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!

24 October, 2011


We pulled into Echuca before lunch, with just enough time to grab a bite to eat and jump aboard the PS Pevensey for a cruise down the river. The kids enjoyed jumping around on the wool bails onboard, thankfully it wasn't crowed as this kept them entertained for the hour we were on board, Sam however really didn't like the loud whistle from the Paddlesteamer and nearly jumped out of his skin every time it blew.
Our Paddlesteamer - PS Pevensey - the oldest of the Echuca Fleet

After our Paddlesteamer ride we walked through the Port and found the playground for the kids to have a run and to have some afternoon tea.  By this time we were all pretty exhausted and we headed back to the car to go and find our campsite for the night - another free camp about 8km out of town right on the river again.

Enjoying the dirt at our camp site

What a beautiful spot to do some drawings and colouring

Time for some fishing - unfortunately no one was biting
Although this was a beautiful spot it was not the most relaxing spot to camp with kids, with a 5 meter drop down to the water,  but the kids were kept busy with dirt play and drawings and watching all the water-ski boats fly by.

Our second day in Echuca we headed into town to do some shopping and have a wander down main street browsing through some shops,  the kids favourite shop was the lolly shop where we bought a few treats.
We have been so blessed with beautiful weather since we left Sydney and in Echuca it was hot, so after we had finished in town we headed back to camp, changed into our swimmers and headed down the road a bit further to "Christie's beach" for a swim.

So refreshing - but not totally comfortable swimming in murky river water


THB said...

That looks like fun! keep an eye out for platypuses!

Dan McAlpin said...

Wow, awesome, seems like the kids are really enjoying themselves, as are you and Liz... am praying that God continues to fill you with His goodness as you see His wonderful creation daily :)