An easy way of determining intelligence is to measure how quickly one becomes bored and in need of mental stimulation. Travellers become bored with their surroundings and crave new sights, sounds, smells, tastes and ways of doing things. This post was inspired by finding a prawn feeler in the bathroom basin. I doubt that I would ever find such a thing in the bathroom at home. Continue reading Why do we travel?
The Morisset Showgrounds just north of Sydney make for an easy and economical stop on the Central Coast. Loads of grass and spotless amenities and you can back up to the trotting track if you wish. Managed by cheery Jason and Kylie who are both experienced caravaners and understand the needs of their guests. Jason lights a campfire in the evening for a yarn and there’s always the big shed for shelter from the rain. On a bright clear Sydney morning we chat with a 65 year old ‘on Panadol nowadays’ horse trainer and the trotter that he is training, … Continue reading Trotting along and dragging a leg
I get a kick out of the stacked stones that people place about the countryside sometimes in the most remote of places. Crowdy Head in NSW certainly isn’t on a remote stretch of coast but the stones give the view … Continue reading Crowdy Head
To live comfortably in a caravan everything must have a place but many things have two places. The wash basket lives in the shower except of course when we are showering then it moves in front of the fridge, it travels in the bathroom. The fruit bowl travels on the floor between the settee seats but lives on the bathroom floor when we are camped to give us more bench space. My ukulele goes under the bed when the chairs are outside but travels on the floor beside the bed. Is that confusing? Well try taking a shower! Continue reading Don’t step in the fruit bowl!
While waiting for a prescription to be filled at a chemist I suddenly realised that I was snuggling into the customer couch just a little too much. The bane of caravanners is trying to find a decent supportive seat. Camp chairs have come a long way over the years but because they need to be light and portable there is only so much that they can offer in the way of comfort and support. Interior seating has gone through many fads; cafe, club lounge etc. in most cases it is a glorified padded couch on top of a storage cupboard. … Continue reading Caravan Manufacturers Take Note
Spotted in the dunes of Port Stephens, NSW. The discarded brick gives an idea of the size of this fellow. And just in case anyone is wondering…no I didn’t pick up the brick and dispose of it in the bin! Continue reading Sun Baking
The Tarwin Lower pub in Victoria overlooks the muddy reed banks of the Tarwin River. Between the bar and the lounge there is a fabulous triple fireplace. The three brick chimneys entwine and twist toward the ceiling. Two old codgers sit silently at the bar. On the dot of noon a breezy young barmaid flies through the front door and they both burst into animated conversation. It’s amazing what a woman can do. Continue reading Wonder Woman
We were on a mining tour when we learnt that outback soil is red because of the iron content. In future I’ll consider it as mining when I’m trying to get the damned stuff out of our socks. Continue reading Hidden Riches
Many street signs in Mackay, Qld have red lettering. These signs are streets named in honour of the casualties of both World Wars who were born, lived or enlisted in Mackay. Continue reading Mackay’s Red Street Signs
In Broome, WA most buildings both old and new are constructed of corrugated iron. Wide verandahs are abundant. Like all buildings in this cyclone prone part of the country there is no guttering. Two storey buildings have brightly painted latticework … Continue reading The Architecture of Broome