In 2009 we decided a major downsizing was needed to create the freedom to travel. So we had a garage sale.
It is amazing how liberating it is to have a good clean-out. Things that haven’t been used, clothes that are never worn, objects that have been bought on impulse, but not really needed. At the end of the day almost all gone. The few things left went to the op shop.
Not only things were being disposed of we also downsized the space we lived in. Moving from a 3 bedroom house to a one room Granny flat/studio. Keeping a few pieces of furniture the rest was sold/given away.
Now we were ready, we had the FREEDOM to travel.
But we then downsized even further and Matilda came into our lives.
This small van gave us the freedom to travel around Australia. For a year in 2010 we travelled 37000 kilometres, met many interesting people and saw the incredible diversity of this great land.
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Freedom camping in the outback, cooking over open fires in the camp oven.
The open road, the anticipation of what is over the hill. That is the great feeling of FREEDOM…
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