What does a travelling Dad look like?

What does a travelling Dad look like?  Drew Gilbert asked this question across at Almost Fearless, and invited some more travelling families to join in.  So, despite Jarrad’s refusal to pose for a new photo, I’ve jumped in and volunteered him to be part of the round robin.  Since he wouldn’t pose for a new photo, I had to go back through my photos and find one of him, which is a bit hard as he’s usually the one behind the camera.

The one I’ve chosen is when we were at Kata Tjuta.  It was taken in one of the few dry moments as it rained most of the time we walked the nearly eight kilometer walk known as Valley of the Winds.  I particularly like that I’ve got all three of my boys in this picture.

So, anyway, what does a travelling Dad of four look like?

 

  1. An oldest child.  Peter was nine in this photo.  A good age for carrying a backpack.  There’s a two litre bladder of water inside the backpack, as well as the water-bottle and lots of snacks.
  2. A water-proof coat.  Very important when it drizzled or rained almost the entire time.
  3. Sun hat.  It was sunny enough to get burnt, even with the rain.  He’s had it for so many years that he can’t even remember where he got it.
  4. A baby.  Well, Edmund is actually 22 months old here, but he’s still our baby.  He’ll always be the baby, unless we have another kid when I may consider acknowledging that he’s growing up.
  5. A baby-backpack.  We just couldn’t do walks like this without the backpack.  Edmund’s too little to walk it, and a pusher just wouldn’t work in places like this.  There were too many places we had to scramble up rocks, and wade through water.  Also, the baby backpack has pockets for water-bottles and snack foods.  I think the girls actually had grabbed the water bottles just before this photo had been taken, otherwise you would have seen them hanging off the side.
  6. Comfy pants.  Jarrad’s had these for ages, and even when we lived in a house I never managed to shrink them in the drier.
  7. Sturdy shoes for walking.  Better to have sturdy ankle support, not only for the ankles, but this is where we are most likely to get a snake bite.

Almost all of which are so old that we can’t remember where we got them from…except for Number One (Peter) and Number Four (Edmund).

 

 

 

These are the other travelling families that have joined in on the theme of “What does a travelling Dad (or Mum) look like?”:

 

Family On Bikes

Drew Gilbert

Eduventure Project

Travels With A Nine Year Old

Our Travel Lifestyle

Wander Mom

Snaps & Blabs

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Raising Miro

 

Travelling Australia in a campervan since 2009 with our four children aged 4, 7, 10, and 11. We are a family living on the road. Stopping to work in rural and remote towns as we need more money, we love this lifestyle. The four kids are homeschooled as we work our way slowly around Australia.

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Travelling Australia in a campervan since 2009 with our four children aged 4, 7, 10, and 11. We are a family living on the road.
Stopping to work in rural and remote towns as we need more money, we love this lifestyle. The four kids are homeschooled as we work our way slowly around Australia.

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