Aussie Road Trip (& kangaroos!)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

We've been writing about our road trip along the Australian coast from Sydney to Melbourne. Here are 
some more photos from the drive. 

We saw warning signs for kangaroos all along the road and kept our eyes peeled for several days. We had never seen kangaroos, and they are such an Australian thing. There was no way we could come all the way to Australia without seeing one. It was really exciting when we finally ran into some kangaroos. We jumped out of our car and tried to get as close as possible (we later learned that they sometimes kick people). Luckily we didn't get hurt. There were so many of them at our camp site, and they didn't seem to be afraid of people at all. It's also worth mentioning that kangaroo hops are not a myth. They are so bouncy and graceful when they move-- so entertaining. It was quite an experience. 

You'll also see some photos from another beautiful beach sunset.

- Yuriy























Our hot camper van. The back opens up, allowing our bed to extend for the night. The coolest part is that you can see the stars through the back door window when you are laying down.

Preparing dinner on our little stove. That table and chairs came in so handy.

14 comments :

  1. Love that soft light from the sunset! Glad you got to see some kangaroos :)

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  2. hi you two! as always.. astoundingly beautiful photography.. xo, t.

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  3. great pictures! make me relax....

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  4. These pics are BEYOND amazing! My road trip around Oz changed my life!!! I heart roos :)

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  5. Wow, I really need to visit my uncle and aunt in Australia! Great pictures, my favorite one was the one on the beach, black and white, and you looking out. So peaceful. Kangaroos are bad ass.

    Cathy Trails

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    1. Ms. Cathy - You definitely need to visit Australia if you have family there! I can't wait to go back already.

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  6. *sigh* So wonderful pics! I always love to visit your blogpost and travel with you around the world! I like thelook of your pics so much!

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  7. this looks like so much fun! I especially love the photograph of Julia making dinner on the little stove, haha!

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  8. you are just beautiful and i LOVE your blog

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  9. Love the photos! How cool that you guys got so close to the kangaroos! The camper van is pretty impressive...

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  10. wow awesome, i wanna see kangaroos!

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  11. Ahh those beaches are so perfect. I was waiting for some kangaroo photos.

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