Welcome to I’ve been everywhere, a blog about some of my travelling adventures.
How it all started
Back in December 2009 I started puzzling about Australia and in particular, how rather big it is. Now of course, big is subjective. If you’ve lived in the UK for a significant portion of your life, like myself, England is considered big – but England pales into insignificance when you consider it could fit inside the continent of Australia almost 60 times! My point is, that it is hard to comprehend just how large Australia actually is unless you start to explore it for yourself, but then, when something is so big where do you start?
When faced with this dilemma I decided to delegate the responsibility to Geoff Mack, writer of the now cult song “I’ve been everywhere“, and in whim commenced visiting all 94 places mentioned in the lyrics. I managed to accomplish this mission on 4 September 2012 when I visited Birdsville in Queensland, Australia – some two years and 30,000KM later.
This blog was initially started to record my I’ve been everywhere mission but, now that it is complete and I’m still travelling, I use these pages to record my travels to others locations both within Australia and beyond. I hope you enjoy reading and if you do, I invite you to drop me a line.
Peter C Harris