motorhome

Caught napping!

I was getting ready to do the washing when a ping told me I had an email. Oh dear – it was the editor asking for my column and I hadn't written a word! So...
snake

Snake!

Great green snakes, slithering black and red snakes, frightening brown snakes and constricting pythons, they all have every one of us caught in a sea of fear, chilled to the bone at the very...
RV

Be Prepared

Have you ever tried to get duplicates of precious documents such as marriage certificates and proof of citizenship? Getting involved in government departments is a frustrating business. There have been many natural disasters early this...
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Lego Caravan World Record

It’s said that memories of childhood are the dreams that stay with you after you wake. For me, my childhood dreams were of blocks of plastic, each with eight little nobly bits on one...
Nullarbor

The Treeless Plain

Well, Yemmy made it to Denmark, WA, and back but has since had a gearbox transplant because he was having a ‘flare’ when changing between second and third. My friend, Eric, used a gearbox...
motorhome

Now For More Motorhome Trouble

I'm glad I didn't write this yesterday! Everything was good then. As regular readers would know, my motorhome has had major mechanical problems. The repairer in Queensland botched the differential replacement, and I had...
differential

Yemmy’s Back But What’s the Diff?

Following on from last month when I said Yemmy was at the RACQ repairers in Mareeba and they couldn't look at him for a week, well, quite a lot has happened since then, including...
sausage roll

Time To Rock The Roll

I think the legendary Australian rocker Bon Scott almost said it best when he nearly sang, “It’s a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll”. Never a truer word virtually...
freedom camping

Freedom Camping Advice

Free camping. We all love the idea of it. The trouble is knowing what free camping is and understanding how to get the best of it. Here’s the word: the best way to approach free...
Walkamin

Woes in Walkamin

I said last month that I'd still be in Queensland when writing my column for the next issue but I didn't know then that I'd have no choice! When I was shopping last Sunday,...