Barry Beach in Gippsland, Vic, services Victoria’s offshore oil and gas platforms out in Bass Strait. There’s not a lot to see without a visitor permit but we did stumble across this giant under construction. Oil and gas platform, Barry Beach, Vic Advertisements Continue reading They build ‘em big at Barry Beach
We’ve camped in some crazy spots but this one certainly takes the cake. Continue reading Anyone for tennis?
March 2019, Port Albert, Vic Camped in Toora near Victoria’s famous Wilson’s Promontory and with the mercury hovering in the high 30’s we set off for a picnic in the rainforest at Tarra Bulga National Park. Within minutes of hitting the road a friend rang to warn us of bushfires near there. Wilson’s Prom National Park had also been closed due to bushfires… and we’d forgotten our sandwiches. Hot and stuffed and plans astray, we headed for the cool of the coast at historic Port Albert only to be confronted by a bear on a ute who’d obviously had a … Continue reading When the weather is unbearable
Those of you who aren’t caravanners must probably wonder what on earth we do out there, in the bush. Well, there’s only so much sightseeing that one can do without becoming completely and utterly exhausted (we are seniors you know). There are only so many museums, art galleries and craft shops that one can enjoy. We find that the attraction that we don’t visit, the one we almost visit but say “Oh God no! Enough is enough”. Well that one turns out to be everyone else’s favourite in all of Australia and we bloody well missed it! As much as … Continue reading Hobbies on the road
In 1967 my grandmother was living with us. She was 84 and had one bucket list item left and that was to climb Ayers Rock, as Uluru in the heart of Australia was then known. Dad bought tickets for … Continue reading Uluru, more than a rock
You’ve just retired, bought a caravan and want to travel Australia? Here are a few things to ponder: Your time is short, make the most of it. If you get the chance to see something or go somewhere, do it. You may not get another chance. Don’t rush. You no longer have to be back at work next week or next month. You probably don’t have to be anywhere. Take your time and explore. Each year you will feel your energy and strength slipping away. On the other hand RV’ers are happier and healthier than those who stay at home … Continue reading An Open Letter to the newly retired
Port Campbell, Shipwreck Coast, Vic Of the hundreds of shipwrecks along Victoria’s treacherous coastline one in particular tears at the heartstrings and leads one to wonder how indeed anyone could possibly survive. In June 1878 after a 3 month voyage … Continue reading Loch Ard Gorge
Nov 2018, Port Campbell, Shipwreck Coast, Vic We wake at 6:30am and my phone tells me that I’ve already walked 1.8kms, hell the bathroom is only 3 metres away! The sun is shining so I decide to leave the warmth … Continue reading Fishing at Port Campbell