Report 18 July
By Thecla en Benno
Today the last kilometers to Brisbane! Dirk has chosen a few beautiful scenic drives so we have to drive as few major roads as possible and once again we have enjoyed a new side of the landscape of Australia. What is the green in the Mary Valley and what is it hilly and sloping and there are beautiful curves so we also see many motorcyclists drive. We also fully enjoy the last 235 kilometers of the total traveled 6088 kilometers that we drove from Darwin to Brisbane. Late in the afternoon we reach Morayfield where Merve and Margaret warmly welcome us. Dirk and Trudy have also started 20,000 kilometers back here. We made it! Fantastic!!!
After the delicious dinner we open the five collection busses and count the proceeds that has picked up along the way. A large 2000 Australian dollars is donated for S.O.S. children’s villages .. Fantastic!
And Benno and I also had a fantastic time in this great country. Just super!
Tomorrow we fly home after we first visit Benno’s nephew, Jord Wiegering and his girlfriend, who recently moved to live in Brisbaine. The trip is finished and has succeeded on all fronts !!
Dirk and Trudy stay in Australia for another week to arrange the transportation of the cars, after which they also fly back to the Netherlands after a journey of more than 6 months and 26,000 kilometers through New Zealand and Australia.