Our Winter of Discount Tents

A summary of our Up the Guts and Follow the Sun adventures (with apologies to William Shakespeare). Overall Summary for our miniscule part of the Up the Guts trip: 3 days and 3 nights 792kms, Fuel cost $271.68 Accommodation $10.00*, or $3.33 per night (*RACV Total Care paid for our accommodation after the car broke down while we waited for it to be assessed, provided a car for our return journey and one nights accommodation on the way home).  Overall Summary for our Follow the Sun trip: 65 days and 64 nights. 8220kms, Fuel cost $1586. That works out at … Continue reading Our Winter of Discount Tents

Follow the Sun – Merton to Home

Day 65, 16/9/2019 Monday, Merton to Home, rain 7- Oops, I forgot to look It rained most of the night. We wake to puddles all around us. It’ll be nice to get home to our other life, but we lie in bed listening to the rain and wonder which one is our normal life. The usually brown hills are a bright emerald green. We fuel up with coffee in Yea and thread our way home through the lush Yarra Valley and that folks, is the end of our winter sojourn.  Summary 168kms and now to unpack and succumb to a … Continue reading Follow the Sun – Merton to Home

Follow the Sun – Nambucca to Morisset

Day 62, 13/9/2019 Friday, Nambucca Heads to Morisset, just 20 It’s time to say goodbye to this captivating area. We spot an osprey nest atop a pole, in a paddock. Smoke still hangs in the air. The Pacific Highway thankfully, is quiet. We quickly get back into the rhythm of the road. Woody stabbing the Scan button on the radio to find John Laws then groaning when the only station is full of static. Yay. And so, it’s Pacific Highway, bone jarring, NSW concrete highway all the way with no towns to break the monotony. We keep ourselves sane by … Continue reading Follow the Sun – Nambucca to Morisset

Nambucca Noodlings – Saying goodbye

Sep 2019, Nambucca Heads, NSW We’re starting to pack. Woody scoots down to Macksville to buy delicious ham off the bone from our favourite butcher. Washing day is easy as we’re parked close to the laundry. Woody takes advantage of the improved weather and washes the awning with awning cleaner mix. El Prado who’s also scrubbing away admits to carrying a full- sized vacuum cleaner with them just to clean his car. Holy canoli, that’s even better than the friend of ours who carries an ice cream maker just in case she sees fresh fruit. We have a lazy afternoon … Continue reading Nambucca Noodlings – Saying goodbye