This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.


We had our growing-up stage of life; then our stage of relationships, children and careers. In our 50’s, we embarked on the third stage – our adventurous age.

This travel blog is based on the diaries I keep as we go about our adventuring. Friends and family have read some of these hand written records, over the years, and commented that they should be more widely shared.

It is intended that the structure of the blogĀ  will enable you, the reader, to find your way to the parts that interest you. The Older Travel Diaries option at the top of this page has a drop-down menu for each of the years for which there are diary entries. The years cover:

  • 1998: Western District of Victoria; ACT; NSW & Qld coasts to Cape York; Qld.
  • 1999: SE Qld; NSW & Vic coast; Mildura; Flinders Ranges; Oodnadatta Track; Central Australia; Simpson Desert; Gawler Ranges; Melbourne; Tasmania.
  • 2000: Tasmania; Melbourne; inland NSW; inland Qld; NT; Kimberley & northern WA; coastal WA; Nullarbor; SA.
  • 2001: a short tent-based trip to Currawinya National Park, Yowah, Tibooburra, White Cliffs.
  • 2002: 9 months in Qld including assorted itinerant employment.
  • 2003:

I am always happy to answer travel related questions, that might assist others to follow a similar adventurous lifestyle, or to receive feedback – use the Comments section.