The Great Australian Overland Excursion

Enroute Cairns, Queensland, Australia

3 people

1 frigging huge campah

5 days

1786 miles

1 vast barren wasteland that inspired the Mad max movies

Some dinosaurs

(…because everything is better with dinosaurs…)

(…because everything is better with dinosaurs…)

And let’s not forget it’s us right?  So…a boat.  There needs to be a boat.

Grumpy boatAnd this is how all that turned out…

One of the many big advantages of The Behemoth over The Beast was the electrical sockets to charge our gear…

4 computers, 4 phones and some rechargeable batteries…again there were only 3 of us…

4 computers, 4 phones and some rechargeable batteries…there were only 3 of us…

Which would have been totally pointless without helpful roadsigns like these…

internet road signOther roadsigns weren’t as useful…but made up with it via morbid fascination.

Morbid as...The behemoth also had an actual internal kitchen / dining area that allowed Chris to explore the alternate uses of marine-grade dry bags…

Chef DrybagYes, following only the finest of maritime traditions, Chef drybag cooks with the grog

Good thing we brought a chef because food out there ain’t cheap…and for good reason

Real steakhouse in the real outbackSo in summary:

We made it.

About the authors

Greg and Tiffany are traveling around the world on sailing yachts and keep a video blog of their (mis)adventures.  If sailing to Tahiti on a 44 ft sailboat, 3-day delays for wine tastings, getting pooped on by seagulls, opening coconuts with dull machetes, sailing past tornadoes and ukulele Christmas carols are for you, then check them out at www.CoastGuardCouple.com!

 

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