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Kruising Musings – 14


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16/12/15  How Good Is It To Be At Home!

How good is it to have a shower in your own home after travelling in a van for eight months. It felt so luxurious. My first reaction was “I’ll have to give this place a good write up on WikiCamps”, but this wasn’t a camp; it was Home. It felt so good that I still considered making the WikiCamps entry anyway, but we’d likely end up with brightly painted vans full of backpackers named Bjorn or Sven landing on our doorstep looking for the terrific bathroom facilities.

Seriously, though, how good is it to shower in water that you didn’t have to pre-heat for eight minutes. Or to luxuriate in the shower without worrying about emptying the water tank. How good is it to be able to towel yourself dry without hitting the walls or ceiling with hands and elbows.

We both felt that we were ready to come back this time. There was none of the awkward discomfort associated with the much larger living space in the apartment that we experienced on our previous return home, when it took about a week to adjust to not being in the caravan. We were both quite comfortable this time, glad to be back in our home again. I think we’ve become much more seasoned travellers. As soon as I got back last time, all I could think of was where we’d be going next and when we’d be heading out. This time, I feel happy and relaxed about being back for as long as it lasts. Having said that though, we’re both looking forward to heading off again. In fact, Di started planning our next trip while we were travelling back the other day…

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“It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.” ― Danzy Senna

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Scarborough (Queensland)

5/03/2015  We arrived back in Scarborough on Friday 13 February and have put the Kruiser up at a local showground.

That night, we arrived unannounced at the restaurant for our son’s birthday dinner and surprised everyone, especially our grandchildren, Anna and Charlotte. We’d told our family that our arrival wouldn’t be until the following week, and only Katie, Andrew’s wife, had known that we would be there for his dinner. While Facetime and Skype are terrific for keeping in contact with people when you are travelling, there’s nothing like catching up with them in person.

It has also been good to get together again with our friends after being away for over four months since the last visit home.

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Travelling Back Home

25/08/14  We are back home in Brisbane visiting family and friends, as we are attending our niece Cally’s wedding at Rainbow Beach on the 30th August. It should be a wonderful weekend with all of our beautiful family.

3/08/14  What a fabulous wedding on the beach – such a beautiful, happy couple. Congratulations Cally and Anthony!IMG_7061

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