Category: travel

Cold weather blues

Cold weather blues Adelaide, Australia Adelaide, Australia Us, when planning the holiday: “Let’s go in winter. Then there won’t be too many people around.” Enter the worst storms in the region for 30 years. An excellent plan indeed. We could hear the wind whistling down the corridor of the...

Kensington Road runs straight for a while

Kensington Road runs straight for a while Adelaide, Australia Adelaide, Australia The weather was no better this morning than it had been yesterday. In fact, it was probably worse. The wind is horrible and we’ve seen reports of some severe damage having been done across the state. I’m beginning...

Don’t pay the ferryman

Don’t pay the ferryman Victor Harbor, Australia Victor Harbor, Australia And so the predicted bad weather came upon us like torrential rain and gale-force winds, and we were safely tucked up in a cabin at the caravan park feeling not the least bit sorry for the people in campers....

The long and (not very) winding road

The long and (not very) winding road Meningie, Australia Meningie, Australia You know what a great idea it had been to get up early and see the Twelve Apostles in the morning light? Well for the Blue Lake of Mount Gambier, this didn’t work as well. We saw the...

I’m on a foggy highway

I’m on a foggy highway Mount Gambier, Australia Mount Gambier, Australia We had breakfast at the Surf Club on East Beach in Port Fairy. It was a magical view out to sea and the light house. After a final stop in town for some last-minute souvenirs, we began making...

Fairy dust and wormwood

Fairy dust and wormwood Port Fairy, Australia Port Fairy, Australia Today was a short distance to travel – only about 100 km from the Twelve Apostles to Port Fairy, but it took several hours because there’s so much to see on the way. After yesterday’s disappointing viewing of the...

The most significant lighthouse in Australia

The most significant lighthouse in Australia Twelve Apostles, Australia Twelve Apostles, Australia This morning we had breakfast at the villa, which was included in the room rate. A step (or several steps) up from the standard continental breakfast, the choices included home made muesli, porridge with stewed fruit, croissants,...

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Don’t go chasing waterfalls Apollo Bay, Australia Apollo Bay, Australia Today the road trip began. We said goodbye to the in-laws after breakfast and hit the road for the start of the Great Ocean Road: Torquay, surfer town. We stopped at Soul Fuel Cafe for coffee and, after a...

Jousting with fire

Jousting with fire Ballarat, Australia Ballarat, Australia Our plan for today was to spend the day at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. I can remember going there on my Grade 4 school trip and really enjoying it, so I imagined that Kramstable would love it. Despite him saying how much...

Back to Bacchus

Back to Bacchus Bacchus Marsh, Australia Bacchus Marsh, Australia I woke up at 3.30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. Even for me this is stupidly early and I didn’t want to get up then. I ended up going for a walk before getting the last few things I...