RISING RANGES

According to geologists, the area encompassing the Flinders Ranges was once an inland sea depositing different rocks into the area. Over time, these rocks were compressed and uplifted, forming a mountain chain.   Geology lessons aside, during September 2012 the Flinders Ranges weren’t looking so good. The wild spring weather had cooked up the mother…

ON THE SHEEPS BACK

We first visited the Gawler Ranges in 2010, camping in the national park not far from the Paney Homestead. The camp grounds were dry and dusty, as was the surrounding bushland and the Organ Pipes or red rhyolite rocks that exist in the gullies didn’t quite match that of the tourist brochures. Still, the blend…

SOUTHERN COMFORT

After our crab-fest in Kadina, it was onto the seafood capital of Australia – Port Lincoln – home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s plenty of seafood on tap from any number of fish wholesalers or fine dining establishments, with everything from succulent oysters, abalone, prawns, tuna, rock lobster, to…

Welcome to Port Douglas!

We’ve made it to Port Douglas and the first (easy) leg of our 10,000km trip from Melbourne to Cape York and return. 3,000km of easy travelling, with our Nissan Navara ST-X V6 comfortably towing our Topaz Series II consistently and easily at speeds between 95 and 110km indicated.   It took us around three and…

Track Trailer Topaz Series II

words & photos – Michael Browning A raft of improvements based on owner feedback has made this go-anywhere, hybrid caravan even better http://caravancampingsales.com.au/reviews/2012/caravans/track-trailer-topaz-series-ii-32123   WE LIKED >> Sophisticated simplicity >> Superb engineering >> Great storage space NOT SO MUCH >> No internal ensuite option     A few years ago you could have counted the…

A FLYING START

If you checked out our earlier blog post, you’ll be aware we started our 10 week Outback SA and NSW trip at the start of Sep, initially catching up with family in Adelaide before setting off to experience the magnificent Eyre Peninsula coastline; but not before a rendezvous with the Frost family. We originally met…