Saturday, 19 September 2015

Across the Sea

Home is Northern Tasmania, Launceston to be exact.

We have travelled 15,000 kms (9,320.57miles) across the sea to Melbourne, up the middle of Australia to Uluru, then Darwin, across the Top End to Broome, and down the west coast of Western Australia, across the Nullarbor, the Great Ocean Road, back to Melbourne, across the sea to home.

There is will more photos and information re the trip over a period of time, for there is much to cover.

It was my husbands birthday two days ago, the September 17, the day after we arrived home.
I planned a dinner party whilst on the road travelling, and it was a great success with my husband having a ball.

We were greeted with some flowers when we arrived home....the Camellia, Margaret Davis is one, then Ave Maria.




26 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms to welcome you home.
    Happy B/day to "Shanks Junior".
    You did a great travelogue of your trip with a comprehensive account of
    the places seen - take a well earned bow, Margaret.
    Looking forward to the "missing" episodes in future blog reports.
    Now it only seems like yesterday that you departed - just gone so fast!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Thank you Colin for your good words :)
      Also thanks for the birthday greetings for Shank's Pony Junior..
      There will be a lot more to come...all the missing Roadhouses, Beaches, 'things' in general.

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  2. Nice to be home hey. A Margaret Davis camellia. What a coincidence. I look forward to hearing more about your trip and perhaps something about how you found the new van.

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    1. Yes, nice to be home after the 3 months away.
      Camellia, same name as me as you know :)
      Any suggestions are welcome as in the trip...thanks for that.

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  3. Such perfect and beautiful blooms! You have covered many miles. We have almost completely covered the US, but we still have a couple of states to go.

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  4. Margaret WELCOME AT HOME. Happy birthday to your husband. I am waiting for much more photos from your amazing travel. Have a great Sunday!!!!

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    1. Thank you :)
      There will be more photos and stories, plus history..

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  5. That is surely an impressive distance travelled on wheels! I have really enjoyed your posts. It must feel quite different to be home and stationary once again. Gorgeous flowers to come home to!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia.
      It was a long way, but enjoyable.
      Very different being home, no getting up really early to travel 300 to 450 km in one day...

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  6. Welcome home. Love those camellias. And how nice to come home to a celebration.

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    1. Thank you. Nice to be home.
      We have been seeing family everyday since we have been home...

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  7. Great full flowers, the second shot is excellent.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. I can never get a good shot of the first bloom, probably because of the light, it's huddled in between others, plus it's white...thanks regarding the Ave Maria...always comes out well.

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  8. First I have to say what awesome flowers, next I would like to say sounds like a bloody long and awesome trip seeing so many wonderful places in this great country

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    1. Beautiful and different places in our country Jo-Anne, and I do hope you get the opportunity to see it all one day..

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  9. 15000 km in the car - it really is mind boggling - especially when I think back to some of those maps you first posted when you were starting out on this trip.

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    1. Certainly a lot of km. was wondering how far that would be in Europe.
      We didn't get to all the places down south that I showed on the earlier maps. We stayed longer in the Top End, basically because it was warmer..

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  10. I do love camellias, they're another thing I don't seem to be able to grow, but I don't mind, there's plenty around to admire.
    Happy Birthday to hubby.
    Nice to be home isn't it?

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes...I told him, he said, thanks :)
      Lovely to be home :)
      Always good to go away too.
      Some people have no luck with Camellias at all. They go up the west side of our house but are very shaded by the tall fence, house next door, and protected from the wind. They grow in a type of hedge situation and have been chopped or well pruned many times over the years.

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  11. What better way to celebrate a birthday, if not traveling .... Congratulations to your husband.

    The delicacy and beauty of flowers is evident in your images.

    Kisses

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  12. I'm trailing behind....just catching up to speed today...sorry. A Happy Belated Birthday to your husband, Margaret...and welcome back home to the Apple Isle.

    Stunningly beautiful blossoms. :)

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    1. Times doesn't always permit to read everyone's blog, it's impossible at times.

      Thanks for the birthday greetings for my husband, I have passed them on, he said, 'thank you'.
      also for the welcome home :) Lee.

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