Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On the Road Again

"On the road again...I can't wait to get on the road again..." (hey, somebody should write a song about being on the road). My last photos for you were taken in Brisbane, Queensland where we stayed for two weeks at Auntie Barbara's house. THEN, we drove a long way on the day we left (about 300 kms/180 miles) and met Dawson Coop and his mum and dad in a town called Miles. Dawson's family live near us in the Blue Mountains and were holidaying for a month so we made arrangements to catch up with them for a couple of nights. Here's out campsite by the river in Miles.

Dawsie's cousin, Coco, was also travelling with them. You can see that Coco's mum really likes me best (or is it because I was the tallest of them all and could reach her cereal bowl before them). We had a campfire that night but my camera ran out of batteries so you'll just have to imagine us all around the fire, with all of us sitting on either our mum or our dad's laps with blankets over us, because it was quite cold

The next night was also a "free-camp"...not quite as salubrious because it was just outside of a town called BANANA and we think it was a turnaround for a gravel pit. Anyway, we all fitted in there and it was rather good fun to be really in the middle of nowhere.
This is really "doing Australia"

We had to say goodbye to Dawson and Coco after two nights because they were heading east to the coast and back south to the Blue Mountains and their homes. My mum and dad and I headed west and stopped for lunch in a little town called Duaringa, which is getting into CQ (Central Queensland). Two days later we were still in Duaringa. This photo is taken in another freecamp park and it was great. Typically Australian red dirt out there and you should see the colour of my paws. I adored the warmth and the dust and just fell down asleep in the sun.

Then my dad found my trailer tyre had a puncture - oh no!! We studied it together and I said to him "yep - it's flat".

And then it all got too much for me - ho-hum - so I thought it best to leave him to his own devices. It's good for him to learn to do things for himself, anyway.
I DO eventually wake up and move....but you'll have to wait until next time to see where to and how and when....
Love from Colin Harries xx


  1. Crikey Colin, you look worn out matie or was the flat tyre to much for you to take hehehe.
    Gosh it's starting to look pretty isolated out there now. So different to the Blue Mts.
    We had a really warm day yesterday but then it started to rain in the afternoon.

    Noah and the girls xx

  2. some dads just arent so smart Colin...I had to supervise for three whole days while dad built me a new deck to suntan on...its done was three days of long work...i amhappy you are having a great and dad promised to take me for a vacation before dad goes to sea for a few months...i think we are using a big fancy RV as well...i cant wait....

  3. Oh bummer! We missed the campfire pictures! Did you roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories?
    We hope your dad can figure out how to fix your trailer tire without your help, Colin!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch