February 20, 2019

Sometimes, when travelling, we are told “Don’t miss (insert activity)” and taking this advice has sometimes led to some very disappointing experiences. So, when we heard that we were not to miss Australia’s longest running play, while in Strahan (Tasmania), we decided we better not.

Now, no-one told us anything about the play, they just told us not to miss it. We were told it was hilarious, it was fun and something we would enj...

January 8, 2019

As a retired police officer, and having worked for a number of years in a number of specialist positions, as well as in uniform, I have seen and helped people on the worst days of their lives. Some of these people are children, kids that may never go home again, some that will not have the dignity of dying in a hospital or even surrounded by their loved ones.  

As you can imagine, as a parent, the want to protect...

January 4, 2019

Prior to hitting the road in 2016, we were looking at ways the kids could record our travels, their adventures and their thoughts. We came across the Caravanning with Kids stand at the Newcastle Caravan and Camping Show, and let’s just say the rest is history.

When we left home, Liam was 12 and Mia was 7 years old. They both loved the journals, and used them every day (or sometimes once a week) to record their travels, what the...

December 29, 2018

1. Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

Lighthouses are a fascination, so whenever we get the chance to get up and close and personal with one, we do. Hearing that there was a lighthouse in Devonport, we had to take the opportunity to visit and learn about it.

The Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands at the mouth of the Mersey River, and is unusual by Australian Standards to see a Lighthouse with vertical red and white stripes (or red day marks).

T...

December 26, 2018

Docking at 6am, the Spirt of Tasmania then departs Melbourne, Victoria at 9am for the 9 hour sail across to Devonport, Tasmania. A trip that goes a bit like this.....! It’s around 4am in the morning and we are leaving our Melbourne accomodation. With little traffic on the roads, the trip was fairly simple before needing to wait around at the dock. Just avoid the very low bridge on Montague Street....you get no real warning, un...

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