Category: camping

Apr 11 2016

Test all your equipment to make sure it works properly

Testing the drawers slide in and out ok

It is very important that you make sure EVERYTHING works before you start to rely on it. And not just that it works, but that it does what you want it to do. We’ve been looking at drawer systems for the back of my Vitara. We’ve done this so often, you’d think we’d know what …

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Apr 01 2016

My first solo outback trip coming up

Drawers for the back of my Suzuki should be delivered next week, I’ve ordered the snorkel, and – most important – the fridge has been serviced. It’s finally happening – my solo outback trip.

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Jan 12 2016

Photos – our trip along the Murray River

We saw and experienced so much travelling along the Murray River that it’s impossible to write about it all. So here are the photos. Enjoy

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Jan 12 2016

Murray River memories

There were a few things about the Murray River that I wasn’t expecting. And some that I should have. And some that were everything I could have wanted.            

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Jan 08 2016

All the Rivers Run – our trip up the Murray River

For anybody who’s read All the Rivers Run, or seen the mini-series, a trip along the Murray is a must. Having decided that’s how we were travelling back from Adelaide to Sydney, we set off to start the trip at Swan Reach in South Australia, and drive up river until we turned off, up along …

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Jan 07 2016

Grey Fergies to the rescue at the Murray-Darling junction

Did you know the Grey Fergie saved Wentworth? No. Neither did I. I’m not sure if that’s bad marketing by the town of Wentworth, or if it’s something wrong with me. But Doc knew. Or perhaps that’s just him – after all, we do have a grey Fergie in our backyard!

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Jan 05 2016

A land of sweeping plains

A flock of corellas flying over the Murray River

After spending a lovely week with my family over Christmas, it was time to move one. We had to get back home, but via what route was the question. With just over a week to get home, we could take our time, and take in some of the countryside. We had the swag, with its …

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Jan 03 2016

The (muddy) road less travelled

The Triton ute on an outback dirt road

  When Doc and I travel we like to steer clear of main highways as much as possible. Back roads are always prettier, less crowded, and you get to see much more of the country side. If we get lost – well, it’s all an adventure isn’t it. So on our journey along the Murray …

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Dec 30 2015

A road trip at Christmas

view of the road in the side mirror of the van

We’re having a different Christmas this year. Christmas is a big deal for me. Every year on Christmas Eve we all get together – my kids, Doc’s kids, their partners, and our grandchild – for a big family dinner. My kids usually stay the night and we get up early (or at least I do) …

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Aug 23 2015

I’m thinking of buying a small 4WD

I’m buying a new car (well, a new second hand one). After 5 years with my beloved Saab convertible I think it’s time for a change. I think. I really do love that car! But it’s not very practical when I have a lot of gear to cart around, and when I’m driving through fields …

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