Monthly Archives: April 2014

Final days in Oz

So the time has come after over a year of planning and hard work building the car we are finally off.


Catho beach where my mum lives

Its mixed emotions, both of us are not big on goodbyes particularly for me as my mum is selling her joint at Catherine Hill Bay or ‘Gods country” as we call it. Its a quaint heritage listed town of around 100 houses which are all also heritage listed. Catho, as we like to call it is located about an hour North of Sydney right on a pristine beach which is on a peninsular with Lake Macquarie 5 minutes drive away. Sadly, like all things there is no stopping progress, 500 houses have been approved for development with more to come. It will never be the same so time to go before things get out of control. Many fond memories of Surfing, fishing, riding dirt bikes and four wheel driving in the bush surrounding the town. Not to mention all the good times out on the boat on Lake Macquarie and just hanging out with beers and BBQ’s. Continue reading

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Final vehicle prep and shipping!


So the time has finally come! We have been so busy in the past few weeks that we haven’t had a chance to post as we go.

When we got back from Nepal and Malaysia on 24th Feb it gave us until 19th March to finish the Troopy and get it fully packed for shipment to the UK.

We had a few large-ish jobs to be done, namely replacing the motor on the winch, fixing a persisting yet slight transmission

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Nepal – Mt Everest & the wedding

1961522_10203238945679724_1359189600_nSo this is our last post featuring Nepal and I have made it short as we are a bit too busy at the moment to go into too much detail – so this is all about the pictures.

They day before the marriage we took an early morning mountain flight over the Himalayas taking off from Kathmandu. The plane was only a 20 seater but the weather was really crisp and clear. The flight was 1 hour and the pilot let all of the passengers pay a few visits to the cockpit for a quick glance out from their perspective. If you visit Nepal and you don’t manage to do a trek at all – go on this flight. It cost less than US $200 per person and that included a taxi picking you up and taking you to and from the airport.

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Nepal – Pashupatinath Temple, Boudanath and Bhaktapur


OK so this post is rather delayed considering that we left Nepal over a month ago. But it’s never too late as they say….

Jerome was making a steady recovery so it was time to leave the house again. Our first port of call was Pashupatinath Temple in Eastern Kathmandu. The temple sits right on the bank of the Bagmati River – a holy river for Hindu’s and Buddhists.  The temple itself dates back to 400 AD and is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Only Hindus can actually enter it’s grounds, but you can get a good view of it from the other side of the river. Continue reading

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