25 December – 1 January: Oh what a year! Reflecting on 2019 as we enter a new decade

Author: Mrs A Location: Sydney, Australia The past week has been full of friends, colour and laughter, starting with a Christmas day feast, lunch catch up in the city, and finishing the year with a bollywood inspired new year’s eve fancy dress party. Coming to the end of the year, it’s a great time to …

3-6 September: Rivers and lakes…continuing our journey south through Queensland

Author: Mrs A Location: Calliope River and Lake Redbrook, Queensland, Australia While we were in Rockhampton we received a message from some old travelling friends, fellow Zoners (owners of the same brand of caravan as us, Zone), who originate from New Zealand (‘The Kiwi Zone’!). They were visiting Great Keppel (Wop-pa) Island, and would be …

19-22 August: A crossroads in our lives – and we have taken the path to England

Author: Mr A Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia As some of you may know, we have taken what for us is the momentous decision to move back to the UK, leaving behind a country we both fell in love with over twenty years go. Catherine was 25 when she first stepped off a plane with a …

14-19 August: …”Can it be true, that I hold here in my mortal hand a nugget of purest green?”*

It was just over an hour’s journey to our next and final destination travelling north up the Queensland east-coast, deeper into the Daintree Rainforest and up towards Cape Tribulation. This area was called Kurangee by the Kuku Yalanj First Nations people, meaning ‘place of many cassowaries’. If it was up to us we would call …

22-26 April: Reuniting with old friends in Tumby Bay

Author: Mrs A Location: Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay, South Australia Despite being the same size as England and Wales combined, having such a small population means medical provisions on the Eyre Peninsula are rudimentary at best. Residents (and visitors) requiring specialist tests and scans need to make a several hundred kilometre drive or an …