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Colin Statham

Colin Statham, from Australia (male)
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Network: Australia
Present Country: Australia
Join Date: November 10, 2015
Last Updated: September 25, 2017
Last Signed In: September 25, 2017

Companion Ad:
G'day! FOR THE BEST FREE TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA It would again be nice to have 1 or 2 female travel companions on my next trip starting from Gosford NSW around 6th October. I will be your personal chauffeur / travel guide as I have been around Australia three times and have at a rough guess had over 3OOO, this is not a misprint, three thousand backpackers / travellers with me, whilst we were travelling in all States, working on various farms, sightseeing or having a great time on my 11 metre yacht. Travel is by car, with trailer, all camping, cooking, painting and maintenance gear. There is a minimum two weeks or a maximum of 5 months for you to travel with me, there is no charge for travel, fuel or accommodation, we share food expenses only as I know Backpackers eat twice as much as I do. You can join or leave at any time or place, (except in the middle of nowhere!) Banjo, ukelele players and computer experts go to VIP status. I'm heading South as it is getting too hot up North. North will wait till winter. There is no plan, no hurry, it's mostly where YOU would like to go. You might like to avoid the cities, an alternative is to see the area along the Hawkesbury River Road to Wisemans ferry, on to The Blue Mountains, the South Coast with it's great beaches, to Eden and the Snowy Mountains. There's a music festival from 26th December to 2nd January .where we can camp, There will be lots of sightseeing we can work on helpx animal farms that I have been to before, go into the high country to avoid the hot weather or on to Victoria and The Great Ocean Road and back to Queensland via the inland and coastal NSW where we have some time on my 11 metre yacht around the islands. then for the winter you can still travel with me to the North, Brisbane, Fraser Island, Airlie Beach, to Cairns, Cooktown and inland doing volunteering, house painting ,( I'll show you how), animal farms and horse riding. All this is subject to change as mostly we stay in some areas longer than intended. I like National Parks, all animals, beaches, the bush or the mountains and visit farms. Travel with me and see THE REAL AUSTRALIA!

Helper Description:
I retired when I was 49 years old after 29 years wth the NSW Government. I have a vehicle and all house painting gear, have been around Australia 3 times, doing volunteer work on many farms. When between travelling, house sitting or sailing on my 11 metre yacht, I live in a caravan in a bush camp on a friends 56 acres of forest / farm behind Fraser Island, where I get back to a more quieter lifestyle, with only the silence of the bush, it's bird life and wallabies. When travelling I get my inspirations for writing stories by working on farms,meeting new people , humour and some dramas and have had 15 published in Australian magazines, with a further 15O to edit and sell, I also have 5OO,OOO words written of my autobiography, written, this needs editing. As a helpx host #47576 at a rough guess, have hosted over 3OOO backpackers / travellers and have many books of their glowing stories whilst they were with me either working on the various farms, travelling in all States with me or on my yacht. I like all animals, wide open spaces, op shops, am not keen on cities. I have won many (30 +) prizes including 'most successful exhibitor' of vegetables at 2 country shows, can set up no dig - no weeding vegetable gardens. I like; boating, metal detecting, music festivals, volunteering on farms, painting houses or maintenance work.. Available from 20th September.