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Caravan of Destiny II

Every time I sit down to write about this adventure, time and words escape me. I thought I would have all this spare time. I thought I would sit at the end of each week, glass of wine in hand, and write heartfelt, humerous words about all the amazing things we are doing. Spare time I have, but the motivation to sit at my computer I do not. Glasses of wine and cold bottles of beer I have,  but I’m really enjoying the scenery and the conversations I’m having with my family while I’m drinking them. And you should see me reading!!! I’m chewing through books like I did before I had kids!!! I can’t stop!!!! And you know what I haven’t had for the majority of the past month? Internet!!! And its been GLORIOUS!!!!!!

Since we left Lawn Hill National Park (Boodjamulla) in Queensland, we have travelled all the way to Western Australia, where we plan to spend most of our time. We drove a good chunk of The Savannah Way, through the aboriginal community of Doomadgee, to King Ash Bay. We saw huge saltwater crocs eating birds and marvelled at ancient aboriginal rock paintings in Kakadu. We hugged old friends, ate fish and chips on the wharf, and sat alongside a bazillion others to watch the sun set into the ocean at The Mindil Markets in Darwin. We drove through breathtaking scenery to arrive at Lake Argyle, where we found a pool with the worlds greatest view. We bravely took on The Gibb River Road through The Kimberley’s, where we stood underneath waterfalls and on top of great mountains. Finally, we left the red, dirt roads of the Outback, arrived here in Broome, and dove into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to wash it all away. Our first month, in a paragraph. I don’t think I do any of it justice with my images, but I hope you can imagine.

I marvel each and every day at the things I am learning about my kids. I thought I knew them inside out, but I’m finding out so much I didn’t know about their ever growing personalities. Their tolerance levels. Their independence. Their love for one another.

Tomorrow we leave our trusty caravan, and head for Cape Leveque with our tent. We have managed not to stick to the main roads as best we can, as we like not to be limited, and see all the out of the way places. Although our van is an off road model, the roads to some places are built just for 4×4’s and need only a tent.

For some reason, these images posted in the wrong order, from most recent to oldest, so you’ll have to start from now and travel back in time I’m afraid. My limited computer skills have prevented me from figuring out the conundrum of how or why. Sorry.

I hope to be a little more regular with photo essays from here on in, but I can’t promise that that glass of wine and killer view, not to mention my family, won’t pull my attentions elsewhere.

That was the idea, after all 😉

If you have any questions at all about how and why we’re doing this trip, or what gear we have and are using, please let me know!

For many more updates, you can follow me on Instagram if you want! I’m el_hogan:-)

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  • Sara - El – you and your family are so inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jesu - I love your photos, El! Love camping and traveling life with kids, it´s wonderful! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • janine - Beautiful photos El. I even spotted one of Ben! Looks like you are having a fantastic time. Enjoy the journey. .. And the amazing experience you are all having :-)ReplyCancel

  • Molly W - We love camping… a trip like this would be so amazing!! I would love to hear more about what gear / lenses you”re using – what’s working the best to capture it all and if you wished you had a different lens that maybe you didn’t bring? I think whatever combination you’re using is working great though!ReplyCancel

  • Janine Coveney - Wow! What a trip!!! I wish I had booked you for a family session when we lived on the GC. Will the C.O.D. make it down to Tassie?? JxReplyCancel

  • Robyn Geering - arrrrrggggg, so gorgeous. So so beautiful.ReplyCancel

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