“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”.. – John Muir

So welcome to Gum trees and Galaxies, my return to blogging after an extended absence and the first time I have co-written a blog with my partner, GG. This our new adventure in joint blogging, is to act as a record of our joint adventures, but will also contain random tangents and some possible book blogging.  Book blogging is my blogging past and will remain part of my blogging future.
So why Gum trees and Galaxies? That is the phrase that seems to sum up our weekends and our aspirations. On the weekend we aim to escape and head to the bush, even if it is only for a few hours on the weekend.  We adventure out to find spaces away from the city, with minimum light pollution to better enjoy the stars at night, so that is why, this is; Gum trees and Galaxies. Our weekend adventures are not all we hope to record here, we also travel further afield, as far and as often as possible, overseas whenever time and money allows. 
As part of our ongoing adventures, we are embarking on a teardrop journey with the purchase of a teardrop camper.  We are getting too old and spoilt for sleeping on the ground, and, while a teardrop does feel a bit like cheating, when it comes to camping, it is our way forward. More glamping than camping.  It is a great option for quick weekend getaways with some degree of comfort.  So, we will record the teardrop journey; the good, the bad, and the whatever, here.
Gum trees and galaxies is the blog of a couple of Australian empty nesters, (not grey nomads, at least not yet), exploring, experimenting and recording life.