Peace just outside of Sydney

Barely an hour’s drive north of Sydney lies the start of the central coast.   It is a beautiful part of the world, all surrounded by water – the open sea on one side and the canals and bays of  Brisbane Waters on the other.  The beaches are child friendly (mostly) and a great place forContinue reading “Peace just outside of Sydney”

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 3 – Wellington Caves and the road to Mudgee

Day 3 and time to press on towards Mudgee. We backtracked 50kms or so to visit Wellington Caves, which I had heard some good things about. When we arrived though, I was a bit more sceptical. It had a definite whiff of the glowworm about it. The glowworm is a short hand Mike and I useContinue reading “Road Trip Day 3 – Wellington Caves and the road to Mudgee”

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”