Maryborough Showgrounds

The Maryborough Showgrounds is enormous. There’s plenty of room for camping, clean dunnies and only mild highway sounds in the distance. While we stay there’s a gymkhana, billy cart racing and some great country music happening way over the other side of the park. The sort of things that you would never, ever see in a caravan park. This is a perfect base for unhitching and exploring the Fraser Coast and historic Maryborough. Just passing through? What could be better than just swinging off the highway and putting your feet up here? Where: Bruce Highway, Maryborough, Qld and a short … Continue reading Maryborough Showgrounds

Blue Jobs & Pink Jobs

After a nudge from Jonno and Jo over at Jwalking I believe it’s time that I explained one of the more important aspects of caravanning for couples and that is “Blue Jobs and Pink Jobs”. We tend to have our favourite and not so favourite jobs that we each choose to do. Now I’m quite sure that it does vary from couple to couple and of course also depends on one’s own physical abilities. When we arrive at a caravan park site and have levelled the van we set to work: Blue Jobs Plug into power. Remove load levellers / sway … Continue reading Blue Jobs & Pink Jobs

Caledonian Inn

March 2018, Robe, SA Late in the afternoon I pop into the Caledonian Inn (1858) to pick up a crisp white for dinner. We’ve eaten at this pub many times over the years. We’ve even stayed in what I call their ‘Rooms in the dunes’ cottages that back onto the beach overlooking Guichen Bay. “Lovely day” I say to the young assistant. “It’s a real pearler isn’t it?” She says. You’ve just gotta love The Cally. Continue reading Caledonian Inn