Walkie talkie?

Like many others, we don’t have a camera on the back of our van so we use hand held UHF radios when reversing into a caravan park site. However, me shouting “Stop, stop, stop” into the CB when it isn’t even turned on is a recipe for disaster. Oops Navigator in disgrace. Continue reading Walkie talkie?

Rutherglen, the wine town

Established in 1860 when gold was discovered. The name of Rutherglen was decided upon when a local publican offered to shout the bar if he could name the town after his hometown in Scotland. Wine making is the mainstay of this area now after having fought back from being wiped out by phylloxera. Famous for its fortifieds, sweet, sticky and unctuous they’re enough to warm a winters evening by the fire. So important is wine to this town that even the Information Centre has a licence to sell wine and a visit to pick up a few brochures can turn … Continue reading Rutherglen, the wine town

An Ironic Twist

We’ve just returned from a complete change of pace. Leaving the car and caravan in the backyard for a change, we flew to Beijing for a week of culinary delights and sightseeing before catching a cruise ship which zig- zagged its way slowly south to Australia. The ironic twist? Well, a few months ago whilst camping at Rollingstone in Queensland we caught the ferry from Townsville across to nearby Magnetic Island. On this short trip we shared our seat with three ambulance officers who were on their way to pick up an islander who needed medical attention in the Townsville … Continue reading An Ironic Twist