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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...
The Countdown

The Countdown

For a multitude of reasons, none of which are even remotely tethered to a desire to stop travelling or depart from our new life on the road, we’d made the decision a couple of months ago to head back to Australia! Sadly South America will have to wait a little longer…...
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...
Magnetic Brisbane (+ Fraser Island)

Magnetic Brisbane (+ Fraser Island)

Sanft und leise landet unser Flugzeug in der Morgendämmerung – Hallo, neues Land! Wir staunen noch am Flughafen über die eigenartige, jedoch keinesfalls verstörende Stille: Die Flugzeuginsassen unterhalten sich in einem Flüsterton, es wird...
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

Heather The St James Walkway (SJW) was by far one of the most outstanding tramps we did in New Zealand. It’s 66km in length starting from the Lewis Pass and finishing in Boyle Village, which despite its name is not an actual village. The track goes through bog,...
Sabine-Travers Track

Sabine-Travers Track

Dan The sky darkened and we felt the first drips of rain, Heather expressed her dismay and displeasure at hitchhiking in New Zealand, the prolonged volley of expletives was all done all without the pleasant please “give us a ride smile” leaving her face....
The Pelorus Track

The Pelorus Track

Heather “Ah! I’ve been waiting for you two!” the energetic bus driver exclaimed as we handed over our packs. He showed us the special spot that was reserved for our bags, then told us to hop aboard. This intercity bus was travelling from Picton to...
The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte Track

Heather After our failed attempt at North Island hiking we boogied on down to the South Island via a pub crawl in Wellington (NZ makes some excellent craft beers but you will pay dearly for them). The most northern point of the South Island is Ship Cove and is also...
Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 2: Abschied

Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 2: Abschied

Nun wird es ernst. Wir haben uns mit der Agentur auf einen Verschiffungstermin geeinigt. Ganze sechs Wochen nehmen wir uns Zeit, unser Auto und dessen Inhalte auf das Sauberkeits-Niveau eines Neuwagens zu kriegen (und nebenbei weiter am Computer zu arbeiten). Die...
Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and All That

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and All That

Dan (bet you thought I had stopped writing these things) So a week into New Zealand and the weather is a bit shit, fondly remembered towns from our last trip are grim and depressed, then add to the mix a never ending cold I picked up a couple of weeks before departure...