Happy days at Baldy Top near #Quilpie in #outbackqueensland. A beautiful warm sunny winter’s day here. It was a work day for Sam. I did our washing, cleaned the house and watered our house plants and veggies. The boys and I went for a long hike before lunch exploring Baldy Top and the surrounding landscape. In the late afternoon Sam joined us as we climbed another red rocky formation called Table Top to catch the sunset. There is something so very beautiful about this landscape.
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The perfect Saturday night in #outbackqueensland. Under the stars with a warm campfire and a nice cup of tea. We’re on the road again in Bronte bus and currently exploring the #Quilpie area.
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After three months in lockdown at this beautiful property near Charleville, we’re hitting the road again today. In these uncertain times, our plans are pretty flexible and subject to change. But for now, we’re headed further west to explore #outbackqueensland. We took one last walk down to the river last night to say goodbye to our favourite spots. Everyone is super excited to be firing up the bus today and hitting the road!
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Starry nights in the #outback. We had a campfire and sausage sizzle tonight, to celebrate the end of Sam’s working week. After dinner, we sat around the fire telling stories and looking up into the incredibly clear night sky for shooting stars. It’s just a week now until we hit the road again. We’ve loved our extended stay here at this beautiful property near #Charleville but we’re all getting a little excited to be contemplating travel plans again.
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Our #outback home for the past few months. We’ve been renting this beautiful property near #Charleville and living in our bus at the front gate of the homestead (which is hidden in this picture by the lush gardens that surround the house). Believe it or not, the rent was cheaper than most caravan parks that we’ve stayed at on the east coast. We’ve had to maintain the homestead gardens and take care of the property, but it has been a very satisfying experience. We’ve grown vegetables, the boys have turned the empty house into Lego World and we’ve enjoyed daily sunset walks along the nearby river. Now that travel restrictions are beginning to ease, we’ve decided to hit the road again in two weeks’ time. It will be strange to leave our quiet little oasis in the outback and to re-enter the world again. But we’re planning on seeking out some quiet bush camps further west, so we’ll be easing back into things again!
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Celebrating a clean bus and quiet children. If only for a minute or two! Living in a tiny house with kids, it can be quite challenging to keep things in some semblance of order. We try to keep on top of things by packing up after home schooling or kids activities, washing up straight after meals and doing a general tidy up at the end of the day. Some days it works, some days it doesn’t!
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The colours of the #outback at sunrise. Captured on an early morning bike ride around the property recently. Hope you’re having a good weekend.
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Exploring mulga country on our bikes. Mondays are usually reserved for maths in ‘bus school’ but yesterday we mixed things up a bit. In the morning the boys and I went for a long walk and conducted a bird survey along the river, then started reading a new library book written by Anangu about Maralinga (where the British government conducted its atomic bomb testing in the 1950s). We had the choice of quiet reading or audio books over lunch. And some Lego construction and home economics (folding washing and putting it away) in the afternoon. The day finished with a bike ride to the river again in the late afternoon, with Sam joining us when she finished her long working day just before sunset. Not a bad way to start the week!
A special welcome to my new Instagram followers after Sunday’s news story about our isolation in the outback on @abcbrisbane by @shelley_lloyd_bris! Thanks for the kind words and comments everyone.
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Bronte the bus in travel mode. That’s Percy the Prado on our 3.5 tonne tandem car trailer. Percy carries a few extra things on his roof rack, like an extension ladder (for bus roof access), beach gear and a 2.5 seater kayak. We also carry four bikes on the trailer. Our whole circus convoy is exactly 19 metres long (the maximum legal length for motorhomes) and approximately 16.5 tonnes fully loaded (well within our 19.5 tonne GVM rating). Bronte is a little slower than your average vehicle when taking off from the lights, but she builds up speed eventually and cruises comfortably on the open road at 100km/h (with the exception of hills,which Bronte prefers to chug up at a much more gentle pace). When we stay in caravan parks, we usually stop somewhere nearby to unload the car and uncouple the trailer before entering the park. It’s a bit easier to manoeuvre the bus into caravan sites without the trailer. And we can then hook the trailer up behind Percy the Prado to get them parked on site too. We’ve fine-tuned the whole procedure over time and it really doesn’t take us long. Also we tend to stay in one place for an extended period of time, so may only do this once a fortnight or so.
At the moment, we’ve been stopped for a couple of months due to COVID-19 and are currently renting a remote property in outback Queensland.
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Sunset magic on a perfectly still afternoon down at the river.
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Our favourite place to be in the late afternoon. Down by the river at the back of the property. We’ve all started keeping bird lists and our pages are filling quickly. We’ve spotted whistling kites, a brown falcon nesting across the river, a wedgetailed eagle outside the front gate, mallee ringnecks, a forest kingfisher, a noisy family of white-winged choughs, peaceful doves and diamond doves, to name but a few!
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