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
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
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
Well, after a frenetic week with Damian finishing work and me tying up loose ends at home, we finally set off on Saturday morning (30 Nov) in the pouring rain. Not that we are complaining 🙂 Personally, my favourite weather is rain, rain and more rain – especially summer storms. We were treated to some glorious cloudy and misty scenery along the way. After a quick stop in Aratula to give Pepe… Read More
Stage 2 of the Camper Trailer build is well under way. I visited Aussie Swag Campers again to document the next stage of our new camper trailer. More pics below: We are heading off on our camping trip next week and we’ve been told by Aussie Swag that she’ll be ready by the time we get back – excitement building. I am heading up to Brendale next week to take the last… Read More
Well, it was with much excitement that we received an email from Scott at Aussie Swag Campers that the chassis had been built and I could go in and take some photos of the build. While she doesn’t look very exciting yet, I wanted to document her build so here are just a few photos of what I call Stage 1. The last one proves it is ours 🙂 Looking forward to the… Read More
So, things are coming together nicely now. With our first trip looming very quickly (even though we’re camping this time), we needed to move things along a bit. With the promise of the Aussie Swag being completed within a few weeks, it’s time to get the 4WD sorted. Yesterday, we took the the BT50 (Damian still won’t let me name her) to Opposite Lock, Nerang and had a snorkel fitted. Kevin and Tony were… Read More
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