Finally, some stats of our Big Fat Aussie Road Trip that has lasted 11 months. We’re at our final destination for this leg of the road trip and will pick up again in late Summer early Autumn next year.
We left our home town of Toronto, NSW 14th June last year and move into our new home next week. Here’s a glimpse of how things have looked over those months.
- We covered more than 30, 000 kms
- Most expensive diesel $2.00/litre
- 160 stop overs – includes stays with friends
- 334 days on the road (includes today)
- $95 average daily expenditure: includes all insurances, maintenance for truck and Coddiwomple; medical insurance, GP visits, mobile data, fuel, groceries, alcohol, camp fees, entertainment, meals out; new spectacles for both of us; dental visits for us both; bicycle replacement; camp chair replacement; clothing, outdoor/camping shoes …
- R & M – $1, 230
We used WIKI Camps and the Camps 8 book to research campgrounds and free camps; the first stop in towns was the Information Centre for local maps.
- 262 digital journal entries during that time
- 55 blog posts
- Listened to 10 Audiobooks when travelling
- I have read 13 books and Basil (M.O.T.H.) will have read twice that.
It is a good time to stop. Eleven months is a long time on the road living in close quarters. Now we are looking forward to a little more space and time to enjoy hobbies we could not take on the road. I am looking forward to reconnecting with people and settling into village life.
A big thank you to those who have visited, liked and left comments. It all helps to keep motivation for the process. I have enjoyed getting to a few of your sites but wait for next month, just one day away, when I can visit your blogs and spend time reading the contributions you’ve made.
Day Twenty-six of the 2019 A-Z Challenge in which I am participating during the month of April. The challenge has been to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they form part of a loose theme reflecting our retirement trip around Australia. Today our posts are relevant to the letter Z.