Miles of the Nullarbor

The Nullarbor Plain, the holy grail of the big lap, a pilgrimage of nothingness that people either love or hate. We were never planning to do the Nullarbor slowly. Corey and I tend to subscribe to the ripping the bandaid approach on roadtrips - no mucking about, no extended breaks, just keep moving. But the … Continue reading Miles of the Nullarbor

Friendships and random connections

Nearly ten years ago, Corey and I did a Cosmos bus tour of Europe and met some fabulous people on that trip, some of whom we are still in contact with today. So when planning our trip and knowing we would be passing through Penong, west of Ceduna, we knew that we would be stopping to … Continue reading Friendships and random connections

Playing tourist in Streaky Bay

We’d been looking forward to spending some time in the Streaky Bay shire as we’d heard so many great things and of course, many of the camping, caravanning and 4wding magazines always write up great reviews. Fortunately for us, we have a friend who has a holiday shack that we could use whilst we were in … Continue reading Playing tourist in Streaky Bay

Breathing in the fresh Eyre

Sometimes, when you travel through places that are obviously pretty on the surface, you can completely understand why people stop to spend months exploring a place in depth. The Eyre Peninsula is one of those places. We didn't get the opportunity to explore the Eyre Peninsula as much as we liked to.  Even though we … Continue reading Breathing in the fresh Eyre

Slowing down at Lincoln

And so I'm finally up to date! Three months of blog posts that were abandoned, because let's be honest... I couldn't be bothered.  After our extended stay in Mildura, I lost the momentum and just didn't get around to updating our travels.  I'd write notes on my phone and of course took heaps of pics … Continue reading Slowing down at Lincoln

Westward bound

Finally, we're heading west! After a extended stay back home in Mildura and killing time in Melbourne whilst our van was in getting some things repaired, it is finally time to really start our trip and head west, to places that we've not been before! We left rainy Melbourne/Ocean Grove and made our way through … Continue reading Westward bound

Marking time in Melbourne

After the detour through Silo country (aka the Wimmera), we stopped at Halls Gap for a short two-night break before we headed into Melbourne.  We based ourselves at a national park area called Plantation Campground to explore the Grampians and spent our time sussing out McKenzie Falls and checking out the local wildlife. We also decided, after … Continue reading Marking time in Melbourne

A silo detour

Before Christmas, we had to stop in at our caravan manufacturer's factory and get a few things fixed on our van.  Unfortunately, there were some things that couldn't be done in this trip and so we had to make another time to take the van back to Melbourne so we could get some bigger things repaired - … Continue reading A silo detour

Ski race weekend in Robinvale

Ok, so we were leaving Mildura, but really, we were still around having just headed down the road to Robinvale to camp by the river for the Robinvale Ski Race.  Corey's dad camps in a great spot every year and generally we head down to the river on Ski Race weekend. This year we had the … Continue reading Ski race weekend in Robinvale

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

And so comes the pause in our trip, the one that we were half looking forward to and half dreading.  When planning our trip, we realised that Corey's dad's 70th birthday would be smack bang in the middle of our trip.  Our original route had us heading west first and we toyed with the idea … Continue reading Home again, home again, jiggity jig