Monday, August 9, 2010

on the road.... around australia in 365 days... more or less!

the car that didn't make it!

This is an introduction to an adventurous artist I met in Brisbane last year. Before I really got to know Candice  she had headed of on an epic tour of the continent - and being the good blogger she is ... well ... I have been able to follow her life on the road.

Candice Herne is a visual artist and currently is travelling around Australia in a caravan with her husband and 2 children aged 5 and 2. Click on her blog to see the things they do, people they meet and places they see.

Candice Herne is a visual artist and currently is travelling around Australia in a caravan with her husband and 2 children aged 5 and 2. Click on her blog to see the things they do, people they meet and places they see.

                                              ( this text and image is from her website!)

The shy Peacock ( I had to sneak this image in... love the colours!)

camped in ruins - far north South Australia

click on a salty death - Lake Eyre to read this fabulous post.

Of course all images at this post are from Candice's camera and blog.

'old signs along the way'

 a tyre thats blown out ... on the road-side

The famous Oodnadatta Track - a dirt track through the bush Candice reports.

Near Cooberpedy

Cooberpedy - the opal mining town in South Australia. Read more here.

... and to the famous rocks of Central Australia

click here.

and after all that red dust...
the Hot Springs at Mataranka

and near Darwin... it might be winter there but by all accounts its steaming hot!!!

Thank you to Candice for allowing me to share these fabulous photos with everyone... If you have a moment do hop across and see the wonderful blog. A couple of months back Candy had one of those fatal nightmare moments that all bloggers live in horror of. She lost her blog's entire image bank up till that day!
OK... it wasn't the complete loss of her blog...but close enough to cause deep dismay. Life on the road being what it is ...and with 2 young children ... she knew it was not going to be easy to retrieve all those photos... so after much consternation she simply decided that on her return to Brisbane - or when help was available... she would try to get back what she had lost as it was possible... with a lot of effort.
Being the plucky person she is... after a few days she picked up her camera and was off again... and didn't you just love coming along for the ride?
Leave her a good luck message of you get to visit and say hello from me!
Happy travelling Candy!!!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous, thanks for sharing her information and photos, what an adventure.

Sophie Munns said...

Glad you enjoyed the images with the adventure Corinne... what an epic for the children!

Candice Herne said...

Well Miss Sophie, it was such a suprise seeing this on my sidebar this morning. A smile beamed from ear to ear. Thank you for the enthusiastic detailed and interesting post about my blog. We are on the home stretch now. And like you say I will be re adding older images as I go which, so I have a whole entry about my travels around Australia in a caravan with my family. Thank you again Sophie and I will look forward to seeing u when I get back.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Candy,
It was a great deal of fun to assemble this post.... I got to relive going to a few of those places and it did transport me into the sensation of those location for a little while... quite a satisfying thing.
What an incredible experience for you all... being absorbed into the environment by the slowed down caravanning experience. Thats how it felt looking on...
away from crowds and built up areas.... moving through a deeper sense of time.
Im sure you will get the blog restored...good travels as you make you r way home...and look forward to catching up with you.

xxx said...

I'm sitting here wishing I was Candy :)

Awesome photos.

thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

with wo kids and all..

that is adventure, and it's good one.

thanks for sharing these wonderful heart of Aust pics...

Sophie Munns said...

Hi denise... amazing and all... great pics for a great journey. My only reluctance in posting this was covering up your wonderful story ...

Ive been a big lack lustre in the posting dept of late... I like it when it really flows and one thing leads to another...I think posting on your fab story yesterday got me going again!
see you,

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Robyn...
missed your comment sorry.... Pretty amazing trip she's on... theres a few places I'd happily zero in on....
...wish we were there hey?

ArtPropelled said...

This is something I would love to do..... though with two little children it might be more daunting (remembering all the kiddy sicknesses and needing to be near a doctor). I'm going to enjoy Candice's blog. Thanks for the link Sophie.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Robyn,
Pleasure to share this travel weblog of Candice's ... unfortunately my trip to central australia was years ago on a bus from Melbourne .... to adelaide Alice to Uluru and back. Much rather have done it this way...but would not have missed that trip for the world....

em said...

kind of reminds me of that "rabbit fence" movie about australia. i do hope to see that whole side of the world someday! thanks for sharing it!

Sophie Munns said...

Glad you enjoyed the images Em...and yes...that film...the rabbit proof fence....was extraordinary I agree.
Hope you get to do the trip one day!
Via Brisbane!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow what a lifestyle and what an amazing education for her children..

those landscapes go on forever...

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Gwen....lovely to have you pop by....wonderful isn't it... and especially for the children... would not have minded hitching along for the ride - thats for sure!