4. Weekend Coffee Catch Up

Welcome to this week’s coffee catch up.  It’s an evening cuppa, after another full day and while Basil watches motorbike racing, I’m outside listening to the sounds of campers settling into their evenings.  Night creatures are about and birds still chatter.  It’s been a warm day in Kununurra, Western Australia but it has cooled off…

Zooks, it’s Zee End

Finally, some stats of our Big Fat Aussie Road Trip that has lasted 11 months. We’re at our final destination for this leg of the road trip and will pick up again in late Summer early Autumn next year. We left our home town of Toronto, NSW 14th June last year and move into our…

Yarrangobilly

The Yarrangobilly Campground is at the northern end of Kosciuszko National Park. The park is better known as the venture playground for Winter sports enthusiasts and hikers, it also hosts campers at ‘primitive’ campgrounds. Primitive means few if any facilities but there were long drop toilets. Campsites are not marked but campers tend to find…

X Marks the Sweet Spot

We left home to explore Australia in our caravan and find somewhere to live out our twilight years. We were ready for change having lived on the eastern seaboard of New South Wales for fifteen years. Time was not a constraint and so we meandered north then west, turned east and came south again. We…

Phillip Island

27th November 2018 For a few days we were camped at the small but quiet Bass Valley campground just a short drive to the many “country” attractions in the State of Victoria. We were marking time until we could check into the caravan park in Melbourne where we were to catch up with family and…

Maleny, Queensland

30th June – 4th July 2018 The village of Maleny in the Queensland Hinterland sits on the Obi Obi Creek that winds around it. From where we camped at the showgrounds, it was a short walk into town through a replanted walkway that hugged the creek. Given the time of year, we rugged up and…

Greenock, Barossa Valley

24 March 2019 On the north western side of the Barossa valley, Greenock village is a peaceful retreat set amongst vineyards established by Lutheran immigrants of the 19th century. We spent time camped at the village oval which has a beautifully restored grandstand. Self-contained RVs can spent up to a week in lovely surroundings and…

Catch Us Camping at Forster-Tuncurry, NSW

For three nights we camped at the Sporties Club at Tuncurry a perfect spot from which to explore the twin towns of Forster Tuncurry, mid-east coast of New South Wales. So we’re back in what had been our home state since 2003 to visit friends on our way south. The accompanying photos were taken as…

Day Trip to Cape Tribulation

We’ve been travelling through the Wet Tropics for some weeks and have enjoyed the changing landscapes and how green it is. The gorgeous diversity of plants, the profusion of colours and textures is stunning. It was an early start for us as we had to get the ferry across to the northern side of the…