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Visitors, bucking bulls, and boxing.

Visitors, bucking bulls, and boxing.

We’ve been very lucky this year and we’ve (so far) had 4 parties of friends come and spend time with us. We really do like it when friends are wanting to, and do, come and visit, but the experience has taught us a lot too.  This years experience has...
Reaching the Northern tip of Cape York

Reaching the Northern tip of Cape York

We reached the tip of Cape York Peninsula 5 weeks from when we did the Bloomfield Track, and it took us just 4.5 days to return to Mareeba. When we got to Bamaga, we went even just a little bit further North by taking a ferry to Thursday Island (without Blu). ...
Lockhart River and Chili Beach

Lockhart River and Chili Beach

As I write this we are almost finished with what we are doing of Cape York. So I think it’s okay to say that Lockhart River and Chili Beach were my favourite destinations on Cape York, and I already wish we’d spent longer there.  Lockhart River is an...
Lakefield (Rinyirru) National Park

Lakefield (Rinyirru) National Park

Had we asked at the National Parks office in Cooktown about driving through Lakefield (Rinyirru) National Park in Blu apparently we might have been told that it wasn’t possible. Near Lockhart and again at Weipa we met another bus that’s travelling Cape...
Cairns to Cooktown in Blu bus

Cairns to Cooktown in Blu bus

I’ve already written about how well Blu bus soldiered through the Bloomfield track, which was part of the section Cairns to Cooktown (doable also via bitumen for those without a suitable vehicle) but here’s what else we did.  We stopped 2 nights at...
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...