Go West, Day 10 – Cocklebiddy

Day 10 Monday 16th March 2015 Nullarbor Road House to Cocklebiddy We were woken about 5:00am to strong winds, lightning and big plopping rains that wash some of the dirt off the rig. Dramatically the storm quickly passes east across the plain. With tears in our eyes we farewell Veewee & Tillie who are heading home to sort things out. We will miss Veewee’s companionship and wit and Tillie’s big slurpy kisses. Travel safely and get back on the road again soon guys. For the caravanners reading this, the Nullarbor Road House provided us with a great spot for the … Continue reading Go West, Day 10 – Cocklebiddy

Go West, Day 9 – Nullarbor

Day 9 Sunday 15th March 2015 Penong to Nullarbor Road House Green parrots chatter on our roof and I’m convinced that they’re tugging at cables. But Woody is engrossed in his book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so he just mutters “yeah”. I leap naked about the bathroom banging on the ceiling to no avail. Hmm I wonder what will happen when next the TV doesn’t work? We leave early to visit Fowlers Bay just 20kms away. Veewee is about 20 mins ahead of us. The road is marked as bitumen but suddenly turns to badly corrugated dirt. We … Continue reading Go West, Day 9 – Nullarbor

Go West, Day 7 – Pildapppa Rock

Day 7 Friday 13th March 2015 Pildappa Rock It was cool overnight and we all slept like babies. I’m washing socks in the kitchen sink and gazing out across the wheat fields of the Eyre Peninsula while the others are down on their knees pumping up tyres to improve their fuel economy. There is an intricate granite guttering system encircling Pildappa rock to catch the rain runoff. On the top of the rock there are large round ‘gnamma’ rockholes that the Aboriginals once used as a water supply. We spend the day lazing about in the shade of the rock. … Continue reading Go West, Day 7 – Pildapppa Rock


March 2018, Adelaide, SA We get an early start so that we can visit the Adelaide Central Markets. It seems to be a popular spot for breakfast and we manage to snare a table at Lucia’s Pizza & Spaghetti for a hearty breakfast.  We buy Kessler chops and Weisswurst from Barossa Fine Foods. The rain starts to drizzle again and it is quite muggy. We take a drive along the beachside suburbs admiring the houses. Polling booths are busy with voters queueing for the state elections and volunteers are cooking sausages.  Every power pole supports one or more Coreflute election … Continue reading Legacies

What, 4 degrees out?!

Mar 2018, Adelaide, SA I don’t know about you, but when we’re on a caravan park concrete slab we don’t bother to check if we’re level. We just assume that the slab is perfect and they normally are. Except one night in Adelaide camped only a few vans from the beach, when I got up to go to the bathroom and… walked into the fridge. I’m quite sure that the slab was level when it was laid but nature and the sand had other plans. Great spot though! Continue reading What, 4 degrees out?!