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!

09 June, 2012


We woke up in Broome on Saturday 26th May after agood night’s sleep in the Caravan (with no wind!) and we had a pretty lazyday.  We went to the Broome CourthouseMarkets in the morning to have a browse around at all the goods for sale.  We only bought a couple of things but it wasgood to have a look at the markets. After lunch, we unpacked a bit more of the gear from our Cape Levequetrip and we gave all 3 kids a haircut! Josh and Sam both wanted a haircut ‘like daddy’ so we gave them a“crew-cut” which was quite a big change from their previous style, but theyloved it. 
Sam before his haircut

Josh's Haircut

Sam was very pleased with his new look

Even Natalie got a quick trim to keep the hair out of her eyes

In the afternoon, we wentdown to Cable beach and watched the camel trains walk past us as the sun setover the water.  We decided not to drivedown on the beach and we were glad we did. There were so many cars on the beach that we thought it spoilt the wholeaffair a little bit!  Nonetheless it wasa beautiful afternoon and we watched a nice sunset over Broome’s Cable Beach.

Mike, Natalie and Sam on Cable Beach

Cable Beach camel train

The Masons at Cable Beach

Sunset over Cable Beach, Broome

We went to church on Sunday morning at the Broome AnglicanChurch.  It was a lovely service and wehad a good chat to some of the locals afterward over a cuppa.  That afternoon we went out to the Broome Portand walked along the Jetty.  We saw 3 seaturtles and some very large fish swim by the Jetty in the fast tidal currentunder the Jetty.  Later, we went down toTown beach to play at the water park for a while.  Even though it was a bit cold, the kids lovedsplashing around at the water park and squirting water at each other in the freepark on the Broome foreshore.
The Broome deep water jetty

Josh, Natalie and Sam enjoying the Town Beach water park

One of the reasons we were in Broome was for Mike to have adentist appointment (because a bit of the tooth that gave him trouble in Perthhad chipped off) so on Monday morning, Mike went to the dentist.  Unfortunately, the tooth had even moreissues, so the dentist put a crown over the tooth to hold it all together untilwe are back in Sydney.  So with a verynumb mouth, Mike took Bruiser (our car) to have a steering and suspension check(which we wanted to do before we hit the Gibb River Road and the BungleBungles - both of which are meant to be pretty rough roads).  While Mike was getting the carchecked, Liz and the kids did school at the caravan.  Later that afternoon we did a big shop atColes and re-stocked in preparation to hit the Gibb River Road for the nextweek.  We also did some other shopping (to get some replacement shoes for thekids and some other bits and pieces) before we went back to the caravan parkand packed the car to allow us to try and get to Windjana Gorge (if possible) thenext day.

1 comment:

Timothy Hill said...

Wow, I remember being in Broome about a dozen years ago. Loved it ! Hope you're eating plenty of Barramundi - best place in the world for it.
Love those new haircuts, boys, just by the way... :)