Garlic hangers or too long on the NSW north coast

As long as I can remember, if you’d have mentioned sewing, knitting or crafts to me I probably would have vomited. My poor Mother went to her grave disappointed that I’d never shown an interest in those pursuits that she enjoyed so much. And yet a couple of years ago contentedly putting our feet up at Nambucca Heads for a month of relaxation and tired of electronic devices it suddenly came to me Macrame! In our yachting years I loved fiddling with knots, I was the one charged with mooring and putting out the fenders while Woody was on the … Continue reading Garlic hangers or too long on the NSW north coast

A Grand Sunset

Mar 2015, Cape Le Grand, WA Who wants an infinity pool when you can have an infinity beach. Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance on Western Australia’s south coast abounds with photographable scenery. The Cape Le Grand campground overlooks a beach that seems to stretch forever. Small islands dot the seascape and wild brumby footprints can sometimes be seen in the sand. Continue reading A Grand Sunset

The Heavenly Warmth of Diesel Heat

Last winter we had our coldest ever night on the road at Stanthorpe in Queensland. Which was probably our own fault for staying inland and a thousand metres above sea level in a town that is notorious for cold nights. But at least it prompted us to finally make the decision to fit a diesel heater in the van. We returned home had the heater fitted and like idiots set off into to foul, yes foul weather, with head colds. The diesel heater paid for itself that week, it gave us sensuous enveloping warmth without thinking about it. (Note to … Continue reading The Heavenly Warmth of Diesel Heat

Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads, Qld We have family on the Gold Coast and when there one of our favourite walks is through the Burleigh Heads National Park. A short 3km return walk takes you around the headland and through patches of rainforest between Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera. There are stunning ocean views to Surfers Paradise in the north and Coolangatta in the south. In the rainforest the antics of the brush turkeys will keep you amused and water dragons can be spotted wandering about in the shade. High above you the steep grassy hillside is strewn with giant hexagonal basalt plugs. So … Continue reading Burleigh Heads National Park

They’re Just Shit Suitcases

Caravan toilets have come a long way and many have wheels on the cassettes that make it easy to take them to the dump point for emptying. We were in Stockton, NSW and things were quite busy with blokes wheeling toilet cassettes back and forth. We even saw a van that had three of them, either those people have a serious medical issue or perhaps they’re just forward planners. Woody who can’t help himself says “Oh look they’re wheeling shit around in a suitcase.” Continue reading They’re Just Shit Suitcases