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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 5th 2014

Well things come and go in to our lives and back at Woodstock our favourite farm in New South Wales on the 12th of November 2012 (4 years to the day) on arriving in Australia we took delivery of Gypsy, which many of you have read in our blog (Code Name Gypsy- A Pozzie Apprenticeship 12/11/2012. When we purchased her from Vista RV in Melbourne we had been looking for nearly two years and once we had put a sizable deposit down we waited another 6 months for it to be manufactured and delivered. We always intended to keep it for a good while and had discussed that it would probably be around 10 years so, so felt she was an integral part of our adventures, as she had been loyally dragged on some of the ... read more
Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Gone Girl

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 1st 2014

A little while ago we ran a 4Wheel drive club trip called Bush Cocktails and Camp Ovens at Harvey and during this trip we visited a little winery in Yarloop called Skipworth wines. We had such a good experience with the owner of this vineyard that we just had to tell our friends about it and go back. So we decided to run a half day trip to Yarloop so we could go to the winery and organised to meet the attending members of the Toyota Landcruiser Club at the Pinjarra Bakery as usual, which I think is always a good place to start a trip from someone had said we ought to get “Frequent Pie Eater points” for the times we have spent in this bakery. I was up at 5.00 am and had prepared ... read more
Port to Port
Port To Port
Port To Port

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 1st 2014

Flying Time. Does anyone remember this blog? Well it has been read 366 Times, who by? We do not have a clue!! Although we do know that we have some regular readers that will of course have read it. This blog was written at LHR (London Heathrow Airport), whilst waiting for our Singaporean Airlines A380 Airbus, exactly six years ago today. Is it by complete coincidence that they played at the Perth Arena last week? Wednesday to be exact when we were having dinner in town with friends. We were offered tickets at $500+ each, but when we equate that to how many tanks of diesel, we opted for the diesel. Longest farewell tour since the Rolling Stones Blog Number 14 The last couple of weeks have been fairly emotional as we have been ... read more
Flying Time ( 6 Years Today)
Flying Time ( 6 Years Today)
Flying Time ( 6 Years Today)

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalgoorlie October 27th 2014

Aussie Import 25 & 26th January 2015 Sunday morning arrived and the day of our Australia day celebrations, we had set a breakfast date with everyone for 7.30 with the same guests we had for dinner last night Everybody dutifully arrived, (except for Brian and Nesta, who’s excuse was they cannot remember me advising them we would do breakfast) and we cooked for another 12 hungry campers, eggs bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes and toast. We all then regrouped over to the TLCC membership area as the Cricket matches had started at 8.00am. Now Australia day is a big day, it’s all about celebrating Australia’s identity, meats pies, lamingtons, cricket and generally having fun, historically it’s when the first fleet of British ships landed in 1788 at Port Jackson. It is celebrated on 26thJanuary but as most ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalgoorlie October 26th 2014

Whoo Whoo it’s the Choo Choo I had only worked a half a day on Friday, I have been ramping my hours back up and realised I was doing more than I could cope with and was exhausted, my occupational therapist, who was next to useless said my fatigue may last a year, so I still need to take things relatively easy, that was about the only sensible thing to come out of her mouth. By the time Caroline got home I was nearly packed and after a quick shower we were both heading to Leeming for another fun packed evening with the Bayley’s. Our weekend started on Friday night staying with Andy and Karen, Chinese was on the menu from our favourite Chinese Restaurant, unfortunately when Karen tried to book we found out that it ... read more
Woohoo it's the Choo Choo
Woohoo it's the Choo Choo
Woohoo it's the Choo Choo

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Toodyay October 18th 2014

After a tough week at work another weekend arrived, yay! This weekend is meant to be a little more relaxing of late to allow Andy to get plenty of rest. We should have been away with the 4wheel drive club on a training weekend, but they would be two very long and full on days so we needed to opt out. It didn’t stop us from getting out anyway, it just meant our weekend would not be so hectic, we hope. With the chores done, groceries obtained last night, washing was done and hanging on the line, we headed out with a packed lunch. Our intention on the day was to head up toward Toodyay, but maybe not quite as we wanted to visit Noble Falls, a place that we camped at nearly 5 ½ years ... read more
Hooray for Toodyay
Hooray for Toodyay
Hooray for Toodyay

Oceania » Australia October 18th 2014

Hey everyone, As you well know, we do our best to record our amazing adventures and as some of you may or may not be aware, back in 2010 Caroline put together a piece of work of around 350 photo's to a sound track of our circumnavigation of Australia, which was just terrific. They were what she considered to be our best pictures that recorded the story of our massive circumnavigation of this awesome country. It was posted up and also given to a few people as a "pictorial torture session", and when it was complete it was awesome, but the YouTube file extension was quite complicated and we could never find the film on line , so fast forward a couple of years and under Caroline's instruction I sat around and put together our second ... read more
Our Citizenship
Leaving Woodstock
Jack and Gypsy

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia October 5th 2014

It was 4.40am and very unusual for me to be awake! I knew the alarm was going to wreck my sleep early this morning and I guess that In my mind I was ready for it. A long weekend was rolling out ahead of us and our weekend was starting early with taking Friday off. Andy was already out of bed when the alarm went off, of course I stayed in bed for a little bit longer, daylight was beckoning outside and my cup of tea appeared as if by magic. We had prepared over the previous few nights, so once dressed we were ready to hit the road, Gypsy wad already hooked up so we were ready to go and With a long drive ahead of us, we needed breakfast and then head to the ... read more
Elachbutting Rocks Long Weekend
Elachbutting Rock long Weekend
Elachbutting Rock long Weekend

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle September 14th 2014

Today we woke up in new surroundings, our 51/2 month house sit had come to a close and we were handing it back to Bob and Shirley who arrived home from their cruise all safe and sound. The house was cleaned top to bottom and it all seemed to hand over nicely, they were lovely people, farming folk who let us look after their huge house and beautiful gardens for a lovely long spell, so this year, so far all we have done is house sit with a few trips away camping in Gypsy. Because of Caroline’s very lengthy commute, a few weeks ago we decided to take a holiday chalet in Freemantle, (Freo) as everyone calls it, so with all our stuff packed up we left Bob and Shirley’s in Greenfields around 1.30 and arrived ... read more
Honey! I shrank the dog!!
Go Freo!! Shrunk in the Wash
Go Freo!! Shrunk in the Wash

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth September 12th 2014

Hey all, My apologies, but I really had been pestering Caroline, to Edit my blog, Gnome and Away, which she hasn’t done yet and whilst waiting I write Camp Ovens and Bush Cocktails as it was fresh in my mind. On Thursday Night, we got in to bed and before settling off to sleep Caroline, Caroline said she would edit, Camp Ovens and Bush Cocktails a all the pictures I thought had been loaded and once she had done her editing I could upload it. Well I missed some pictures and a bit of text, which I accept was my responsibility. So the text would have said. Saturday Morning, in between rain showers, I had got up and wandered over to the toilets and on my way back, walked past Leigh and Peter Walkers Kimberly Karavan ... read more
Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread




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