Ride to „the Edge of the World“, …

passing the magnificent western wilderness to the southernmost point of mainland Tasmania, shelter at “Eggs and Bacon” and finally FISH! Even though we became a little bit nervous on the farm, because we stayed much longer than initially planned, we enjoyed staying there and the mixed pickles of all the different people around. Really heavy rain and cold gusty wind let us rest a couple of days longer than expected with our friends. We had a lot of fun doing “Ravioli à la Oscar”, roasting a pork head and sitting together in front of a warm oven. Sunday noon the weather cleared and we went all together to a forest close by, exploring the wilderness and a huge waterfall. At Stanley, the historic town with his iconic “Nut”, a 152m high cliff jutting out from a narrow isthmus once created of a long-extinct volcano. We walked up to the „Highfield Read More …

Loaded like never before, a flat tire, …

… a hangover and rain on the Nullarbor, beach life at Eyre Peninsula with a great host in Whyalla, interesting wildlife in Mt Remarkable Nature Park, never-ending turns in the Adelaide hills and a charming host in Port Wilunga. There was no movement to see when we were checking the tracking number of our spare part from Hong Kong and we decided to move on. We agreed with Romy that she will send the parcel when it arrived, wherever we are than. Like we said before the plan is to take a spare tire with us to cross the Nullarbore; as well taking as much water and food as we can carry because everything will be limited and really expensive… A test loading made us smile: WOW! More is really not possible! John gave us many interesting tips for little detours and we wanted to start from Esperance and crossing Read More …

Gorgeous hospitality and incredible beaches in and around Esperance

Once more we experience a gorgeous hospitality! John and Steph invited us to stay over the weekend or even longer… We had to order a spare part for our GPS from Hong Kong. Unfortunately the Chinese were celebrating their Spring Festival and closed all their businesses for the time being. Finally we did an express order and we still wait for its arrival. In between we explored the closer surroundings on our own: the Great Ocean Drive, the Cape Arid National Park, the Cape Le Grand National Park, the Wetlands… Beautiful places, endless white beaches, turquoise bays, lovely rock formations. For sure it is not a place where you get bored. We learn a fair bit about kangaroo breeding. Steph adopted two roo babies who need care taking and we can tell you they are really funny and just lovely to watch hanging in their pouches or hopping around in Read More …

X-mas á la Aussi and once more time to say goodbye

We nearly felt like adopted from our farm family and enjoyed X-Mas á la Aussi very much. Christmas Eve we were invited to Crayfish from Jill and Eric – hmmm, so yummy – and even Santa passed by with a new shirt for each of us (so we are proud owner of unpatched shirts again ;-) Jill was always dreaming of the German “Apfelstrudel” and Kerstin did prepare one as a X-Mas present: “showing them how a German Apfelstrudel looks like” HaHa…the result out of the oven looked impressive but not at all like a Strudel ;-) at least the taste was not too bad. The next day at afternoon we went to town to join their big family meeting having some drinks and nibbles to eat here and there. The last Christmas day we spent with the other part of the family at the beach having some more drinks Read More …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you

And a BIG THANKS to everybody we met on our journey so far!!! 35°C, blue sky, sheep, kangaroos, the ocean and a little Christmas tree on the table ;-) Looking back to an amazing year we are enjoying our farm life for the time being. We experienced so much, we have seen so many places, countries, cultures, and we met incredible lovely people all over – we really appreciate this break here to recap and going back in our memories… Even though we are already travelling much slower than the most other bike travelers sometimes we wish we would have stayed longer in certain locations or we would have spent more time with the people we met. We did not experience anything really bad on our whole journey so far – touch wood!!! The opposite: We received so much help from so many people all over which gave us strength Read More …