Wordless Wednesday – Heritage Road Trip Part 2

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This is the fifth and final post in my series to uncover my family tree. In Part 1: Bloodlines, I wrote about the idea of looking at our personal history. In Part 2: Uncovering the Past, I wrote about how I uncovered much of this information through genealogical resources. In Part 3: Wordless Wednesday – Heritage Road Trip Part 1, I shared some of my road trip pictures as we headed to the place in South Australia where some of my ancestors migrated to 5 generations ago. In Part 4: Walking in their Footsteps, I share my journey to visit the two main towns that my Great-Great-Great Grandparents on both sides made as their home after migrating from the old country. In this post, I have share some of my road trip pictures as we headed from South Australia through Victoria to experience more of the places my ancestors lived in.

Joining in Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys and Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love.

Wordless Wednesday with Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love

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28 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Heritage Road Trip Part 2

  1. I’ve been meaning to get to the Geeat Ocean Road and SA. On my list of places to see with the twinlets.
    Tracing back your heritage must bring you so much pride.
    I went to my mum’s village in North Sumatra when I was a uni student. One of the most memorable trips of my life.

    • You must visit when you get the chance and before any more “apostles” crumble! I’ve been a few times and seen a few of the old structures before they collapsed. Australia is really beautiful. If you do get to VIC, you must take the (car) ferry across the heads of Port Phillip Bay. Almost every time I have, we’ve had dolphins join us. It’s quite amazing. It’s great you got to your mother’s village. You have those interesting memories to share with your boys.

    • Thanks, Penny. The 12 Apostles are very beautiful. There are lots of fascinating sights along the coast and even further inland where you can see rows and rows of stone walls in the countryside of western Victoria and explore the volcanic plains.

    • The treetop walk is amazing. I was a little nervous on some of the metal pathways, particularly the wobbly ones but otherwise, it’s not too bad. It’s a beautiful area.

    • Thanks, Kate. The road trip was very memorable and I hope to go back again some time. I’d really love to have my mum go and see more of her heritage. She’s interested but it would probably be more meaningful to go with family. She also has a few contacts with distant relatives that I don’t have so it would be worth going back sometime. Then it’s on a plane one day for the next leg!

  2. I love the photo of the Codrington wind farm. I occasionally get in the car and just drive over that way. Though I have never seen it at sunset. Beautiful.

    • Thanks, Lee. We just happened to be in the area at sunset and it was quite a serendipitous coincidence. Those structures are quite contradictory. They can be seen as an eyesore on an otherwise natural landscape, even though they are actually trying to contribute back to nature as clean energy. They make great subjects for photos though.

    • Thanks, Tat. I never thought much about my family tree either until my grandma’s passing. I guess moments like that can be the trigger. My mum had been interested for a while, since there were a lot of secrets and missing information in her family, but I was able to start the research with the trusty old internet. It’s been interesting for both of us. I hope to take her along on the same trip one day.

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