The Otways

The Otways – by Diane Apart from the iconic, over-photographed monoliths rising out of the ocean and the scenic seaside stretch of road between Apollo Bay and Lorne, the Great Ocean Road was a complete unknown for me, and not at all what I expected. For instance, I had no idea how much of the … [Read more…]

The Gramps To The G.O.R.

Even though Rod didn’t completely run out of mountains to climb, after 2 weeks in The Grampians, we decided it was time to make our way to the south-west coast of Victoria and The Great Ocean Road. We met up with the coast at Killarney, between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, camping at the Rec Reserve … [Read more…]

Glorious Grampians

The Grampians is a mountainous region in Victoria that stretches for over one hundred kilometres from Horsham in the north to Dunkeld in the south, Hamilton in the west and Ararat in the east. These kilometre high peaks started as river sediment 400 million years ago, then gradually tilted upward, resulting in walking tracks that … [Read more…]

Climb Every Mountain

Ever since I became the first left handed, sexagenarian Australian bloke to climb Mount Everest single-handedly, without oxygen or Sherpas (I did have a bit of assistance from Photoshop), I have had a passion for hiking to high places on our journey Into the Unknown. Over the past six months, I have had the great pleasure of … [Read more…]

Meanwhile Back On The Mainland

I have to confess, leaving Tasmania was a bit heart-wrenching. I mean, we’ve been on the road since mid-September, and by the time we left the Apple Isle, we had spent more than half of our “new life” there. I felt like I grew up a little there. (Not sure what Eb would say about that.)
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Ta Ta Tassie!

Well the time has finally come. Time to explore new horizons. We have had the utmost pleasure in travelling around Tasmania for the past 83 days. In that time we have, amazingly, done over 6,000 KM.  During this time we have got to experience a lot of tastes of what Tassie has to offer. However, … [Read more…]

The Tarkine

I am sitting here on a friend’s verandah on the east coast of Tasmania, very aware that we only have one more week in Tasmania. It’s a time of mixed feelings: excitement about our plans on the mainland and sadness to leave this magnificent state. Our time in The Tarkine was fantastic, with some of … [Read more…]

Bye Bye Bruny

Greetings from a glorious summer morning on Bruny Island. Tasmania has finally decided to turn on some lovely warm weather for us after two and a half months of challenging conditions where the temperature rarely climbed above 20 degrees and we had to be constantly aware that whatever the weather was it would probably change … [Read more…]