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Melbourne to Perth: a 3700km road trip

In July 2008, I moved to Melbourne with a plan on staying for approximately 12 months.

It turns out I was completely wrong about that time frame, because after more than 5 years, I’m still here!

Quite simply, Melbourne has been amazing. I’ve had the time of my life.

Melbourne’s food, bar and sporting culture have been highlights. On the other hand, Melbourne’s weather has not been a highlight!

I’ve met some great friends, and explored some beautiful places.

I’ve bought a house in Melbourne.

I’ve also been really impressed by Melbourne’s tech community. In particular, being a part of the WordPress Melbourne User Group.

But best of all, I’ve been lucky enough to meet the love of my life, Jen.

The Future

After many discussions, Jen and I have decided to move to Perth.

In 36 hours time, Jen and I will be leaving Melbourne and starting our huge road trip to the other side of Australia.

Here’s the 3700km plan:

Melbourne to Perth Map

We’ll be taking our time on this journey – there’s plenty of sightseeing to be done along the way!

The trip even includes a short ferry ride across the Murray River!

We’re both really excited about starting the next chapter of our lives in Perth.

I’m looking forward to being closer to my family and long-time friends, and being surrounded by amazing beaches.

I’m also excited about being in the same office as my business partner and colleagues.

Melbourne, I will miss you. But you never know – we may even be back some day!

WWWP5k 2012

Yesterday was Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k day, so Jen and I got on our bikes and went for a ride.

We must have got distracted, because we ended up riding for 2.5 hours in the Melbourne sunshine! In typical Melbourne style, the sunshine was interspersed with plenty of cloudy (cold) periods.

All in all, it was a lovely morning, although next time I think I’ll be taking a jumper with me!

Are you a WordPress user? Make sure you do your body a favour and participate in Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k day 2012.

New Photoblog Online

Since I started blogging (semi?) regularly, I’ve felt the need to have somewhere to upload the random photos I take in my day-to-day life.

I didn’t want to clog this technical blog with a heap of photos, so I’ve set up a separate photoblog website: photos.jamesc.id.au.

I’ll be using the new site to explore my interests in photography.

If you’re interested, please take a look 🙂