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A New Normal

Anticlockwise but not anticlimax.

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Milawa: finger licking and phone swiping.

Last night we camped in the carpark of an RV friendly winery (Brown Brothers) in Milawa. Location: Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC. Map. It was a large flat open area that had been specifically set up for campervans & caravans. We shared it with about 7 or 8 other rigs and there […]

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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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Ready to roll.

Things are getting a little crazy in this corner of the solar system. What with the coronavirus pandemic escalating, stock markets crashing, locust plagues ….er, plaguing. Seems like the only sensible thing to do is to run away. Luckily the tribe is ready to roll south first thing tomorrow morning. That’s all we know. South […]

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Blowing out the cobwebs.

This morning we took Ripley out for her first drive in over 4 months. Slightly surprisingly, Ripley demonstrated no ill will over her months of inert neglect. She started first turn of the key and seemed keen to get somewhere way more interesting than our driveway. But not quite yet. This would only be a […]

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Simple iPad wall mount for your campervan.

At the end of full travel day Kelly, Juno and I quite enjoy settling down for a little bedtime Netflix. You know….in bed. We could simply play a movie through Ripley’s TV but it is situated way up front, a little too far away to watch comfortably from the boudoir. Until now we have been […]

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Ripley awakes.

Due largely to our summers unprecedented bushfires and prolonged heatwaves, Ripley has been undercover and in deep hibernation for nearly 4 months now. We had originally planned a couple of trips away in the new year, but all our usual go-to locations were on fire. In fact, all our non usual go-to locations were on […]

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About to rent a campervan? Here are my top tips.

Thinking of renting a campervan or motorhome for your next holiday? Perhaps you are thinking of buying a van and you want to try one out first to see if the experience a really your cup of tea. Campervan holiday. Hiring a campervan or motorhome (and for simplicity I’m just going to say campervan from […]

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Travel App: WikiCamps.

It is quite possibly the most utilised campsite app in Australia. And whilst not perfect, it is pretty darn good. WikiCamps Australia (there are now also versions for New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK) provides a crowdsourced database of caravan parks, campgrounds, dump stations and other points of interest for both paid and free […]