All the planning of the past 18 months has finally come to fruition. We are in Australia and ready to start our journey.
It was a ‘crack of dawn’ start this morning with a 4am get up and a 6.30am flight to Brisbane. We had set “two” alarms this morning just to ensure we did not start our adventure by missing the flight!!
We arrived in Brisbane at about 9.30am this morning to a brilliantly fine day and a temperature of about 22 degrees. We made our way into Brisbane City and our hotel for the night. We are staying at the Ibis as it is centrally located and convenient for us to get the ‘first day’ things done.
We now have a month by month contract with Telstra so we have a mobile phone and a data connection. Telecommunications companies have great deals over here – our lot at home could certainly do with a bit of ‘real’ competition. Our new telephone number can be found on the “Contact” page of the blog. Our email address is unchanged.
The motorhome arrives in Brisbane on the 22 June and we are hoping we will not have to wait too long before it gets a Customs clearance and we can get on the road. In the meantime, we have a few spare days to do all the grocery shopping etc in our preparation for our departure from Brisbane. Our plan is to head north for the rest of the winter and start heading back into New South Wales and Victoria for the summer. We will be keeping you informed of our progress.
It has been a long day so we are relaxing with a vino and a duty free rum and coke.