To talk or not to talk? That is the question. When couples travel emptying the toilet cassette (or ‘shit suitcase’ as Woody calls it) tends to be a ‘blue’ job, so I’ve asked many fellas whether they have a chat at the dump point. Thus far I’ve only received a few embarrassed mumblings so I’m putting the question to you caravanning readers… Do you talk at the dump point or not? Continue reading Dump Point Etiquette
Paddle steamers commenced plying the Murray Darling river system back in 1851. Wool and supplies were shipped from as far north as Bourke on the Darling when river levels permitted. And the wait must have been interminable when the country … Continue reading Paddle Steamers of the Murray
South of Corryong, up in the Nariel Valley at Stacey’s Bridge where the road becomes gravel and heads over the mountains to Omeo you’ll find a grassy camp ground that stretches across both sides of the road. There are drop … Continue reading Stacey’s Bridge
I had been waiting for ten years to see the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool in WA, they are supposedly the oldest living organisms on earth at 3,500 million years (that’s a lot of zeroes). After staring at them for a full half hour I must say that I am still none the wiser. Woody wanted to know if they light up at night! Our mate Dee called them tomatolites. Stromatolites, Hamelin Pool, WA Continue reading Please Explain?
Those folks who live close to the New South Wales / Victorian border are often referred to as “Border Hoppers”. This driver spotted in Tocumwal, NSW has taken it to a whole new level. Continue reading Border Hopper
The Murray River was dammed near Albury Wodonga in 1936 to form what is now known as Lake Hume. In the 1950’s the dam was enlarged and the dairying town of Tallangatta was moved to higher ground 8kms west to … Continue reading The Town That Moved in the 1950’s
Wandering around North Eastern Victoria we discover that Brown Brothers Winery is only a few kilometres away from us and it has an RV park. There is plenty of asphalt parking beside a nice mown lawn and views to a … Continue reading Brown Brothers RV Park at Milawa
In the supermarket at Tallangatta, Vic (on the Lake Hume) the bloke in front of us pays for a block of cheese. “Goin’ fishin’ are you?” says the checkout girl. When it’s our turn we just have to ask her how she knew what he was doing and she tells us that they catch Murray Cod with cheese “Cut ‘em open and they’re full of it!” Continue reading Say Cheese!
Melbourne is being lashed with rain and we’ve had more than our fair share driving down the Hume Highway. It is nothing short of ‘lovely weather for ducks’ and dozens of them feed on the lawn in the rain as … Continue reading Seven Creeks Hotel, Euroa