Entries by Jonesy

Nothing remains the same.

Nothing remains the same. Life has been wonderful for me, especially the last 14 years or so spent with Kerrie. We’ve been blessed with a lifestyle that’s allowed us to see a great chunk of Australia, work when we want, play often and love unconditionally. We’ve never faced real hardship as our faith and trust […]

We’ve loved having Fiona here

Since the day Fiona arrived to help us run the Koramba Camp we’ve had the most enjoyable time with her infectious bubbly, positive and happy disposition. She’s not only taken on every job we’ve asked her but she’s completed tasks,  jobs, repairs and improvements herself as she’s identified the need. This has made our job […]

The camp’s operating again

It’s good to see Koramba buzzing with activity again. Everything’s gearing up to take advantage of the massive amount of water that’s been dumped on the farm over the last few weeks. Every available acre of land that’s not already growing barley will be planted in cotton. The dry, brown landscape has been transformed again […]

It’s been so long!

Our last post was in November 2015 when baby Luke was born – not far off a year ago. It seems like just yesterday. Life in the caravan continues to be a fascinating and fun journey through these our later years. We’ve had the pleasure of helping run our boss’s business for a few months […]

Tahune Airwalk

The morning was shrouded in mountain mist and the cold mountain air was refreshing but not freezing as we breakfasted early on crumpets with honey and hot coffee. The aromas of the waking wet forest hung in the air and the subtle scent of burnt timber from the campfire last night made a pleasant addition. […]

The big free camping trial.

The big free camping trial. After a later start than normal we headed of toward Huonville in the Huon Valley where we arranged to meet Barry and Christine. The road was hilly and winding but as usual the Nissan and the Van performed faultlessly. The scenery was awesome. The leaves of the trees are in […]

Barry and Christine arrive.

An exciting day to day because Barry and Christine arrive for their 10 day holiday. We saw them!! The arrival lounge at Hobart airport seemed to light up with the glow of Barry’s smile and his ruggedly handsome appearance. Just to grip his hand and hear that voice in his “How are ya Chris”, greeting […]

Royal Tasmanian Botanical gardens and 7 Mile Beach

Today we toured the Royal Tasmanian botanical gardens. These gardens are spectacular! The trees with their wonderful mosaic of colour create a frame around the soft velvety green lawns that just invite you to lay on them. The colours and the varieties of plants from across the globe are beautiful and the gardens have a […]

Mt Wellington, then to Hospital

Getting of to an early start we headed to the Saturday Salamanca Markets in Hobart city. These markets have very wide recognition as being special in the world of markets our expectations were high.I am probably not the best person to write about markets because frankly, “Seen one seen ‘em all”, is how they affect […]

Staying in New Norfolk for a bit

Well, we are still in New Norfolk where we’ve decided to “Hole up” till Barry and Christine arrive on Tuesday and from there we’ll explore the south of Tasmania and Bruny Island. The last few days have been spent paying the price for the stupid dumpster diving episode. I should have rested the rib cage […]