After two and a half years of travel around New Zealand, we have landed in Australia - country #2.
Months of preparation, a few weeks of travelling in New Zealand to say goodbye to family and friends, until we were finally counting sleeps and doing the final last minute jobs..
The hardest part for me was saying goodbye to our daughters and grandchildren. It was also hard to say goodbye to Benji, our fur baby who traveled all over New Zealand with us.
I would dearly have loved him to join us here, and we are both missing him so much. But I read of a dog being brought to Australia and not knowing how dangerous snakes and spiders etc. were, he was bitten by a snake. Our Benji is so blinking nosy, He would have been investigating critters all over the place. So Benji is living with our grandchildren. He has worked out his place in the pecking order, above the cat and below the boys. In his eyes, above our granddaughter. Lets just say that a one year old child and a five year old dog keep a healthy distance.
We arrived in Geelong the day before we were due to pick up a loaned motorhome, and searched out local shops for the essential items we needed to fit it out. We landed with a suitcase each and a backpack, plus the laptop. I thought that was traveling light for moving from one country to another.
Our new motorhome doesn't come off the assembly line until 22 May 2017, followed by up to two weeks to be certified and registered. After Geoff's cancer (which was probably brought on by stress), we've chosen a stress free lifestyle. To remove as much stress as possible from the new motorhome equation, we negotiated a loan motorhome to use until ours is ready. It's a 2014 Jayco Conquest 23-1 with a french bed layout.
Let the adventure begin!
Two Kiwi's who have retired early to travel the world. Share our journey with us.