I have to send many thanks to the people we stayed with - Penny and Bob at Wyoming, Bob and Sue at Hawk's Nest, Annette and Peter near Bellingen, Neil and Robyn at Tallebudgera, Christoph and Leslie at Narangbah, Brian and Joanne in Townsville, Adrien in Mount Isa, Nita and George near Bulahdelah, Ted and Val at Numeralla, Laurie and Peggy near Cooma, Kevin and Lorna at Wodonga, Brian and Dulcie at Benalla, Peter and Ella in Melbourne, Michelle and Manbahadur in Brooklyn, Clara and Maurice from Maroochydore at Airey's Inlet, Paul and Thelma at Lucindale, Gary and Linda in Adelaide, Robin at Birdwood Downs, Gary in Exmouth, Jill and Tony in Perth, Peter and Rhonda in Perth, Trevor and Catherine in Perth, Keith in Margaret River, and David and Michelle in Launceston.
Special thanks must also go to Karen's Uncle Kevin, his wife Natalie and son Alexander, who not only put up with us for three days in Brisbane, but also let us stay at their unit on Noosa Sound for a couple of weeks while we were travelling north, and for another couple of days when we were returning.
Extra special thanks to Neville and Louise, and their daughters Elise and Alana, who looked after our bikes in Cardwell when Karen and I were walking on Hinchinbrook, who gave us a home when we reached Darwin, who did not complain when I plonked myself in front of their television set for a fortnight to watch the Olympics, who looked after our bikes and gear for six months while Karen and I went back to Sydney, and who not only put up with us for another week on our return, but also put up with us inviting Peter and Mikhala along as well.
Finally, no words can adequately express the thanks due to Kevin and Barbara, the In-laws, without whose help our travels would not have been possible. Not only did they look after our financial affairs while we were away, but they put us up every time we breezed through Sydney on the way to someplace else.