Final Leg – Perth to Birmingham, UK

Perth – 25th to 3rd August, 2012

We arrived back in Perth at around 3.00pm on Wednesday 25th July and it was straight down to the car wash with the 4wd and Camper trailer for a well-earned scrub. The car wash would only remove the surface red dirt and we were to spend the next couple of days giving the vehicles the birthday they deserved.

Friday lunch time we headed over to Crikey Camper Hire in Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park to return the 4wd and Camper Trailer. Well done Crikey on the vehicles provided for our adventure, as both performed well beyond our expectations over some of the most gruelling and challenging roads in Australia. Both the Toyota Landcruiser 76 Series and Camprite TL8s were faultless over the 12,000km journey……Many thanks to Andrew and his crew at Crikey Hire.

Boo-hoo – Dropping off the 4wd and Camper trailer at Crikey Hire…miss you guys!

With a week left in Perth before we returned to the UK, we spent the time with family and friends.

Greg and cousin Helen

Greg with his daughter Rebecca and soon to be son-in-law Brett

Greg in party mode at Cousin Helens house

Meal out with Julie and cousin Helen

Rebecca and Bretts new house – Fish and chips on the floor

We have been back in the UK about a week now and have had time to reflect on our two months in Australia. I’ve been asked what the highlight of the trip was and strangely enough it’s a tough question, as we did so many different things. In hindsight, the only thing we would do differently are the dates to avoid the school holidays.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all our friends and followers for taking the time to read our blog and look at our photographs. Also a special thanks to our neighbours Don, Pat and Steve for their vigilance in looking after our house during our absence. It was certainly a good feeling to arrive home and see everything safe and sound……much appreciated guys!

Please don’t hesitate in contacting us if you have any questions or need advice on planning a similar trip as we are more than happy to help.

Take care and keep safe,

Greg and Julie


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