April - September 2019
  • Day302

    More diving

    February 21 ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    After an early morning watching steams of fish from under the suface as the ocean woke up, we had a couple of dives best described by terrible navigation, yet a turtle, a giant but dead clam, and hundreds of colorful fish grassing in the corals. At nighttime we saw a hermid crap walking in the sand and found THE turtle, trying not wake it up from our torches. A massive one sleeping in a cave not too far from the ship.Read more

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  • Day301

    Diving in the dark

    February 20 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

    A colourful day later, all sped in the living part of Great Barrier Reef, in the warm shades on top of the boat, or downstairs eating in a pretty cold aircon, we fought our sleepyness and did a fourth jump into the ocean. This time to exchange sun rayes under clear, deep-blue waters and tiny fish of every color with black surroundings and giant tuna-like hunters and blue-eyed sharks making life dangerous for the smaller fish.
    Then a last slice of cake before crawling into the narrow bunk beds.
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  • Day300

    Cairns

    February 19 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Stepping out the plane we hit a wall of moisty heat. Tasting the rainforest. Carrying barely nothing but our masks and swimwear we were soon back in the hostel from last summer.
    Then, with the first light covering the few clouds above Cairns in red, we had en early check-in for the boat, a rare cup of great coffee in a café worth advertising for, and finally off to the reef.Read more

  • Day126

    End of road trip

    August 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    And it happend again, the changes. Yesterday we woke up ready to pick up the car from service, excited about a few more days of powder soups, holding the broken lock on the stove to boil water (probably in the rain this time), discussing if the car is straight for the night, early mornings and coffee off the cities, taking turns of charging all our electronics, doing the Nullarbor in reverse. All that.
    And now we're in the airport. In different terminals, going opposite directions and with a lot of ifs for next months. And hopefully a late Danish summer!
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  • Day120

    Where the grass is greener

    August 23, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Just like that life changed. It's been a few crazy rainy days, the hills around us burned one day, and most mornings we've done some hard work in garden when the kids were not around. A few days ago a Polish couple came, so now the house is full. Last night we took full adavantage of that and dressed up. Letting someone else take the kids the next morning!
    In a very fancy fish restaurant in Perth we had a great night out, didn't fit in to that place at all, but had a lot of fun. At night we were back in google streetview searching for a place to sleep, stopped by a river in the national park, put up the curtains, turned on the lights in the back of the van, put the phone under the pillow, bumped our heads together multiple times when crawling back. No internet, no people, just the sound of frogs and water running. Back home. And then struggling with those fancy shoes where we used to just throw the flip flops ...
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  • Day109

    Two weeks later

    August 12, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Lessons from two weeks as au pairs: I'm not having kids any time soon! And I'm definitely not having twins. They are cute when not trying to get their way with wathever, but that is a rare thing in this home.
    We are helping out with house and garden and two 1½ year olds a bit off the city centre. It has it's moments, but it's not easy.
    Once we shortly got to see the city for some job search, and once we had a coffee in Fremantle which is for sure a suburb to check out! Just next to us is Perth Hills, which is a small national park with a beautiful view of the city, and the car does not like to go up to the house. I'm looking forward to get to know Perth and those nice shops we quickly passed by the other day.
    Job search and visa frustrations are peaking (or so I hope), but somehow we'll get by. Hopefully it'll be soon we can move on to next stage. To our own projects.
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  • Day94

    Perth

    July 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Reality caught up on us. We woke up in a forrest with a beautiful light from behind a lake and kangaroos jumping around us as we left the campsite before the rangers arrived. Had brekkie in the woods and lunch on the beach, creative cooking under sunshine and blue skyes to empty the food storage.
    And then a too warm city drive, a shopping mall, a nice house, an amazing kitchen, and a warm shower. We really left the road this time.
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  • Day93

    Beach time

    July 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Enjoying a beautiful sunshine we spend the day by an empty beach, working and being lazy with a few short barefoot walks in the sand in between. He prepared a good afternoon coffee before driving north for a campsite, having the west coast just next to us.

  • Day92

    More rock hunting

    July 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Bummed out from more passport issues and a grey sky it's been an off day. But we did find some cool rocks to climb before my supervisor meeting and some lazy time in the back of the van.

  • Day91

    Spanish lessons

    July 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nosodros fuimos a un café en una ciudad pequeña antes de comimos la última sopa por cena en una lugar hermoso (ish ...).
    And in the city (town!) we bought a novel in Spanish from a strange but very knowledgeable man having all his house covered in antique and used books. To upgrade my Spanish lessons. The town was Margeret River, a nice place with very cozy cafe's all over, a rare thing in these small towns. Surely the best coffee since we left the coffee shops in Sydney. But before all that we got yourselves out from the muddy parking by another fast and slippery drive trough mud and trees. And by night time we stopped in a quiet field of lillies and old trees with no wind and an occasional sound of a jumbing kangaroo.Read more