HELLO + WELCOME to the Wrap Up of what’s been happening as we make our way from Sydney to London, via the East Coast of Africa.
It’s G here today.
Happy to be here too!
First and foremost I want to say thank you! It has been so cool to have you here. We are loving every minute of this epic expedition.
Well lets not sugar coat it too much… we’ve been loving 98% of it!
LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
^ 100 m walk from our campsite in Litchfield National Park
^ Litchfield National Park
^ What would you rather cook on? SNOW PEAK!
Litchy was wicked! Heaps of waterfalls, creeks and drunk locals… we absolutely loved it.
We arrived on the Queens Birthday long weekend. God save the Queen and thanks for the extra day off.
Litchy is quite small and can be breezed over in a couple of days. We had weather that you could only describe as PERFECT. The rest I will leave to the pictures.
CROCS SHOW OFF THEIR SKILL
^ Jump white croc jump
At Mary River we jumped on a cruise and watched crocs show off their jumping skills. It did feel a bit circus-y as the crocs swam up to the boat to jump for their dinner. But man it was impressive to see what they could do and see how large they were.
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
^ Heaven found in Kakadu
^ Jim Jim Falls complete with risk of croc attack. We got in. DUMB? Yes. FUN? Yes.
^ Missioning to get to Jim Jim Falls withinin Kakadu
^ Surprise Kakadu birdy!
Kakadu is the largest National Park in Australia. It is amazing, beautiful, breathtaking, spiritual and most of all it is living.
As our Yellow River Cruise Sunrise Tour Guide Jamie told us: “Its nearly 3.2 million acres or 19,804 km2 in size, you can find 10 000 different species of insects, over 280 types of bird (that’s one third of all of Australia’s bird species), 117 reptile species, 60 species of mammals, 53 species of freshwater fish, and more than 1700 different plants.
It’s funny because I googled this to get the correct numbers and from what I can remember, she was right with all her facts. If you are reading this from the opposite side of the World (to our European & African readers) it basically means that you need to get over here to see for yourself. NOW!
^ Hi Foxes!!
We have met so many great people who have come up to us (recognised us – which is kind of funny/exciting!) and said ‘Hi’. We love it. They always seem to be the nicest people and we feel very lucky to cross paths with them.
We met Craig Fox and his wife Leagh in the Repco car park in Katherine and they told us all about their awesome four month trip they are doing with their three lucky kids. Have a great one guys!
AFRICA ON THE MIND
We have been thinking about Africa a lot over the last few weeks. What we have to do in preparation to get over there and the excitement of being in Africa is creeping it’s way into our blood. #massiveexcitement
We have a lot we want to experience in Western Australia but crossing the border marks the beginning of the end of our Australian leg. Also, we have some friends who have just shipped out of Africa and just shipped into Africa. So we definitely have them and what they are going through on our mind
LOVING + NOT LOVING SO MUCH
^ We made it from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Western Australia.
^ Baffled by SHEEP
NOT LOVING SO MUCH: Expensive diesel + gigantic mosquitos + SHEEP! (SHEEP behaviour explained: We just found a quiet spot away from everyone in a huge, huge park to put this Wrap Up together. Within 5 minutes some SHEEP had pulled up in their car next to us and set up their chairs 2 metres away from our peaceful spot. Just to repeat, there was HEAPS of space to park in, but they chose right next us. Odd right? We met another fellow who thought SHEEP behaviour was annoying too, and said these days if people pull a SHEEP on him he says “I just tell them to FOKOFF”. Hahaha.) Yes, we love meeting people. No, we don’t love sheep.
LOVING: Crossing the Northen Territory / Western Australia border with a bottle of champagne being popped this afternoon in celebration (booooom!) + stunning blue skied days and 30 degree temperatures and cooler nights (apparently it’s winter??) + feeling well and truely settled into the road + getting a kick out of being able to set up our full kit in under 5 minutes and a little kit in about 30seconds (might be time to do a video to show you how we go) + living life + winter up north totally rocks.
We are so excited to head into Western Australia. It really is a dream come true for us.
As always, thanks for being here and sharing this journey with us. It’s so much fun having you along the ride!
On we roll.