We rolled into Albany after a muddy night freecamping and driving through a thick persisting storm. If felt like returning to landfall after an ocean crossing. Albany reminds me in many ways of Hobart. Beautiful stone and wood houses creep up into the slopes between Mount Melville and Mount Clarence giving the owners spectacular views … Continue reading Albany
Spent the day wandering around Esperance, a coastal town with a population of around 14,000 that grew up as a receiving port for settlers arriving to make their fortunes on the goldfields in the 1890s. The day was warm and sunny and we walked the esplanade soaking in the lush green curated lawns and fine … Continue reading Esperance
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.
A sunny, windy day can only mean one thing... It's time to tackle that large bag of dirty laundry. And let's do the sheets whilst we're at it! When travelling in a 7x3 metre home it only takes about 6 minutes for the inside of Ripley to look like a total rubbish tip. But luckily … Continue reading Laundry day
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.