Barn Hill Station

October 3, 2019

Just a short blog about this fabulous little place! It’s about 160km south of Broome, a beachside campsite on a working cattle station. We stopped for two nights. There are many good things to say about Barn Hill. The dead straight, ten-kilometre driveway disappearing at the horizon vanishing point was a photographic treat. We pulled […]

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The Best of Broome

October 2, 2019

Dining, Pearls, Cable Beach, dinosaur hunting and swimming laps Arriving in Broome, we drove around and inspected four dog friendly caravan parks listed on Wikicamps. The folks selected the Broome Caravan Park. It was just out of town but had a big swimming pool complex with a 25-metre lap pool. The rough plan was to […]

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Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge

September 30, 2019

Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise I’ve been trying to get Sparrow to write about the Nitmiluk Cruise at Katherine Gorge for ages now, but she has been “too busy”. Looks like my persistent stares finally paid off. [Sparrow File] With Enzo firmly ensconced at the kennels in Katherine, the Silverback and I headed off for […]

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Lake Argyle to Broome

September 27, 2019

Keeping ahead of the wet The wet season was coming and many of the Kimberly stopover spots were starting to pack up for the summer. Apparently once the rains come, they can be cut off for weeks, just them and the crocs! The folks decided to beat a fairly direct path for the WA coastline. […]

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Infinity Pool at Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle

September 25, 2019

The great honey heist, Bob throws a shoe and a job at the airport We crossed into WA and adjusted the clocks again. The man at quarantine took away the Silverback’s honey. The Sparrow had already made sure we’d eaten all the fruit and veg that aren’t allowed in under the quarantine rules, but the […]

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Kakadu

September 23, 2019

[Silverback file] Enzo was otherwise detained, so the Sparrow and I took the opportunity to go to Kakadu National Park for three days. Kakadu is a huge 20,000 square km owned by the local Aboriginal communities. It is leased back to the government as a National Park. The local Indigenous business group manages accommodation and […]

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Mataranka, Heart of the Never Never

September 18, 2019

Termite Mounds, Eagles, Springs and Freshies Leaving Mount Isa in the rear-view mirror, we head west across the Barkly Tablelands into the Never Never. The first things to notice are that the roads are even straighter, and the road trains even bigger, often with four trailers! At first it’s more grassy plains and red soil […]

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Canoeing, Campfires and Sunsets: Lara Wetlands

September 14, 2019

On The way to Lara Station we had an overnight stop at Tambo. There are two caravan parks, neither of which was very flash, the folks chose the one on the edge of town. Both are on the main road. The one in the middle of town is just across the road from the pub […]

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Big old Charleville

September 8, 2019

Heading west from the Sunshine Coast, Charleville was pretty much where we hit the red dirt that told us we were in the Queensland Outback. We’d passed through a lot of cattle country on the way. I got zapped by an electric fence at a campsite in Chinchilla. Our first tourist stop was Roma where […]

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Enzo’s top five in dog friendly Peregian Beach

July 29, 2019

Peregian Beach is one of the most dog friendly places I have visited.  There is a great little village that is full of dog friendly eateries, and even a specialist pet shop, but of course, it is all about the beach. Without doubt this is one of the best dog beaches anywhere and an Enzo favourite. […]

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Enzo aged 4 months

A Recue Dog’s Tale (Enzo’s story)

July 7, 2019

I was born on a farm in Bega NSW, the quieter one of a litter of three. Mum was the farm dog. Red Heeler, a working dog with a long and distinguished heritage. She put in long hours on the farm, but it was good work. I never met Dad. He was a house dog […]

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Dog's breakfast

A Dog’s Breakfast

June 30, 2019

‘Going to a dog’s breakfast this morning Enzo!’ said the Silverback, flashing his ‘I’ve just used words you’ve never heard before’ grin. I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about but didn’t let on. I got up casually and wandered over to the front door. Whatever it was, the lead was going on […]

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Enzo meets ‘da Kat’

June 6, 2019

Change is afoot! It all started about two weeks ago when we had a visitor. I’d heard that Kat was coming and was initially concerned we may be getting a kitten and that I, as senior domestic animal, would be responsible for looking after the little, litter spreading darling. Luckily, I managed to dodge that bullet, […]

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Enzo’s Election Guide

May 11, 2019

The humans are having an election. It seems that every few years they all get together and decide who should be running the country. I’ve been watching it on telly lately and I must say, it looks like fun. There’s lots of barking loudly, running around in circles and sniffing each other’s bottoms. In addition, […]

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A Dog’s Gotta Work

May 3, 2019

Been feeling twitchy since we got home. The folks have been busy organising jobs around the house, they even had a sailmaker alter the big blue kennel to make it more storm proof for the round Australia loop later this year. Must admit, I’ve been a bit listless. Generations of breeding, back through my bloodlines, […]

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