As we start planning our trip up the Stuart to Darwin our mate VeeWee takes ill and drops out in favour of some heavy-duty medical treatment. We all wring our hands in anguish and worry like crazy but she’s been doing well, has bought a new motorhome and whilst still undergoing treatment is already working on next year’s trip plans. The Prado’s ask for a later June start to the trip as they have another overseas jaunt planned. Afterall the world cruise industry would sink without their patronage. Continue reading Up the Guts – Hiccups
My blog posts are rarely in chronological order, just snippets from our diaries. This time though I’ll take you through a winter trip, from the preparation and planning to the trip itself. About a year ago on a freezing cold afternoon, around a warm fire our travelling mate VeeWee suggested that we should do the Red Centre again. What a jolly good idea. For us it meant another chance to visit Darwin as we’d missed it by a mere 300kms when I broke my ankle back in 2015. There were four vans and if we planned things carefully and arrived … Continue reading A Winter Sojourn – In the beginning
Are you absolutely stuffed after a long day of driving? Then why not pick up a chook. Costing somewhere between $7 and $10 there’s nothing better than a hot roast chook picked up from a supermarket as you’re passing through town. It serves as an easy dinner on a day of long driving and hopefully with enough left over for a quick sandwich for next day’s lunch. Toss a bag of coleslaw into your trolley and dinner’s done. Yep, that’ll make hubby reckon that he’s married the kitchen goddess of the scrub. Continue reading All hail the humble chook!
June 2016, Theresa Creek Dam, near Clermont, Qld Just another day in paradise… Continue reading Just another day
We’re always intrigued with place name pronunciation and the plethora of towns whose names we’ve mispronounced over the years. When camped at Whorouly we constantly had to keep repeating the name of the town just to get it right…woh-row-lee, who-row-lee. Here’s a list of a few that we Melburnians get wrong: Town Name Pronounced as Melbourne’s version Newcastle Newcassel. Newcarsel Bulahdelah Bulladeela Bewladeela Forster Foster Forster Launceston Lonceston Lawnceston Kilkivan killkeevn What? Oh the place with the good butcher Toowoomba t’woombu Too woomba Canowindra Canoundra Canna windra Quirindi Corindi … Continue reading Where’d you say you’re from?
Mar 2015, Norseman, WA To those ‘ships of the desert’ who helped tame a difficult land. Continue reading A Corrugated Tribute
May 2019, Bridgewater on Loddon, Vic Beside the Loddon River at Bridgewater you’ll find what is left of an old well. This was the site of a Blacksmith business that serviced the needs of the area. The business operated until … Continue reading All that remains
July 2018, Mackay, Qld While Woody fills the car with fuel I explore the Botanical Gardens. Intrigued by a large building jutting over the lagoon. The large building is in the shape of a Cooktown Orchid and houses the gardens … Continue reading Mackay Botanical Gardens
Batteries and Battery Charger. Your battery provides you with 12volt power when mains power isn’t available. The battery charger takes the power from other sources (your car or solar panels) via the Anderson plug and feeds it into the battery. You may have two batteries to allow you to freedom camp and stay off grid longer. Continue reading B is for Battery