Tasmania!

Our longest trip in Moby by far … over 5,200 Kilometres and almost two months from start to finish.

We had a good drive to Melbourne over several days along the Hume Highway, stopping overnight at Mittagong, Wodonga (Hume Weir) and Seymour, then across Bass Strain on the Spirit of Tasmania.
We had a fabulous time touring the island state. Despite it being winter we were very comfortable in Moby with the diesel heater. The two dogs loved it too … lots of lovely beach walks.

"The Nut" at Stanley

“The Nut” at Stanley

Campbell Town

Campbell Town. That’s us behind the fork in the tree.

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Bretti – April 2017

A few days away in Moby at Bretti Reserve. Bretti is one of our favourite spots but it can get quite crowded at peak times – which is why we went there before Easter and left the day before Good Friday.
The weather wasn’t brilliant but we escaped with just a few showers.
We cooked some great meals on “Rastus” the OzPig and we also had the luxury of satellite TV this time!
Best of all we had the company of our friends Lesley and Clive.

Free camping at Bretti Reserve NSW

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Broke and Budgewoi

We’ve been off in Moby our motorhome. This time a few days free camping at Broke in the Hunter Valley region of NSW with a group, followed by a few days on a lakeside site in a caravan park at Budgewoi on the NSW Central Coast.
The weather was mostly kind to us and we did a lot of walking, which the two dogs thoroughly enjoyed.
We had an unscheduled delay on the way to Broke … now quite a few dollars poorer but with the benefit of new front brake pads and rotors.

Free camping in Moby at Broke NSW

At Budgewoi Caravan Park

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Moby – Inaugural shake down trip

We recently embarked on a short “shake down” trip in our new motorhome “Moby” to find out how everything worked.
We ended up spending a night at Woombah Woods on the NSW north coast and then several nights at nearby Evans Head.
Moby was absolutely brilliant. Super to drive and amazingly comfortable to stay in. It’s going to be so easy to do extended trips in comfort!

Camped at Woombah Woods … our first ever night in Moby

Enjoying a walk with the dogs at Evans Head. We’ll be back there in October!

 

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Goodbye Piglet – Hello Moby

Our plan has always been to buy a larger motorhome once I retired and the opportunity arose to do that a week or so ago.
Our little motorhome “Piglet” has now gone to new owners, having sold within 24 hours of being advertised. I’m confident it’s gone to a good home.
Our new motorhome is named “Moby” … because it’s big, white and mobile.
It is a Jayco Conquest built on a Fiat Ducato chassis. It is huge compared to Piglet, and very luxurious.
Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of Moby!

Our new motorhome “Moby”

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Bretti in winter

We’ve been away once again free camping in our little motorhome “Piglet”.
We didn’t go far, just out to Bretti Reserve which is about a 100Km drive from home.
We had a very pleasant few days camped next to the river and for much of the time we had the whole place to ourselves.
It was a bit frosty in the mornings but otherwise fabulous, sunny days … which is not bad for the middle of winter! I will admit to running the generator and the reverse-cycle air conditioning this morning though as everything was white outside!

Free camping at a frosty Bretti Reserve.

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Toukley

A pleasant few days away in Piglet prior to the Easter break at Canton Beach, Toukley.
A great place to relax and there’s a lovely walk all along the lakefront which the two little dogs enjoyed very much.

At Canton Beach caravan park, Toukley NSW

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Free Camping in Piglet

Free camping as opposed to camping in a van park.
Here we are with Piglet at Bretti Reserve on Thunderbolts Way north of Barrington.
This is a favourite spot of ours and we had a fantastic long weekend away … brilliant weather and all very relaxing.

Camped at Bretti Reserve

I tried the “Norwegian Stove” trick … splitting a log and standing it upright with a firelighter at the base. That one log burned for about an hour and forty five minutes and we could easily have cooked a meal on it.

The “Norewegian Stove” trick. It works!

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South West Rocks

Our first outing in Piglet. We’re at Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks for a couple of nights. A very comfortable first night … that inner spring mattress is brilliant. Bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast and we’ll go for a stroll on the beach soon.

I have to say that even though Piglet is a smaller vehicle than the old mothership, the layout is vastly better and more functional. I think we’ve definitely made the right choice.

At South West Rocks

At South West Rocks

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“Piglet”

As some will know our motorhome, “The Mothership”, met an undignified end on the side of the highway a few weeks ago. Fortunately everyone survived unscathed apart from the loss of many personal items.

Our old motorhome "The Mothership" met an untimely end

Our old motorhome “The Mothership” met an untimely end

We move on … and we’re pleased to introduce our new motorhome “Piglet”.
We had been planning to buy a bigger motorhome and had looked at quite a few, but when we saw Piglet we just fell in love with it. Despite being quite diminutive, it has everything we need and is in fact roomier and more functional than the old Mothership.
No, there’s no particular reason for the name apart from perhaps the fact that the registration number ends in PG. It was just a name we liked.
Piglet is a Sunliner built on a Toyota Hilux chassis. It has a double bed over the cab (with a super-comfy inner-spring mattress), a shower, toilet, a dinette which can be quickly converted to another bed, gas hot water … and for the Australian summer, ducted air conditioning! 🙂

We’ll keep you posted on the continuing adventures of “Piglet”

Our new motorhome ... "Piglet"

Our new motorhome … “Piglet”

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