Sitting Tight

Day Six Monday 10th Feb 2014 Traralgon, Vic We are awake early as we intend to drive home to meet the air conditioning technician to fix a problem with the downstairs air con. But the highway and the Yarram Road are both still closed to through traffic. We may as well relax, at least the smoke has cleared. One of our group is due to have a procedure at her local hospital so they take a back road through the hills and make it home in time. A few others and the ‘cabin’ crew also leave via the back roads. … Continue reading Sitting Tight

Aerial entertainment and heat

Day 3 Friday 7th Feb 2014 Traralgon It’s a hot morning and we all wander about clutching coffees and chatting. We visit the Lifestyle Expo in Morwell but it’s not, as we thought, about caravans so we backtrack to Ray’s Tent City looking for caravan mirrors to replace ours which have developed a severe case of St. Vitus Dance. Woody buys some sandals then we race back to camp to spend an afternoon of swimming in the incredibly shallow pool. Before we know it happy hour has snuck up on us again and all of our members have now arrived. … Continue reading Aerial entertainment and heat


Never before had I considered proximity to an airport and a hospital to be important when caravanning. In February 2014 we were enjoying a caravan club weekend muster at the Park Lane Top Tourist caravan park in Traralgon, Vic. On the Friday a fire started in Yallourn North and we were entertained by the fire fighting helicopters and fixed wing aircraft buzzing overhead. On the Saturday we were hunkering down to a serious heat wave and by mid morning on Sunday the heat was extreme and a strong wind was rocking the caravans. There were fires at nearby Bruthen and … Continue reading Bushfires