It seemed somehow fitting to end our tour of Australia in Sydney. In the city that you might assume was the capital, if you hadn’t paid too much attention in geography class. The site of the first British colony in Australia, only 230 years ago. Selected due to its extremely accommodating natural harbour, which now... Continue Reading →
What Is The Largest Living Thing On Earth?
Not long after dropping back our RV in Cairns, we were enjoying a pizza at a lovely Italian restaurant in Trinity Beach, our new home for the week. Trinity Beach was a good location for a family break, within 15 minutes drive of Cairns and on the road up to Port Douglas. Snorkeling On The... Continue Reading →
It Doesn’t Look Too Far – On A Globe
Melbourne to Cairns Road Trip While enjoying our week in Tasmania, I had been keeping an eye out for special RV relocation deals on the internet. The idea is that if hire companies need one of their vehicles moving to a different depot, then you can volunteer to do the drive for them and in... Continue Reading →
A Family Retreat In Huon Valley, Tasmania
I had carelessly booked us onto a Jet Star flight out of Melbourne. This meant we had plenty of time to kill in Melbourne airport. Jet Star’s published timetable of flight departures is a work of pure fiction. Tonight they were only running an hour late, which felt like a mini success. We landed in... Continue Reading →
Why Can’t We Fly To Melbourne?
After a wonderful week in Adelaide staying with my family, we decided to go on a road trip to Melbourne so that we could drive the Great Ocean Road. I was looking forward to the dramatic scenery, getting out into small town south Australia, stopping frequently for coffee and a wander about. The kids were... Continue Reading →