Thursday, 31 March 2016

2.Hitting the Outback

Well we've been on the road for a few days now - of course nothing runs perfectly to plan and we had some issues with the trailer brakes which saw us spend a morning in Warwick with the trailer experts  putting them to rights. But then it was off and we decided to call in and spend a while where we have camped before at Yetman

Nice to get reaquainted with Iris and John and share a few wines and stories with others travelling.
It also gave us the chance to get out the 'choofer' - Dave's creation, It seems that food is always better cooked outdoors and a fire is always good when you camp.
Even had a go at baking our own bread
This is the picture after it had doubled in size (really!!)  i was pretty proud of that!  But you will have to take my word for it that it ended up great as we ate it before I had a chance to take a photo!  I will make the effort to get one next time to prove it! But meanwhile here is another tasty meal.
We are really missing everyone at home and work in particular NOT!!!!!  It has taken us a while to slow down and just appreciate where we are each day and enjoy the company of the people we meet along the way.  One day a local guy came over while we were setting up camp and talked to us for for a good half hour about all kinds of things and because we were in no hurry it was a pleasure to have a chat, Dave didn't mind that only half his guy ropes were in and he was holding a pole!!
 Dave hates being photographed but I caught him one day slacking off!
The scenery is wonderful as we travel although it is very dry and the further West we go the drier and dustier it becomes.  But these trees seem to be able to weather anything and always look magnificient!
So Westwards we go - Towards Bourke and the Darling river.  Lets just hope there is still some water in it when we get there and it hasn't all been used by Cobby Cobby station for their cotton (But that's a whole other story!)  In the meantime we will press on - it's a hard life but someone has to do it!!! 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

1. A New Adventure

Hello and welcome to our Blog!
Some of you would know us from our previous blog and others will be joining us afresh. We are about to embark on another 'adventure' and welcome the opportunity to share our experiences with anyone who wants to come along!

Just briefly we are Dave and Beryl - not old enough or rich enough to retire yet but have decided that life is too precious to spend it making enough money to retire on only to fall off the perch before you get the chance to spend it, or your health prevents you.  We prefer to adventure and explore while we can - the reason for this trip.

The trip will be covering quite a bit of Australia, we have decided to traverse some of the more 'off road' tracks with our camper and 4WD. It will be a no frills journey, on a budget but with no lack of excitement I'm sure.  We have just returned from a short trip to NSW Clarence River area where we spent our time with Goannas, Snakes and Cows, not to mention seeing Rock Wallabies and a Black Kangaroo and that was at just  2 camp spots!

This guy had quite a few mates that also joined us, They decided the shade under the trailer was good for a nap.
and this guy thought the toilet roll holders was the perfect place to keep cool. Luckily there was more than one toilet so I left him to it!!
One of these cows actually lay down and scratched her face on our guy ropes! They were pretty docile and rather inquisitive.
This was a great way to wake up - clouds over the tree tops 
and looking out over the river

We are back on the coast again for a couple of weeks for family commitments and a few more modifications to the truck and trailer, including new tyres and a few additions that will help along the way and then it will be off adventuring. I will try to add to the blog when internet, time and good stories permit so keep tuned for more!