Surprise! We’re home… for a short visit anyway

The idea for making a quick dash home to surprise the in-laws had been fermenting for some time. Given that we still needed to pick up our tent and camping gear at some stage in preparation for our trip to Tasmania (or arrange for a friend to bring it to Melbourne, which was the original …

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Beautiful Blue Mountains

When I was a little girl (in grade five to be specific), I did a project on the crossing of the Blue Mountains. I remember getting my big piece of poster board and cutting and gluing pictures of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth onto the card, and writing up a description of their expedition and drawing …

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Illaroo – Funny name, stunning camp

As we headed South, we weren’t really sure where we were going to go, but we finally decided upon the Illaroo Campground which is in the Yuraygir National Park. Situated about 1km from Minnie Water (a small coastal village which consists of a general store and a Surf Livesaving clubhouse), Illaroo is one of the …

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All aboard for Peterborough – toot toot!

After our wet start in Broken Hill, we proceeded to Peterborough where we spent 2 nights at the Peterborough Caravan Park. The girls were happy as there was a pretty little park with a big playground next door and heaps of space to finally get the bikes off the bike rack for their first ride …

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