Day 5, Tuesday 7th May 2013, Let’s get the hell outta here The morning is a much more agreeable 6 degrees. But the rain starts to sprinkle as we pack up. As we leave the camp the cat is soaking up the last of the warmth under the brazier while he waits for the next arrivals. Thoughts on the campground We paid $30 per night. There is no town water. There’s river and tank water only that must be boiled first. The amenities block is of old cinder block construction, with no hot water at the hand basins or hand … Continue reading Let’s get the hell outta here!
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
Dec 2019, Yackandandah, Vic The town is quiet, no tourists, blissfully quiet. The park lady checks us in and her husband guides Woody perfectly around a large tree and into our site. I thank him for doing my job and … Continue reading Yackandandah Caravan Park
Winter 2018, Nanango, Qld Tearing southwards down the Bruce Highway we are seduced by a warning sign at Tiaro for a roadside stall. Yep, there she is, off to the left and a good one too. We buy a few fresh vegies and a lovely pumpkin. No one grows pumpkins like Queenslanders do, especially around here. Of course, we stop at Kilkivan for a walk in the sun and to buy a lamb roast and their wonderful home smoked smallgoods. While the butcher cuts the rack of lamb for us, I sit out front in the sun, eyes closed almost … Continue reading Let’s go to Nanango
My favourite time of the day in the caravan is late at night when everyone is asleep. I like to do a crossword or sudoku or a little macrame and just listen to the night noises, the call of an owl, the surf in the distance. Now, just for a minute imagine the sound of a plywood cupboard door slamming. Now imagine that multiplied and echoing around a lightly built caravan (of plywood and thin plastic held together with glue and staples) when a couple of not so happy campers arrive late after a too long drive and start banging … Continue reading A bang in the night
Day 52, 3/9/2019 Tuesday Chinderah to Wooli, 27 We pull out of the park into peak hour traffic but thankfully most of the traffic is going north to the Gold Coast. Further enhancing my theory that Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast are rapidly merging into one very large city. Woody wants to know where they’re all going. How quickly we forget that some people do work. We’re contemplating this when we start bouncing. Oh shit! Not a puncture. We pull over and check the tyres, the car, the van. Gotcha! Bloody New South Wales concrete roads! We always forget … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 52 – Wooli or wonti?
Aug 2019, Maryborough, Qld In the heart of historic Maryborough, Qld you’ll find a small riverside caravan park situated on the Mary River wharf. Everything you’ll need is within a few blocks. This historic area is well worth a leisurely … Continue reading Maryborough’s Wharf RV Park
Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld I pulled my shoulder again last night just trying to take my shorts off! I know, it makes an awful mind picture and of course another damned uncomfortable night. That’ll teach me for wandering around pubs in the dark. It’s 9:00am I’m feeling like death warmed up and Woody rushes into the van with an anxious look on his face. “I need to go to the loo!” he says “Well go.” “I can’t, it’s rush hour!” It seems 12 cubicles aren’t enough at peak hour. Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Rush Hour
Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld For some time now Woody has been saying that he’d like to spend winter in one place (and preferably not home) and this year after our failed trip to Darwin we thought FNQ* might be our objective. As we pressed on each stop became more enjoyable and we realised that we just needed to put our feet up. And rest. Then Elle noticed that our park was offering a late winter deal online. By further extending our stay and applying the new deal three weeks here in one of our favourite parks averages out … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Hotel California
Aug 2018, Cobram, Vic I don’t know how other Victorians feel but to us and Victoria being such a small state, that by the time we reach the border we feel like we are already home. We often find ourselves in a Murray River town like Tocumwal or Cobram putting our feet up and talking about the trip that was. When you want a getaway or to catch your breath after a lot of driving the RACV Cobram Resort is well worth it’s price tag of $44. Well organised, huge, yes huge sites with a patch of lawn as well. … Continue reading RACV Cobram