July 2016 - July 2017
  • Day789

    Devils Marbles

    September 27, 2018 in Australia

    Stopping a Wauchope Hotel this evening, as I hear the food is great. Oops!!! No room in the inn, so will have to push onto Devils marbles NP and hope we can get a site, otherwise it's another 4.5 hrs to Alice Springs. Luck is with us and it has been a long few weeks. And he snores. Check out the rocks tomorrow although we have seen them before., we didn't stay last time.Read more

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  • Day787

    Barkly Homestead

    September 25, 2018 in Australia

    On through Cloncurry, turn right at Mt Isa and onto Camooweal and rest at the Barkly Homestead. Need to do some washing. This Highway stop is half way between Tennant Creek in the NT and Camooweal in QLD. It is a welcome stop in the middle of bum fuck nowhere. A few days break before heading on.Read more

  • Day783

    Emerald - Barcaldine

    September 21, 2018 in Australia

    We're heading to Barcaldine for a few nights to catch up with Linda and Peachy. They are at emerald at the moment. We passed the Fairbairn dam on our way to Emerald. We arrived at the Lloyd-Jones Weir campground and I was glad of a few days rest in one place. I love being on the road but day after day can be tiring. The weir itself was under construction but was set on the side of a river. The amenities consisted of long drops and fees were by donation. As usual some left without paying. It frustrates me that people want the best but don't want to pay.Read more

  • Day782

    Carnarvon National Park

    September 20, 2018 in Australia

    Today we are off to the Gorge as we have been told by many that it is well worth seeing. As we headed off on our walk with wonderment of what we would see and do, we thought that we would keep it short, so we chose Boolimba Bluff. I had my sticks with me as I was not sure how I would go after my second replacement of the same knee. Recovery had been slow. We cross the pebble stream and headed off on the meandering and slightly gradient path. We passed a few people but it wasn't until we were getting closer, to what was to be the most arduous part of the walk or should I say climb, when someone asked it I was going all the way. "I will, if I can but why do you ask" I said. He informed us that the next part of the path was more of a climb with narrowings, ladders and rocky steps for about 30 metres and then it flattens out again until you reach the lookout. We looked at each other and pushed on. As difficult as it was, I was not going to let it beat me. Boy was I glad when we reached the lookout and was able to sit for a whole. It was there that we had lunch, which I might add, that I carried on my back, as if I didn't have enough weight to get up there. The views we yet awesome again. I knew it would be worth it or at least was hoping. Have you ever got somewhere after a big effort only to be disappointed. This was not the case but I still think our own Victoria Grampians are better. Well at least I can say I've done it.Read more

  • Day781


    September 19, 2018 in Australia

    We left Surat and drove through Roma, where we stopped for lunch. Not much available as it was after 12:00 midday and most of the shops except the supermarkets were closed. Grabbed a loaf and headed back to the caravan and found a spot by the side of the river where we had lunch. Arrived in Rolleston, which is close to the Carnarvon Gorge about 3:30. Planning a day trip tomorrow. That evening the weekly veggie truck pulled up at the side of the caravan park. We watched as he lifted the container off the truck and opened it up to what can only be explained as a god send in the middle of nowhere. He had all manner of produce.Read more

  • Day780


    September 18, 2018 in Australia

    We drove onto Narrabri, Moree, Walgett and onto Thallon in Queensland, were we came across, purely by accident the beautiful painted Silos. "Stop, turn around" I said, "I want to see the Silos". We were not alone, as many travellers had done the same and what better place to enjoy a cuppa whilst on the road. The sight was awesome.Read more

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    September 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Onto Dubbo today to catch up with Tim and Caroline, who are making their way home after a trip to the Cape. You can't go to Dubbo and not take in the zoo. I love the animals. We came across 2 Gibbon's lazing in the sun. We were happy to just sit and watch, when all of a sudden there was a commotion and one jumped up and started what I would call barking. He filled his pouch under his mouth and made a very loud noise, to what I can only guess, was to scare us off. We were not budging and more people arrived to see what the noise was about. With that he ran over to the other one and grabbed it by the ear and kept running, as if to say "let's go, we're out of here, they interrupted our rest". With that the crowd erupted into laughter. It was the funniest thing I've ever seen an animal do.Read more

  • Day775


    September 13, 2018 in Australia

    Come across the tiny town of Marool of the main road. Free camped opposite the Royal Hotel. Facilities were good and clean. The pub, the food and it inhabitants were awesome. We stayed for a few bevies and a meal. We believe in putting money into small businesses/towns, so they will hopefully be there for others to enjoy. No money, they end up closing down. AS if it wasn't grand enough outside you opened the door to the bar and as you look around, it was early 1900's beautiful pressed metal ceilings with ornate metal cornices, subway tiles around the walls. The Silos opposite are known as the sight, where Billy Brownless, once kicked a football over the silos. Also what was once used a the local fire fighting equipment, was parked up on the hill.Read more