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Motorhome Travels - Sept 2015

01/09/2015

OK, I know it has been a long time since we last posted here. Lots of things have happened and there has been many changes. Where to start ... well it all started when we stopped off at Halls Creek and bought a loto ticket - something we NEVER do. That ticket was put in a draw and sort of forgotten about as we continued east towards Mt Perry.

After camping on the Fitzroy River for a week and getting lots of great photos of crocs and birds we visited the Bungle Bungles (where I came close to crashing the quadcopter). With lost of photos and video of the amazing Bungle Bungles we again started heading east towards our property inland from Bundaberg. Just to recap - we built a shed house on our 75 acre property in 2012. It was finished to a very basic standard ... which is to say, not really finished at all. The plan was to set the place up as a home base and somewhere to hide when we are not travelling in Hobohome. The shed portion is large enough to accommodate the bus for maintenance and the house section is just the right size for the two of us.

We found that the closer we got to Mt Perry, the more we felt the pull of the desire to get the place properly set up. There was a lot to do...

The design for the covered deck and solar array - [Click for a Larger Image]
The design for the covered deck and
solar array

As we are some way from the town, there is no power nearby, so the plan was to install a stand-alone solar array. We also have an interest is growing our own food, so water is going to be required in quantities beyond rainwater. A bore would have to be drilled. We wanted to build a covered outdoor area and as there was no real kitchen installed, we would have to design and build a practical kitchen for the place.

To cut a long story short, we drove east quite quickly and arrived at Mt Perry before the end of June 2014.