With a brand new battery, a new air filter, new engine oil, lots of food and almost 50 liters of water, we started our great journey from Adelaide to Darwin yesterday. That's 3000 kilometers of straight line through the desert. Which is not so desert like this year with all the rainfall since last year, there's green sprouts popping up everywhere! But it is SCORCHING hot, and we're drinking water all day long. We're currently stopped in Cooper Pedy. The Opal mining capital of the world apparently and the stage for the... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2011

Great Ocean Road

Since Thursday we have left Melbourne, heading towards Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road. It's a great drive, with beautiful views of the coast.    Just to drop a few names : Great Otway national park (did some ziplining there, thank you family for a great smartbox!), twelve apostles marine park (see photo above), stevenson falls... We've had our first car troubles :) Not too serious (I think!)... Basically every morning our battery is flat and we need someone to jump start us. We didn't have jump cables at first so we... [Lire la suite]
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