This week is Keep Australia Beautiful week and this year’s focus is on marine litter. The week aims to raise awareness of the simple things we all can do to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action. In our daily lives we can all help to keep Australian waterways litter free.
Summer in Australia is nearly officially over, but there will still be plenty of good weekends ahead to getaway. We’ve just spent a weekend at Normanville on the western side of Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, less than 80 kilometres from Adelaide.
Our reason for going was a group reunion and with a lot of the participants being caravan fans it was decided to base ourselves at the Jetty Caravan Park, which as the name suggests is the closest accommodation you can get to the beach. Continue reading
No excuses, plan that getaway you keep putting off now! We are lucky in Australia to have the ability to get away for a short break and not have to travel too far from home, especially if you only have a weekend available. In South Australia, pretty much in no more than two hours of driving you can be a world away.
So what better excuse than to do just that. Got a free weekend? Get out and enjoy it.
We are in November and thoughts are turning to our end of year holiday which involves caravanning, fishing, boating, family, friends, good food and good times. So the preparation starts now. One of the jobs on the list is to get bait for all the whiting (amongst other fish) we hope to catch, and they love cockles. So now with cockle season open, as of the 1st of November, we headed down to Goolwa Beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
I’ve just paid another visit to the fabulous Fleurieu region in South Australia discovering more things to see and do in the restful havens of Goolwa and Port Elliot. So close to Adelaide they are easily visited in a day trip or better still for a quick weekend away, but to really live the lifestyle of the locals stay a few days to unwind, chill and soak it up.
I love our beach house. Its 24 feet long, has one bedroom with ensuite, a spacious kitchen / dining / living area, is air conditioned, has sky lights and a dual axle. The best thing about our beach house is that we can hitch it on and move it to a new beach, a new climate, a new view, whenever we please.
Just saying the name of this beautiful town is like letting out a relaxing sigh. And just like that when you arrive in town and set your caravan up at the First Sun Holiday Park on the beachfront, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. My latest article in Australian Caravan + RV magazine is all about this place which is a mecca for anyone from backpackers, the alternative crowd, aging hippies and new hippies, to a who’s who of Aussie movie stars, musicians and television personalities. The best part is that the different crowds all mingle together and everyone’s welcome.
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