Across the street from our caravan park in Burra is the last remnant of the old Unicorn Brewery, its vast underground cellars. There is little to see above ground but a few ventilation shafts, but underneath one can only imagine what it must have been like when in full operation. Continue reading Unicorn Brewery
Victor Harbour in South Australia is a quaint town with pretty paved streets and grand two storey pubs. The horse drawn tram still takes tourists along the causeway to Granite Island. Though there is something new in the bay now, … Continue reading Victor Harbour
How lucky were we on a Sunday afternoon when we stumbled upon The Earl of Leicester Hotel in Adelaide’s suburban Parkside a classic local pub in a quiet back street. Elegant, classy and welcoming. Continue reading The Earl of Leicester
In Lightning Ridge we take orders for fish & chips only to find out that they’re out of fish! No Saturday papers until noon, “the truck’s only just left Walgett.” Continue reading You know you’re in the bush when…
Tiny Kimba in South Australia is known for many things: It’s halfway across Australia on the Eyre Highway, it has a ‘ Big Thing’ the famous Big Galah and now its grain silos have been magnificently painted. It’s easy to … Continue reading Kimba
Leaving the Eyre Peninsula coast we follow the Flinders Highway north to pick up the Eyre Highway and turn east towards home. We beat into a South easterly wind that alternates from being on the nose to being slightly angled which gives the van a bit of a rolling feel. Woody is grumbling and complaining that he cut himself shucking an oyster and now can’t open beer bottles. Shucks. Continue reading Aw Shucks!
In Streaky Bay, El Prado and his missus Elle were doing a few chores and found themselves locked out of their van… again. This takes the tally to 3 times now (both locked in SA 2015, Elle locked in Qld 2016, both locked out SA 2018). Not a bad track record guys. Whilst ringing the RAA for assistance their neighbour comes over and with a grunt lifts the whole door up and voila it opens. The cause of the problem was a magnetic curtain strip that had caught in the door frame jamming it. The neighbour’s words of wisdom were … Continue reading Locking Up
Eyre Peninsula, March 2018 The wind is becoming stronger and everything is coated in a layer of dust. As soon as I wipe the benches they are gritty again. I give up. Cooking dinner outside has become a joke but the wind doesn’t seem to deter the flies. At least the washing dries within minutes. We spend another day in the van avoiding the heat and wind and locking down everything that rattles in the wind, roof hatches are jammed down extra tight and the door (opening into the wind) threatens to blow off its hinges every time we open … Continue reading Managing Wind