May 11, 2012 GMT
2012 trip

Its been a while since we wrote last! We had an absolutely amazing time in our motorhome in the Baja, Mexico and would thoroughly recommend it! We didn't feel unsafe for one fact we haven't felt so relaxed and welcomed in a country as much as the Baja! It is right up there as one of our favourite destinations and by motorhome has to be THE best way to experience it!

John and Jerry Burden, our partners in the motorhome, flew from Canada to Cabo San Lucas and we spent an awesome week with this awesome couple! We then flew back to Vancouver direct via Westjet for $400 each....bargain hey! J+J drove "Miss Adventure 6" safely back to Edmonton, Canada to commence their year of motorhome heaven!

We then commenced our journey home to Cairns after an amazing catch up with the Peck-Paddon clan in Vancouver and Paul's family at Ocean Shores, NSW. Belinda's Mum and Cairns welcomed us home and presented us with an awesome apartment to lay our heads in for 10 fantastic weeks (way too short) Special mention has to be made of the wonderful visit we had with Kate, Johnathan and the lovely Michelle and the bike share we have with Annette Cooper and Mike Mabbutt! You might have gathered we like to share when it comes to owning travel vehicles! We have caught up with most of you in Cairns..those we haven't, we better catch up soon, if not see you next time round!

We will be back on 2 wheels again this trip. Our great friends Csilla and Oli will deliver our European Super Tenere (that we own with them) to Thessaloniki, Greece where we will stay with them at a bargain 5 star resort with everything included (including cocktails apparently!) for E100 per ROOM in early June for 8 magic days with their 2 young boys!

The bike is set up and ready to cruise to amazing Annecy, France (via Italy) where we will housesit 4 dogs for 10 days, then we will meet Brian and Sandra Smith in Southern Germany for their 40th wedding anniversary on 8 July. (Pat introduced them to each other, so we just HAD to be there!)

Next destination is another housesitting "job" in Switzerland near Bern for 3 weeks (the same wonderful couple that we housesat for 2 years ago- Franzisca and Romano!)

We will then ride the bike back to Thessaloniki, Greece mid Oct where we fly to Muscat, Oman to see good friends now living there...Chris and Dale Bartlett...enter the scene again! They will show us the REAL Oman for a couple of weeks.

End October we will be on our way to wonderful Sri Lanka. We have heard great reports of this place and cant wait! We would love to housesit there too. Bin's cousin Olivia is marrying Nick and honeymooning in Sri Lanka so it would be great to see them, but give them some time alone...hehe! We will probably drop into India as a visa run..maybe check out Goa and a few other "must see's in India". The next flight is back to Jill's arms in Cairns end March 2013 from Sri Lanka via Ocean Shores to catch up with 2 kids that are growing up WAY TOO FAST for their wayward Aunt and Uncle's liking!

We will have our Australian phone with us for sms (text) ONLY 0061 419 309 309 and our NEW ADDRESS: patandbin (at) gmail (dot) com Please delete the old one's as we dont check them anymore!

Keep in touch and we hope to meet up with some of you on this trip...these moments are always highlights for us...and is full of moments...just make them magic ones!

Posted by Patrick Peck at May 11, 2012 12:48 PM GMT

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