9 January, 2017. What a way to start the new year – with a trip to Uluru and the Field of Light installation. We’ve been planning this trip for quite a few months and yes, we know it is a hot time of year to be heading to the Rock, but there are a few pros. There will not be much traffic on the roads; there will be no problems getting into… Read More
Charleville – Nindigully – approx 433km Stoked up the fire this morning and first light here is a lot earlier than it was in Birdsville as well as much warmer overnight temperatures – was 6.7° this morning at 7am as opposed to -1° at Birdsville in the morning. After we packed up, we decided to drive on just a little further because we felt we weren’t in the right spot. What did… Read More
Well, that 6 months went quickly. One minute we are lightly discussing the possibility of accepting a posting to Darwin – the next minute, there’s 4 weeks left til we head off. Where did the time go? We’ve done a lot of ‘down sizing’ of ‘things’ that we’ve somehow accumulated over the past 6 years – where does all that stuff come from? There were certainly a few ‘what was I thinking’… Read More
MILES – MITCHELL After last night’s stunning full moon and clear skies, we awoke to an overcast sky and a chilly morning. We had a peaceful night’s sleep out here on our own with no highway noise to disturb us. After a leisurely breakfast, we packed up and headed into Miles to stock up – remembering that we have made a conscious decision to shop locally along the way to support small country… Read More
Well, we are finally on our way to Birdsville and the Big Red Bash. We’ve been looking forward to this for some time and are keen to get on the road. We don’t have too far to drive – we are trying to average about 400km so that we aren’t tiring ourselves out with driving all day. It’s nice to get somewhere and enjoy the solitude of the camp site and the… Read More
So, we have been looking forward to this trip for quite some months now. Having booked tickets last October we have been counting down the months and days. The Birdsville Big Red Bash is a new annual event in it’s third year and has been growing exponentially from inception. With Big Red as the backdrop to the stage, the event plays host to iconic Aussie singers and bands and this year is no… Read More
I saw this article recently and thought it was worthy of posting here. After all, isn’t this the ultimate for everyone here to has a camper trailer or caravan? I’d love to hear your experiences if you’ve undertaken ‘the big lap’. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/executive-living/motoring/the-big-lap-circumnavigating-australia-in-a-four-wheel-drive/story-fngmee2f-1227192585543
Easter tripping to Victoria We had been planning this trip to Rutherglen in Victoria for quite some time as we were meeting up with an extended family group for a week of camping by the Murray River. It was also the first real trip we had in our Aussie Swag camper trailer. We also took two of our dogs – both the Jack Russell’s. Canungra – Narrabri We left Canungra about 6:30… Read More
I came across these videos well after I had posted our blog on the Nindigully Pig Races so thought I’d provide you with a new post so you can enjoy some of what we did at the time. The band you see in the videos is Simply Bushed and I’ve become a bit of a groupie I think. The songs featured in this blog are all iconic Australian songs. Anyway, sit back and… Read More
Statistics: Total Time Away: 21 days Total Distance Travelled: 5,743km Total Fuel Used: 711 litres Total Fuel Cost: $1,123.00 Most Expensive Fuel: Cooktown ($1.73/l) Cheapest Fuel: Gympie and Goondiwindi ($1.55/l) No. of Nights Free Camping: 4 nights No. of Nights at Caravan Parks: 16 nights Total Cost of Accommodation: $520.00 Avg. Cost of Accommodation: $32.00 Total Cost of Sightseeing: $90.00 Total Cost of Food: $952.00 Mechanical Problems: 0 Tent Problems: slight repair… Read More
Deep down, we were stretching out this part of the trip as much as possible. Neither of us were ready to go home, but we had to be in Brisbane first thing the next morning to pick up our new camper trailer 🙂 On the road, we passed some roadworks (naturally) and I just loved the colour combinations of the deep red of the dirt and the vibrant green of grass and… Read More
After our 3 nights at Airlie Beach, we packed up and headed off back down the coast getting closer and closer to Brisbane and Canungra. As we packed up though, the little family of ducks that had been ever present during our stay, crossed in front of us looking for grass to eat. We had seen these ducks further up the coast as well but they had been too far away to… Read More
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