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OVERLAND ADVENTURES
Author Peter Aston
Date April-2002 onwards
Map Ref Alaska, British Columbia
Summary

- Some of the side trips away from illywhacker provided their own adventures:

Alaska by Pickup 2002

California and the Grand Canyon 2003

Tasmania and Phillip Island 2004

The road ahead is well-defined

More than Coastal Views

When the purpose of cruising is to see a new country, then taking economical trips inland seems to us to fall within the ambit of a cruising lifestyle. Many friends loaned us their vehicles or drove us around but in Alaska we were very fortunate in meeting John and Dolores Crowley who loaned us their "pickup" for a drive to California and return. That way we got to see a good deal of inland Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 - over 14,00 miles in fact. Click here to read that story.

A second trip to California gave us the opportunity to see something south of San Francisco. Click here for the story of our trip to the Grand Canyon.

As Australians, we seem to think that a real adventure means travelling to overseas destinations such as the mysterious "Far East", the steamy and remote regions of South America or the cities of Europe, rich in history and architecture. However, what we used to call our "cultural cringe" has these days been replaced with a national pride as we look at our homeland and realise that we have it all, right here. In fact Australia is a very large country, a continent in it's own right with so much to see that it would take a lifetime. Sailing around the perimeter is something we'd like to do but an easy alternative is to take overland excursions whenever we can. This section should grow considerably with some luck - so let's take a look. Tasmania is a good place to start, click here for our trip to Phillip Island and Tasmania.

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