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Travelling the Rivers and

Canals of Europe


Guten Tag and Bon Jour!

Monday, 9 May 2022

It has been 3 years since we last arrived in Europe but it seems like an eternity! And yet, now we are here, everything is so familiar! After a week...

Ready for another season

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

In the immortal words of John Denver, “All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go”. It’s been a while, but now all the borders are reopened and after...

Gundagai and the Dog on the Tuckerbox

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Our last fuel stop on the way home was at a little truck stop at snake Gully,  nine miles out of Gundagai. This is where the famous statue of the "Dog...


Friday, 26 November 2021

The “weather" has finally caught up with us and we are sitting here in Wagga Wagga in our caravan surrounded by huge puddles. The river in the back of...

Yanga National Park and Echuca

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Just south of Balranald, on our way to the Murray Valley, we followed the signs to Yanga National Park and Yanga Lake, and this time it was a real lake,...

Mungo National Park and Balranald

Monday, 22 November 2021

We are in a small town called Balranald, the very place where famous Australian explorers Burke and Wills crossed the Murrumbidgee River, where Charles...

Parkes and Narrandera

Friday, 19 November 2021

All the eastern access roads to Forbes were closed as the Lachlan river spilled over it’s banks and flooded vast areas. So we decided to move on to Parkes...

Dubbo and Orange

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

In the meantime we met up with Nina, Callum and our 9 months old grandson Milo in Dubbo about 260km south-west of Gunnedah. Those three are on 

Gunnedah - postscript

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Post script for last blog entry: For all my Non-Aussie followers here is the beautiful poem of Dorothea Mackellar in full. The first verse describes...


Thursday, 11 November 2021

When we arrived in Gunnedah it was 29 degrees with close to 100% humidity. Thick cloud banks overhung the town with more severe rain predicted. This...

Mudgee, Gulgong & Dunedoo

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

We sure have funny sounding names for places here in Oz! “Mudgee" possibly derived from the aboriginal word “mothi” meaning “nest on the hill” or maybe...


Saturday, 6 November 2021

Leaving the Blue Mountains via Lithgow and the Capertee Valley we took a small detour to Portland to see the Silo-art on the old Portland Cement Works....


Thursday, 4 November 2021

After several months of lockdown, we finally can leave Greater Sydney. Like a horse before the race, Austin has been raring to go for weeks. So we took...

Still in lock down till 2022

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Hi once again from Sydney Australia! 
We hope you are all well. Here down-under we have been pretty lucky during the pandemic, yet travelling overseas...

Interesting Times

Thursday, 16 July 2020

We are glad to hear that some of our boating friends are back on the water! Unfortunately, we still have a travel ban here in Australia and won’t be...

Mind Shift during the pandemic

Monday, 6 April 2020

We have a saying in Germany: "Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt!” - meaning, that you never know how things turn out. And who could...

Welcome to our new Website

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Welcome to our new website. Unfortunately, the  app we used to create our old blog has gone out of business, so Austin had to rewrite the site using...