Kym and Lyn travel Australia
Since our ‘departure day’ on our Australian travels, we have kept a spreadsheet ‘diary’ of each day’s events – (well, most days anyway). Some entries are just a one- liner, and on other days, they can be a book! From these notes, along with our photographic memories we continue to put together a series of blogs.
It was stories like these that captured our enthusiasm and fueled our determination to get out onto the road ourselves. We hope that likewise our yarns (and they are meant to be light-hearted reads) may provide some encouragement, light entertainment, and hopefully even inform.
Join with us on our adventures travelling and working around Australia.
An intro to us and the story behind the beginning of our travels – our first escape saw us head-tailing down the east coast and on-board the Spirit of Tasmania.
The best laid plans…… news from home, and unexpected fly-in visitors had us criss-crossing our way all over Tasmania during our 5 month stay. Believe it or not, we clocked up over 11,500 klm travelling throughout this small, but amazing slice of Australia. Told In five parts –
Tassie Adventures 1 – Devonport and Surrounds, the North East Corner and down the East Coast to Hobart
Tassie Adventures 2 – Hobart to the Mid West Coast, and a dash back to Launceston
Tassie Adventures 3 – Burnie to Burnie via the Pieman and the Western Explorer
Tassie Adventures 4 – Cradle Mountain and a re-visit to Hobart followed by the Huon Valley, Bruny Island and the deep south
Tassie Adventures 5 – Tasman Peninsula, more Hobart highlights, the Southern Midland, Lake Leake, Wine Glass Bay, and Ben Lomond
Back on the big island
As we depart Tasmania for far north, our drive from Station Pier in Melbourne to our first overnight stop was not without a little drama and ‘geographical’ embarrassment.
Leaving Mackay, our eyes were on achieving a dream to do the Darling Run, and on to Menindee Lakes and Broken Hill. But firstly, the Hunter region and a meet-up with friends on the road. Things didn’t quite go our way though. What happens, could happen to any traveller.
A fantastic adventure through history. The Darling River has many characters, including those that have lived, or live on or near her shores. And, we experience an unusual way to enter Broken Hill.
Cobram and the surrounding district wangled its’ way into our hearts, even luring us back for a second season.
Two seasons working in Cobram in the north east of Victoria gave us opportunities to sample the much promoted High Country.