After a few days roaming around Melbourne on foot, we were finally able to pick up our car/house/home for the next few months. Our little campervan was everything that we could have hoped for and we were so excited for the memories we knew would be created in it!
We spent our first night in a campsite just outside of Melbourne whilst we got to know our new place. It was surprisingly tricky to find somewhere within the City to camp for the night – plus, the outskirts are far more picturesque.
Our little campervan is marketed as the ‘Chubby Camper’, and it sure was cosy. In the back, we had three long cushions which created a queen sized bed. If you removed the middle cushion, you could create a table with benches either side. Our kitchen was in the boot and consisted of a sink, a single gas cooker, and a tropical icebox. Whilst there were plenty of small storage spaces, we had to pop our suitcases on the front seats at night so that we could actually get into ‘bed’!
I can imagine that for a lot of people the Chubby would be too small for two months of travel, but we absolutely loved it. Every second. Excluding a few days of solid rain where I was practically clawing at the walls ;).
On our second day with the camper, we were a little unfaithful. We headed over to see a few of Mike’s friends in South Yarra where we abandoned the Chubby and slept in their apartment. They had only moved in a few weeks before our arrival, and we all enjoyed a lovely barbecue on their balcony. Naturally, this involved candlelight and plenty of wine!