With the exchange rate between the Aussie dollar and the British pound hitting a 27 year high we're hoping it holds out until we can get going! The exchange rate is hovering around the 67p mark - that is one Australian dollar will buy 67 pence. The other day it reached 68p before easing back again.
I remember thinking how lucky Ray and Diane were to be able to take advantage of the good exchange rate in mid 2010 and go and buy their boat before they were actually ready to start their life aboard. Now Paul and Elaine are doing the same. In mid 2010 the exchange rate was 55p and that seemed absolutely fantastic compared to the 40p we got on our trip in 2007 but here we are now with it at 67p.
I read an article that suggested the dollar would continue to strengthen against the pound. It would be one positive thing about not having been able to sell our house so far!