I’m off to Australia on Monday. I have put off going for some years now, mostly because I could see no possibility of doing everything I wanted to do in one trip. So, finally, I just decided to go for two months, do what I get to and then decide if or when I will go back to do more.
My only commitments, besides arrival and departure, are four nights in Sydney when I arrive. Tentatively I will cycle south along the East coast from Sydney, ultimately finding my way down to Melbourne and possibly up to Adelaide. I am taking full bike camping and a ton of camera gear (actually 6-7 kg, depending upon my final choice of lenses) I am planning on spending more time stopping in Parks to camp and shoot pictures of the wildlife than I usually do on my cycle trips. Mosquitoes and flies might have something to say about how much camping I do.
At some point, I am expecting to switch to motor travel so that I can make some bigger jumps, possibly to Alice Springs and or northern Queensland. I will not likely get to the West coast, Tasmania or the North, all places I would like to go.
I have enjoyed reading both non-fiction and fiction about Australia over the last few months and am again intrigued by how much more pertinent the books become when you are planning on actually going.
Until my next post,