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 […]
Recently, I saw a complaint by a traveller about the lack of dog friendly places in Darwin. Well, of course, I wasn’t too impressed because I know of many places here that are dog friendly. That got me to thinking that perhaps I should do a post on where to go here that is […]
Walkers Ford, Sunday 4 December 2016 Day trip with Toyota Landcruiser Club, Darwin. We love being a part of the Toyota Landcruiser Club in Darwin. We get to meet lots of new people with similar interests to us; we get to see a lot of the countryside around Darwin and the NT in general and […]
ORCHID CREEK 5 November 2016 Another day trip with the Toyota Landcruiser Club, Darwin. Didn’t think we were going to make this one so were a late addition but boy, I’m glad we did make it. This was a really fun day, which saw an assortment of weather, challenges and tracks along the way. There […]
A very warm Sunday morning saw 5 vehicles and their owners congregate at the McDonald’s car park at Coolalinga on 9 October. Our troopy, AKA The Beast or Bruce (depending on his mood) was having his ‘cherry popped’ and losing his virginity on this trip. We’d only had him a few weeks and thus was […]
After another couple of hours on the road, we pulled up at the Nindigully Pub to set up for the night with the sole intention of attending the annual Pig Races. Now, they say that the best night to be at the Nindigully Pub is on a Saturday night and the best night of the whole year is the Annual Pig Races. Seeing as we were heading to Dirranbandi anyway, we decided… 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
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
Well, we have been lurking around the forum of MySwag.org for quite a while now but never joined in any forums as we didn’t have a camper trailer. Having now put a deposit on our Aussie Swag and waiting for the build, we thought it time to introduce ourselves to the crew at this forum. Turned out it was rather timely – their National Meet is on in Nymboida, NSW this weekend… 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
Well, we are planning our first trip for this December. We are hoping our Aussie Swag trailer will be ready but chances are it won’t be so we will probably be camping. Damian is planning on having a canopy built for the ute as well as having a drawer system built and some other small things which need to be done. We have a friend in one of the Aboriginal Communities in… Read More
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