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COVID-19: homewards

We are turning for home today. Plan to spend tonight in Jugiong and then roll up the highway to Canberra on Sunday morning. Despite the grim tide of suffering that is engulfing the world right now we have had a most excellent and uplifting trip. But it seems like the right time to return home. […]

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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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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 […]

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Marlo.

Stopped for a long lazy lunch (because…views) in Marlo. A small town at the point where the Snowy River rides out into the Great Southern Ocean. I don’t care what you say, there is nothing better than a thick lather of quality dark roasted peanut butter on fresh rye bread to fill a hypoglycemic belly-hole […]

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Cann River.

It is amazing. Only a handful of weeks ago the landscape was baking under a furnace sun. Unending 43 Celcius days that sucked away all vestige of green, withering the flora and parching the fauna. And then the fires came and burnt it all black through and through. But driving Ripley down the Monaro Highway, […]

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Ready to roll.

Things are getting a little crazy in this corner of the solar system. What with the coronavirus pandemic escalating, stock markets crashing, locust plagues ….er, plaguing. Seems like the only sensible thing to do is to run away. Luckily the tribe is ready to roll south first thing tomorrow morning. That’s all we know. South […]