Travel statistics for the trip north…

Well here I am home again.Each time I go away my gypsy soul loves the discovery of new places and people, but when I get back to the Goldcoast this corner of South east Queensland is still the place that my heart calls home, and for a while I will enjoy the sun and surf and visiting friends and family.

Now it is time to reflect on the journey and gather the statistics. I am a compulsive gatherer of information and at the end of each day I fill out the journal with details of places visited, people met and the all important data of money spent and where it all disappeared to…

So here is an outline of how we spent our budget. We are pensioners and keep within a budget and I was pleased to see that at the end of the trip we had managed to achieve that goal…

This trip was quite different to the big voyage of discovery in 2010 when we went round Australia. This time it was chasing the sun. So we went north into the tropical areas of Northern Queensland. We were away exactly 20 weeks, 140 days, from July 7th to November 24th.

  • 66 nights where in caravan parks, total $1454 (av. $22/night) Most expensive Lync Haven, on Cape Tribulation, at $28, cheapest Youngaburra Backpackers at $10/night.
  • 22 nights we freedom camped.
  • 10 nights we couch surfed. (3 nights in Cooktown, 7 nights in Atherton)
  • 41 nights house sitting. (18 nights Trinity Beach, 23 nights Gympie)
  • Travelled total  6579km
  • Petrol cost total $1159.

The freedom camping always helps the budget and in these camping areas we always meet the friendliest people. Couch surfing helps the budget with a bonus of great hosts who are very helpful and accommodating. This trip we discovered house sitting. As our plans included staying in an area for a several weeks to get the benefit of the beautiful tropical climate what better way than staying in some ones home looking after their pets and living like a local for a while.

The next big task is sorting through the photos. That is an enjoyable way of bringing back the memories of the trip.

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