Last trip we were shown a great little cabin right on the beach that we just had to book this time. Not sure how we'll go with the beaches in this area re access but I'll definitely be having a good crack at finding a beach I can get onto. Let us know if you know of any access spots here. Cheers
We're excited to get back to Yeppoon as it was one of our highlights last trip. I love the main beach as it's hard-packed sand that I can get onto easily via the boat ramp or the purpose-made access ramp. Council is proactive regarding access and were open to my feedback. Looking forward to seeing what they've done in the last two years.
We're doing it again! Off on a road-trip that will be much the same as our first two years ago. We'll travel from Darwin down the Stuart Highway, turning at 3-ways towards the Queensland Coast via Mt Isa and Emerald. We've allocated 8 nights, 9 days for the trip with a two day stop in Katherine to spend time exploring the area with friends.
Yes for the first time since I broke my neck I'll be braving air travel! As my other half, Jess, hails from Blenheim (top of the south island), she's wanting to introduce myself and baby Eleven to her family. And since I finally have a wheelchair that allows easy battery disconnection and manual drive, I have no excuse to not get on a plane! Wish me luck!
(Dates are not confirmed as yet)
We'll be back on the road again around these dates as we head to Victoria for catch-ups with friends and family (and of course introducing baby Eleven to them), a check-in at Macca's Demolition (my business in Echuca) and some tidying up of loose ends in the south. Of course while I'm there I'll be spending some time at the Royal Talbot Rehab spinal unit in Melbourne. Let me know if you or someone you know might be interested in a cuppa and a yarn or two.
We are hitting the road with our new toy hauler and a whole load of our stuff bound for a new life in Darwin as it gets cold down here in the south. If you're along the way and want us to drop in give a shout. We're not in a rush to get up there and will be taking it easy this trip - whereas I normally aim to make it in 3 days!
In the past I've spent a lot of time doing volunteer work for Paraquad SA so there were a fair few catchups over the past few days in Adelaide including contacts at the spinal rehab and personal friends. We stayed at Mercure which was a good central place to be with basement parking. We will be hitting the road and heading north to Darwin Thursday 19th May.
We spent some quality time back in ol' Echuca where my business is based. During our stay I focused on ensuring the business is running smoothly without me, renovating a camping grounds cabin as a new southern base, and moving out of my old house... busy times.
Still, I managed to get a few quick Melbourne trips in to see some newbies at the Royal Talbot spinal rehab. Spire (AQA) is still doing fabulous work down there with their regular What's Out There Days too and volunteer hosted events and outings.
I've got a few Benny mates (blokes with a SCI) in Tassie, and so had a fabulous time with catchups and some tourist-time. It was Jess's first trip to Tasmaina and I had to show her a few of the sights of this beautiful slice of Australia. We spent time in Triabunna on the east coast, Hobart, a little spot called Snug south of Hobart, visited Bruny Island, and stayed a few days in Launceston. We kept away from the bush fires in the North East so we'll see more of the state next trip when there's less chance of being roasted alive.
I'd always wanted to visit Bathurst and satisfy my itch to drive the race track... which I did! We also both enjoyed the historical side of the town... did you realise Bathurst was the first inland city to be established in Australia? I didn't! There's lots of great old buildings in the town centre, well worth taking the time to wander.
Stayed in Norah Head, Central Coast whilst waiting on car parts and repairs! We had a couple of tourist trips into Sydney and checked out the spinal unit at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre. We mostly stayed at the council owned holiday parks which each have a wheelchair accessible cabin and are great places to kick back and unwind. Watch out for PRICEY weekend rates in Sydney for hotels!!