Australia – one month on the road Part 2

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After a few days in Sydney we were ready for the real adventure, in this beauty!

Four-wheel drive, roof top tent, awning and anything else you need, such as camping chairs, table, gas stove, coolbox, etc. Rented from Australian 4WD Hire.

The rough plan: To go south from Sydney and in a clockwise circle around in parts of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and ACT.

trip

The first day we were real newbies. With the car, driving on the left again, to camp on the roof. And the weather wasn’t the best either. But all this would change …

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Summer #gravel adventure part 2

20160710_113625_Richtone(HDR)And so we were on our way, again. And, as you can see, the roads are really straight 😉20160711_152201_Richtone(HDR)Sometimes we ended up on campsites better than others, like this one which provided both the barbecue and firewood.20160711_183520_Richtone(HDR)That night we grilled Parisians, a variation on the hamburger but with sausage.20160710_181224_Richtone(HDR)About 1½ weeks after departure, we finally reached Kautokeino. 20160713_142302_Richtone(HDR)For one of us, the trip ended at this puddle, for the other one it looked something like this: “The Old Postal Road between Kautokeino and Alta” from YouTube…IMG_2221After Kautokeino we turned south again. That last week we went down through Sweden at a relaxed pace, on nice roads.IMG_2225The last day we stopped only 200 km from home, just to enjoy one last night of camping.20160718_204123_Richtone(HDR)The adventure ended up at about 4500 km in 18 days, almost entirely on gravel roads. We didn’t always followed our route, but sometimes you don’t have to suffer through days of pouring rain just because. It is, after all, not the destination but the journey:)

Summer #gravel adventure part 1

IMG_2197And so we were on our way! In nice weather and on awesome gravel, trying to reach The Old Postal Road between Kautokeino and Alta in Norway about 2000 km up north, and do it almost only on dirt roads 🙂 Our planned route: Summer adventure 201620160703_185713_Richtone(HDR)20160703_190258_Richtone(HDR)We traveled north for a few days. Stayed on nice campsites and of course also did some cooking, like this Spaghetti Carbonara 😉IMG_2206The further up in Sweden you go, the roads become straighter. And fewer.20160704_163958_Richtone(HDR)IMG_2212But the scenery is beautiful! The mountains become higher and the rivers more wild.20160708_111512_Richtone(HDR)After a couple of days on the road and about halfways, we ended up in the middle of several storms. After consideration, we decided to turn back south in anticipation of better weather.

So, we then took a little ride around Stekenjokk for a few days.20160708_113919_Richtone(HDR)20160708_115700_Richtone(HDR)There, we had the most delicious flatbread clamp with smoked trout!20160708_130027_Richtone(HDR)After a few days the weather looked better up north so we turned back and continued our route…IMG_2228