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Journeys : MNJ Aug Sep 2011
Travelling is not new to me or my family – wanderlust is my middle name. We’ve lived in several different countries and we head overseas every year, so it seems weird that I’m so over whelmed with excitement when I book a Britz motorhome for a Tasmanian jour ney. But although Josh and I have been in Australia for over 22 years and in Tasmania for four, there’s still so much we haven’t seen and a motorhome seems the best way to address this situation. So off we go, ‘two Brits in a Britz’. Our Elite V W motorhome is clean, comfortable, well maintained and easy to drive. Inside is everything we need – toilet, shower, fridge, cooker, seats, table and beds. Josh is laughing at me because I’m like a big kid (hey, at my age that’s a compliment) but this is my first motorhome experience. I’ve joined an exclusive club and other motorhome drivers are giv ing us that special fr iendly wave. I’m on an adventure, breaking barriers – going where no man has been before – (well, where I haven’t been before) – to Freycinet! Sitting high up gives us a great view of the beautiful scenery and we can’t resist the magnificent view at the Great Oyster Bay lookout. We pause for a little feast by the side of the road – no searching for a loo, luxur y! Eventually we get to Freycinet and set up in Coles Bay camp site, which simply means connecting to power and filling up tanks w ith water. We even get a discount because we’re in a Britz van. Despite the perfect amenities to cook, we decided to eat out at the Iluka Bistro. Back in the van, it’s warm and cosy – Josh has set up the computer and we’re watching a movie. This isn’t like camping as I remember it as a kid! It’s Sunday morning – Josh is cooking bacon and eggs (why does bacon always smell better when it wafts around in the open air?) This is a real treat for me as Josh is a master of the construction industry, but he doesn’t usually cook – God bless him, must have been the sea air. (Note to self – must try to recreate at home!) The convenience of a motorhome is fabulous – stop, cook, sleep wherever you want and still have the luxury of toilet and shower. This has definitely whetted our appetite and we are planning a much longer trip soon. We may even go for a bigger Britz van as they are so easy to drive. Australia is a great place with so much to explore – there’s no stopping us now! Two Brits in a Britz Pauline and Josh Law hit the road TM Special Member Offers If you are looking for a real and authentic holiday, why not get back to basics and hire a Britz Campervan? Britz gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel around Australia. Pack up the family or grab your mates and head to the coast, the outback or the bush – it’s your holiday... go your own way. • BURNIE • ULVERSTONE • DEVONPORT • LAUNCESTON • HOBART Collins St • HOBART Murray St • GLENORCHY • ROSNY • KINGSTON For bookings please call 1300 368 111 or contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch: * When booked through RACT Travelworld. Conditions apply. Travel in Australia only. Lic. Tas025 THR2458-8 76 August / September 2011
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