To anyone who has done it, I salute you, it’s not an easy thing to do. But like all things in life which often seem insurmountable at the time, once we work through them and out the other side we often look back in hindsight and find that they weren’t so hard or so bad after all, and certainly not so scary. It’s just fear of the unknown.
If you’re going to spend some time on the road travelling and enjoying yourself, to make things more homely and enjoyable it’s nice to have a few of the basic comforts you get used to in your day to day life in your house. Part of this is entertainment. Ok, your majority of entertainment comes from the places you visit and the people you meet along the way, but when it’s a cold and rainy night and your stuck inside your mobile home it’s a luxury being able to put on some of your favourite music or kick back, and watch a movie. It’s also nice to keep up with news and current events or perhaps keep up with your favourite tv shows.
So long term plans were that I wanted to head to Tasmania to have a look around. Tasmania, the land of beautiful forests and waterways, cheap property and “old school” values and sense of community. Also notably I guess more recently, voted the top bogan state in Australia.
After much searching around for vehicles I decided to go for Tru Blue a 1993 long wheel base Toyota coaster lovingly set up by an elderly couple who had owned her for about 10 years. One of the main aspect that attracted me to this vehicle was the quality of fit-out and the solar set up.