Basically, a blog of our journey around Australia, hopefully full of photographs and stories of our adventure.
A firm believer in Adventure before Dementia, my wife and I love any opportunity to travel and have done our best to put off growing up so we can easily continue to travel and enjoy ourselves. After our modest road-trip around Japan – japanroadtrip.wordpress.com – I have wanted to explore Australia. It always feels, that as an Australian, Australia is low in the list of places to explore. I’ve been guilty of that, too.
We’ve bought another Mitsubishi Delica that we’ve spent many weekends preparing for this adventure of a lifetime.
My name is Ross Cole-Hunter, born and bred in Brisbane, Australia. I’m an opportunistic photographer, though mostly I’m an engineer. My wife is from Hokkaido, Japan, and is yet to be pigeon-holed – she’s a jill-of-many-trades.
Our trusty charriot, Deli-chan, is a 1994 (L400 Series 1) Mitsubishi Delica. In case you don’t know much about this car, allow me a few moments to educate you. It is a 2.8L turbo diesel (A 3.0L Petrol V6 is also available) with a full 4WD gearbox from a Mitsubishi Pajero. There are two main variants, short wheel base, and long wheel base – we bought the long one, which also has a high roof. It comes as a 7/8 seater, but as you can read in the construction page, we removed all but the very front two seats to make space to make a campervan. The car has been extensively modified in the transformation to the comfortable campervan you can see here.