Ningaloo Reef Road Trip

Stuck in suburbia, it is easy to forget how vast and incredibly beautiful this marvellous land of ours is.  Caught up in nonsense of our own making, we lose sight of what really matters. While the news is full of sorrow and hate, of ideologically motivated distrust and ego driven politics, nature proceeds onwards, asContinue reading “Ningaloo Reef Road Trip”

Road Trip Day 4 – Mudgee and the road back to Sydney

Minus One. Yes, that is the temperature it got down to on our first night in Mudgee. When we awoke we found car windows covered with a layer of ice glistening in the morning sun. Clearly spring in this part of the country means icy-cold nights, even though the days turned out to be quite brightContinue reading “Road Trip Day 4 – Mudgee and the road back to Sydney”

Road Trip Day 2 – Dubbo Zoo

Our first night in the campervan passed pretty uneventfully. Neither child fell out of the top bunk, despite my grave concerns, although one of them knocked a torch to the floor at about 3am and gave us a serious imitation of a heart attack. I tried to make an early start of it, wanting toContinue reading “Road Trip Day 2 – Dubbo Zoo”

Road Trip Day 1 – The Road to Dubbo

We’ve just been on a five day road trip, in a dinky campervan, to see country NSW. All in all we do about 1500 km on our trip and we are not 10 minutes into our journey before Arabella pipes up: “How many minutes until we get there?” My learning about road trips – andContinue reading “Road Trip Day 1 – The Road to Dubbo”

The Dordogne, France – Road Trip

We’ve exchanged the sophistication of Paris for rustic, rural France.  We arrived into Bordeaux via the high speed train network and headed straight out again in our newly acquired campervan.  On the way to St Emilion, in the heart of acres of green, luscious vineyards, we stopped at, what seemed to me to be, theContinue reading “The Dordogne, France – Road Trip”