Australia here we come !!

Report 20 March
By Trudy

Our last night in New Zealand was in a beautiful hotel (with bath) but very short. Awake at half past four, the shuttle bus took us to the airport and we went through customs. Everthing allright. This flight was short and beautiful. We left with rain but above the clouds the sun shines.

in the air

The previous days we had cleaned the cars for the transportation and our suitcases had been brushed out. We even waxed our shoe soles with soap. It was worth the effort. We went through customs in Australia very quickly.


Merv and Margaret Kroll welcomed us in Brisbane.

Merv, Margaret Kroll and Dirk

They took us to the cottage that they had discussed for us. Across the Highway 1 and along the ocean (South Pacific Ocean) and a beautiful Bay. Where do we end up?
At a campsite with a cafe / restaurant on the corner. There is a terrace with shade from large trees and a breeze blowing from the Bay. That is nice because it is very hot here in Australia.

terrace at the corner

Merv and Margaret go home but leave a car for us. We can use it until our cars are here. We drink a cup of coffee and wait for the key of our house.


In the afternoon Merv returns with the travel program he has made for the coming weeks to discuss this with us.

travel program


Later he shows us the way to a shopping center, where we can buy everything we need for the stay in our house.
I am happy with the house, it is fully equipped.


About DirkJan

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2 Responses to Australia here we come !!

  1. Mitch Taylor says:

    Hi Dirk and Trudy,
    Welcome to Australia! I look forward to welcoming you when you reach Taree.
    As you know, you are both invited to speak at the Taree Historic Motor Club meeting on the evening of April 11th. In the meantime, I invite you to check out our club’s website of which I donated my time to the club to build…
    Drive safely guys and I look forward to meeting you! Best Regards, Mitch Taylor

  2. Billy kraay says:

    De groeten van nel de wit en Billy kraay en geniet van deze mooie lange rit
    Familie van Coby en Sjaak

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