Grasping at the invitation of our lovely Freycinet neighbours to show us a small bay off the more beaten track in Freycinet National Park we set off in convoy, with blue skies and high hopes. Following the road up to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse there is an un-signposted left hand turnoff approximately 2 mins drive before the lighthouse carpark. Ambitiously turning the car to 4WD, … Continue reading Bluestone Bay
Having had a day or so playing with our new friends all day, we all popped up the road to Douglas Apsley National Forest to a waterhole for a change to splashing around in the sea. It was a bit too cold still to hang out in the water but once out and dry again we bumped into a Tassie family with two little girls … Continue reading Bush School – Douglas Apsley National Park Waterhole
We have no real plans to school our girls during our year away. All the teachers (in Victoria) we discussed our travels with before leaving, told us not to worry. Millie should be starting school Jan 2019 however we’re very happy to keep her back a year until we return in 2020. Having said that, I picked up 4 NAPLAN workbooks for ages 5/6 for … Continue reading Bush School – First Days at School
So the first week has been interesting and hard work. The Spirit of Tasmania took us from Port Melbourne, VIC to Devonport, TAS. Taking just under 9 hours, the girls happily found the play area on Deck 10, Sam found the bar and after the first hour of seasickness coming out of Port Philip Bay into the Bass Strait I happily perked up and enjoyed … Continue reading Our First Week on the Road!
Taking ‘Swanny’ (the camper trailer still doesn’t have a proper name yet!) out for another jaunt. Friends of ours were heading to the Foggy Mountain Blues Festival in Kinglake this past October, so we thought we’d get another camping trip under our belts and get the setup sorted. We sat in beautiful early sunshine while listening to some fabulous blues, bluegrass and folk bands. Bliss. … Continue reading Kinglake, VIC
Our first outing with the Swan! Millie is determined to christen the camper trailer ‘Birdy’ though Sam is still unsure about that. Took Birdy/the Swan down to Walkerville for a friend’s birthday for a couple of nights. Got a couple of small canvases done of a lovely walk we found down on the shorefront. The girls adored the rockpools, spotting baby starfish and a giant … Continue reading Walkerville, Mornington Peninsula