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  • Day144

    Landrover on a pole ...

    March 3, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Having arranged for viewings of Bertha on Friday and Saturday, we decided to set off, as planned, but to stop off to see relatives near Melbourne on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Adelaide is coastal and almost totally surrounded on the land by steep hills, so it was a bit of a flog up to the top. Once there the land was remarkably flat and we rattled along at a good pace (90-100kmh).

    We shared the driving and while I was passenger we remembered that we are not allowed to transport fruit across from one state to another, so I looked for a campsite just before the state border to allow us a night to eat anything that we shouldn’t take to Victoria. I found a campsite that offered zero facilities requiring campers to be fully self contained, as we are. The description doesn’t say much other than quite sternly saying they don’t accept children under 10 and dogs are not allowed. The reviews are all about “up close and personal experiences with animals” Nd one review suggested just dropping by for a look around. As we do like having electric I thought we’d drop by for a look around. I telephoned to check that would be OK, but no answer, so left a message.

    There were many towns and sights we could have detoured off to see, including many wineries, but we stuck to the route to make good time. However, as in many parts of Australia, some of the grain silos are painted with lovely artwork. We also came across the town of Keith and that is famous for having a land rover on a pole ... a long story

    When we turned up at the campsite there was a paddock of kangaroos and wallabies. We parked at the entrance and walked down asking someone feeding them where we could find Treena, the owner? They went off and returned with Treena who looked as stern as her comments about children and dogs. She said we couldn’t look around as they didn’t have time to show people about. Unsure what to do (stay as self-contained or move to another campsite) we then saw two small wombats run across the garden lawn. There was no decision to be made, we were staying. Treena showed us where to park, warned us that we were next to a wombat pen, they are nocturnal and would keep us awake and then said we could sit in the chairs under the house veranda and play with the young kangaroo, wallaby and wombat joeys.
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    Wayne Bampton

    I bet that was a challenge driving the Landrover up that pole, I’d give it a go, maybe I’d make a mess of it as you know IDLISI 😁

    Andy n Bunny Briggs

    Bertha up a pole might be more challenging?

  • Day145

    Heaven - Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary

    March 4, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We had amazing fun, first playing with them, then feeding a joey in a fleece pillowcase used as a pouch, then the other joeys and lastly, sat in the house, (on the sofa with 4 dachshunds running about and three dachshund puppies in a crate, various native birds, a snake etc) one of the wombats. An experience that money can’t buy ... literally as there is no fee to stay there, just donations.

    After night had fallen, we went around the other wombat pens, one pen of two adult common wombats and one with a single hairy nosed wombat. Wombats grow to 40-50 kg and have no concept of personal space. The small wombat joeys didn’t care if we were in their way, they just ran us over.

    We went to bed very happy.

    The next morning (Wednesday) we had been promised that we could feed some of the older kangaroos. We found two students raking the leaves from one of the paddocks, so went and helped them. I’d not think that helping with the chores is expected, but it seemed a reasonable thing to do. Later we fed the larger ‘roos before packing up and leaving to head down to stay with Elizabeth, Bun’s niece, and her husband and kids. They farm a 2,000 hectare farm, that should be interesting. We also plan to see Carole, Bun’s sister, before heading to meet a motorhome dealer one he east side of Melbourne and also someone wanting to view her.
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  • Day184

    Es geht dem Ende entgegen...

    March 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Wie alles hat auch unsere Reise bald ein Ende. Noch sind es aber ca. 10 Tage bis wir das letzte Mal ins Flugzeug steigen. Trotzdem gibt es bereits Dinge, welche wir zum letzten Mal machten.
    So haben wir gestern das letzte Mal unsere Kleider gewaschen, fahren morgen die letzten Kilometer selbständig im Mietauto und buchen soeben die letzten Unterkünfte.

    Heute Morgen durchfuhren wir die wunderbaren Grampians und machten die Standard-Touristen-Stopps bei den 'Balconies' und bei den 'Mackenzie-Falls'. Beides absolut lohnenswert, speziell für Liebhaber von tollen Aussichten und wilden Wasserfällen.

    Ausserdem haben wir heute ein weiteres Tier auf unsere lange Liste der 'dich-haben-wir-auch-gesehen-Tiere' gesetzt. Nämlich einen Fuchs. Er gehört zwar eigentlich nicht nach Australien und wird wie die Kaninchen gejagt, aber süss war er trotzdem und so nahe kamen wir einem Fuchs noch nie.
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  • Day26

    Sand ist nicht mein Freund :-(

    December 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Bin heute noch etwas ins Hinterland und durch die Big Desert Wilderness Area bei Ngarkat durchgefahren.

    Mit Gravel Road was am anfang ja lustig war aber nachdem das Navi mal wieder eine Abkürzung nehmen wollte mit Sand 😳 wollte ich eigentlich schon umkehren und habe mich dann hingelegt.
    Naja halb so schlimm nix passiert und bin auch wieder rausgekommen 😓

    Und es ist scheinbar Holiday season 😁 Hotel finden war das erste mal schwierig und Zelten wollte ich nicht.
    Habe eine Absteige gefunden, naja für 1 Nacht gehts 😬

    Video vom Sand adventure kommt sobald ich wieder anständiges Internet habe.
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  • Day283

    Petit déjeuner et boulangerie typique

    April 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    A Bordertown (joli nom pour une petite ville à la frontière du Victoria), petit déjeuner australien au barbecue avec bacon, œuf et fromage dans du pain de mie. Ensuite on est passé dans une boulangerie australienne(bakery). Petite différence avec la France, il n'y a pas vraiment de pain en vente, c'est plutôt du café, des pâtisseries et surtout des plats salés. En tout cas, la boulangerie était joliment décorée.Read more

    Colette Candela

    Hum, appétissant ! Bon appétit ! 😁

  • Day2

    To Bordertown

    July 14 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We had a quick stop to check out the Nhill RAAF Museum and free camp. Interesting war history and lovely quiet spot. Got to the border crossing and they let us through. Now at a fantastic donation camp with loo, dump point and water at Bordertown. Lovely parklands and lake with walks.Read more

    Kylie De Martin

    Wow! Beautiful spot. One border down!!

    Carolyn Salmon

    Lovely spot. You could stay a couple of days there.

    Melanie Reynolds

    Looks lovely there! Yay, one border crossed.

    Carol Achterdenbosch

    We are back after 1 night, Rally cancelled because of Lockdown.

  • Day282

    Course de karting

    April 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Pendant qu'on installait notre tente dans le camping, on a été attiré par un bruit de moteur bien différent des sons des animaux entendus ces derniers jours...

    Colette Candela

    Un peu bruyant mais un moment agréable pour les enfants ! Papy

    Anaële Boussaud

    bruyant mais chouette

    Anaële Boussaud

    autre ambiance que la course de chevaux !!


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