So what is all about? Well... hopefully, by the time we are done, it will be a comprehensive journal about a family of 5 who have travelled around Australia to see the sights and also do some volunteer work around the country! In Mid 2010 we started thinking about what it would take to fulfil a life-long dream... We wanted to bundle up our 3 kids, pack-up the house, jump in the car and hit the road - probably for about 12 months. It sounds so simple ... At the start of January 2013, after almost 15 months on the road; we finally completed Our Big Aussie Road Trip. We hope that you enjoyed following our adventures, trials and tribulations as much as we enjoyed having them!

20 February, 2012


We left Norman’s beach fairly early on the 12th of Feb and headed into Albany (only about 40kms away).  We went straight to the visitor information centre, picked up a few supplies at the supermarket and headed to the caravan park that was the closest to the town centre (as we needed to get the car to and from the service place the next day and we wanted to be able to walk to pick it up). Since were going to be without the car the next day we headed out to see the sights of Albany.  First we headed to the Mount Clarence lookout to get an aerial view of Albany.

At the top of Mount Clarence, Albany
Looking over parts of Albany
Then we headed out to Torndirrup National park and went to The Gap and Natural Bridge, after checking out these we headed down the road to the blowhole.  As we walked down the track to the blow holes we bumped into a few fellow travellers: Cath & Dean and Kev & Sonia - two other families who are also travelling around Australia in the same direction that we are, and who we get along really well with.  After a brief chat we headed on down the path to the Blowhole .

'The Gap' in the National Park

Josh and Sam at the Blowholes
The Natural Bridge - this part of Australia used to be joined to Antarctica

The next morning  Mike dropped the car to the service place and walked back to the van park, we got our school work done for the day and walked into town to visit a few shops.   The next morning we organised a late check out, which gave us enough time to head into town and do a big food shop and a few other bits and also get school done before we hit the road again.
Josh using an improvised 'Pan Balance' for school

With the car all going well, we left Albany and headed just 30km out of town to our next campspot  - Cosy Corner East - another great campspot by a beautiful beach.

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