It was then only a further 17 kilometres through the forest until we reached the village of Kalamunda where we call home. The last kilometre was through streets we know so well and then at 10:04a.m. we pulled into the driveway of our home that had not seen us for the last four months.
Unfortunately the grass hadn't cut itself whilst we were away, nor had the leaves raked themselves up and the berries from the Morton Bay Fig Tree had been having a great time building up thick layers over the ground under the tree, but it still looked pretty good to us.
Once we had parked in the yard and managed to get ourselves a little organised, out came the ride on mower, whipper snipper and the leaf blower and after two or three hours wielding them around, the place at least took on the appearance of a home that was lived in once more.
With still a lot more to do to become completely settled again, we called it a day and when Happy Hour came around we were very happy to sit back, relax and enjoy the drinks for the last time this trip after a days drive with the caravan.
We now have so much more to remember, so many photographs to sort out and preserve for future reference, hours of video footage to peruse and years of happy memories of traveling Australia to occupy our minds.
We feel we have been most fortunate to have covered most of Australia as tourists (or maybe 'Grey Nomads') and although there will be many places we have not visited yet, we do not think we will be back on the road again for at least a couple of years as it is now time to settle down and start on that long list of 'Home Improvements' that have been waiting for us over the past five years.
Thank you to any and all the people we met along the way, people we joined in Happy hours, people we swapped travel stories with and those that made our journey just that little bit more memorable. Also those who took the time to send us an e-mail or two and we hope you have enjoyed reading about out travels as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with anyone who is interested in what we were getting up to over the past four months.
We wish you all the good fortune we have been privileged to experience and encourage everyone to explore this wide brown land we call Australia.
Good luck and good bye
This is Wayne (the 'Other One') and Pam ('One of Us') Bentley signing off for now.