Brighton Caravan Park

The Brighton Caravan Park in suburban Adelaide has had a chequered history. It is owned by the local council but until recently was run down and full of permanents. The council decided to take a chance on an upgrade and now it is regularly booked out. At the foot of a high cliff the sites are grassy and beside the beach. The all-important amenities are brand new. At night it is peaceful and quiet unlike so many city caravan parks. Continue reading Brighton Caravan Park

Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park

Our bunch of Grey Nomads have three adjoining sites at Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park in South Australia and we’re mighty thankful as a long weekend is coming up. “The Islands” park is only a year old and about 4kms north west of town. It is sensibly planned with spacious gravel sites overlooking the bay and room enough for a boat beside your car and van. As well there are 5 stunning private bathrooms contained within a lovely bathroom building complete with piped music, potted plants and pictures on the walls. There are two of these bathroom complexes in the … Continue reading Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park

Port Lincoln

We got the last two sites in the Port Lincoln Caravan Park because it’s fishing season. We’re oblivious to such details as we don’t fish! We’re wondering when it isn’t fishing season here? After all it is Australia’s largest commercial fishing port. The Bay is a bright blue in the evening light, the hills of the Lincoln National Park glow golden. Seagulls pester fishermen for scraps, a pelican waits patiently on a lamp post. A trawler plies its way across the bay heading home. Kids on bicycles scatter the plovers. The sun picks out the yellow floats of a fish … Continue reading Port Lincoln

The pub?

In historic Burra, SA our caravans back onto the Burra creek in the little caravan park. Ducks wander the park and swim noisily about in the creek below. A small bridge leads to the heart of this charming heritage town with its vine clad verandas and flagstone footpaths.  Perhaps we’re biased as Woody’s ancestors settled here back in the 1850’s but we can almost sense their presence, it is a town that is easy to be captivated by. The Caravan Park manager is a bit of a character and he tells us where to park our vans and asks us … Continue reading The pub?

Guess Who Bought a Waeco?

March 2015 We’re camped in the northern beachside suburbs of Perth and preparing for our trip up the West Coast. The Karrinyup Waters Resort Caravan Park in Gwelup is without a doubt the nicest city park that we’ve stayed in. There are lakes to stroll around a quality supermarket nearby and although the park is quiet it’s only a short drive to pick up the freeway into the city. ….A 4WD complete with kid’s bikes on the roof drives out of the van park with a very long orange electrical lead dragging behind, I guess someone forgot to unplug their … Continue reading Guess Who Bought a Waeco?

Well that went off with a bang

I usually do the planning for our trips and Woody says “Just surprise me!” Whenever we’re chatting with mates or newfound friends I note the places mentioned and ‘Heart’ the campsites on WikiCamps, gee I wish they’d give us a colour system so I know which are true favourites or someone else’s recommendation, anyway I took Woody to an ammunition dump for our anniversary. Yep, an ammunition dump, how romantic is that? What the hell was I thinking? Most women would choose a 5 star resort or hotel and break out the glad rags. Not me, I was so busy … Continue reading Well that went off with a bang