Wednesday, 9 September 2020

A Smokin, Blues & Roots Music Festival

Based in South East Queensland [ australia]  is a 25 acre area full of powered and unpowered sites. Add a few Camping huts and the Kilkivan Bush Camping and caravan park becomes a hive of activity.

 At the Kilkivan Bush Camping and Caravan Park on 2020 October 2-4 the Smokin, Blues & Roots Music Festival long weekend occurs. [booking details are below the post]

So far this is what is planned:

Over the weekend you have ongoing live up of 'live music' happening from Friday to Sunday.

  • Tennesee Lights
  • Aerial  Catz
  • Four String Phil
  • Pop
  • Circus skills workshop inc
  • Includes a kids performance on Sunday Night
  • So many kids activities
  • Artists workshops
  • Live demonstrations
  • Reverend Bill
  • Devils Kiosk
  • Ralph's delicious catering

Cost $50 an adult per night > this includes camping and entertainment

Pictures to share are from the Kilkivan Bush And Caravan Park

Contact details 
Phone call 5484 1340

See you at the KilKivan Smoking, Blues and Roots Music Festival

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Caravan Care Wash And Wear


Australia's definitely a land of many places and faces. That leaves a lot of things to do.  There's also

Suggestions about the washing of a caravan:

  • Wash after trips.
  • Have made a 'van shirt'.  Take the Van Shirt off the caravan. Now use a soft broom to clean the shirt a well as the van.
  • Never pressure wash as pressure washes cause leaks.
  • Use a ladder and broom to do the roof.
  • Place a piece of wood across the roof to stand on - no dents
These days clean the inside completely down before, after and during the trip.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Backload the caravan to the nearest CDB

 Truck Back-Load

Get your caravan on a truck from one place to another take positive action by simply 

  1. Go to Facebook "Back Loads"   Fellas doing light transport  - or have an empty load on a return trip, inform of their availability.
  2. Further, endeavor to load the backload on at a major center. For instance, rather than from Broken Hill get it to Adelaide where you save a packet.
It's been noted that sub-contractors may charge an arm and a leg. Plus you then rely on the sub-contractor needing a backload to the nearest CBD

Be aware that your insurance needs to have this coverage as freight insurance is limited
Caravan needs a lift or tow back home via truck

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Susan Lewis's Sliding Cascade of Travel Decisions

Blogging of trip

    with new intensity

Campsites and places

Health and welfare

House sitting along the way

Investment of time

Join travel groups or be individual 

Leaving the place of residence

    Sorting what to take


Places to see

PopUp set up

    Travel as a Story-Time experience

    Ongoing updates

 To Go

    "Learn, see, do, show" along the way

Travel with the Hula Hoop

    Learn Hula Hoop

    Remove the unneeded weight.

    Tone up with hulahoop

            Hula hoop set up





        Learning to back

        Pick the trailer

        Kit the trailer

Thursday, 3 September 2020

One Week Check Up For 4x4 Discovery

  Required to attend a one eek check up for the 4x4.  Great service and this was the first time after such an overhaul the vehicle goes in for a check up.

There is a part till on order.  Something to do with a water hose under the radiator.  When the vehicle hits 5,000 km take it back.  Provisional booking in for a couple of months time for the dashboard replacement during November.

After that next on the list are replacement tires.  Of course the actual changing of the tires will be a hands on learning experience for me.  Very much like my driving instructor taught me.  This is how to do it... jack safety and all  Now change all five tyres. That included the back tyre as well.

During this session the jacks are the be used.  Safety lessons before hand is check videos online re conditions that people change tyres in.  ie... slopes, angle to consider and sloshie patches.

Realization of just is what has begun has finally home.

Monday, 31 August 2020

Consider buying in one state to tow to another

 Have found some worthwhile information to consider.  knowing that everyone n Australia needs to be recorded in a residential address the connection between that residential address and the purchasing a new caravan in interstate was now a shock.

There are several different routes to be taken which depend on the state your residential address is held in.  Please check with the state you reside as your own due diligence is required.

Here's what was found out: 

  • Should the van be brought in New South Wales a Road Permit needs to be issued. Then you may travel to Northern Territory and registration may be done there.
    1. There was a restriction was to travel the most direct route back to Northern Territory.
    2. Give al the caravan spec plate details and the new rego number on arriving at destination in Northern Territory.
  • Registration of caravans in New South Wales requires an NSW residential address and proof of residency.
    1. Purchase a caravan n Victoria but live in New Sout wales.... and have a garaging address in getts you eligible for a Vic Rego.  Plus has a VicRoads client number watch out for the following:
      1. When your permanent address is in NSW the caravan may still be considered unregistered by the NSW Police as there is fine print on the NSW RMS website.

  • Live in Queensland but brought a caravan from a manufacturer in Victoria
    1. to apply via online Vic roads for a permit that lasts for seven days.
    2. Make sure the insurance company is happy to insure on a cover permit. [ May not be happy to cover on the dealer plate.
  • when you live in one state, buy-in another state you may be required to drive straight home to the state your home address.  Which is fine until you get to the border.
    1. Where you may be asked to unload for the factory's weight that the Registry Office will accept.

Following this also  was mentioned;

  1.  To take out insurance before travel.
  2. Caravan dealers can give out interstate travel number plates for at least seven days to travel back to your home state.
  3. Think about backloading transport possibilities.

  4. Bottom line is to ring the police and registrations areas of your home state and get the answers from them.  Best yet get everything in writing. 

    Alo ring the Registry Office and find out the details of what they will accept in the State you are o travel through.

    Sunday, 30 August 2020

    Be Free Enough To Travel

     2020's vision started with " to be free enough to travel"

    The vision is to travel all through the 60's and 70's an 80 and beyond years of my life. 

    Okay....Currently that may mean right around Victoria as there are in-definite restrictions in, and around Australia.  

    This means heading down to Inverlock to travel roads not traveled before. Or frequently traveled.  

    Staying one month in each 50 Km radius. Seeing and being in places not often found by people passing through.

    Also the reality is to set up at markets and festivals  under the slogan.... "seeing is believing." 

    In Australia there is just so much to see, take in and share. Especially online. 

    Unless something else happens until restrictions are lifted Victoria is 
    an adventure to step into the next adventure with.

    A Smokin, Blues & Roots Music Festival

    Based in South East Queensland [ australia]  is a 25 acre area full of powered and unpowered sites. Add a few Camping huts and the Kilkivan ...