I find it so hard to believe that almost three months have past since we returned to the UK. I honestly cannot tell you where the past few weeks/months have gone, they literally appear to have evaporated into thin air. As we are fast approaching the second third of 2014 I think its high time that I blogged the first instalment of our Australian Road Trip photos. It is shameful how long it has taken me to do this, please accept my apologies. So here we go...
When Cathryn and I decided to move home we agreed that it would be a real shame to leave Australia without seeing more of it before we left. We knew that we would never forgive ourselves if we left without diving on at the Great Barrier Reef, so we decided to hire a Jucy camper van and drive from Melbourne, all the way up the East Coast.
We collected the van the same day that our personal belongings where collected from the gorgeous house we had called home for almost 2 years, which also happened to be the same day that we handed back the keys to that gorgeous house. Once we handed the keys to the letting agent and closed the front door we stopped in the driveway and looked at each other, and what, until that morning had been our home and took a deep breath. We knew that we were not only embarking on an adventure but also starting a new chapter in our lives.
We climbed into the camper, and nervously pulled out of our street, drove through the familiar sunny streets of our quiet neighbourhood, past our favourite coffee bars and shops, wiped the odd tear from our eyes and reassured one another that we were doing the right thing.
We left Geelong with no plan, no itinerary, no idea of where we would sleep that night. Armed with a map and just the name of a place, Jervis Bay (which someone had told us had the whitest sand in the world), we hit the road, headed for the first stop on our adventure and quite honestly never looked back.
Looking at these photos transports me straight back to sitting in the van with Cathryn, watching the ever changing landscape roll past the windows, and all the fantastic colours that came with it, listening to our favourite songs on the radio and feeling totally free for the first time in our lives.
To be continued...