We’ve landed

20140224-152957.jpgI’m glad to say that our first day more or less went as planned. After setting off on Saturday afternoon from Leeds Bradford Airport we eventually landed in Sydney at about 7am local time on Monday morning.
The start of the trip seems a bit like a shopping list of things that need to be ticked off one by one. The first of those being getting to Sydney with all our luggage !
We picked up a PAYG Sim for Pam’s phone at the airport so we could have a working sat nav in the form of Apple Maps and got a taxi to the shipping agent in Botany Bay.
Another tick on the list was that the 90 had passed quarantine and customs without a hitch so all we had to do was load up the roof tent and drive to the camp site via a couple of stops to get fuel, provisions and a toll road tag. On the latter one, we spent nearly an hour at the licensing office and they eventually decided that it wasn’t possible for us to get a tag so we shouldn’t worry about it.
So by around 1pm we had checked in at the camp site and set up camp for the first night. I suspect an early night is in order as we’ve not had much sleep in the last 24 hours or so.
Right now the reality of what we are doing is starting to hit home and it seems a daunting prospect ! One day at a time though…

3 thoughts on “We’ve landed

  1. Lynda

    Enjoy your trip. I’ve lived in Australia, and can say it’s an amazing place to visit. If it’s ok with you, I’ll keep TTFF informed of your progress. (Time Team Forum)


  2. Dorene White

    Just tried skyping but had trouble paying so will have another go at it. By the time I’ve done that you will probably be off so just in case I don’t get through have a great weekend at the GP and have a happy birthday Pam
    Love to you both


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