Richard East are traveling around Australia with a cat whose name is Willow on his caravan. Their trip lasted 3 years and are strongly inspired by the community.
When Richard East decided to retire and travel around Australia in a caravan (truck bed), he found a companion cat Willow. Their close relationship is strong inspiration for followers. East had prepared well for a period of 6 months from when he appeared intent on the road, and this is the biggest life decisions. The trip lasted three years, through many beautiful destinations of Australia and is still continuing.
The Volkswagen Caravan is repaired by East and became a real house. To start the trip, he sold out the house and his property. However, East cannot split Willow, the adorable 6 years old cat. East said, the original Willow is not in his plans, he realizes could not remove it again. Bringing Willow to be East said is right decision for himself.
Before going, Willow never leaves the house. Thus, the East had to take time to train. He said brought this cat go play some time on the car he prepared, to Willow get familiar and feel safe in the car. “In the beginning was the short weekend trip, then as the week-long trip. Gradually the Willow have distinctly adaptation to life nomadic travel”, East said on his website.
The trip of the East quite slowly. They only move about 64 km/week. Willow had the opportunity to check in at various locations across Australia, impressive. A habit of Willow each time to a new place is to find the proper place to sleep. Perfect location with the cat is a place having a moderate cool breeze, and the ground is soft.
“The favorite outdoor activity of Willow is to sunbathe and to take the sand, before bringing all the dirt on the vehicle“, East said in a post on Instagram. “If Willow decides to sleep under the truck caravan that I can’t catch, the trip was halted and we’ll stay there one more time. Travel along a cat makes you live and know cherish life more”, East said.
“Willow will always be in the car to wait every time I have the need to go out, and me too. Willow yourself never go out over 100 meters around the car, I could see it through the tracking device mounted on neck’s cat. We are very close and there is a strong connection with each other”, East confirmed when reporters asked.
After the launch of Instagram success and get a lot of attention, East wrote a book about the trip and sold them in May 12. In addition, the East is selling a calendar to record the best photos of the couple.
East shares on Instagram that this is a great period of time, both he and his cat are attached and inseparable. “I try to enjoy life every day with Willow, though I know life will not last forever”, East said and asserted that he was only interested in the present life and not want to think what to the future.