The end of an era at Cooloongup!

Although Ray still has another week until his retirement on the 1st July, we will be moving out of our house this weekend. During the next two weeks we will be staying with Annette and Jock (Jude’s sister and brother-in-law) but also spending time at the caravan getting it ship shape or should that be van shape!

There are many great memories to take with us from our seven years at Cooloongup. One that stands out is the surprise visit from Becky, Kia and Evie for Ray’s 60th birthday!  We are both feeling a mixture of excitement tinged with a slight nervousness at just what the roads ahead will bring. However we have absolutely no regrets at selling up, retiring and going on this amazing journey.



5 weeks today……….

5 weeks today, Tuesday 12th July, and we set off on the first leg of our big lap.  We are even more excited as Ben will be joining us from the UK for the first 3 weeks.  We will be travelling to Adelaide via Kalgoorlie, the Nullarbor and Quorn where we will be visiting family.  Jude’s sister Annette and Brother-in-law Jock will be flying into Adelaide and joining us at the same caravan park for a week.

We have accepted an offer on our house which should be finalised soon. We have bought a 20ft shipping container and have been very fortunate to be able to set it up on a friends farm. This means we are busy sorting out what we keep, what we dispose of and what we store!  We have just taken up one trailer load and placed into the container.

Stay tuned……………