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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Mildura June 4th 2013

Day 1665/4 & Day 1666/5 These cold and dark mornings really do not make you want to get out of bed early, but for a change I am out before Andy, that said, it was about 8am! I set about making a cup of tea, breakfast and generally getting active for the day, but I also boiled some eggs so that we could make a sandwich at lunchtime. We were not in any hurry and it felt nice to have an easy morning before hitting the road.I spoke briefly to some of the campers from last night, a few had already left but I never heard a single one of them go. I also never heard a thing overnight, bearing in mind our proximity to the main road, I really thought we would hear traffic throughout ... read more
We finally got our man
Sitting Behind
We were in hot persuit

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales June 2nd 2013

Beep Beep Day 1664/3 Finally it stopped raining, it was late but it was a relief on the ear drums, but no sooner than the rains stopped the wind whipped up into a frenzy, nonetheless we were warm and cosy. It was around 7am when I awoke, the sun was coming up thankfully, Andy got out of bed and made a cup of tea for us both, I drank mine in bed and read for a short while, but I needed to get up and shower ready for the day ahead. Sometimes when you are on the road, you learn not to expect too much from some places which makes things a nice surprise when you get more than what you expect. There is an amenities block here, they look old and have seen better days, ... read more
Caroline
Emu's
Emu's

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales June 1st 2013

It must have rained all night, the thought went through my head about the Wendy House on wheels,, Which was our camper trailer when we circumnavigated Australia, which was an entry level camper trailer, and made of Canvas, and listening to the rain throughout the night, when I was toasty and warm, I just thought to myself, thank god for Gypsy. There were to many times that we got in to a wet bed and had to sleep like that. As it was rain, rain, and more rain, we lay in bed listening to it thundering on the roof and reminisced about the previous adventures and relished in the fact that we were warm and dry. We did eventually get out of bed by about 08.30 as there was no rush, we had things that we ... read more
Andy
It rained and rained and rained
Off for a hair cut

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Hay May 31st 2013

Day 1662/1 Hi all, Since giving up the flat in Canberra 18th May, we have been at the farm “looking after” Helen who had a nasty accident with one of the Landcruisers and came out of it much worse off, (Well if you do try an act like a “sleeping policeman”) the Landcruiser will run over you. So with moving out of Canberra it was perfect timing to go to the farm and add a couple of pairs of hands in helping out. I accept we are useless on the farm, so our outlook is very simple, do anything for Helen we could to ease her work load so she could rest up and recuperate. They are pretty simple jobs, drive in to Wagga and collect a pallet load of chemicals, feed the dogs and the ... read more
Tiger Moth
Good airmanship
Save our Koala's

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Katoomba April 30th 2013

Anzac Day is fast approaching and so is the cold weather, I remember when we first moved into Canberra and everyone warned us how cold Canberra would get in the winter, I was still very disbelieving at that point, but the word on the street was that Anzac Day was the trigger point and the temperature would plummet. They were not wrong. Anyway, we have spent 3 years in Canberra, which also means 3 winters, which also means that we have spent probably 2 years and 9 months long in Canberra than we originally anticipated. I have grown to enjoy the winter, not from a temperature point of view, but let’s just say that the scenery in and around Canberra is beautiful in the winter, enhanced by the lovely blue skies and sunny days. After much ... read more
Angle of decent
The railway
Caroline

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Nangus April 18th 2013

Day 1619 It was Friday 11 April and we had left Walla Walla enroute for Wagga Wagga via a coffee break in Culcairn, yes that’s what I said, Walla Walla to Wagga Wagga, both in New South Wales. Our final destination on this short trip/excursion was our favourite farm, Woodstock, Caroline and Helen, had done “face plant” and Helen had said “We are lamb marking on Friday so avoid the sheep yards”, which I took as they were indeed “marking lambs” which I thought would be giving them some form of “Woodstock” registration number so if they became lost or stolen then the police would know where they originated from. I also considered when Helen said avoid the sheep yards, was code for “have an easy day, go sit in the farm house, drink tea, eat ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Nangus April 15th 2013

Our apologies but as this blog was so big we thought we would split it in to two we thought you may get bored, and loose interest in reading 12 pages. Then the inevitable happened and the keyboard on our laptop became faulty so we have had to wait until we could get it repaired. Anyway the blog continues- From Prairie Oysters (Lambs Balls) Helen and Robert must have looked at me squirming and thought I was just being a big sook, but this is all new to us, we have done our best to grab hold of our new surroundings as best as possible. We had a great dinner with Robert and Helen and they retired for bed as their days are so ridiculously busy and Caroline and I stayed up to watch a murder ... read more
Loose Lambs
Caroline lighting the Camp fire
Strange Sight

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales April 10th 2013

Day 1610 10 April We had a long and busy day ahead of us, but we still managed a leisurely breakfast before packing up, which really does not take us long at all. We contemplated altering our plans and staying here (at Wilson’s Promontory) for the rest of the week, but we thought better of it, people to see and places to go, so we stuck to our plan. We slowly made our way out of Wilsons Prom, giving ourselves the promise we would come back. There is only one road out, though it is still fairly quiet, a few vehicles loaded with kayaks, surfing and camping gear were heading in. We keep an eye out for wildlife, not just because we want to see more wildlife but also because we don’t want to run anything ... read more
Emu's at Wilson's Prom
Vista RV'sHead Quarters
Vista RV

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Wilsons Promontory April 10th 2013

Day 1609 9 April Despite it being a warm night the morning was a little on the cool side, but it did not deter me from putting shorts on in the hope that the sun would come out. As I emerged from Gypsy, Ken’s voice said “Good Morning!” to which I replied “Good Morning”, however as I emerged my glasses steamed up as the cool air hit them and I could not see a thing, least of all where Ken was sitting. I noticed that the bucket of “grey” water that I left under the trailer last night had been tipped up, assuming that none of us was mischievous enough to do that, I think that we had a visitor in the night who was strong enough to bulldoze it’s way to knocking the bucket over ... read more
Tidal River
Loads of these crabs were in the sand
Resident Wombat

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Wilsons Promontory April 8th 2013

Day 1609 8th April We woke in a comfortable bed at the Truman’s house in Inverloch, Victoria, today we needed to go and get the tyre repaired if possible, or replaced if not. I heard Ken go to work this morning about twenty to seven, I was out soon after and sat at the computer seeing how many people are again reading the blog, I feel I have got my enthusiasm back for it and am happy to write. Caroline soon followed and we looked on the internet where we could go to get the tyre repaired. Jodie said that we would be able to get it done in Wonthaggi, a large seaside town only 12k’s from Inverloch. We had our tea and departed as we wanted to get a good start on the day, and ... read more
Initial Investigation
Sniffing the Boots
Success




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