Thursday, 23 April 2015

Map of Travels.

We bought a large map about 2004 and filled in 'black' the roads we have travelled within Australia. I share this map so it can be seen where we have been.  We don't travel on roads that are not bitumen. There are a few roads that we haven't marked.

My husband and I have travelled on some of these roads many times both motel/hotel and a caravan which we sold in late 2008 or early 2009.  I haven't included my home State of Tasmania.

After a 6 year break from a caravan, (we have been travelling in the vehicle to Queensland since) this year we will travel again within Australia later in the year having family stay in our house whilst we are gone.


24 comments:

  1. What a great idea to mark where you have been.

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  2. That's really very impressive. Some of those roads must be incredibly remote with intricate fuel planning involved? It all seems very "outback" and exotic to a European!

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    1. Yes, very remote. We did always carry fuel with us just incase. There is always fuel between distance, just a service station with a cafe attached. When we travel this time later in the year I will take photos and post them.

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  3. That is a lot of travelling, looks like to me. I am someone who has barely left my home state and rarely leave the town where I live. I live vicariously through others, however, and their travels!

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    1. Definately lots of klm - miles done by us.Many people prefer to stay at home for many reasons. I too enjoy travelling through other peoples blogs, I really like it.

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  4. Good heavens! Incredible - I won't ever be disputing you on areas in Australia after viewing all that
    travel! Even the Birdsville track seems to be there!
    Interesting the inland WA route - Esperance to Port Headland?? That looks like real " never never"
    country - you, camels, flies, sand and ???? - very daring indeed.
    It's no wonder you knew the back streets of Moree, NSW !!!

    It is a great idea to keep these memories - I have a World Map with all my travels - planes, cars and trains all marked plus an Australian map with my 'now rather' LIMITED travel routes. Just by looking all the memories of the route markings come back. My US travel and S E ASIAN areas have lines all over them.

    I note one so far American has rarely left their home state! I found in the USA that this was very much the norm - aka "home is best". Aussies are most definitely the biggest group of travellers in the World.
    Great blog entry Margaret - take a big bow.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: A tinge of green envy is apparent on my skin colour - ha ha!

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    1. Many places we have been and seen within Australia, but no expert. We have to ask ourselves where we haven't been!
      Have been to Port Headland a few times, the road down from Broome, well it's isolated but lovely, seems as if you are the only person on this earth in many places. On one of our visits to Broome we bought a new vehicle, now sold but we had to have it serviced in Port Headland as it had done the mileage, a 1,000 kms for the first service, at that time.

      You can then appreciate your maps and routes you went on then.

      We are indeed a nation of travellers but have said that I know of many people who have not travelled anywhere at all.

      My husband doesn't like planes so he won't fly, so if i wanted to go outside of Australia it would have to be by myself. I wouldn't take a friend as I would prefer to be on my own.....I'm a wanderer and would prefer not to have a tour, but know that it would be better to do so.

      Thanks for your nice comment :)

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  5. It doesn't look like you have left too many areas uncovered, although like us, you haven't done the Victorian high plains.

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    1. Always too cold in winter to do Victoria totally, one day we will.

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  6. Wow! You've been all over. There are some long stretches of roads there.

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    1. Very long isolated roads, drive for miles and not see a sole or a car.

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  7. That's really impressive and a fun way to keep track of your travels. I'm sure you are excited about your future travel plans. It's a huge and beautiful country. Happy trails!

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes, getting a little excited - two months to go.

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  8. That's a good idea.
    Hope you have a great trip, Qld a great place to go in the winter.
    Looking forward to all the photos.
    Merle...................

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    1. Thanks.
      There will be many photos, not sure if I can blog along the way, but wait and see.

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  9. My father does this as well so he can keep track of all the places they have been to, they have been around Australia twice and across the Nullarbor three times, I want to travel around the country too this we will do when Tim retires in 10-15years from now

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    1. That's good your dad does the same, i know of many who do. Hope you do travel around, through, sideways or whatever in Australia - it's a lovely country we live in.

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  10. Looks like you will be having lots of fun doing this traveling around Australia. I keep journals and then make photo albums on Shutterfly to remember where we have been.

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    1. Well that's a good idea, i have never heard of shutterfly...will look it up.

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  11. I love this, it is wonderful to keep track like this! In response to your question on my blog post of today (Wednesday), one day I walked about 4 miles. I did 2 nature parks on that day. :)

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    1. Well that is a good distance to walk...if you went that far here you would be nearly into the city.

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  12. Have you done all these black roads?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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