Cygnet, TAS

Cygnet is another world, hard to believe that it actually exists and hard to imagine that a place and its people can be quite so different and special. I drove into Cygnet, TAS late one night in early June. It was raining, it was freezing cold, but my mum had wallaby tagine on the stove and [...]

The Grampians

25th May 2015 Packing up the van after camping is always a challenge for me. I like things to be packed in the most practical order, and to slot into their chosen spot perfectly. I can’t handle things just heaped on top of each other without purpose. This becomes a challenge when one tries to [...]

Lower Glenelg to Port Fairy

22nd/23rd May 2015 On the whole, I have been very lucky with the weather on this trip so far. Every day there has been sunshine and little wind. The nights haven’t been that cold, yet! I headed south east from Little Dip. I came down out of the national park to a closed gate that [...]


17th/18th May 2015 With my first campsite set up just behind Wangolina’s Cellar Door, I tucked into some leftover osso bucco and braised cabbage before bunkering down for my first night in my new tent. 13 hours later I arose to beautiful  sunshine and made myself a double shot latte. I then tucked down to [...]

Perfect Porridge

Thursday May 21st I love porridge. There’s nothing that quite fills you up like porridge on a cold winters morning. Here’s how I like to make it. Take a fist of oats and the same of sultanas. I like to use Four Leaf original rolled oats and McLaren Vale Orchard Sun Muscats. Place in a [...]


Well rested full of energy (and full of a budget buffet breakfast), I headed South East of Adelaide. It was a beautiful drive, very flat and very straight. There was very few cars on the road so I sat back, relaxed, cranked up some Hilltop Hoods and cruised down past the Coorong. 3 hours later [...]

The Adventure Begins!

It was just before Easter this year that I decided I needed an extended break. I had been going flat out for 4 1/2 years with Hughsli, 3 years before that as a Chef, and 3 years before that as professional sailor. I realised I needed to get away from everything, be completely free and [...]