Day 2, 11/10/2019 Friday Whorouly, sunny 20 and a passing storm We girls have a lazy morning sitting in the sun chatting while the fellas join hoses up and fill all the vans with drinkable bore water. It’s a short pretty drive into Myrtleford and we buy some much needed vegetables. We watch a thunderstorm building in the mountains to the east then someone mentions ‘pub’ and we get soaked dashing into the Whorouly Hotel. A warming drink, the storm passes and the boys light two fires for the evening. Two of the guys are duelling generators to run their … Continue reading Wandering to Whorouly, Day 2
Whorouly, Vic If you’ Day 1, 10/10/2019 Thursday Home to Whorouly, cool 14 to sunny 20 We stop at Yea for a break and as normal Woody checks each wheel. One van wheel hub is abnormally hot and has a burning smell. Thankfully there is a tyre and brake place just up the road and the mechanic quickly adjusts the rubbing brake. Woody realises that the caravan hand brake had been left on and I realise too late that I hadn’t done my Ten Point check when we left home (to make sure that everything was hooked up properly). A … Continue reading Wandering to Whorouly
Oct 2019 I visit the doctor, a very young fellow since our old family doctor has finally retired, he was bloody old, the same age as me, and I had been nagging him to consider retirement and a life other than peering into other peoples’ crevices. Anyway, back to the young doc, I suggest that my regular appointment should be stretched out a bit as we’re going away. He asks where and rather than confuse him with ‘Whorouly’ which no one seems to have heard of I replace it with Ovens Valley. The Ovens Valley is quite possibly the most … Continue reading You’re going where?
When you’re doing the long hops do you get sick of fiddling with the radio, scanning for a decent radio station with intelligent conversation? Are you done with music? Perhaps in your case the driver and navigator have entirely different … Continue reading Sick of Poor Radio Reception?
The longer you’re away, the easier it is to stay away….Elle Prado Continue reading Sage Advice
Sep 2019, Cania Gorge, Qld An unknown but clever artist has captured the joy of a country loo in these ones at Cania Gorge Tourist Resort. Continue reading The artistry of a good loo
Travelling is all about meeting people and sometimes other travellers are just as interesting as the locals. While on the Capricorn Coast we were entertained on many nights by Dave the bloke who gave us impromptu cooking classes on the … Continue reading Why you should use Camp Kitchens
“Stone the crows” they say and is it any wonder. The Australian Raven and Little Raven or crows to most folks are clever birds. We found this rubbish bin in a Maryborough (Qld) park which left me wondering if the crows have now figured out how to use it. Continue reading As the saying goes…
Beachcombing requires a sturdy pair of legs and an awareness of tides and that’s where the Willy Weather app comes in. With caravanning when you often find yourself in a different region every other day you need to keep a … Continue reading Willy Weather App
My favourite time of the day in the caravan is late at night when everyone is asleep. I like to do a crossword or sudoku or a little macrame and just listen to the night noises, the call of an owl, the surf in the distance. Now, just for a minute imagine the sound of a plywood cupboard door slamming. Now imagine that multiplied and echoing around a lightly built caravan (of plywood and thin plastic held together with glue and staples) when a couple of not so happy campers arrive late after a too long drive and start banging … Continue reading A bang in the night