Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Portland 11 April 2006

Up early in the morning to be picked up in the car park at 8am. We headed off into the Newnes State Forest to do a 4wd training course. Heather was a bit apprehensive before we started, however she was soon hurtling across sand traps and charging up rutted tracks with relaxed aplomb. The instructor then prevailed on Peter to negotiate a rugged trail that wound up and down steep inclines in the forest. We were surprised how easily the Suzuki manoeuvred over the boulders and gaping chasms and passed the test with flying colours. We then headed for Portland to visit Bev – a good friend we meet in England. Bev and Clive have a cute farm with Alpacas, chickens, sheep and dogs. The back hills are covered with pines that remind Bev of home in Canada. The drought still overshadows the landscape and with winter coming on, shows no sign of breaking!


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