Hump Day Post: The Year that Was

So, this is my last Hump Day Post for this year.

2015 sure has had a few surprises for me! We did a seven and a half months caravan trip around Australia and really appreciated how BIG our country is!

They say life’s a learning curve, well, I sure learned many things during our time away. Like:

  • Mr Oz and I can take each other’s company 24/7
  • Seven months is too long a trip
  • Confined space (like a caravan) is no problem
  • Extreme HOT temperatures is debilitating
  • I missed my family and friends
  • We’ll never see ALL of Australia – it’ll take a lifetime of exploration!

So, I just thought I’d share a gallery of Oz with you. There was a time there, when I had a melt down and took great comfort from you. I want to say a big ‘Thank You’  for your support at that time. It made the world of difference to me!

I’d like wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Love, Peace and Joy – may your God be with you during the festive season.

I hope to see you again in the New Year!

Take care!





About Retired2Travel

My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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14 Responses to Hump Day Post: The Year that Was

  1. You went on an adventure like no other and will draw upon those experiences for years to come. Thank you for sharing with us some of the highlights. Happy Holidays to you. See you in the new year. 🎄

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  2. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your remarkable photos with us and taking us along! Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  3. You’re more than welcome Amy. See you in the New Year 🙂


  4. RuthsArc says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog and that I’ve been able to explore these parts of Australia through your photos and words. Best wishes for 2016.


  5. What a wonderful adventure. A caravan trip around OZ is something we hope to do one day too…but probably just a few months, not 7!! 🙂 Happy holidays!! 😀


  6. GF-Chopstix says:

    Such a wonderful mini collection of your photos. I’m sure it was not easy to narrow it down! Having been on a very long roadtrip myself, I can completely relate to a lot of what you went through. Such an adventure, but good to be home.
    Wishing you and your family a happy, and healthy Merry Christmas!


    • Thank you for your good wishes 🙂 One of the best thing I found about our long road trip was the end – not taking anything away from the trip itself. I was very glad to be home! All the very best for the new year.


  7. kazg10 says:

    Gee Sonia I don’t know how I missed this post. To see all your photos of your trip “gathered” together is stunning. What a great collection. I hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year to you 🙂


  8. Happy New Year to you Kaz. Well, that’s a ‘few’ of my photos, Kaz, I’m sure no one would like a collection of over 5,000! Haha…


  9. Amazing photos Sonia, and even though seven months is a long time, I bet you have barely scratched the surface of what Australia has to offer to see 🙂
    I really like the Glass House Rocks – that’s a fantastic set of folded rocks! And ‘The Twelve Apostles’ reminds me of a grander version of Cornwall’s Bedruthan Steps. In fact, virtually all of your photos are superb!!

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  10. You’re right Andy, after seven months we barely scratched the surface of Australia. Having said that, we covered over 26,500km which is more than travelling around the world (40,000km around the equator). Hard to imagine! I agree, the Glass House Rocks were amazing – we’d never seen anything like it before 🙂


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