Tuesday, 27 August 2013

We have arrived in Sydney.

Distance travelled - 18,871km
1 July - 27 August 2013

We visited NSW, Queensland, Northern territory, West Australia, South Australia, Victoria.

From the Eastern to the northern and South western points of the Australian continent.
We crossed the Tropic of capricon twice - at Rockhampton and souh of Carnarvon in WA.
East - Cape Byron, NSW
North  - Cape York
West - Carnarvon
South West - Cape leuwinn, WA
 South East - Agnes, Victoria
Tropic of Capricorn - Rockhampton

 Tropic of Capricorn - near Carnavon WA

Monday, 26 August 2013

Batemans Bay to Sydney - day 57 on the road.

The final leg of our adventure.
The last tankful of petrol

 A chap pulls up along side near Woolongong and asks how the trip has been.
he waves us through on a route up the coast...
 Royal National Park forest with winding roads

 A favourite route of motorcyclists.
We have seen more motorcyclists today than on our entire journey.


 Dolphins leap for joy and mirror our delight.
Over Botany harbor
Through the tunnel under the airport runways
 to our journey's end in Paddington, Sydney.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Lakes Entrance to Batemans Bay

Blue skies, calm conditions...
winding rural roads through extensive rainforest, lakes, coastal bays, ...

 Time to think...  these trees have been through the fires.
Look how they are regenerating.
Isaiah 42:2b When you walk through the fire you will not be burned.

 Into New South Wales

 where it feels as if summer is near.

A perfect day on the bike.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Melbourne to Lakes Entrance

Our time with family is a joy and a delight.
 Bill driving and Mia as pillion.
 Our lovely time with family draws to a close and we set off...

 We stop for coffee and are warmly invited to join the South Gippsland Ulysses club members.

 We stop near Agnes at the southern most point of our journey.
We head North east and the sky brightens.
The sun comes out.

 La Trobe River floodwaters are receding.
Isaiah 42;2a When you pass through water, I will be with you; when you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you;

We decide to stop at Lakes Entrance for the night.
More colour in our day at the port which is one of the biggest fishing ports in Australia.

We stop for hot chocolate and mmm....truffles. Graeme tells us that he found the original recipe dating back to 1882 in an antique chest that originally belonged to his Great Grandmother. The original document was written in French and he only discovered it was a truffle recipe when he had the document translated.

 I am totally seduced by the truffles and the hot chocolate.

 Thank you for sharing your wonderful story, Graeme.
 Thanks for the hot chocolate, Hannah.

A delicious, colourful end to our day.