Life on the road
We regularly meet other families on the road,
travelling to reconnect with one another and
live the life they have dreamed. “Why didn’t
we do this sooner?” is always one of the first
topics brought up in conversation as we sit
around the campfire. The second most popular
conversation is always the education in life
skills that kids can receive on the road.
Our girls love getting their hands dirty,
whether it’s cleaning freshly caught crabs
or building the campsite fire ready for lighting.
People are their other passion. They love the
excitement of making new friends and have
been exposed to so many people from so
many different walks of life.
It would be an impossible task to pick a
favourite destination, but as far as bringing out
our adventurous spirit, I would rate Tasmania
at the very top. Our travels took us there for two
months during the summertime and every
moment was spent immersed in its vast, rugged wilderness. Even the boat ride there
was a lot of fun. Tasmanians are a welcoming
bunch, with an abundance of free camps in
glorious locations that we Mainlanders are
used to handing over an arm or leg for the
privilege of staying a night. We were also
fortunate to be invited to stay with a number
of Tasmanian families that showed us just how
friendly and relaxed their island lifestyle is.
At the moment we are currently back in
Agnes Water, working for a while to enable us
to continue our adventure. The kids are
attending the local kindy and loving the daily
interaction with all of the kids and teachers.
We now miss having them with us 24/7 and,
dare I say, we both shed a tear as we dropped
them off on their first day.
Life on the road has been a soul-cleansing
experience, allowing relationships to blossom
and bringing forth a realisation that we had been living life all wrong.