Category Archives: Travel

The Glasshouse Mountains

Glass House Mountains were named by Captain Cook on the 17 May 1770, as he sailed up the east coast of Australia in his Endeavour, approximately 64 kilometres north of Brisbane.  ‘These hills lie but a little way inland, and not far … Continue reading

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Shakedown

The urban dictionary’s definition of “shakedown” reads… Another word for extortion/blackmail, or the obtaining of a good or service through means of force, threats/intimidation, or abuse of power. Wikipedia has a definition reading… Shakedown (testing) a period of testing undergone by a … Continue reading

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Vanners

We spent a lot of time picking out a caravan that would best suit our current and foreseeable future needs. Once we found the right Make (Jayco) Layout (east to west) and Size (24ft) we customised for our needs. We upgraded … Continue reading

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Chuggin Along

Well, the last 12 months have been exhausting I must say. We sold the business, moved, renovated, Dad died, Mum got cancer and one of my sisters who’s asthmatic, had a particularly bad attack ending her in hospital for a … Continue reading

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Lake Samsonvale

The North Pine Dam, also known as Lake Samsonvale, was completed in 1976.  Located north-west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, you will find this concrete gravity dam with earthfill embankments on abutments. This dam is a gated dam, allowing the local authority … Continue reading

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Drive-Abouts

Although Mum has not once complained, I know she is struggling. When I ask her how she is, she smiles and says “I’m feeling great”. She’s attended an interstate wedding, numerous birthday parties and of course Christmas celebrations whilst battling … Continue reading

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Deception Bay

Deception Bay in the Caboolture Shire, Queensland, Australia, lies approximately 30 kilometres north of Brisbane  It is called Deception Bay because when discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 19102016

Wood u?    

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Ricks Garage

Ricks Garage was originally a petrol station & workshop, now turned into an amazing retro diner & still functioning workshop. Rick’s Diner is a popular destination for car and motorcycle clubs, day trippers, tourists and locals. Rick and his family … Continue reading

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Holden vs Ford

When I first came to Australia is was made very clear to me that you are either a Holden or Ford fan. Pick your team. I have been a Holden supporter (Even though I’ve always owned a Toyota of some … Continue reading

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