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Cowra (and the flood).

Arrived in Cowra late afternoon and made a bee-line for the famous Japanese gardens. The other thing Cowra is famous for is the attempted mass break out of Japanese from a POW camp in 1944. The gardens were well worth the stop. $15.00 adult admission, dogs free (and it was nice to see a dog […]

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Boorowa

Leisurely morning pottering about and checking we had not forgotten anything vital before finally mounting up and pointing Ripley north.

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May trip north.

Well its been a little while now since Ripley took us for a decent ride. But that is all about to be sorted. In a couple of weeks Kelly, Juno and I will be heading north on a 4 week trip up to the Sunshine Coast.

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Homemade Wanderlust.

Jessica ‘Dixie’ Mills is an avid hiker/backpacker living in the USA. In 2015 she successfully completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail that runs a total of 3,500 kms up the east side of the U.S. from Georgia in the South to Maine in the north. During that hike she began documenting her journey […]

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Why Ripley?

  Why do we call our camper van Ripley? Well, its simple really. I have been avidly following the YouTube travels of Jorge and Jessica in their 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro for a while now. They named their kick-butt beast Ripley, and although this serious 4WD adventure machine is on a totally different foodchain to our […]

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Sunshine Beach trip.

Up early for a shakedown trip to stay a few nights at Sunshine Bay. One thing about driving a camper van, is that it teaches you to slow down a little and enjoy the journey. As you climb and descend and wind your way along the lesser roads you inevitably collect a tail of cars […]

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Lesson on the Clyde.

Yes. I think I can make this. Astride a small wooden seat beside the Clyde river, I sat squinting into the weather radar app on my iPhone. Performing a complex mental trajectory plotting of exactly where my own route would be transected by the rather intimidating lava-lamp of red and yellow pixels moving from left […]