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In 2015, we are travelling through UK and Europe by motorhome. From Australia, arriving in London in February we start our journey...
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Bonjour France!

posted by Cathy    9 April 2015    France Coast - Calais to Avranches, AND France Coast - Avranches to Loire Valley

We headed south from Calais down the west coast of France and concentrated on driving on the correct side of the road and working out what signs meant! We were relieved that mostly roads were wider and we managed the change to driving on the RHS pretty easily. The weather was still very grey and cold but that didn't stop us visiting beaches, churches, cathedrals, forts, lighthouses and ordering and paying for our first glasses of red wine in a beach cafe using French. The weather improved as we continued along the coast of France. We travelled from Avranches, Normandie, to Bretagne and the Loire Valley. The highlights were Mont-St Michel, the beaches and the historic buildings. We found the 'Aire de Camping Cars' (camping areas for motorhomes) provided by France to be tremendous. They are mostly free and have facilities for fresh water, as well as waste water/toilet disposal. They certainly cater for the travelling public in France. Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page..

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From France into Spain...

posted by Peter    21 April 2015    North of La Rochelle to South of Bordeaux AND Cote d'Argent France and into Spain (coming soon)

We continue south along the west coast of France to La Rochelle, Bordeaux then we stop at Biscarrosse for the night. The highlights were the amazing churches you stumble across in small towns, La Rochelle's wine and food tasting expo, Bordeaux's buildings and the giant sand dune, Dune du Pilat. We have now mastered shopping and getting diesel in France and basic greetings (although we don't get too many words out before they realise we speak English and switch to that). So much for our efforts at French! Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page.

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What's this travel site about?

  • We love to travel and want to share our photos and experences with you.
  • Are you planning similar trips and holidays? The information on this site will be particularly useful for those who are planning a roadtrip, around Australia, New Zealand or UK and Europe.
  • Our home base is Queensland so we never let a holiday go by without trying somewhere new like a houseboat around Moreton Bay, sailing a catamaran around the Whitsunday Islands, camping and bush walking through rainforests or 4WD-ing at Fraser Island. Please Explore our Aussie Holiday site...

Aussie Holidays

  • Discover Australia by following our real life adventures as we take every holiday opportunity to see as much of Australia as we can. Our motto is to see Australia first and we have done our best to live up to that.
  • We love travelling, not only to the usual tourist destinations but also off-road to some of the more inaccessible and spectacular scenic areas that Australia has to offer.
  • This country is very diverse and we aim to see it all. Our longest adventure was a road trip around Australia for nearly 7 months. NOT LONG ENOUGH! We are already planning the next one which will be 12 months.

Overseas Holidays

  • Australian holidays are the focus of this website BUT of course we don't just holiday around Australia.
  • We have most recently been on a cruise around the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, to Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada.
  • In 2015 we set off on the BIG TRIP to UK and Europe for 12 months in a Motorhome.
  • Armed with a digital camera we always take WAY too many photos so culling them down to put up on the website sometimes takes a while. Check regularly for TRIPS AND PHOTOS .