Wine and an island – a new chapter begins in Tassie

So where was I? Oh that’s right. I was up to the part where we had a manic few weeks in the big smoke, followed by some beach camping, and then a trip on a big boat to start the next chapter of our adventures – involving wine, and an island. I can barely remember […]

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Some grim realities of life on the road

The other night I really, really felt like being inside, on a couch, watching Netflix and ordering Vietnamese home delivery. As in, something completely different from what I was actually doing – out in the bush, in the cold, covered in red dirt, wondering what we could make from the tinned tuna and tinned beans […]

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Cruisy, snoozy and boozy times in Broome

We have been taking it pretty easy on this trip – at least I thought we had. Turns out it was all just a warm up for our cruisy, snoozy and boozy month in paradise (otherwise known as Broome). And doing a whole lotta nothin. Life in Broome – if you’re lucky enough to swing […]

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When the going gets tough – the tough head for a dunk in the Indian Ocean

We ventured off-grid into one of the remotest parts of the Kimberley – and emerged a few weeks later dusty, stinky, weary, digitally detoxed, slightly gorged out – and in desperate need of some 4G, functioning brakes and a dunk in the ocean. La-di-dah Our Kimberley adventure started in luxury (of the frugal variety of […]

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6 months in – and we’re only getting started

6 months on, and off, the road – and we are only part of the way through our figure 8 “lap” of Australia. Seems like one year definitely won’t be enough to get around this massive country. And we’re just starting to feel like we’re sort of getting the hang of it. I love reading […]

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Adding more life to my years

Birthdays are a good time to take stock of things. And to drink champagne. This week, out in the outback where there is not much to do other than 4WD along river beds, swim in waterholes, take long bush walks and drink in outback pubs (as in, some of my favourite things to do) – […]

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Choosing our own adventure in the NT

When we set out on this trip, we had the first night planned – and not much more. We meandered through NSW and Victoria, and slowed down a bit in SA while we had a decent look around. And then instead of heading around the coast to WA, we decided to take a sharp right […]

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Going bush – in the lucky country

It has taken me a while to write this one because we have been in some pretty harsh outback conditions for the last week or so. And the 46 degree heat and locust swarms have made me a bit lazy and also nearly fried the laptop. Enough excuses…on with the story. Mission to prevent spoilt, […]

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