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It was 4 pm on Thursday afternoon 7thMarch and I was on my way home from work, I had Friday off and it was a long week end ahead of us for what we call Canberra Day, this is a public holiday in ACT (Australian Capital Territory) and not the other states. Caroline had done the grocery shopping and Gyspy was ready to go, so I headed home to collect Caroline, then off to hook the trailer up and we were off. I possibly wasn’t in the house more than 4 minutes, got in, got out of my work clothes, got into my shorts and tee shirt, got in to the truck and we were off. We drove across to where we keep Gypsy, opened the roller shutter door, reversed in, hooked up, plugged the electrics ... read more
The new truck
The new Truck
Removing the back box

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Tumut January 18th 2013

No sooner have we arrived back in town, it’s a new year, it is still summer, we still have plenty of things to do and places to go. This weekend we are heading out to a friend’s property in the Brindabella’s as there is a lengthy training session on how to use a chain saw. As we own one and sometimes take it on trips, we both felt that it was a good idea to know how to use it safely, so our training officer had organised a professional company to come in and give all those who were interested some proffessional chain saw training nd the course was called Cahinsaw maintenance and cross cutting techniques. I have arranged to head off early to get Gypsy ready and then Andy can join me as soon as ... read more
Taking a Dip
Chain saw Training

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Yackandandah January 2nd 2013

Yackandandah to Granya We had a great couple of days in Yackandandah and a great time with Dee and Lee and now we are on our own again. We have been planning how to get back to Wagga Wagga and there were several ways of doing so, but we had to stop in Wodonga as we needed to get Andy’s mobile phone sorted out at a Telstra shop, it had a hissy fit and needed fixing. Once that was done we headed back toward Lake Hume (with a sneaky stop at Macca’s for a chai latte). The road we were taking in fact was back past the Bonegilla Migrant Centre, but as we came close to the turn off, I saw something strange in the distance, something just flew up in the air! Suddenly there was ... read more
Lake Hume
The Old Pump Engine
Crossing the Hume

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Harrietville December 30th 2012

We awake to the cool morning air, I can hear the sounds of some other campers as they gradually get up, time for another shower as we are not sure when the next one will be. Packing up is easily done as we remained hooked up the previous night. I may have forgotten to mention that when we checked in they advised us that once the trailer was dropped then all vehicles had to be parked away from the campsites in a small designated car park. I am not sure if that is the way all the time or just for the busy Christmas holiday period. However I mentioned that our set up is a little different and we rely on both parts of the rig to work together. She was ok with that and said ... read more
The Ice Creamery Cafe
Black Saturday Memorial at Denerang
Steam Engine

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Harrietville December 26th 2012

We promised ourselves that we would hit the road on Boxing Day, there was more to explore and although we had not entirely decided which way to go we were pretty confident that it would include the Victorian High Country. So after a nice leisurely breakfast of bacon and egg, kindly prepared by Susan we packed up Gypsy and Trevor then said our thank you’s and goodbyes to the Sheridan’s and once again heading out to the main highway. By now we had a rough idea of where we wanted to head and on our short journey to the fuel station south of Gundagai, I had a rough route planned to take us off road and toward Mitta Mitta and on to a little place called Anglers Rest which is to the North of Omeo and ... read more
Alpine National Park
Lake Dartmouth
Kate & Michael

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Omeo December 25th 2012

We were excited to arrive at Woodstock, It was Sunday evening 23 December and again Helen and Robert had extended an invitation for us to have our Christmas at the farm and as we love being in the bosom of people who mean so much to us, how could we refuse, oh and to see all our canine friends as well. After a brief stop in Canberra to pick up some extra provisions that we were taking to Woodstock for Christmas, we eventually arrived at the farm at around 3.30 and after a quick shower, all of us soon had to man the pumps as Helen had invited 14 for dinner and as usual the kitchen was in full swing, the table was set and it all needed pulling together. Robert and Helen’s daughter Susan and ... read more
Dinner at Woodstock
Fly Plaque
Robert's new earings

Oceania » Australia » Australian Capital Territory December 21st 2012

Woo Hooo! The Christmas holidays have started, well for us anyway as many people are still at work. It will be our fifth Christmas in Australia and yet we still cannot seem to get used to the fact that it is hot and sunny, despite having more Christmas parties to attend this year, it is still not the same and by that I mean, with the long dark days, 3 or 4 parties a week, cold and perhaps wet weather we barely slide into Christmas on our knees with the flu or bronchitis, in tow. Despite Andy’s recent bout of bronchitis he is now feeling well and looking forward to a Christmas break. We have 2 weeks to spend at our leisure and as yet we have not decided entirely what we are doing with our ... read more
Hungry Pied Currawong
Ready for Breakfast
Feeding Time

Just to let you all know that Caroline and myself, carried out our Australian Citizenship test today and we both scored 100%. We are both apprehensive and went into town early so we could make sure we got a parking space, and got in at 08.30 and seriously had the very last space. We went in to Maccy D’s to rally ourselves, over a Chai Latte and got all the bits and pieces we needed to together so we were prepared. Caroline was up first at 10.00 am and I followed at 10.15, but as soon as Caroline got up, she had been gone a minute when she appeared and said we could get the paper work done together. As soon as this was all done, we both went in to the test room and sat ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Australian Capital Territory » Canberra November 25th 2012

Well, I am going to tell you my secret, it really is not very exciting news but it is for me and Caroline, I finally resigned from my job at Serco and I am in my last couple of weeks. I chucked it in at the end of October, as simply I have had what seems at this point a better offer, still based in Canberra, and I am looking forward to spending some time at home as I will be at home every night. I had returned home on the Friday night after another week working away and was not really feeling too well, but tried to get on with the weekend. On the Sunday, Caroline and I drove to Mount Franklin in the Brindabella ranges to see if the road was finally open, but ... read more
Dumped in the bag
Gypsy at Honeysuckle Creek
Close up

Oceania » Australia » Australian Capital Territory » Canberra November 18th 2012

Day 1465 I had a couple of days owing to me, so we thought that we would go and grab gypsy and go off for another mini adventure. She was delivered to us last week, at Woodstock and “Louie” (The owner of Vista RV) had said even though the water tanks were of food grade quality, there would be the “Horrible” plastic taste, and it would need several tanks of water through the system, to get rid of it “That Taste” He wasn’t wrong and we were happy to persevere through it, having such a flash new camper trailer and all, and a far cry from what we circumnavigated Australia with. One of our friends has let us store Gypsy at their premises they own, which we really appreciate and its very hassle free as it’s ... read more
Wombat ,is Heaven Shaped
Damaged Fences

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