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
WINDORAH – CHARLEVILLE After spending the night at Coopers Creek Freecamp (see our previous blog post on this camp site), we headed off for Charleville. Saying goodbye to Kevin and his daughter, we all went our separate ways. Kevin had to high tail it back to the Coast for work. We, on the other hand, had a few more days up our sleeve. As we headed towards Quilpie, the desolate landscape… 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
Leaving Birdsville So, it’s the morning after the night before…the concert is finished and everyone is on the move. People started moving out well before sunrise all keen to get on the road before the hords do. We decided that it was in our best interest to hang back and take our time leaving. We knew only too well that it was going to be busy in Birdsville but also at the… Read More
BIRDSVILLE BIG RED BASH “The concert is the bonus, not the reason…” Damian After all the months of looking forward to this event, we are finally here. I’m amazed at the organisation of it all – well done to all involved. I am going to squish the entire event into one post so grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the story and the images. As I write this, the headlining acts… Read More
WINDORAH – BIRDSVILLE BIG RED BASH Today is the today we head to Birdsville. I’ve never been to Birdsville before; Damian has but many moons ago as a younger man on adventures. I’m rather excited by the prospect of today’s drive. While 386km seems an easy drive (really, that should only take 4hrs right?) – add in all the corrugations and we were told that the trip is more like 8hrs plus…. Read More
CHARLEVILLE – WINDORAH A great camping spot last night with a lovely warm fire. The days are warm enough but the nights are quite chilly and so the fire is a welcome addition to the campsite. It’s so relaxing and peaceful to sit in front of the fire and contemplate life. Nothing to hear but the sound of the campfire crackling, a ring top being pulled off a stubbie (or 2)… Read More
Glen Innes here we come! In 10 days, we get to pack up Matilda (our Camper Trailer) and head off to Glen Innes for the Australia Camper Trailers National Meet for 2014. The fun goes for a whole week and there’ll be workshops, plenty of socialising, getting out and about and generally meeting up with like minded people. This is our first National Meet with the Organisation and we are really looking forward… 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
Australian CamperTrailers Group 2014 national get together
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