5000km driving to see family and friends.
The weather was hot, bloody hot but at least in the Pajero we have air-conditioning and don't have to cycle up any of the hills.
We found it fascinating that people could live in most of the places we passed through - no place compares to Paradise Springs. They were either small enough to have a "community feel" but lacked facilities or had the facilities and lacked any community. TRAFFIC...how do people put up with it? A bad day in Alice Springs it takes 8 minutes to ride into work...We spent 8 minutes at traffic lights each trip in any of the cities!
- Rockhampton - pineapple with every meal!
- Brisbane - family catchup
- Gold Coast - Paddle boarding and body boarding. Swimming lessons for a 4month old nephew.
- PMQ - 'family' stay in typical Alice Springs adopted family fashion. A bonus was a guide trip up inside the Byron Bay lighthouse...life would be great there except the flamin' hippies and the crowds.
- Canberra - buying a canoe (pic below), cycling the lake, 15th floor apartment views and Tim picking on a 2yr old with the garden hose in the face trick.
- Back-o-Gundagai canoeing on the Murrumbidgee (Bertha the Tub proved a bargain!)
- Numurkah - 5 star food 0.5star accommodation (Cant wait to bulldozer the tiny 1970s house!)
- Melbourne - FOOD - Slow cooked lamb, YumCha, Lygon Street
5hrs to break down bikes and fit them in the cardboard boxes and then pad and strap them in.
15kg = Bike Weight PLUS
Luggage = 15kg each + extras (hand luggage) and water/food
They are going to be heavy to pedal uphill!
Have fun this year and remember "Every day is a Sunday"... for some anyway :)
E & T