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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

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 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

We booked into the Seabreeze Tourist Park at Airlie Beach and again were told we could just wander round and pick our own site 🙂  As it was now school holidays, caravan parks were getting a little busier.  This caravan park appears to be undergoing some fairly extensive renovations and extensions – looking all for the good.  When we were there, they were laying new slabs for more caravans and trailers under shady trees.  The… Read More

We had pre-booked into a caravan park at Airlie Beach for 3 nights so we decided we needed an early start to get there before 5pm.  As I had a photographer friend in Townsville who I wanted to catch up with, we would need all the time we could get on the road. Before we left though, this pretty rainbow sent us on our way. Once again, the mountains were covered in… Read More

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