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Day 13, 14 & 15: Bright.

Location: ///witless.chauffeur.pouty Stunning Autumn colours. The trees are burnt gold and deep toffee plumb and mustard yellows. Underfoot this slippery crunchy fallen canopy wraps Bright in a coat of many colours. From the Great Ocean Road, to the Victorian Alps. It has been a great trip. And Bright has really turned it on for our […]

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Travel tip: the paramedic coffee connection.

It’s simple. When travelling through unfamiliar territories and searching for decent coffee, be alert for a positive paramedic sign. If there is an ambulance out front of the cafe and a crew of local paramedics waiting for take-away you can be assured of a decent brew. If they are ensconced at one of the tables […]

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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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Day 8: Portland.

All tucked in for the night behind the Portland tram station. A nice little campsite that is free for 72 hrs for all self containted motorhomes. It is a great little spot with toilets, a dump station and only a few minutes walk to the centre of town. Portland is another harbour town with a […]

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Day 6 & 7: Port Fairy.

Port Fairy began its life as a whaling and sealing port in the early 19th century. In the 1840s there was what is somewhat euphemistically referred to as the Eumeralla Wars between European landowners and the original Gunditmara peoples of the area It was (like so much of the Australian frontier wars of the time) […]

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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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Day 4: Lorne to Apollo Bay.

Today we tackled the Great Ocean Road proper. “The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, […]

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Day 3: Bells Beach and beyond.

Location: ///enter.equality.amazement Up early and on the road by 0830 this morning. Our route skirting the Melbourne CBD was a new one for us…and being navigationally dysfunctional, I hoped I didn’t end up getting Ripley bogged in the centre of the MCG…or some other such geographical embarrassment. Needn’t have worried. Traffic was light and the […]

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