Launch of our Australian Adventure-including trip map

Dear Friends and family,

We have just started our five month trip around a large part of Australia in the Lestervan.  We’ve spent the last 18 months preparing for this trip, which has included selecting, buying and fitting out the Lestervan.  The first three days have been pretty solid driving days (1500 k’s) so not much to report.  We’ve had nice sunny weather most of the time and secluded camping in the bush.  On night 3 we are just south of Port Augusta.  To set the scene we have included a photo of our intended route, some pics of inside the van and some pictures taken in the first few days.


Pat and Dick

Here’s where we’re planning to go….


At home, just before getting away.


Our dining room, and a view to the bathroom.


The kitchen; stovetop, oven, sink and fridge.
Ready for bed; ‘grey nomads’ retire early (8pm?).
Bush camp on the Murray River, night 2
Driving to our bush camp in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia (nr Pt Augusta) 3rd night.


9 thoughts on “Launch of our Australian Adventure-including trip map

  1. Ya. 😄🎉enjoy all that beautiful country.
    Gonna do a Saturday visit with grandpa this week. Will show everyone your blog when visiting.

  2. Hi Pat and Dick,
    I’m sorry I haven’t written earlier but I just discovered your email….. in spam! Stupid gmail sends ads through to me and blocks you!!!
    Thank you for including me in your distribution list and I’ve caught up on all your entries now.
    It sounds like you are having a ball and the photos are great, especially the one in the Flinders Ranges.
    Continue to have fun and I look forward to reading more now that I’ve told google not to put you in spam.

  3. Your mobile home is nicer than our house! It looks positively luxurious. Graham very interested in the route you’re taking & we’re both keeping fingers crossed you can detour to come & see us in Darwin – better still, come & stay. lots of love & safe & happy travelling, Lyn & Graham.

  4. this is sooo good . Love the photos of you two. Look forward to seeing you in the next installment . Hey Pat I didn’t see any DFSS posters up in the van. Are they going up soon?

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