Thursday 14th December 2017,
Batty Tales
Wesley Stuart Batty

Wesley Stuart Batty

I don’t think keeping it quiet is the right way to describe it; maybe just no one believed him, but Wesley reckons he is leaving for his undetermined trip around Australia on Saturday. His Troopy is as ready as it [...]

March 28, 2012 Family
Home…

Home…

Home…         It was bitter-sweet packing up camp yesterday, for the last time. Even worse unpacking the Patrol in Oyster Bay and eliminating almost all trace of the camping gear that has filled the wagon for 9 months and 1 [...]

January 30, 2012 New South Wales
When adversity strikes….

When adversity strikes….

We left you last time on our way back to Sydney where we were lucky enough to celebrate the wedding of our good friends Chris and Claire. It was a very busy 2.5 weeks with bucks and hens celebrations, suit [...]

January 15, 2012 South Australia
The Stuart Highway

The Stuart Highway

It’s been almost a month since the last instalment of our trip and over two months since it actually all happened. Seems then, there is a lot to catch up on. I’ll try and stick just to the interesting parts [...]

December 19, 2011 Northern Territory, South Australia
Brendan’s top tips on getting stuck in Adelaide

Brendan’s top tips on getting stuck in Adelaide

Tip 1. Get your 4WD defected by the South Australian transport authority. You might remember this post, The Mighty (and slightly abused) Patrol   where I extolled the virtues of our trusty Nissan Patrol. Well, none of those virtues let me down. I [...]

November 24, 2011 Interesting Stories
The Batty’s top tips on getting stuck in Darwin

The Batty’s top tips on getting stuck in Darwin

We have come to the conclusion that no one is born in Darwin. We can’t even confirm the hospital has a maternity ward. People there are friendly though, so it doesn’t take long to strike up a conversation with a [...]

November 17, 2011 Northern Territory
More Camp Cooking

More Camp Cooking

About time we got you all back in the kitchen again. Today we are putting our own twist on one of the most traditional Australian camp foods – Damper! We also try our luck with some delicious creamy pumpkin soup – a [...]

November 14, 2011 Camp Cooking
Why Darwin is Better than Sydney (or Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane)

Why Darwin is Better than Sydney (or Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane)

And maybe even Perth, but we haven’t been there yet to judge. The Northern Territory is short on people, especially people that might stick around for a while, get jobs in their growing economy and have kids who will boost the [...]

October 26, 2011 Northern Territory
From C to D

From C to D

Unless I am mistaken, Angela and I have been rather lax in our recent attention to this here web page. The last update on our travels occurred not long after we left Sydney and that was well over one month ago. [...]

October 9, 2011 Northern Territory, Queensland
The Mighty (and slightly abused) Patrol

The Mighty (and slightly abused) Patrol

Possibly  the most common question we get asked (apart from, “How is River?”), is “How’s the car holding up?” So I thought I would write about it and hope if I ever try to sell it, the potential sucke… buyer, [...]

October 3, 2011 Travel
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