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44. OFF GRID IN THE WILDS OF WHERE?...

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M&J were experimenting with 'off grid' living in the wilds of Upper Main Arm. Their mostly finished yet somewhat still in progress 'land project' was a far cry from their boat life in Sydney; but even Minky the boat cat had managed to find her land legs and would confidently venture beyond the decking. Our short time in Main Arm can be summed up with the following: good food and great company; an avocado overload; the discovery of chocolate pizza; waterfalls; walks; freezing plunge pools and finally… confirming my suspicions that it can never be too early for Gin. 


L too had already drawn this conclusion. I think his enlightening and surprising taste for cocktails discovered late in life, only last year in S.E Asia, had somewhat shifted his usual first priority for food. A few days prior to our stay in Upper Main Arm L had volunteered to do the supermarket shop but came out having only bought a handful of food items, of which was a single lime and then a bottle of t…

43. AND THERE SHE DANCED, NAKED ON THE BEACH...

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For as far as the eye could see we had the beach to ourselves and so there we sat, in total early morning bliss. Until out of nowhere a naked woman dancing crazily towards the sea proceeded to throw herself into the crashing waves. Evidently still tripping from the night before but she looked to be having the most amazing time frolicking around in the water to her imaginary music, and we were equally as amused watching her. Dancing woman’s spontaneous 15 minutes of crazy moves and face planting into the waves ended, luckily not with her drowning but when she danced off over the dunes and into the bushes to where she had come from. Oh how we love a bit of drama before 8am.

We all know that getting up at the crack of dawn goes hand in hand with camping and for the most part this was proving true with ‘camper-vanning’. For now at least L and I were finding this quite refreshing, despite the extreme prehistoric sounding dawn chorus which was making each morning wake up feel as though you w…

42. STAYING WITH STRANGERS, VAN MODS & FESTIVAL FAILS...

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The wonderful world of Workaway’s. Workaway is a slightly basic yet fabulous website where you can create an account, fashion a profile (In our case a joint profile $40) and then venture out into the world in search of your perfect getaway. In return for giving a few hours of your time each day to helping out your hosts, they will accommodate you and cover the cost of your food and drink for however long you’ve arranged to stay. On your profile you specify what skills and interests you have to offer and hosts in need of these, can search for them and contact you. Equally the ‘workawayer’ can search specific locations for hosts, or search specific types of help wanted. Workawayer's can view host profiles and make contact to ask for availability. The whole system works on a reviews basis. Both parties leave reviews which others can read and use to formulate their own decisions, hopefully avoiding any Wolf Creek situations. L and I will be using workaway as we drive around Australia …