Some folks worry about keeping fit whilst on the road but it’s easy to see that most senior caravanners are a pretty active bunch. If they’re not bending your ear over a beer or stretching the truth about yesterday’s catch … Continue reading Senior fitness, keeping it up on the road
There are some gadgets that make life so much easier when caravanning. Many years ago we bought a Trail a Mate jack to replace our dolly wheel. The Trail a Mate uses a hydraulic method so a gentle pumping action easily raises the whole van and the turn of a knob lowers it again with a satisfying whoosh, no more winding and groaning. It can also be used to jack the van up when in a predicament (more about that on another day). Our mate El Prado has looked longingly at his mates Trail a Mate jacks and recently declared … Continue reading It’s a Trail a Mate!
Aug 2018, Childers, Qld The good folks of Childers in Central Queensland have turned their car park into an RV overnighter. It even has a power station for electric vehicles (and you thought Childers was out in the sticks eh!). While you’re there take a walk up the Main Street and buy fresh Kingaroy peanuts in the shell from The Peanut Van at the northern end of town. Continue reading Childers RV Park
This may seem a little obvious but there are subtle differences when making toast on a caravan and if these rules aren’t adhered to, well one may as well eat rice cakes. When breakfasting on a powered site the first thing the cook must do is remove the smoke alarm and bury it under the doona. No matter how large your caravan is it is still a small box and if a smoke alarm can’t differentiate between a piece of toast and a raging house fire it certainly can’t tell on a caravan. Woody fails this test every morning and … Continue reading How to make toast
If there is one place in Australia that must be seen to be believed it is Broken Hill. A mining town in the desert with an arts culture at its heart. Oct 2012, Broken Hill, NSW We soon learn that … Continue reading Broken Hill
Woody wanders out of the amenities block to find a distressed woman pacing about and in need of help. He obliges with “You in there Warwick? Here’s your towel mate.” Continue reading Forgot Something?
Barwon Heads, Vic Back in 1998 Australians were captivated by the TV series SeaChange starring Sigrid Thornton and David Wenham. SeaChange offered visions of a pretty holiday town far enough from the city to make one feel carefree. Stressed out … Continue reading A Sea Change
Toothless Johnno and his missus Madam Secretary are known to be pretty good camp oven cooks. Remember the time Toothless almost blew us to smithereens when he put the camp oven beside the fire forgetting that there was a plastic … Continue reading Lamb Shanks a la Camp Oven
Anyone who has sailed or dived the southern end of Port Phillip Bay will understand the dangers of navigating The Rip. Port Phillip Bay covers an area of 1930km2, yet its entrance to Bass Strait is a narrow 2kms. An … Continue reading The Rip
Take one campfire, add a bunch of caravanners and a beer or two, toss in the odd glass of wine. What do you get? A Gaggle of Geographical Gymnasts. Sitting around any campfire anywhere at Happy Hour and the talk will nostalgically lead to places people have been and the good times they’ve had. It goes something like: “We were in Maryborough.” “Which one Queensland or Victoria?” “Queensland.” In that instant all minds have done a zig zag up a mental map of the country and they’re now all focussed on Maryborough, Queensland. You know, just north of Brisbane. Then … Continue reading Geographical Gymnasts