Land of the Bigs

G'day Drunkards, I haven't posted in a while but I still love yas. There's a reason for it, though, because I've been relaxing in a rehab centre for a while. Don't worry, I'm not a quitter, and this joint isn't going to become Sober and a Valuable Member of Society anytime soon. The authorities gently … Continue reading Land of the Bigs

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Here are the top five things to do on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Yay. 1. Go for a stroll through Noosa National Park. Beautiful beaches, dense foliage, gorgeous sunsets - this spot has it all, and is within spitting distance of Noosa's main strip. Whether you're after a swim or a spot of bird-watching, it's the … Continue reading Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Gold Coast Hinterland

The Gold Coast is best known for meth-addicted single mothers, drunken teenagers shitting in the streets, rampant home invasions and roided-up pindicks with shit tribal tatts. But head inland, climb up into the hinterland, and it's possible to lose yourself in a natural wonderland of indescribable beauty. Tamborine Mountain is around 45 minutes west of … Continue reading Gold Coast Hinterland

Roma, Italia vs Roma, Queensland

Has your trip to Italy been binned because of the dreaded Beijing Bug? Stop drowning your sorrows in Peroni because whilst Roma, Italia is off the cards, Roma, Queensland is open for business. The sunburnt city of 6000 is 400km inland from the Sunshine Coast and it's fantastico! Don't believe me? Then let's put the … Continue reading Roma, Italia vs Roma, Queensland

St George 🐉🐉🐉

Parting is such sweet sorrow, as John Lennon once said, and so it was with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to the del Sol after our tow truck ride from Dirranbandi to St George. The local mechanic was kind enough to lend me a grubby Toyota Avalon for a few days - which … Continue reading St George 🐉🐉🐉

The Dirranbandi Dandy

When I told people I was heading into the vast expanse of the Australian outback, most suggested it wasn't a great idea to do it in a 26-year-old Japanese sports car. I was determined to prove them wrong, and to show that positive thinking and a 1.6L V-Tec engine can overcome any obstacle. The del … Continue reading The Dirranbandi Dandy

The Drunkard Went Down To Lightning Ridge

The sun was bleeding into the dirt when the word went aroundThat a filthy red Del Sol had been seen rolling into townA machine like that had never swept the streets of the Ridge of LightningSo the locals knew the man who tamed that beast had to be frightening The Sol rolled past the Bottle … Continue reading The Drunkard Went Down To Lightning Ridge

A Ballad of Satellites, Wee Waa and Jamie Lyon

It's a bloody long drive to Lightning Ridge from Narrabri, they sayBut there's a few real fascinating things to see along the wayLike the Compact Array of telescopes that nerds use to watch the starsBefore asking to see 'Uranus' whilst wanking themselves in their carsAlong the road is Wee Waa, the birthplace of Jamie LyonWho … Continue reading A Ballad of Satellites, Wee Waa and Jamie Lyon