Entries by Jonesy

The great Grey Nomad toilet run.

What a hilarious moment in time! Busting to go to the heads I rushed outside with just a dressing gown and slippers on. First mistake. After the cosiness of our little home the blast of chilling wind was unexpected, whipping the front of my dressing gown open and revealing my nakedness to a poor unsuspecting […]

We’re in Tassie

Well we made it. We are in Tasmania. We left at 5.15am this morning to drive to the port. Didn’t want to be late, flat tyre or traffic, anything to delay it. We have waited for this day for a while. Had breakfast at the port watching the Spirit of Tasmania 2 unload it’s night […]

Preparing for departure to Tassie

Melbourne has put on a special day for our last day here. The sun is shining and after a very cold night it is now warm, pleasant, clean and bright. It’s an exciting but busy day because we need to make some more video tutorials for the SpacCalc program. After that we need to pack everything […]

Installation Day – A huge day for us!

My day started at 3:30 am with a few final touch ups to the program. We decided to catch the train into melbourne as it would cost us $22.00 per hour to park and we needed at least 3 hours. We walked to Rockbank station. By the way whenever we mention Rockbank you’re supposed to […]

Double check the program!

Monday was dedicated to work. We are installing the SpaceCalc application tomorrow at our client company and we will check and double everything. The university still has not got their base data to us to load into the program so we will install it with “dummy data” and upload the real data to them when […]

A day in the beautiful Dandenongs

Today saw us off bright and early for a trip to the Dandenongs in what turned out to be a glorious day. View Larger Map The Dandenong ranges are a truly pretty part of the world with gigantic trees, steep hills deep valleys and breathtaking sights that constantly demand attention. There are parts that remind […]

A week on the road already

Well everyone a whole week has already passed since we left Brissy. Even though we’ve been living in the caravan now for 12 weeks we’ve technically only been on the road since last Thursday. We have adapted to life in a confined living area very well I think and we are actually enjoying the simplicity […]

A meeting with a good friend

After a very late night building a video for the university to demonstrate the extra programs they want we made our way in to Melbourne. We were going to take the train but as we were running late we decided to drive. Kerrie did a masterful job of driving through the city and it was […]

A visit to Ballarat

Waiting for the university to get us the data we need to install the program, so we took a run to Ballarat. What a beautiful city! View Larger Map You know, there is nothing that permeates the senses quite like the scent of a rose and Ballarat has PLENTY of them. In fact our “enduring […]

A Day of contrasting emotions

Today was “Business day” and we had meetings at the La Trobe University campus. What a huge, vibrant and alive campus. The central meeting point has cinemas, 4 banks, theatres, bars and of course many different food outlets with an amazing array of offerings. Our meetings were fantastic and we met some genuinely nice people. We came […]