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Oh F**k

Road to Orana East State ForestWe left Forster today heading for a bush camp near Wedding Bells State Forest. Unfortunately we missed the turn off, but no problem, we could take the second turn off, Finlay Road and get there .

LlamaWe missed the clear warning from Monty Python – as we turned off we saw the llama and forgot:

Llama’s are larger than frogs
Llamas are dangerous, so if you see one where people are swimming, you shout
Look out there are Llamas

Driving further up the road, we twisted and turned but the road became too narrow to turn around, and then we came up against a half fallen down tree!


By a bit of forwarding and backwarding, we managed to just squeeze through. Then the road forked at the grey pin in the map above. I got out and ran ahead to find the right road, but 50 metres further, both had trees across them. I half-expected to be confronted by a laughing man in Lincoln Green. We managed to unhitch the van to turn it around and had to do this obstacle again – and now it was dark and raining! Some locals drove up to see what we were about. They told us that the road had been blocked for about 20 years, and we felt like goats.

How we felt getting finding the road was closed
How we felt getting finding the road was closed

Again, with a bit of forward and back, we managed to get under again, and at this point decided we had had enough fun for the night and went and found a very nice caravan park at Mooney Beach.

The Hat

The hat I received as a farewell present from work seems to be very popular. It is a beauty, made of crocodile skin. I keep having to take it back.

Alex saying farewell with the hat
Alex saying farewell with Anna in the hat
Therese also likes the hat
Therese also likes the hat
Even Pip has taken a shine to the hat
Even Pip has taken a shine to the hat

It looks like I need to get used to the hat with corks!


Stickers maketh the holiday.

When I was little, I often got a sticker book to start off the holiday. I recall a book of the Battle of Waterloo with beautifully attired French, British and Prussian cavalrymen as stickers. I arranged then in a hopelessly tangled melee. I think my brother got a sticker book of an airport with jet aircraft. These he arranged so as to loose the bowels of even the most hardened air traffic controller. The stuff of holidays.

20150512_104414This holiday actually needed stickers on the van – as part of the Tow-ed course. This little beauty requires me to be over 7.5 metres  in length. The  caravan is 6.5 metres on its own, so I am a shoe-in! With it, I can turn left from the right hand lane, which I joyfully did on leaving Sydney.

The next cool stickers went on the front of the van. lf you look carefully, you will see a Firefox on either end of the van and two penguins in between. (You may need to tap on the image to get a close up. )

20150512_104458When you are reversing the van, you turn to full lock the wrong way and reverse slowly until you see the SECOND penguin. Then stop and turn full lock the right way. Then reverse slowly keeping that second penguin in view. If you see the second Firefox, stop and go forwards as you are about to jack knife.

20150512_104517This last sticker means Gnu is not Unix. Once you get started with stickers, it is hard to stop!