Capricorn Dancers, Day 14 – Dodging the weather

Day 14 Wednesday 9/6/21 Casino, 10-18 rain cool wind Gentle rain overnight rinses the dust off the car and van. We have a quiet day to rest and clean the van from top to bottom. The rain stops at 10:30am then a fierce cold wind dries everything off and forces us to pull the awning in. Which doesn’t sound like much, but and I know this might sound strange, the van never feels like home until the awning is out. Just ask any Aussie caravanner. We intend to visit Queensland on Friday which will be our 16th day out of … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 14 – Dodging the weather

Capricorn Dancers, Day 9 – You can’t knock back a bargain

Day 9 Friday 4/6/21 Darlington Point to Lake Cargelligo, grey cold wet 11 Cotton, rice, citrus, wine, the farms become more abundant as we approach Griffith. Handily, both Bunnings (hardware) and Aldi are on the Kidman and it’s easy to find parking. Veewee finds a caravan step and we stock up on groceries. As we’re keen to buy wine we skirt the CBD and head straight to De Bortoli Wines where we are quickly relieved of $200 or so by the super saleswoman, the one who attended to our needs last November when we came through here with The Prado’s. … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 9 – You can’t knock back a bargain

Capricorn Dancers, Day 6 – Learning more about Tocumwal

Day 6 Tuesday 1/6/21 Tocumwal, cloudy cold A cold day sees the quarantining camp very quiet. As Woody says ‘it’s not as though we can go to the movies’ (Tocumwal is far too small for that). Though VeeWee is glued to Netflix. As the day improves we get out for walks around town and find a plaque in honour of a young Tocumwal boy who was killed in Gallipoli in World War One. It’s amazing what you find when you have the time to look around. There is much debate as to whether the Melbourne lockdown will be extended. We … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 6 – Learning more about Tocumwal

Capricorn Dancers, Day 5 – Award Winning Pasties

Day 5 Monday 31/5/21 Tocumwal, icy to warm again 0-16 A crispy frosty morning and we’re up early to drive the 20kms to Finley for Woody’s blood test* only to be told that blood tests are by appointment only. We console ourselves by buying pasties from the award-winning Finley Bakery which has just been awarded ‘Best pastie in Oz’. We quickly retreat to base camp and wait in the van for the morning to warm up before reheating and eating our pasties in the lunchtime sun. The afternoon is spent reading, sketching the house across the road and walks along … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 5 – Award Winning Pasties