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?
Build an inner spring fence for the sweet peas of course! Just like this one in the mountains at Mt Beauty, Vic. Continue reading What to do with an old mattress
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
In the goldfields region of Victoria and on the banks of the Loddon River this pleasant spot has fire pits and there are amenities in the adjacent sporting complex. It’s only a hop, skip and a jump to the General … Continue reading Newbridge Recreation Reserve
Rutherglen in Victoria’s north east is Australia’s oldest wine growing region. They’ve been growing wine since the late 1850’s. The climate can best be described as warm and dry and that warmth can be tasted in the lusciousness of its dessert wines. Continue reading A Delicious Drop
I’m standing on the deck of a cruise ship. It is a warm tropical morning and the heavily rain forested coast of Queensland’s Cape York is beside us as we head south to Brisbane. A woman standing near me says … Continue reading The Great Barrier Reef
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