Australia Traversed 1968-2019

  I was born in South Africa and spent my youth reading books about adventure and dreaming about far away places. I started driving my dad’s car at the age of 8 and had to wait another 10 years to get my driving licence. My first car was an Anglia 100E in 1963 and since that […]

Dattoo-0

Travelling Set-up 2020

  We were living in a caravan for nigh on 10 years and 5 years of that we were on the road full time, travelling and working. Then we bought a cottage in a quiet rural town and settled down for a while. Health issues saw to it that I did not get out too much […]

Bogged in rocks

My 4×4’s

I started off, by chance, owning my first 4×4. It was a 1976 Suzuki LJ50 2-stroke. What marvelous little machines they were. When I bought this one we were living on the Gold Coast and every available minute I was out along from Main Beach running up and over the dunes. Then we moved back to […]

King Billy Track

The end of an era 2019

  I was struggling to walk by February 2018 and used a Walker to help myself around when I was away from the house Then on 17th March 2018 I had a Sciatica event whereby a vertebra in my back crumbled and pinched a nerve. I was as if my legs had been knocked out from […]

Don’t Look Down ! 2018

In the Victoria High Country with Ron Moon and Glenn Marshall (Click on Thumbnail photos to enlarge them) I have known Ron and Viv Moon, Travel Writers and Guidebook Publishers, since the late 1980’s and our paths have crossed regularly over the years as we talked about trips to do and places to go. Ron and […]

Silo Art Trail 2017

The best thing to do during the week between Christmas and New Year, is to hook the van on the back of the MUX and go for a drive. This drive was to find and follow the Silo Art Trail in Western Victoria Silo Art is a newish phenomenon of large art galleries and it is […]

Feet up at Innamincka 2017

Click on thumbnail photos to enlarge them Out of nowhere a week appeared between social engagements and medical appointments and we packed our Crusader X-Country Caravan, hooked it up to the Isuzu MUX, and sped away with only a loose idea of where we were going.   The first thing that strikes you as you move […]

My Beanie

Beanie Festival 2017

She started on me as early as last year, as we were planning more things but not knowing where our lives were going to take us as my Doctor had blurted out to me during our home visit in May, that I had cancer. “I would like to go to the Beanie Festival in Alice Springs […]

Finke River

Finke River Gorge 2013

I first drove this iconic track in 1978 in a Suzuki Ute and about 106 years after Ernst Giles and his party explored this region on horseback. Eighteen years have now passed since I drove this way last. We were then employed contributors to the Discover Australia by 4WD books, which were published by Random House […]

Stuck in Palm Creek

Back-up on Palm Creek 1992

Published in 4×4 Australia Magazine August 1992. Some photo updates 2011 Palm Creek Billabong Back up! Back up! I called to my mates on the radio. Once again we had come to a creek at a point th… More of this content is available by subscription. If you are already a member, please sign in below, […]