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Recommended viewing: Giri Haji

Looking for a little Netflix entertainment to help briefly escape reality and turn your thoughts away from the real drama unfolding around us? This trip we have been watching the series Giri Haji. I highly recommend it. It’s a BBC drama that switches between events in Japan and the UK as: A Tokyo detective, travels […]

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Destination

Ned Kelly.

We are in Beechworth today. In the midst of ‘Kelly Country’. Perhaps no other Australian narrative has been as polarising or emotive than the life of this iconic bushranger. Not really knowing more than a bare sketchy outline of the Kelly story I visited the Ned Kelly museum and found it so compelling that I […]

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Milawa: finger licking and phone swiping.

Last night we camped in the carpark of an RV friendly winery (Brown Brothers) in Milawa. Location: Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC. Map. It was a large flat open area that had been specifically set up for campervans & caravans. We shared it with about 7 or 8 other rigs and there […]

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COVID-19. Social distancing in our campervan.

Social distancing or physical distancing as it should be called (because what we all really need is a little social closeness right now) is not easy within the structural confines of our campervan. Here are a few examples of things Kelly and I have been experimenting with: The kitchen. As you can see in the […]

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Last coffee stop?

Enjoying a coffee in the beautiful (and very Sunday drive popular) town of Healesville. Map: Healesville Will this be our last coffee stop for a while? I don’t know. But the COVID-19 situation is unfolding quickly now. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of non-essential public services, retail, gyms, schools and businesses are forced […]

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Port Albert & Foster.

Port Albert. It was only a short distance down the road from our last stop. So we nearly did not turn off to visit Port Albert, but Kelly talked me into it. Turned out to be a beautiful town with a large spacious park that allows free RV parking overnight. Bugger. Wish we had driven […]

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Yarram and a coronavirus update.

There is a storm front moving through, with high winds predicted. So tonight we have opted to hunker down in a safe little van park in Yarram, a small farming town in the southeast area of Gippsland Victoria (pop. 2,135). Map location: Yarram Victoria 3971 Our agenda includes laundry, long hot showers and lounging around […]

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Maffra: The Gippsland vehicle collection.

After a long day of shenanigans we found ourselves fast approaching beer-o-clock with no campsite for the night. We ended up consulting WikiCamps and fluking an excellent overnighter. Destination: Gippsland Vehicle Collection1 Maffra-Sale Rd, Maffra VIC 3860(03) 5147 3223. Map Location. Unfortunately, the vehicle collection of more than 160 special cars, motorbikes, machinery, historic vehicles […]

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The long night of many needles.

It was all going so well. Until the lord of darkness unleashed his legions of flying hypodermic insect drones upon us. Sitting by the Snowy River we had noticed a steady increase in mosquito activity as the sun set. Once the Aeroguard spray proved ineffective we decided to retreat into Ripley for dinner. That was […]