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Success on the Bloomfield Track

Success on the Bloomfield Track

Despite my last post, where I expressed my worries about proceeding on the way to Cape York, we did the Bloomfield Track without any problems. In reality I simply wish I hadn’t spoken to those 2 couples who, having just completed Cape York and done Bloomfield...
As far North as we can go!

As far North as we can go!

Now we are North of Cairns and we aim to travel as far North as we can. We hope that will be at least Bamaga. Many people who know the route have said we’ll be fine, some even say we’ll be fine to get to Cape York. Some say we shouldn’t do any of it,...
Fridge fix up

Fridge fix up

We built our own eutectic refrigerator* but last week we decided it needed a fix up.  The seal on our fridge was still the original freezer seal but I have thought since the beginning that it could be better. I’d been taught that a fridge isn’t much...
Spotting Platypus

Spotting Platypus

If you don’t know what a Platypus is, I suggest you google it, because I was too busy looking and H was playing with someone else’s camera, so we didn’t get great photos.  Platypus are astonishing Australian creatures, usually considered...
DIY Motorhome: Saving space

DIY Motorhome: Saving space

Living in any type of RV, be it a campervan, motorhome, caravan or yacht, means you have to find ways to save space. There are lots, but here’s a few that we utilise: Water filter. By having a water filter on our drinking water tap we can carry just one tank of...
Catching Redclaw

Catching Redclaw

We recently made 2 overnight stops beside water where one might fish or throw in a pot to catch some yabbies or redclaw. The first was at Bedford Weir and the other at Bundoora Dam.   We bought our yabby traps in Emerald at the tourist information centre. These...
DIY Motorhome: Windows

DIY Motorhome: Windows

After removing the fixed and small hopper windows from the bus we installed 4 awning windows and one sliding window in Blu. Aside from these there’s single pane glass right around the front of the bus and in the door. The awning windows  and the sliding...
DIY Motorhome: Electrics

DIY Motorhome: Electrics

Our house is off-grid! By this I mean that since we started travelling in Blu we haven’t had to plug it into a main power supply (although we can). Our solar panels and battery have so far proven to be enough! Despite having electric machines for coffee,...
Back to Sunny Queensland

Back to Sunny Queensland

Queensland promotes itself as being ‘Beautiful one day, Perfect the next’. But, while we’d been struggling with the cold and ever changing weather of Victoria, south-east  Queensland  had been suffering a heatwave (hardly beautiful or...