Australia

11. Of bike, bush and boat

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Van de bush naar een boot The weather forecast turned out to be right, during the night the rain had started and later intensified accompanied by lightning and thunder claps while the wind made sounds in the trees that made me wonder how far I had pitched my tent from that big gum tree. Old…

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10. A spot of luxury

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Een beetje luxe Nothing beats a good night sleep after a long ride and since Alex and I had just finished crossing the seemingly endless Nullarbor plain we had slept very well in our little camp in the bush outside of the town of Norseman. Over breakfast we made up a plan for the next…

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9. Crossing the Nullarbor

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Rechtdoor op de Nullarbor To go from Adelaide to next city on my route, Port Augusta, I had to choose between a road that would take me over flat land along the coast, or a road that leads through some more hilly country a bit more inland. I chose the inland route because I knew…

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8. Adelaide adventures

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Op avontuur in Adelaide While in the que for the ferry back to mainland Australia I looked next to me and once again there was someone on a motorcycle to have a chat with. My new neighbor tuned out to be Anton from Sweden, who spent the last two weeks throwing his Suzuki Intruder around…

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7. Team Tasmania

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Team Tasmanië I woke up at 5:00 that morning because unlike other days I had to be at a certain place at a certain time. So unlike other days I got up before the sun got up. Packed my tent, had breakfast and left the rough looking caravan park I had stayed the night at,…

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6. Exploring Victoria

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Op pad in Victoria After saying goodbye to Dirk, Steve, Phil and Allan I set my gps for Ballarat. The scenic route I had planned was about 600 kilometers long so it’s quite the day trip on the small winding roads and dirt tracks I would be riding. The fastest way to go west is…

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5. Sharing the ride

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5 Goed gezelschap onderweg From Penrith I went east, back into the Great Dividing Range. This part of the range is known as the famous Blue Mountains, named so because of the haze that comes from the eucalyptus gum trees, making the mountains in the distance look blue. The road that takes me up into…

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3. On the road again

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3. Weer op pad Riding south out of Brisbane I had one last look at all the familiar places I knew from my previous stays with Sam, not knowing when I would see them again, hoping it would be sooner rather than later. After riding the main roads connecting the familiar suburbs, I ended up…

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2. Reunited

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2. Een gelukkig weerzien I arrived at Samantha’s place just after dark. Because she had moved since I had last seen her, I did not know where in the street her house was but the loud yelling from one of the driveways made it clear I was close. Sam happened to be outside when I…

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1. So it begins…

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1. Eindelijk op pad. After dropping the bike off at the cargo company who would arrange to have my bike flown to Sydney I had a few more days to pack, tick the last things off my to-do list and say goodbye to friends and family. Then the day came to head to the airport…

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