Freedom with options aplenty #2

“Oh, so this comes in a series does it?” “Maybe.” Discovering the joys of freedom camping and following on from ‘Freedom with options aplenty’. After a tentative start, one could say that we took to freedom camping with gay abandon. There’s a lot more to caravanning than Caravan Parks. At the Bass Valley Campground near Poowong we were surrounded by tall timber and just landed young backpackers in rental cars and brand-new tents with barely a sentence of English between them. A few days later we escaped Traralgon and bushfire smoke* at Paradise Beach, camped in the dunes on the … Continue reading Freedom with options aplenty #2

A Summer Strummer

Feb 2020, Rosebud, Vic I met a chap at ukulele group the other day. He’d only recently bought a little uke and was really enjoying the local ukulele groups at Dromana and Rosebud. He said that he now had to find a club near his home and when I asked, he said that he spends his summers camping on the Rye foreshore. Which is part of the area that I wrote about a while back in ‘The Rosebud Foreshore’. Now this guy had to be around 70 and he said that his family had been camping on the exact same … Continue reading A Summer Strummer

The Social Set

Life on the road is as social as you want it to be. We find that during our winter trips we often catch up with friends who’ve moved north for good. We also run into mates who are on a different timetable and maybe heading south as we’re going north or vice versa. That planned catch up over a bowl of noodles in Glen Waverley becomes Korean in Canberra instead. Then there are the folks that we’ve met during our travels and who are as peripatetic as we are, if we’re lucky we can meet up in a little town … Continue reading The Social Set

Why do we stay where we do?

There are so many options available for caravaners in this country these days and we tend to use all of them. Why do we go to Caravan Parks? Level sites, power, washing machines, lawns and gardens. A pleasant park can be perfect for a long carefree break. Why do we choose Freedom Camps? Nature, adventure, price and if you choose the right one, they too can offer the perfect restful long break. Why do we choose Farm Stays? Insight, education and meeting the farmers. You will always remember the farm stays because no two will be the same. What about … Continue reading Why do we stay where we do?