This blog post is the result of some serious soul searching, a lot of deep thought and consideration, and an awful lot of ruthless culling! Just how do you choose your 'favourite' from a year-long list of adventures!
In November 2014, we set off on a journey around Australia to explore unseen wild lands. In preparation for this, Caz and I sold or gave away all of our domestic possessions - our furniture, pictures, kitchenware, music, clothing, television, stereo, pot plants - you name it! Even some old, dearly loved, adventure equipment, got off-loaded - scuba diving gear and sea kayak! Just about everything went out the door and it felt great! On top of that we quit our days jobs and waved farewell to our home town.
What we held on to was our core adventure gear i.e. backpacks, ropes, walking gear and boots, whitewater raft, mountain bikes and panniers. For 12 months we lived out of our car, or our backpacks, or our raft, or our bike panniers. Many of our trips have made it onto this blog page over the past 12 months - the Jatbula Trail, Mt Murchison in Tasmania, the Walls of Jerusalem, the Kimberley, the Snowy River, Victoria's amazing Alpine National Park and the South-West of Western Australia. Many other stories are still to be told - our amazing 10 day whitewater rafting journey down the Shoalhaven River, walking the Mt Anne circuit in Tasmania, encountering swathes of brilliant wildflowers in the Pilbara of Western Australia, walking the Viking Circuit in Victoria and exploring the rugged Stirling Ranges in WA. These places sit like treasures in the lock box of our souls. Memories are our new possessions.
Now, we have come in, off the road, family and friends have one question, repeated over and over: what was your favourite……?