The Pattos

I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

Tewantin to Broken Bay

On May 21, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Tewantin From Hervey Bay we made the short trip down to Tewantin – Noosa to catch up with Brad and the grand kids. Well 3 nights ended up 5 nights as our travel plans are pretty fluid and it was good to catch up with the kids. So it was the…

Gibb River road and the Kimberly’s

On May 21, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

And so the next journey is getting close. Leaving home for Adelaide, on to Pimba, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs. Turning west after Alice its on to Tillmouth Well, Tanami Desert, Wolf Creek, Fitzroy Crossing then on to Derby. We then will head east along the Gibb River Rd and all…

Fraser Island – Sand, low range and beach driving

On September 25, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Fraser Island It was not a really early start as the ferry to Kingfisher Bay from River head wasn’t leaving till 1230 but we had to put the vans in storage. Luckily Shaz’s sister Ann and hubby Phil have quite a bit of space and allowed us to store them…

On the road again Northward bound – into the rain again

On September 25, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Finally on our way after a few ordinary months and a busy couple of weeks. Friday saw as in Melbourne to see “we will rock you” at the Regent. Dash home early Sat morning pick up the van and we are off heading for Narrandera and points north. Our setup…

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On August 12, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Well the next trip is planned and we are looking forward to heading off. We have an addition this time with Wendy now having her own rig. More to come when we leave so watch this space. A few pictures of the new van.

Birdsville or Bust

On January 27, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Well our next trip is fast approaching and planning is pretty much finished.We are head to Mungo NP then up to Birdsville via Broken hill. From Birdsville we go down the Birdsville track to Maree and then Farina Station finishing up at Rawsley Pk Station in the Flinders ranges. Can’t…

Port Lincoln – The last leg

On September 28, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Leaving Coffin bay for Port Lincoln wa a pretty casual affair as we had only about 50kms to travel. So with a bit of time up our sleeves we walked up to the local store next to the caravan park and had some breakfast. Pretty good fair and not expensive….

Coffin Bay – What a great place

On September 28, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

It was only about 160kms to Coffin Bay so there was no urgency today. We packed and got away about 10ish and though we would make Coffin Bay in time to set up and head into Pt Lincoln for lunch. Not so we lost a little time not far from…

Day 8 & 9 Beautiful one day blowing a gale the next – Venus Bay

On September 21, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

So we left Streaky Bay for a short hop to Venus Bay by way of Murphy’s Haystack’s.  Murphy’s “Haystacks” More “haystacks” Friendly inhabitant  Haystack’s have some great colours and pattens Not your ordinary hay stacks these a actually rock formation which has evolved by erosion, subsidence and the ravages of…

Day 5, 6 and 7 Streaky Bay – Ahh the serenity

On September 11, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

So we made Streaky Bay and our original plan was to stay 3 nights but we have decided on an extra night as there are a few things to see around here. Day one was a bit of a late start as we caught up on a bit of housekeeping….