Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia
Mar 21, 2011 - Departure...?
The farewell party on the weekend was fantastic..! Friends and family filled our home with laughter and dance enhanced by the usual overindulgence in all things fattening. Thanks to all who got suckered in to staying over for big clean-up on Sunday morning after a very welcome greasy Aussie breakfast (thanks Marita, Cath and all their little helpers!!). Today - the big departure, was to spent excitedly making our way to out first stop in this adventure (Abercrombie NP). However, mother nature has had other plans so instead it has been spent...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2011 - upgrades
OK, it would seem its time to stop talking to people - everyone seems have another 'must have' to add to what is becoming a never ending list of 'to buys' and 'to do's'. I'm thinking it's time to simply pack up what we have or can fit and head off. This is meant to be all about simplistic living anyway... isn't it? None-the-less, we have successfully upgraded what seemed to be a perfectly good 4x4 for the task to something we likely no longer need. So we now have diff-lock (thanks ARB) and of course the compressor should we need to...Jump to full entry
Jan 16, 2011 - vehicle...tic
... and the winner is... Land Cruiser 76 series 4,5L v8 twin turbo diesel workmate '07. Great condition, 75,000 k's. After driving the Hilux diesel, as nice as it is, the 76 series just feels like it will be up to anything the Aussie Outback can throw at it. Besides, that big kick-ass diesel will easily compensate for any inadequacies I may suffer from... Next few steps will surely revolve around research and planning the route. The approach will be to pin up a huge map of Aus and then pin all the desired destinations, colour-coded in...Jump to full entry
Jan 13, 2011 - why not..?
'Why the hell not?'.. Ang was demanding, as usual, a definitive, logical reason why I was protesting her latest hair-brain idea. This was pretty usual - she would want to throw caution to wind and get on a plane to somewhere, and I would throwing in the stuff she didn't want to hear like 'responsibilities', 'commitments', and my own personal favourite 'WORK'. This time I was having some trouble though, responsibilities and commitments were all grown up and leaving home and WORK was no longer a place, but rather something that could be taken...Jump to full entry