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Hits and misses ­– 3½ months on

When we published our original ‘Hits and misses’ post, listing the things that we thought we would most enjoy about our new lifestyle, and what we anticipated missing the most, we promised to revisit our lists in three/six/12 months’ time, to see whether the reality of our new lifestyle matched our expectations. So, here are […]

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Seven Mile Beach

Many ports in a storm

Yes, I know it’s been a long time between blog posts, though not for want of trying on my part, believe me: there are more than 30 partially written files sitting in my ‘Drafts’ folder! In the next couple of weeks there’ll be a bonanza of retrospective posts capturing various aspects of our (many) movements […]

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Escape route: Wodonga to Wagga Wagga (day 61)

Where in Oz: Victoria, New South Wales (finally, another state; hurrah!) When: Friday 17 October, 2014 (day 61) Distance travelled: 155km Accommodation: Oura Beach campground Nights stayed: 5 Accommodation cost: $0 Highlight: leaving Victoria at last! Lowlight: still no job-hunting success 🙁

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Escape route: Rutherglen to Wodonga (day 57)

Where: Victoria When: Monday 13 October, 2014 (day 57) Distance travelled: 41km Accommodation: Wodonga Caravan and Cabin Park Nights stayed: 4 Accommodation cost: $0 (thanks to vouchers we received as gifts from friends and family before we hit the road!) Highlight: being inspired by other, long-term travellers Lowlight: bad attitude from one labour-hire agency consultant

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Escape route: Tatura to Rutherglen (day 50)

Where in Oz: Victoria When: Monday 6 October, 2014 (day 50) Distance travelled: 159km Accommodation: Police Paddocks Campground Nights stayed: 7 Accommodation cost: $0 Highlight: the first campfire of our great Oz escape Lowlight: torrential rain delaying the first campfire of our great Oz escape!

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Hits and misses

Now that our new lifestyle has begun in earnest and we’ve had time to get used to the concept of being itinerant and (self-)unemployed, we thought it might be interesting to record the things that we think we’re going to enjoy the most about our new lifestyle, along with what we anticipate missing the most. […]

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Escape route: Wallace to Tatura (day 3)

Where in Oz: Victoria When: Wednesday 20 August, 2014 (day 3) Distance travelled: 217km Accommodation: house-sit; shed; Numurkah Caravan Park Nights stayed: 47 Accommodation cost: $753 ($400 shed rent 4 weeks; $353 powered site 13 nights) Highlight: spending quality time with great friends Lowlight: (again) saying goodbye, without knowing for how long

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Escape route: Melbourne to Wallace (day 1)

Where in Oz: Victoria When: Monday 18 August, 2014 (day 1) Distance travelled: 92km Accommodation: Kim’s parents’ place Nights stayed: 2 Accommodation cost: $0 Highlight: Kim’s mum’s sensational cooking Lowlight: saying goodbye, not knowing for how long When we began plotting our escape in early 2012, we figured we’d need a couple of years to achieve […]

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So long, city living

Forgive me, readers; it’s been three months* since our last (and, yes, by that I do mean our first) blog post, and two weeks since we made our escape! It’s not that we haven’t thought of you (at least, I, as chief blogger, have – guiltily and often), nor that there’s been nothing to write […]

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