So there’s been a lot of planning going on recently in the Big World Small Pockets camp.
A lot of secret planning I might add!
Yes, for many months now, behind the scenes, we’ve been working, saving and preparing like crazy … and no one has known!
Ever since October last year in fact, we’ve been silently beavering away with every spare moment of our time.
From semi-living in hardware stores and a friend’s work shed to learning about Anderson plugs and solar technology right through to researching roof racks and water pipes, we’ve had a lot to learn … and fast!
Sadly, we’ve had to keep our plans top secret for all sorts of reasons, but now, tired of staying tight-lipped and almost at the finish line, we’re bursting at the seems to tell everyone of our latest and greatest adventure.
So guess what folks, it’s official, we’ll soon be on the road again!
Yes, as of April 2016 the boy and I are delighted to say we’ll finally be hitting the tarmac … permanently!
A dream of both of ours for a while, we can now officially announce that very soon, we’ll be packing up our lives into our Landrover Defender and …
…. embarking on a 12-month budget 4wd drive round Australia – WOO HOO!
Heading away from our beautiful home in Noosa, Queensland, the dream is to see the most remote and untouched corners of Australia possible, to get off the bitumen and out into the wildness and to experience the vast beauty of this country.
The current plan is to head north up through Queensland, hopefully all the way to Cape York as the dry season starts around May.
After that, we plan to cross through the Northern Territory, including through the very most northern coast of Arnhem Land, before travelling onto Western Australia, via the Kimberleys and Broome (which I’m expecting I’ll love!)
Come the start of the wet season in Sept/Oct, we then hope to head down the West coast of this enormous island and, well, see where the wind takes us!
… Like all the best made plans however, this is subject to change!
We’ll be on a strict budget too of course, desperate to do this trip as cheaply as we can, and we plan to show you how as well!
We’ll be looking for all the best free camps, free activities, fuel prices and money savers on the road, especially as our allowance for the entire trip is only AUD $5000!
This means we’ll certainly be looking to work along the way too (more than likely on farms) as any income we generate on the road will help to supplement our feeble budget!
So stay tuned and join us as we explore the lengths and breadths, depths and heights of this crazy, wild and beautiful Down Under island of Australia – it’s going to be quite the journey!