Road Trippin

 

 

Eden Wharf, NSW.

Eden Wharf, NSW.

 

Over the  long weekend, the Mr and I decided to road trip down to Melbourne.  I was pretty excited about the roadie, though after a full on week I was also a little concerned as to how I would pull up. I wasn’t planning to take time off for the trip but long journeys can tend to wipe me out. After a good night’s sleep I still felt a bit exhausted, mentally and psychically. However after a little pep talk and the realisation that it would probably still be good for me to get away, I got myself sorted and we were good to go. We also had Mr spoon joining us (for more about Mr Spoon click here), he had arrived into my possession only a couple of days earlier from his previous road trip (he gets around).

Our journey went via the scenic route, cruising down the coast of NSW stopping in Eden for the first night (the bottom of NSW). Keeping an eye out at Eden for whales while enjoying the gorgeous views. What I love about Australia is that there are so many beautiful coastal towns, each one just as gorgeous as the next.

We then headed down to Victoria hugging the coast as much as possible enjoying the beautiful national parks along the way, I love a good national park. We stopped off at a couple of spots along the way and enjoyed a nice walk and then ended the day in Yanakie, which borders Wilson’s Promontory National Park. The next day involved exploring Wilson’s Promontory National Park and enjoying another lovely walk. We also got to drive on the most southern road on mainland Australia. After a bit of National park exploring, we headed to Melbourne, cruising through rural Victoria and ending my part of the trip in Melbourne. Rural Victoria, the Gippsland region reminded me a lot like where i’m from in New Zealand, loads of sheep, cows, farmland and  lush green grass.  All up a total distance of driving  was just over 1100 km (not by me of course)!

Some delicious food was eaten and I think those country Victorians definitely give Melbournians a good run for their money when it comes to good food. I sensed there was a bit of competition in that area.

After spending a lovely night in Melbourne and conquering the square glass floor up the Eurka tower (it’s one way to test my fear of heights), I flew home the next day and managed everything just fine. It’s moment’s like this, that remind me that only not too long ago I wouldn’t have been able manage any of this, mentally, emotionally or physically!

Wowee it feels good to be living life and enjoying the simple things! Bring on life!

Sending lots of love and positive vibes to you all, do you have a road trip planned anytime soon? I’d love to hear about it!

Much love,

 

 

Lennae xxx

Mr Spoon whale watching in Eden.

Mr Spoon whale watching in Eden.

Rotary look out, Eden.

Rotary look out, Eden.

Cape Conran, Victoria.

Cape Conran, Victoria.

Cape Conran, Victoria.

Cape Conran, Victoria.

Birdies at Tidal River, Wilson's Promontory National Park.

Birdies at Tidal River, Wilson’s Promontory National Park, Victoria.

Over looking Bass Strait, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

Over looking Bass Strait, Wilson’s Promontory National Park, Victoria.

South bank, Melbourne.

South bank, Melbourne.

 

30 thoughts on “Road Trippin

  1. Oh these are such a beautiful place! I wish to travel also to Melbourne and Victoria and enjoy the place even in just a short period of time, maybe a week is okay.

    -blairvillanueva

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  2. How cool that you get to do that. I’m in the US so that’s very exotic to me. I would love to take that kind of road trip. Road trips for me include two annoying – I mean LOVELY – kids.

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  3. Beth Shankle Anderson

    I have always wanted to visit Australia, especially Melbourne since it’s the Fashion Capital of Australia. The bird photo was gorgeous!

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  4. My husband and I did a road trip from California to Tennessee. I felt like it was one of my favorite trips thus far. We got to know each other on a deeper level. We got to share the experience of Harry Potter on Audible! And we got to try different types of food on the way over. The one downfall I had with roadtripping is how I just feel so HEAVY. I think the next time we are in the car for that long we’ll have to plan to have opportunities to break and go for long walks/hikes along the way!

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    • Divya I don’t know America that well, but that sounds like a very long road trip! Haha, they are so much fun though, yes I know what you mean about the feeling heavy part, walk are definitely a good idea.

      Lennae xxx

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  5. I like that it’s called a ‘roadie’ how fun! The bird photo has such stunning colors. It looks like it was a great time and I think you’re right, despite the stress of going, it’s sometimes good to get away.

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