11-13 November: Back in the Zone and off to Victoria!

Author: Mr A Location: Nowra, Braidwood & Woomargama NSW, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia Monday: It was time to bid goodbye to Sydney for a few weeks and hit the road. We picked an interesting time to travel with 70kmh winds, dust storms and clouds of flies that reminded us that the great Australian outdoors has many …

6-12 July: Our love affair with Somerset continues

Author: Mrs A Location: West Bagborough, East Quantoxhead, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK It was hard not to feel a little sad and apprehensive at our impending departure from West Bagborough, and the weather didn’t help either, with its chilly breeze and drizzly rain. With a little sunshine forecast for Monday afternoon we forced ourselves out …

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 …

21-24 November: Feeling the burn on the Great Southern Rail Trail

Author: Mrs A Location: Foster and Yanakie, Victoria, Australia Thursday: Hot temperatures blew into Victoria, taking our pleasant days in the early 20°Cs up to a very steamy high of 41°C (that’s an increase from about 70 to 106 in fahrenheit for those working in old measurements). This was coupled by strong winds which whipped …

18-20 November: A trip over Australia’s highest road and into the water wonderland of East Gippsland

Author: Mr A Location: Mount Hotham, Metung, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia Monday: There are only two ways to get from where we had camped in Beechworth and over to the east coast of Victoria, head south west nearly all the way into Melbourne, or head up over the Australian Alps and down into East …

12-13 October: A taste of Scotland’s east coast

Author: Mrs A Location: Helmsdale, Dunrobin Castle (Golspie), Fortrose and Eaglesham, Scotland, UK We woke up to an unusual phenomenon in our pub carpark – sunlight streaming through the windows. Excited, we packed up and drove down to the harbour for a look around the tiny fishing village of Helmsdale. Although sunny, it was a …