Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Home sweet home!!

Well much to our complete disbelief we have completed the full circle and are back home.

After our last blog we continued down the east coast of oz. After a brief but entertaining day in Sydney we head for Ulladulla. Dalmeny near Narooma. We had a great camp on the hill over looking the sea. The weather was lovely until a brutal south west from hit us. From there we trickled further down the coast to Ulladulla where surf was not on the agenda due to no swell.

Lots of touring and even a fantastic day trip into Canberra. Neither Harry nor I had ever been Canberra and what a pleasant surprise it was. We toured New and old parliament house, drove around the city. We then spent the arvo at the Australian War memorial which was amazing. It was great for all of us. Catering for the kids as well. We even tracked down an old relative Bluey Truscott.

Back to Ulladulla and off down the coast. Merimbula was great. We arrived to huge swell but wrong wind direction. Even Saltwater was too big. Harry managed to surf the bar up to 6ft onshore alone. After the swell peaked and cleaned up we were able to surf Merimbula bar 3-4ft and clean fun. We had fun staying at Short Point. Even spent a day at Magic Mountain.

Off we head down the coast to into terrible weather. South west and 15 degrees. We decided to bypass the prom and on a whim decided to head home. We rocked up on Dawnie and Brucies door step at 9 pm. Huge surprise, even to us.

Next day we head off to the house. Cleaning and unpacking our lives. Then off to Point Leo camping for 3 weeks which we like to call transition!@#$?! Or maybe even denial. End of January we moved back in permanently.

Piper is now back at school doing Grade 3 and loving life. Enjoying seeing friends and formal education as opposed to home schooling. Marlon is at 4 year Kinder and slowly adjusting to life away from Mum, Dad and Piper. Harry is back at work and I am in the process of returning to work, both nursing and drafting.

Its lovely to be home, but life as “trailer trash” on the road was great and a time we will remember as the BEST year of our lives. It’s been a pleasure sharing our trip with all the looked at the blogg and we hope it inspires you too to explore our great southern land. Love to you all Mel, Harry, Piper and Marlon xxxxx

Aka The happy harrisons of oz