Thursday 14th December 2017,
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2013. A Review.

2013. A Review.

I had to go through the Camera Roll on my phone to get some sort of a clue about what has happened this year. It doesn’t feel like it was only a year ago that we welcomed in this one from our backyard. When I think back to it, I have to remember that Asher couldn’t [...]

December 17, 2013 Batty Travel 0

This is what I miss

This is what I miss

A year ago now, our little family of three set off on a trip we never thought we’d do. Packed into the 4WD, we had no plan but head north, less money in our bank than we owed on credit cards, and only a hope that we would get more, somehow. We’ve been back almost [...]

May 28, 2012 Batty Travel 6

Home…

Home…

Home…         It was bitter-sweet packing up camp yesterday, for the last time. Even worse unpacking the Patrol in Oyster Bay and eliminating almost all trace of the camping gear that has filled the wagon for 9 months and 1 day. Since Angela’s last post, we have travelled from the Gold Coast to Melbourne, through [...]

January 30, 2012 Batty New South Wales 2

When adversity strikes….

When adversity strikes….

We left you last time on our way back to Sydney where we were lucky enough to celebrate the wedding of our good friends Chris and Claire. It was a very busy 2.5 weeks with bucks and hens celebrations, suit fittings and all of those other little appointments that come with the final preparations of [...]

January 15, 2012 Angela South Australia 0

The Stuart Highway

The Stuart Highway

It’s been almost a month since the last instalment of our trip and over two months since it actually all happened. Seems then, there is a lot to catch up on. I’ll try and stick just to the interesting parts then. From Darwin, we drove to Uluru. You may not realise it, but from Darwin [...]

December 19, 2011 Batty Northern Territory, South Australia 0

The Batty’s top tips on getting stuck in Darwin

The Batty’s top tips on getting stuck in Darwin

We have come to the conclusion that no one is born in Darwin. We can’t even confirm the hospital has a maternity ward. People there are friendly though, so it doesn’t take long to strike up a conversation with a random. Plenty of those conversations go something like this. “Yeah we are just travelling through, [...]

November 17, 2011 Angela Northern Territory 0

Why Darwin is Better than Sydney (or Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane)

Why Darwin is Better than Sydney (or Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane)

And maybe even Perth, but we haven’t been there yet to judge. The Northern Territory is short on people, especially people that might stick around for a while, get jobs in their growing economy and have kids who will boost the population even more. The problem is, Darwin is right at the top of Australia, it [...]

October 26, 2011 Batty Northern Territory 0

From C to D

From C to D

Unless I am mistaken, Angela and I have been rather lax in our recent attention to this here web page. The last update on our travels occurred not long after we left Sydney and that was well over one month ago. I would love to recount, step by step, our adventures and escapades, but in truth, [...]

October 9, 2011 Batty Northern Territory, Queensland 2

The Mighty (and slightly abused) Patrol

The Mighty (and slightly abused) Patrol

Possibly  the most common question we get asked (apart from, “How is River?”), is “How’s the car holding up?” So I thought I would write about it and hope if I ever try to sell it, the potential sucke… buyer, doesn’t read this. So, when we left the odometer read 397143km. Nearly five months later, [...]

October 3, 2011 Batty Travel 0

Long Road South

Long Road South

As mentioned by Brendan, we finally made it to the tip of our great country. While it wasnt exactly a life changing event, the experience of getting there and back again has certainly had quite an effect on our little trio. Whilst visiting the tip we decided to base ourselves in Punsand Bay which is [...]

September 15, 2011 Angela Queensland 0
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