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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

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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

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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

Yesterday, I headed up to Aussie Swag Campers at Brendale to photograph the latest stage of the build.  It has been exciting photographing different stages, makes it all more real.  She is nearly complete now and as we are heading out west to Dirranbandi tomorrow morning, we won’t see her now until she is ready to be picked up – just before Christmas 🙂 Here’s the latest images with Scott unfolding the… Read More

Well, the first mod has been done and it is the much needed canopy.  Damian has been searching for nearly 2 years to find the perfect canopy to fit our needs and as it turns out, the perfect canopy was literally on our doorstep in a tiny little town just near us. We ordered the canopy and it was made for us in a quick turnaround time.  We just had to pick… Read More

As we have a houseful of animals, it is often difficult for us to get away. However, a very kind friend of ours was more than happy to venture out to the country and the serenity of our home to housesit for us so after packing up, we headed off to Nymboida Friday about 11am. We decided to take one of our dogs with us and so we needed to stop a… Read More

There are two schools of thought regarding how much to plan an upcoming trip of any magnitude. One school says ‘plan to the nth degree so that virtually nothing is left to chance’.  Now, usually in my everyday life, I am in that camp.  I plan my day in 15min blocks and am never, ever late.  Rules govern my life and I am called ‘Sheldon’ at home by Damian.  I have an… Read More

As we aren’t going on our ‘first trip’ for a couple of months yet, I thought I’d share with you a recent trip we took to Fraser Island. We decided to head up there in July last year just to get away.  I had never been to Fraser Island and was keen to see what all the fuss was about.  We loaded up the ute with camping equipment and our trusty Fridgemate… Read More

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