Somewhere on the south coast

Somewhere between Bremer Bay and Cape Arid on the beautiful south coast of WA was our destination. This was leaving our options open given it is about a 300km stretch of coast.  Our criterion was simple: a place to launch the tinny, a camp site where you are able to see the water and no…

Ayr Sailean & Peaceful Bay

Australia Day was going to be a scorcher at home – over 40 degrees every day. So we headed south to a new campground called Ayr Sailean. It’s east of Walpole near Bow Bridge and a great spot on a working farm.  Plenty of room, great campers kitchen and new/clean facilities. Peaceful Bay was only…

Dingo and dug outs

After a very warm evening in William Creek and a nice pub meal, we got up at 5:30am and headed off to the western edge of Lake Eyre north at Halligan’s Bay and ABC Bay.  The Dog stayed in the camper and had a nice quiet sleep-in. It was 65km of rocky, sandy, corrugated track…

Talc Alf and tow hitch dramas

Talc Alf (in Lyndhurst) He’s crazy, been living in a tin humpy for over 30 years and has possibly spent too much time in the sun or by himself…! He has some bizarre ideas about the origins of language, how we should be teaching children in school about language and whether or not the world…

On the road again

We’re continuing to use this blog as a travel diary for our next big road trip. We thought it would be a good way for our family and friends to see what we are up to. Bit by bit we’ll add some info about all our travels. Stay tuned

The Spirit

Port Melbourne was alive with the hustle and bustle of Christmas time holiday makers. We arrived at the ferry in plenty of time so we wandered into a local cafe for dinner.  Driving onto the ferry was fun, but slow.  We had booked a sleeping cabin which was the best thing we could have done.…

Port Pirie to the Grampians

After a non-eventful night in Port Pirie (in a very daggy motel), we headed down through the Bible Belt of SA and all the gorgeous little towns and churches.  From here, we turned left and headed into Victoria. The Grampians National Park is spectacular and we had decided to spend a restful, and hopefully dry,…