Down at the farm

Throughout one’s life, you meet people who become fabulous friends and even though they might move away from the vicinity of your day to day life, the friendship remains strong. This is definitely the case with my wonderful friend, Gemma. We met in Mildura, were both involved in numerous committees together for a few years …

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Life’s grand at the Cape (le Grand)

Ok, so I’ll put this out there up front. We’ve got a new contender in our top 3 favourite places! Prior to arriving at Cape le Grand, our top three consisted of: Bay of Fires (Tas) Minnie Water (NSW) Flinders Ranges (SA) I haven’t quite figured out whether Minnie Water or Flinders Ranges has dropped …

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Gold sparkles in Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie was the stop that we were prepared to take or leave when we were in the planning phase of our trip. If we made it there, all well and good but if it didn’t happen, then that was ok too. On our trip across the  Nullarbor we realised that we hadn't made plans for Easter …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Aussie Day tradition continues at the Lake

The past few years we have spent our Australia Day long weekend out at Lake Cullulleraine. Only 50km from Mildura, the trip out to the lake makes it feel as though we’re getting away for a break, but we’re not spending all that time travelling. We spend this time with a fabulous crew, who keep …

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Riverside at Morgan via Adelaide

So our plans to follow the Murray River were thwarted somewhat thanks to our solar issue. We’d anticipated this might be the case hence the reason for the direct trip to Murray Bridge rather than to Tailem Bend as originally planned. With both the ute and caravan dropped off for a service, we headed to …

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