Reflections on the journey

Reflections on the journey
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

We are now back at home in Brisbane and it seems strange that we have not packed the car and hit the road again this morning.

People have asked us how we could drive all that distance in 26 days and possibly see or do anything. Well let us say that this is probably one of the best holidays we have undertaken. We averaged five to six hours behind the wheel each day, stayed in five of our favorite locations for forty eight hours and have seen more of Australia and done more things than most road warriors would do in 6 months.

Our trip across the Nullarbor was certainly long but by no means was it boring and we have now undertaken a right of passage that many Australians will never experience because they will choose to fly or travel by rail.

Our Top Ten ………

Meeting the many characters we found in the outback. These people certainly have a story to tell and personify the Australian spirit

Eating the best crayfish and oysters we have ever tasted at Port Lincoln (the seafood capital of Australia)

Sitting on the top of the Oyster Shed in Ceduna downing six freshly shucked Pacific Oysters and a glass of wine

Crossing the Nullarbor and discovering for ourselves that the scenery was in fact breathtaking especially around the Head of Bight

Relaxing in Albany, visiting the now defunct Whaling Station, the Brigg Amity and listening to some compelling stories on board the Kalgan Queen in Oyster Bay

Touring the top five wineries in Margaret River and lunching at the amazing Voyager Estate

Our stay in Kalgoorlie and the Brothel tour we did in Hay St

Two days in the Flinders Ranges, staying in the delightful Eco Villas at Rawnsley Park Station and our Charter Flight over Wilpena Pound

Visiting the Ghost Town of Silverton (Mad Max II teritory)

The side-trip we did to White Cliffs where we stayed underground and had our ears talked of by Mad Jock and discovering the very different township of Lightning Ridge, meeting it’s ever so interesting inhabitants and finding out why they have remained there for so long.

We hope you have enjoyed our Blog as much as we enjoyed the journey.

Warm Regards
Rod and Debi