Tonight we are stopping in the small town of Crystal Brook in South Australia. We have just arrived back from an evening brew at the local pub. On the walk back Juno experienced his first freight train at close quarters. The poor little fellow found the squeaking, rattling, hissing mass of it all somewhat intimidating. … Continue reading Crystal Brook.
The first hint of trouble was the oncoming traffic flashing their lights. We had been on the road for about an hour. It was drizzling on and off but the sky ahead looked promising. "Better slow down" Kelly instinctively warned, "probably a police radar trap". The caution was pretty much a moot point as Ripley … Continue reading On the road.
Mt Gambier is located on the slope of another long extinct volcano about 450 Km south-east of Adelaide. The geology of the area is predominantly limestone resulting in an abundance of caves (over 800) and sinkholes (over 50) in the area. In fact the whole limestone coast as it is called is a bit of … Continue reading Wine tasting and Mt Gambier.
Travelling is all about the stopping. Sure, the destination gives any adventure a compass. A gravitational pull. A bracket to signify completion. And the journey itself is the the delicate practice of paying attention in motion. Paying attention to motion. But the stopping is where the magic happens. When properly travelling you should be stopping … Continue reading Stoppingl
This morning we made the easy 28 km trip up the road to Port Fairy. But first, a pit stop to Bunnings was necessitated to fix a small leak under our sink. Kelly quickly sorted this out with some silicone sealant...whilst I wandered around in the tool-section all tranced out and dreaming of having a … Continue reading Dartmoor
We continued to drive through the 'Lakes and Craters' region of Victoria. Vast flat rolling plains pickled with Marr's or low volcanic mountains such as Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf. The surrounds were far greener and more visually interesting than previous days. Outside it was a very pleasant 25 degrees and so we drove on, … Continue reading Warrnambool.