The Last Night In Our Old Van

It has been nearly 3 weeks since we left Steph in Brisbane. Willow and I arrived in Hobart safely about 10 days ago and I have been busy starting the build on our new campervan home.

We are very lucky to be able to park it at my brother’s house and use his workshop. It’s also been great seeing my nephews (4 and 6) who have been keen to oversee, along with Willow, the work I’ve been doing.

As for the old van, Willow and I have still been sleeping in it – that is until this weekend. Once I had put the listing up for its sale we had a lot of interested parties and the van was very quick to sell.

On Friday night near midnight Willow and I got a knock on the van door. We opened the sliding door to see who was disturbing us at that hour – It was Steph! She had flown half the length of Australia to surprise us on our last night in the van!

The next day the van was handed over to the new owners and we said a very sad goodbye to our home of 5 years – but not before getting one last snap of the three of us.

So today we are looking back on some of the amazing experiences our Volkswagen T5 Transporter has given us over our years around Australia.

Willow was responsible for all pre-trip vehicle inspections.

There were lots of opportunities for hide-and-seek inside the van. Can you see where Willow is hiding?

Willow’s favourite spot was up on the roof under the solar panels. Her tail would always give her away.

When she was finished napping up top, she would screech down the windscreen back the ground.

That time we got bogged in sand and I had to spend two hours digging us out.

We often woke up surrounded by cows. They seemed to be quite interested in us.

We travelled lots of kilometres on gravel roads in the outback.

And visited salt lakes.

On the Nullarbor we travelled on Australia’s longest straight road.

In Tasmania we visited the rugged West Coast and watched the storms come in.

But the best place in Australia is anywhere you can spend a quiet afternoon with your cat!

So now we say goodbye to our T5 and know that there will be many adventures to come in our new van – once I finish building it!

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