ArchivesCategory: Australia

29Apr

The night before our flight from Christchurch to Sydney we experienced our first earthquake. We were lying in our sleeping bags, half asleep, when suddenly we felt a strange movement under our mats. It felt a bit like when you travel on a car and you roll over a bump. It was only 4,2 in […]Continue Reading

14Dec

During our ride across Australia we were constantly told by both Aussies and visitors to travel the Great Ocean Road. We heard so many praises about this highway that runs along one part of the Southern Coast, that it is the most stunning place in Australia, and that there is no other coastline like that […]Continue Reading

07Dec

It was an amazing feeling to reach the South Coast of Australia – after so many days spent in the Outback we could smell the ocean again and feel a pleasant breeze on our tired, sweat-and-sunblock covered faces. We did not find Adelaide to be particularly interesting, so after a short recovery period we continued […]Continue Reading

02Dec

The ride from Marree to Adelaide was strange. We missed the paved road so much after days spent in the Outback. But then, when we finally reached the first section of bitumen we re-discovered the boredom of riding long stretches on black tarmac. One thing that was positive (besides the drop in price of coffee in […]Continue Reading

25Nov

We have only spent a day in Oodnadatta – bought a large portion of potato chips, restocked on pasta and pesto, filled our bottles with rainwater we found in a tank hidden behind a former train station and went back into the desert. Our old Schwalbe Mondial tires were on their last breath in Australia […]Continue Reading