The latest pictures and stories of the final leg home in Australia…
If you want to meet interesting people, travel Australia from campground to campground! This bus has been just about everywhere in Australia, and it's owner Brother Monkey is as colourful as they come!
Say hello to Wilbur the witchetty grub! These grubs are the most important insect food of the desert and have historically been a staple in the diets of Aboriginal Australians. We didn't eat Wilbur, but apparently he tastes like almonds!
How did Alee finish up on his 280km ride yesterday? Well, he pulled into Airlie Beach 20 minutes after sunset, but luckily had Kat and our friend Jen driving behind with the hazard lights on! The whole ride consisted of strong headwinds which wore away at Alee and never gave him the chance to cruise along. Only 2 minutes off the bike (to refill water) over a 12.5 hour period!!!
You may be wondering what Alee eats when he rides for over 12hrs without stopping. Yesterday, he went through 5 apples, 15 muesli bars, 100g of nuts and drank 1.25L of Coke. It's a surprisingly low amount given the effort required, however if you eat correctly for 24hrs before, you don't need too much food on the go!
illy coffee beans are available in almost every country we've been to, and in our experience, taste better than 9/10 locally roasted options. Our Airspresso then uses these beans to pump out amazing espresso shots!
We've just made the hardest decision of our two year trip. We're flying home. In four days. We cycled to within 2400km of home, but unfortunately Kat's back is not showing any signs of improvement. It would've been great to cycle to our doorstep, but we'll save that for another time. Looking forward to seeing friends and family in mere days!!!
As we leave cane country today, we are reminded of our heartwarming time with Fred and Kathy on their cane farm in Silkwood – two dear friends and two more members of our extended world family. We can't wait to meet their daughter Loretta at our next stop in Melbourne!