To survive, most country towns need just one point of difference. One often seemingly crazy idea can save a community. It may be a different crop like drying kelp from the ocean and exporting it to the other side of … Continue reading Every town needs an angle
I’m surprised at the amount of wool cleaning we’ve come across in our travels. In Mudgee, NSW the museum guide showed me a box that the poor old sheep would be put into. Only his head would be poking out of the wooden box while he was rigorously scrubbed of dirt and burrs. In Blackall, Qld we toured the Wool Scour a building where fleeces were washed and cleaned by machine. Thankfully without the sheep in them. In Robe, SA we camped beside Lake Fellmongery, a place where wool was scoured and where wool was removed from sheep skins. Not … Continue reading Washing Woollies
It sounds simple doesn’t it, but now we realise that we’ve gone 3½ times around the equator. In these Covid times I know a lot of people are thinking about caravanning and whether it is a travel option for them … Continue reading Let’s go caravanning!
Feb 2020, Colac, Vic Continue reading A labour of love
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
Sometimes we forget that this country could quite easily have been claimed by another nation and perhaps it was a quirk of fate that the English desperate for land and riches chose to stake a claim. We know that of … Continue reading Saw your light on, thought we’d drop in
Australia is a land of Greats and maybe we overdo the word a little but with The Great Barrier Reef being approximately one third the length of the country and about the size of Italy, then great it is. The … Continue reading A Land of Greats and Wows!
A long time ago I got into a habit of naming our ‘long’ trips and somehow, they took on a musical theme. First there was “It’s a long way to the top” (AC/DC or Acca Dacca to most Aussies) on … Continue reading Naming trips? It’s a song
May or is it June? 2018, Western Queensland After nearly three weeks inland we seem to be noticing the things that we should get when we get to the coast. We’ll get the new latch for the door when we … Continue reading The land of plenty
Our mate Crafty Colleen really takes the cake, she invited us to share a delicious trout that she not only cooked but she’d caught herself in Lake Eucumbene. Continue reading And while we’re on the subject of caravan entertaining