The Snow Man – Wallace Stevens

“One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The […]

This road is RUBBISH

During the last 3 weeks Ripley1 has safely transported us across a great variety of road surfaces and conditions. From glassy smooth highways south of Brisbane, to bumpy corrugated access tracks, to diarrhoea covered back […]

Port Macquarie

The surf was up at Port Maquarie (pop 45,700) when we arrived. We parked Ripley in a neat spot at the Breakwall Holiday Park which as its name describes, sits next to a breakwall smack […]

Red Rock

Today we arrived at Red Rock (pop 274). We pulled in late afternoon, found a beautiful little park with a view and put the kettle on. Our plan was to engage Ripley’s stealth mode for […]

Byron Bay

Byron Bay was named after the naval officer John Byron (and grandfather of the poet Byron) by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 whilst searching for safe anchorage.


We spent the night stealthing in the beautiful little village of Kingscliff. And by ‘stealthing’ I mean at dusk we found a quiet non-residential spot just on the edge of town (it was just a […]