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  • Day422

    Making my way to Cairns

    June 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Up to Nanango for some nice peanuts to go with the cheese and off I go on the back roads to Cairns. The back roads are so much quieter and less stressful. Sadly the farms were really dry right up to Charters Towers where they coped the bottom end of the cyclone and what a difference. The country changes every few hundred kms fascinating. Arrived and pulled up just south of cairns to my washing but Murphy watching so it’s raining. Ah well we’ll see what tomorrow brings!! A couple of days before Richard arrives.Read more

    The Gypsies

    If that’s the bucket how big is the sand pit!!!

    7/5/19Reply
    Martin Fryer

    I hear you guys are sleeping together, I’m nervous!! No mashed potato on the beard Dave or cooking peas in gin!!

    7/7/19Reply
     
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  • Day399

    Brisbane

    June 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Spent time in Brisbane getting up dates done to the truck. Went to the RV show in Brisbane for shits and giggles ( well really I got free tickets) so why not!! Saw a two story caravan for hell’s sakes !! I supposed they had to go in some direction. Spent the weekends out and about the country side which was the nice side of Brisbane. Bought some beautiful cheese at Kenilworth for Richard and my trip north.Read more

  • Day392

    But wait there's more

    May 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Most of the way I took was on the western side of the range so everything is very very dry until I went slightly east by about 20k but onto the eastern side of the range,a place called Dorrigo, and the change is not comprendable. They are as green as green, grass to burn , a lot of dairy farms. Such a relief after seeing so many farms in such a bad state. All this in such a small area!! The trees in the last range I crossed into Qld were so tall something like 30/40m maybe even taller amazing !! The roads were sealed but so rough and uneven I was averaging about 20 to 30k an hour and meeting logging trucks and that’s why the roads are stuffed. Would do it again in a heartbeat it’s so beautiful!!!Read more

    Margaret great to see your photos, lucky you can just keep heading north into the warmer weather

    6/1/19Reply
    Kevin Mitchell

    Looks like you are heading for warmer places Dave. I have been off the grid lately. My phone died, our PC is all packed up as we moved from Eland to Phil's for a few weeks before moving into our new house in Napier. Big life changes here!! We don't get cell phone coverage at Phil's but can use WhatsApp. Do you have it? Keep enjoying the ride mate. Life is what you make it. Cheers. Kev

    6/20/19Reply
     
  • Day390

    More photo's going north up the divide

    May 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    What an amazing trip!!

    The Gypsies

    Beautiful looking country Dave. We will have to return so I can see it. Sending lots of love. Bess. Xxx. 😘🙋

    6/1/19Reply
    Tim Bruce

    Wow, it's incredible how rugged that place is. I'd be too scared to wander from tracks for fear of falling from a cliff. It certainly makes for magnificent views and wonderful sites.

    6/4/19Reply
     
  • Day386

    Up the great divide

    May 24, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Stayed a night here after my day racing around my panorama. Now I headed into the great dividing range and zigzag my way north. Where I started in the divide is called the blue mountains. The drive all the way to Qld was unbelievable!! From steep hills to open farm land and meandering along really tight water coarses. Every day has got colder and most nights below zero so only one night in each place and a promise to my self I am heading north!!! Well I am in Qld now at a place called Allora, just south of Ipswich. I think I am still going to have to head north yet!! I have a few things to get done in Brisbane but will be looking for a nice warm beach up north and go fishing 🎣.Read more

    The Gypsies

    Glad I wasn't there for the steep descent! You know how I love them. Ha ha. 😳

    6/1/19Reply
     
  • Day385

    Mount panorama con rod strait

    May 23, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C
    Lee Mitchell

    Silly bugger🤣🤣

    5/23/19Reply
    Kevin Mitchell

    There is a boy racer in most of its boys Dave but you have seriously lost your mojo from your holden ute days!!🤣

    5/25/19Reply
    Nicky Steele

    Dad? Were you holding the phone while driving, really slowly ...?

    5/31/19Reply
    The Gypsies

    Heck no nicks!! You’re not allowed too 😜😜😎

    5/31/19Reply
     
  • Day385

    Up to Orange and on to Bathurst

    May 23, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Made my way to Orange to pick up a parcel from WA. Then on to Bathurst to race around mount Panorama!!!! I am not sure about the time trials but as you can see I got pole position. The rest is on video and wow I think I did real good !!! The country between Orange and Bathurst really changed from generally flat to quite hilly and I didn’t think we were climbing but the truck was down in her gears and when I looked at the alter meter we were climbing quite fast, very different for Australia!!! The top of my panorama is 900m. Will head up to Brisbane along the great dividing range if I can stand the cold. I getting old you know!!!Read more

    The Gypsies

    The view from the top of the mountain

    5/23/19Reply
    Richard Matthews

    Peter Brock Mitchell !!!

    5/23/19Reply
    Tim Bruce

    Great pics of Mount Panorama. I lived in Orange for 5 years. I haven't been back but have always wanted to visit.

    5/23/19Reply
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  • Day376

    Starting my back up through NSW

    May 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Finally on the road again!!
    Heading up through NSW, a bit further east than where we came down , nearer to the great dividing range. It’s all very flat and the further north I got the dryer it becomes. Stop for a coffee in a little town called Urana , beautiful place, but they told me they had 50mm of rain 2 weeks ago and that’s all they have had for 12 months. Most of the farmers didn’t get a harvest last year and the out look for this year is not good. The lake in Urana is their ski lake!! Also went through a town called Ariah Park once again beautiful.Read more

    The Gypsies

    This is their ski lake!!!

    5/18/19Reply
    Kevin Mitchell

    You got to feel for those farmers in that part of the country. They must be so tough to keep fighting when mother nature doesn't help much. 😎

    5/19/19Reply