Why we did it!
We are Elizabeth and Gary, and lived in a delightful village called Richmond about 26 km NNE of Hobart in Tasmania, South of mainlandAustralia.
We have always loved to travel and started our first around the world adventure in November 1969! We sailed around the world in all sorts of boats, ferries, and mail ships over a six month period - this was OUR FIRST TRIP!. Sydney - New Zealand - Fiji - USA West Coast - Mexico - Panama (And through the canal) - USA East Coast - England - Canary Islands - Madiera - South Africa - Australia! - Duration of this adventure was 5 yeras, including working in Cape Town.
After our FIRST TRIP we settled in Brisbane, Queensland for 30 years.
During this time we travelled often and frequently. Whilst on long service leave we travelled around the world in aircraft with various airlines - we called this the OUR SECOND TRIP! Brisbane - Los Angeles - Detroit - Cinncinatti - Washington - New York - London - Cape Town - Brisbane !!!!!!!
Gary retired in 2004 and we eventually decided the summer heat, humidity and constant traffic jams had caught up with us, and we decided to move to a more temperate climate and more relaxing lifestyle. We had been to Tasmania several times before, liked what we saw, and decided that was the place for us.
After six really good years in “Tassie”, we had the urge to get out and explore more of the world. Not just a tour here and there, but a full on lifestyle change to full time travel. Now that our family commitments are behind us we feel the time is right! We sold the house and most of the contents, put what we wanted to keep into storage and simply went!
We were contemplating our options, and coincidentely, one bright morning we heard an interview on the Sunday morning radio.ABC radio host "Macca" was interviewing Dick Smith (The Australian philanthropist! (Picture on left) about his, and his wife Pip's travels around the world in a RV. Link to Dick Smith's website!
just about sealed the deal for us. This confirmed it We had to do it! Land Cruising!.......OUR THIRD TRIP!
Explore by road as much as the world as we can.
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