Travelling Gomezs

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Rain Stopped Play

About two weeks ago (it seems like longer) it started raining. It clears for a day or two then rains more. We’ve had a fair bit of the wet stuff. We’ve tried putting our raincoats and boots on and venturing out. We end up with wet clothes and boots and nowhere to dry our stuff. And there’s only so much you can do of that. I’m not complaining though. The poms have a saying, “(life) can’t be all beer and skittles”. I can understand their love of beer, but skittles? Really?

Umina Beach not in the rain

The two eldest grandies got colds. Then we got colds. Yesterday (Sunday, 22 May, we needed to pack up and move to another caravan park in the rain. We have to uncover the bike (chained to Tank’s bull bar) wrapped in a tarp and bring the bike inside Tank. Then disconnect the water, drain the hose and store away. Then disconnect the grey water (sink connection) hose, drain the waste water and store the hose away. Then disconnect the power supply, wind up electrical cord and put it away. Lastly, anything else left outside, like my bucket of fishing tackle and our external door mat. Yes, had to do all that in the rain. Not much fun. But that’s life, isn’t it? Not always fun. Not all beer and skittles.

NSW roads

I bagged the Victorian roads as the surfaces were consistently rough. NSW roads though are inundated with pot holes – some really large ones. When you miss seeing one and hit it at speed (I’m talking 30-40 km an hour), it feels like it does some damage to Tank. In Zimbabwe they called these large pot holes tank traps! There are plenty of tank traps here.

My boot in a Tank Trap – for scale

When roads get “fixed”, they look like this.

“Fixed” Road

I promise that I will not complain about the seemingly endless road works we have in Western Australia. At least for the next few months. 😉

Refuge Island

There are lots of these signs in NSW.

Refuge Island

Wouldn’t it be amazing if Australia were truly an island where people could take refuge?


Here in NSW they think that footy is rugby. I don’t understand it myself. But they seem very passionate about it.

A Rabbitoh’s House

Our outgoing PM is a keen supporter of the Cronulla Sharks. Our incoming PM has been a long time supporter of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. I won’t comment further…

From Umina we went to Patonga Bay for a couple of days. Good fishing there!

Flathead – was delicious!
Patonga Bay

Then back to Umina again, as the family were there. Then on to Toowoon Bay. Where we are now.

Toowoon Bay

Funny how there is no rain in the photos. Rain didn’t really stop play. Just changed it a bit.

Until next time…



  1. Liisa Grace-Baun

    Not all beer & skittles- I like that 🤣 but eww skittles! I think I may stop complaining about the endless roadworks in S.A after reading your posts about the conditions of the roads in Vic and NSW. No thanks to those tank traps 😱
    I felt miserable just reading about you having to put everything away in the rain ☔️
    Love your attitude! 🙌🏼

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    • Thank you Liisa. It was a pleasure to drive on S.A. roads! A challenge to drive here. xxx


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