Nothing Better

Feb 2021, Port Albert, Vic This boat ramp is a 48hour free camp so there’s no need to rush. The wind has dropped out and a few boats are puttering about. The rising sun casts silver sparkles across the water. I walk out onto the boat ramp and small fish are jumping all around me plop, plop. This is heavenly. Small boats are moored at the piers and bob with the flow. An old fishing boat has the name Non Pariel, yes there is nothing better than this, sipping a mug of coffee in the salt air. Note: Ironically Port … Continue reading Nothing Better

Foster & Toora

Feb 2021, South Gippsland, Vic On the move again, we stop for a walk around Foster where the street gardens are not only blooming but sprouting tall, sweet corn. This town is the gateway to Wilson’s Promontory National Park and always seems to be buzzing. Along with the blooming streetscape there are murals depicting the town’s timber trade history. There’s a quirky pub and functional buildings, it is a town that always makes you feel good. A short drive down the road is Toora where we stop for a bite of morning tea in a quaint coffee shop that straddles … Continue reading Foster & Toora

Finding Skipworth

Nov 2013, Jamieson, Vic We follow the now wild Goulburn River towards the town of Kevington.  Skipworth Reserve is a jaw dropper, one of the best. It’s a large park with shady ash trees and plenty of mown lawn. There are new drop toilets and concrete fireplaces with BBQ plates attached. There is a phone number nailed to a tree for the local wood man who delivers dry firewood, what a good service. The Goulburn River skirts the park and the sound of the rapids and the huge cicadas is both deafening and wondrous. There are about eight other vans … Continue reading Finding Skipworth