So last time we were in Mossman, near to Cairns in north-east Australia. Now we drove almost 4000 km to Western Australia, to Broome (the road is called Savannah Way) and made one stop in the middle, in Darwin.
At first i was so worried where we gonna get the fruit while driving through Australian desert and mostly empty land, only passing by few small towns where fresh fruit is rather minimum. Am i gonna starve or do i need to start eating cooked foods while travelling, cos its just seems easier?
So after few months it was the first time when i was completely raw for many days, living only on fruit. While travelling in the past on a cooked food diet i was more tired and had digestive issues, but travelling while on fruit is the best! And i think it was a lot less hassle than eating sandwiches all day with butter, cheese, ham or whatever cooked stuff. You can store fruit in your car, no need to refrigerate. When you eat you dont have to wash oily dishes. You only need a knife or a spoon what you can wash with water and compost the fruit peels. So easy! No need for cooking facilities, pots or pans.
After driving 3 days we arrived to Darwin. Sander had an interview in one pearling company, Paspaley Pearls. In Darwin and Western Australia pearl farming is very popular and lots of people want to work there, its exciting and have a good salary.
Most exciting, for me, was the weekend, when there is MARKETS! :) There were like 2 markets happening on Saturday and then 3-4 markets on Sunday. Many asian people live there and they grow some asian fruits and vegetables. Many of them i had never seen before.
So we spent one week in Darwin waiting for the answer, if he will get the job or not. We thought about staying for work there either way, but after a week waiting and then found out that he didnt get the job, we decided to head to Broome, about 2000 km west.
On the border of Northern Territory and Western Australia they confiscated all our fruit! There is this law that you cant take fruits, vegetables or honey to Western Australia. So we lost many bunches of bananas, 2 big watermelons, oranges and more. Yes, you can take all the processed junk with you, but no fruit, because fruit is the bad one...:P
Broome is located on the Indian Ocean shore, nice little town with its peak season from April to October, when its gonna be full of tourists.
There is not much local fruits available though. On Saturday there is a little market, but with only one fruit stall with some grapefruit. But there is still quite ok fruit and vegetable selection in supermarkets and sometimes they offer good discounts.
I did a change in my diet as well. I decided to quit eating grains (or if, then very infrequently) and i quit using SALT! Thats the best thing EVER! I think the only thing what kept me craving unhealthy foods was salt and condiments! Without them the junk would just be tasteless!
I still eat cooked food for dinner, but now i just heat vegetables and make a big salad. I eat sweet potatoes with chicpeas and salad or few days ago we made a creamy pumpkin soup just with pumpkin and it tasted delicious, completely no need for salt or other seasoning.
For replacing salt, to help me to come over this addiction, i bought Dulse flakes from organic shop. Its a sea vegetable and should be a little salty. But honestly, it has almost no taste and i wont buy more of it after we use this one.
I eat more greens and fresh salad, no salt or condiments and no grains and a lot of FRUIT - i am so happy! :D
We decided to locate ourselves in a caravan park until we know our future - if we get any job here, we will stay. The caravan park is within walking distance from the Cable Beach. Its the biggest beach i have ever seen, about 25 kilometers long and at least 100 meters wide with white sand and blue ocean. One morning i went to run there on sunrise, but the sunset in the evening is truly amazing :)