Movement

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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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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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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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 […]

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Remember the Nullarbor.

One of the RV magazines we follow is running a competition for best photo of a campervan/motorhome out on the road. As Kelly was looking back through our own trip pictures searching for something that might be worthy, we reflected back on how special the Nulllarbor crossing was for us last year. And we nearly […]

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