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The Great Lockdown Road-trip of 2021

Destination: N/A Distance travelled today: 0 cm.Weather: Cloudy/Rain 13 C Hunkered down in week 3 of COVID lockdown (or is it 4? Things are getting a little blurry), and with little likelihood of any meaningful travel opportunities in the foreseeable future, we need to think outside the box. Or at least inside it. Kelly, Juno […]

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Day 9: Cherrypool.

Location: ///hoof.cumulative.lifelike We have just pulled into a rest area at Cherrypool around 30 minutes drive south of Horsham. We intended to put the kettle on and make smooshed banana & peanut butter sandwiches (dusted with cinnamon of course) before continuing north. But this is such a picturesque and peaceful campsite right beside the river […]

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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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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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