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The CWA

In most of the small towns we have visited we have passed by an often nondescript, dare I say bland, building in some unobtrusive corner or backstreet that belongs to the Country Women’s Association. But there is nothing bland about this collection of women. In Australia the CWA has over 44,000 members spread across 1,855 […]

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The Cook and the Chef

Kelly is a big fan of the ABC TV series ‘The Cook and the Chef’ way back when it was on (final episode was 2009). She was pretty tickled to visit the actual set. And I think I am going to need to drop some ballast to accomodate the haul of sauces, jams and condiments […]

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Greenock

Just spent 3 days chilling in the village of Greenock nestled into the edge of the Barossa Valley. We had intended to spend one night here but the campsite area was so good we were forced to linger. This makes 5 nights straight of being off-grid, free (or low-cost) overnighting, a new record for us. […]

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The slab at Wallaroo.

It’s not all sweeping vistas, rolling plains and crimson sunsets you know. Sometimes our campsites are rounded with the simple drabness of necessity. After a dawdling drive today we found ourselves running out of daylight as we pulled into Wallaroo Bay on the East coast of Spencer Gulf…a little ways down the Yorke Peninsula. This […]

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Last night on the Nullarbor

For our last night on our return crossing of the Nullarbor was spent perched on the very edge of the Great Australian Bight. We fully intended to spend the day getting some serious kilometres behind us, but after pulling into this lookout all three of us agreed that it would be a travesty of the […]

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Camp life.

Pulled into another great free camp just off the main road. Met a young couple in a caravan taking their 5 kids on a three month adventure from Victoria to Darwin. That’s five very excited kids who had just been down in some caves, seen some Aboriginal rock art, watched a big red-bellied black snake […]

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Wave Rock

Juno running from the tsunami at wave rock. Today we took a short (400 km round-trip) deviation to visit wave rock. The massive granite ‘flared slope’ was chewed away by differing levels of water moisture below the original ground level over thousands of years. The colours in the wave are caused by colonies of lichens, […]

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Balingup and the Magic Mushrooms

Pulled into the small town of Balingup, which has planted an honour guard of quirky mannequins along its Main Street to encourage travellers to stop and look around. And stop & look around you should. It has a couple of arty shops, a lavender oil emporium and an interesting history museum. It also seems to […]

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Bunbury

We rolled into Bunbury to pick up a package ( a replacement hinge for Ripley’s cabin door…long story for another time) and we didn’t really have any plans other than that. On the way into town, Kelly read of a free camping area for self-contained vehicles right on the beachfront. So we thought we had […]