Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Sydney large

Well we made it to Sydney, dropped in on Brett and Annette met their dog Ranger and crashed for a couple of nights. Today was our first recce into Sydney to see what all the fuss is about. Rob wasn't too impressed I have to say.

Here is a snap of the bridge, hopefully near to where we will be standing tomorrow night for New Years 2009/10!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Lang Lang

Last photo before we start the slog up to Sydney! So here it is, another classic rocky outcrop plus seascape deal. That's your lot, see you in a few days if we can find some internets! Happy Christmas!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

More Melbourne

We found the famous? Metal Blokes in downtown Melbs. They are kinda kooky looking businessmen walking about. There are a lot of different sculptures in the city, they must have a big budget for art... We also saw the coming of the saviour in the sky too, so overall a good day!


Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Melbourne

So we made it to Melbourne which is about 4000km from our start point back in Perth not a bad city, a bit artsy and all that. The plan is to stay here for a couple of days, then move on along the coast road and on to Sydney ready for New Years. Wish us luck!


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Geelong chemical factory fun

Found this in the middle of nowhere (like most things in Australia I suppose) it looked pretty cool so we took some pics of it.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Port Fairy

A manly name or what? Despite its lack of manly name, I took a great photo of a pair of birds on one of the floating docks. The weather as usual was stunning!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Portland beach

Just look at that for an awesome beach, shame about the seaweed on the sand but otherwise amazing. This photo was taken near the town of Portland.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Beach camping

Seems like a nice place to camp for the night! Probably not the safest thing you can do, not knowing the height of the water at night but whatever, what's the worst that can happen?

Friday, 18 December 2009

Amazing dusk sky

A fantastic night sky before a dinner of beans and sausages, happy days.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Night driving

So we have been on the road for a week now, tempers are getting frayed, food is getting samey and the Mystery Machine is still dragging us from camp site to camp site. This is one hell of a trek! We are certainly making good time at the moment. Hitting Port Augusta and then down to Adelaide over the next couple of days. What an epic!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Iron Knob

Best place name in Australia! We also saw Optimus Prime today but this pips him to the post for best photo.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Nullabor Highway

So we stayed at Norseman (to our detriment) last night, didn't sleep very well. But now we are out of there so goodo! Nullabor Highway, the longest straight in Australia here we go!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Norseman

So we made it to Norseman, on the map it seems to be pretty much in the middle of nowhere! It definitely feels like nowhere... Creepy as hell, like a town that died 40 years ago. A couple of people still try to keep it ticking over to no avail, whilst the dust bowl consumes the town.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Esperance breakfast

We found a rather handy bbq along the road near Esperance so we figured we should make use of it... Can't have that free fuel fall into the hands of raiders!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Fisherprice my first forest fire

We were driving along and saw some smoke rising in the distance, naturally we thought it was a bonfire, little did we know we were driving towards a forest fire! We stopped in a large car park and had breakfast, Rob brushed his teeth on the telescopic wheely chair and then we sat and watched as the forest fire came up to the edge of the car park. Insane!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Augusta

Away we go! First stop on our adventure around the South Coast of Australia: Augusta. As you can see the weather is great, the water is super warm (I went for a swim). The roads are epicly long so this is going to be one wicked journey. Not bad for somewhere to camp...