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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Is This The Ultimate Caravan Setup?

It's not often that you come across a rig that ticks all the boxes but Russell and Valerie Balfour have an outfit that would be the envy of any full-timing RVer. Their tri-axle Roma caravan,...
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How To Find The Perfect Pie

Steak and pepper, lamb, pork, kangaroo, emu or humble, the pie is unassuming, warming, and comforting. It’s Australia wrapped in pastry. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Aussies love pies at the footy, down by the...
Climate

A Climate of Change

I'm not going to get into an endless and rather pointless discussion about climate change. But I thought I'd mention that I'm in Far North Queensland at the moment and the daytime temperature is...