Blogs from Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone April 13th 2011

Several months ago I was blown away by the events that unfolded when I returned to the road after months of work (boo!!). I spent 8 months of 2010 in Broome (Western Australia) and will spend an amount of time there in 2011 unless I either win lotto or someone gives me a house. I had a great plan upon departure which was crumpled after 3 days when I was in Karratha and it was akin to a tragedy and after I picked myself up after a half hour bottomless cup of coffee a beautiful korean girl came on to the scene to ensure my worries were behind me. The initial brief conversation was quick and concise. "Are you travelling through?" I asked knowing full well that she indeed was. "Yes I have a Greyhound bus ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone April 12th 2011

Having our own vehicle is really making this part of our trip more enjoyable and possible. If we were using buses we would have to pay 50$ a night for a crappy room or camp out in the woods which are somwhat inaccessible because there is a distinct lack of buses here. Right off the bat we don't even spend that on food and petrol in a day as well if we were to rely on traveller services we would be at the mercy of many dodgy institutions and only be able to access jobs and countryside via tourist buses. All in all its a big circle jerk to be stuck in that world and we are largely free to do as we please. We have a map book that lists 1000's of free camping sites ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone » Home December 7th 2010

Well hello readers! I've started a blog so that Brady, Max and I can keep everyone up to date on our travels. This way everyone gets the same information and photos :-). Speak to you all soon!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone February 25th 2009

Day 110 Hello Mother, Hello Father, here I am at Camp Granada… some of you may remember a very old song by Terry Scott called Camp Granada, well after yesterday I have to say that it felt a little bit like that here, especially after we had to abandon our plans to walk “The Nut” at Stanley. If you are not familiar with the song then look it up on the Internet and you will understand where I am coming from on this one. We were beginning to think that we may never see the sunshine on Tasmania and especially when Hazel, the Penguin volunteer, said this is summer, I could be forgiven for thinking that I wanted to go back to the mainland, no, not come home! Just get back to the mainland where the ... read more
No Road Sense
Enchanted Walk

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone February 24th 2009

Day 109 Up early again today and sitting in the camp kitchen typing the blog, we had had our little visitors last night, the bread was gone and the bag was ripped open. Caroline and myself had watched these two black blobs tip toe into camp as opportunist thieves, they obviously didn’t have to try to hard to find the little stash of food we have left them, not out of kindness, or entrapment but more out of our own curiosity. I had got a couple of mugs of tea in before Caroline wandered over and had type around 1500 or so words. Morning time is my most creative, so it is the best time for me to do the blog where as Caroline is better in the evening. I wandered off for a shower victorious ... read more
So much Gear
The Back

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone February 23rd 2009

Day 108 I got up early again this morning grabbed the PC, my cup, a tea bag, a spoon and the milk and wandered over to what they call the camp kitchen. Don’t get any Idea’s that it is some derelict dirty lean too, it’s a modern large room, equipped with fridge, Microwave, kettle, TV, with a large seating area, but above all it’s nice and warm. The weather is very grey and windy but I am glad to be here. Once the morning tea is “mashed” I plug the lap top in and settle down to managing some picture files, and just making some minor changes to the previous blog Caroline type, the day before. Someday’s I do it, someday’s Caroline does it and sometimes it a mish mash of both of us, when reading ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone February 22nd 2009

Day 107 Waking up this morning and for one brief moment you forget which part of the country you are in and then you remember. It is not really confusing because I think something deep down tells you that you are not at home waking up in the same place every day. Just where did we travel to yesterday and what day is it? Remembering then that we were in Tasmania, a little jewel at the bottom of the Australian mainland. Andy is pleased that we are finally on Tasmania; he has been looking forward to this part of the trip since we started. My only concern being that what will he look forward to once we have left Tasmania to get back to the mainland. I should not be worried there will be something. We ... read more
Dear Santa
Ulverstone Beach
Goat Island

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone February 21st 2009

Day 106 I woke up annoyed that the alarm had not gone off, that Caroline was supposed to set for 5.00am. I had had the most dreadful nights sleep, the mother of all arguments had been going on in the distance and I thought that may be a fight had was in progress or even worse. I shook Caroline and announced it was time to get up, she looked at her watch and said it was half past four, Whoops!! I got out of bed and put the kettle on, and beetled about, Caroline went back to sleep for half an hour as I stayed out of the way. We had packed a lot of our stuff away last night, so only had the trailer to pack and all the awning sheets that go on the ... read more
Up the Ramp
Nearly There

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone February 21st 2009

All, We have arrived safely in beautiful Tasmania, I hope and know that you all appreciate that we are hungry and have not eaten, but have done the blog for yesterday, how we spoil you guys. Blog tomorrow as usual. Andy & Caroline XXX... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Ulverstone January 8th 2009

Well, it seems like AGES since my last Blog. Hope you all had a wonderful and happy Christmas and I wish you all good health and a safe 2009. After leaving Ballarat we headed south to Lake Colac. As with most of the lakes throughout Victoria it was water-less!!! The drought is something that's just incomprehensible to us, coming from the wettest part of Australia, where rain is a darned nuisance !!! It was also smelly and blowing about 60 knotts so we left next morning. Kept going south and ended up on The Great Ocean Road at Lorne. We pushed back east and spent a couple of days at Anglesea and about 4 or 5 in Barwon Heads. Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove are the closest rivals to our pick of the places so far ... read more
Flinders St Station
The Yarra River
New Year's Eve

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