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Day 6 & 7: Port Fairy.

Port Fairy began its life as a whaling and sealing port in the early 19th century. In the 1840s there was what is somewhat euphemistically referred to as the Eumeralla Wars between European landowners and the original Gunditmara peoples of the area It was (like so much of the Australian frontier wars of the time) […]

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Travel tip: pack the nocs.

I remember travelling as a kid and watching with envy if I noticed any adults around me carried a set of binoculars. Black or army surplus green chipped metal. Often carried in rigid leather shoulder satchels. It seemed a far more common occurrence than is generally seen today. These days, it’s all about the photograph. […]

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Review: Garmin RV890 GPS.

Just before setting out on this trip I purchased a new GPS, the GARMIN RV890. I wanted to have an alternative navigation system to Google Maps which has led us up some pretty sketchy roads (and has tried to decapitate us under at least 1 low bridge). Ripley is a big girl (7.1m long and […]

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Day 5: Apollo Bay to Warrnambool.

As predicted we woke this morning to strong winds and heavy rains. But every day is a good day and its all part of the adventure. Proof of this was in my morning shower. Immediately after lathering up my bits and bobs, the water temperature plummeted to icy and refused to budge even one degree […]

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Day 4: Lorne to Apollo Bay.

Today we tackled the Great Ocean Road proper. “The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, […]

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Day 3: Bells Beach and beyond.

Location: ///enter.equality.amazement Up early and on the road by 0830 this morning. Our route skirting the Melbourne CBD was a new one for us…and being navigationally dysfunctional, I hoped I didn’t end up getting Ripley bogged in the centre of the MCG…or some other such geographical embarrassment. Needn’t have worried. Traffic was light and the […]

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Day 2: Broadford bowling club.

Location: ///jumped.tenant.gosh Parked up this evening right out back of the Broadford Bowling Club. It’s super quiet here, just the occasional skwaaark of a Cockatoo. Oh, and an occasional goods train clakating past. Despite this being a legitimate camping spot for campervans, and despite it being Saturday night, it looks as if we will be […]

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Day 1: Just Jugiong.

Location: ///heights.outlaw.flirting Jugiong has become our go-to first night stop for all points southwest. Pulled in after lunch to a glorious autumn afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky (and not a flying saucer to be seen). Seriously, gloooorious. With our trip weather forecast foreboding rain, wind and coldness ahead, we soaked it up whilst […]

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