Frosty's Aussie Adventures



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This year's sojourn is to visit our boys on the Gold Coast, which we have done yearly since 2008.
We plan to be away from 16th March until 17th October.
Travelling to the Gold Coast, then along the coast to Townsville, making our way
through Quilpie to Yowah, over to Dicky Beach, back to the Gold Coast then pop over to
Broken Hill on our way home.
This year we will see our boys twice on the Gold Coast. That will be great. We miss them heaps.

We are still living our Dream.


It's 8:45pm Fri 29th August 2014.
We are at Broadwater Tourist Park, Southport and leave on Mon 22nd September.

We took Mont on the Gold Coast Tram.


Mum and Dad's house burnt down on Sat 9th Aug.
1. ABC News article.

2. Weekly Review Bayside article.

Saturday 9th Aug night, they were both taken by ambulance to The Alfred Emergency and stayed until late Sunday arvo, when my sister and Phil(BIL) took them to their place.

Sunday 10th Aug, I spoke to both Mum and Dad, considering what they had been through they were great, Dad did say that it hasn't 'hit' him yet. To date, they have lost both cars, their house is totalled including all contents, so their possessions have gone from heaps to zero. I am flying home on Wednesday to see them and help, if necessary BUT Phil my Brother-in-law has done an excellent job with the house insurance claim. Today he and Dad met representatives from the Council and the assessor's team from Coles insurance. Mum and Dad are staying with Phil and my sister while they work out the finer points of their policy.

Monday 11th Aug after dinner, I spoke to Mum and Dad, they are feeling well, but tired, they had a checkup by their doctor today and are fit and healthy. Their house and property are now under the control of the insurance company. The next time they set foot on their property, will be to walk into their new home. Hopefully. Tonight, Phil, Mum and Dad are doing an itemised list of all their belongings, that they used to have. That should be fun.

Tuesday 12th Aug. Mum has changed our plans. She has decided that she wants to move into a furnished apartment a.s.a.p. (like Quest Apartments) and will stay with Phil and my sister until they move directly into an apartment. All my family said not to fly down, so Marg and I are staying on the Gold Coast as originally planned.

Wednesday 13th Aug. Phil has now booked them into a fully furnished apartment for the next 3 weeks at a minimum, they move in tomorrow. Dad is now driving Marg's Mazda 121 aka The Bubble.

Thursday 14th Aug. Dad has been driving 'The Bubble' to the council and organised a copy of his plans, then over to VicRoads and cancelled the rego on both cars. Finally, about 3:30pm, they moved into the Quest Apartments, they unpacked all their worldly possessions which struggled to fill 2 Coles shopping bags.

Sunday 17th Aug. Mum and Dad have settled in at Quest and they are getting back to normal with Mum doing more retail therapy with Dad close by. The claims for their cars have been processed, Dad was very happy with the result.

Monday 18th Aug. Phil and Dad have found a replacement car, it's private, so after a couple of days of RWC etc. Mum and Dad should have a replacement Ford XR6.

Wednesday 20th Aug. Mum and Dad have found a townhouse to rent, now they have to wait for all the paperwork to be completed, then the Insurance will pay their rent. The paperwork on their house claim is still being processed.

Thursday 21st Aug. Dad had a great day, he picked up his 'new' car. A white 2009 XR6 Falcon, he did have a white 2003 XR6.

Monday 25th Aug. Mum and Dad went looking for a bed, fridge and washer and signed a lease for a townhouse.

Their garage took most of the heat.That's their current XR6 on the left. A tad 2nd rate.

It is looking a bit sick.


Day 167 - Fri 29th August 2014 - We took Mont on the GC Tram - Southport - Day 26.

Our 2014 trip's Summary.
2014 Trip Weather details.

Frosty's Fossicking Frolics.
Our 2011 lap of Oz with all details.
List of ALL of our Adventures.



4th July 2014 - Beautiful Sunrise at St George. It was cold at 1.9°.

Our 2014 proposed sojourn with our latest itinerary.
We plan to visit some coastal tourist spots and do a spot of fossicking.
Leave home 16th March and arrive home about 17th October.


  • Sun 16th Mar - Overnighter at Finley.
  • Mon 17th Mar - Overnighter at Peak Hill.
  • Tue 18th Mar - Overnighter at Moree.
  • Wed 19th Mar - Overnighter at Warwick.
  • Thu 20th Mar - Tues 8th Apr - Broadwater Tourist Park.
  • Wed 9th Apr - Sat 10th May - Housesitting at Lukey's shack.
  • Sun 11th Apr - Tue 13th May - Setting up the van at Broadwater Tourist Park.
  • Wed 14th May - Sun 18th May - Hervey Bay.
  • Sun 18th May - Wed 21st May - Agnes Water.
  • Wed 21st May - Overnighter at Tannum Sands.
  • Thu 22nd May - Overnighter at Marlborough - Fossicking in creek.
  • Fri 23rd May - Overnighter at Mackay.
  • Sat 24th May - Wed 28th May - Airlie Beach.
  • Wed 28th May - Wed 11th Jun - Townsville.
  • Wed 11th Jun - Clermont.
  • Thu 12th Jun - Thu 19th Jun - Sapphire - Fossicking.
  • Thu 19th Jun - Overnighter at Blackall.
  • Fri 20th Jun - Overnighter at Charleville.
  • Sat 21st Jun - Wed 25th Jun - Quilpie - Fossicking.
  • Wed 25th Jun - Fri 27th Jun - Toompine - Fossicking.
  • Fri 27th Jun - Thu 3rd Jul - Yowah - Fossicking.
  • Thu 3rd Jul - Overnighter at St George.
  • Fri 4th Jul - Overnighter at Lake Coolmunda.
  • Sat 5th Jul - Overnighter at Willowbank.
  • Sun 6th Jul - Sun 3rd Aug - Dicky Beach.
  • Sun 3rd Aug - Mon 22nd Sep - Broadwater Tourist Park.
  • Mon 22nd Sep - Wed 24th Sep - Casino - Fossicking at Hogarth Range.
  • Wed 24th Sep - Mon 29th Sep - Glen Innes - Fossicking.
  • Mon 29th Sep - Overnighter at Moree.
  • Tue 30th Sep - Overnighter at Gilgandra.
  • Wed 1st Oct - Overnighter at Cobar.
  • Thu 2nd Oct - Wed 8th Oct - Broken Hill - Fossicking.
  • Wed 8th Oct - ??? - Mildura - visit rels.

  • Blue is our proposed route.
    Black is our completed route to-date.


      Georges - Frontpage
    Georges wanted to make my front page. Can you pick out the smartarse.
    There is always one in every group.
    I think this is my best photo of George and his mates.

    Broadwater - Frontpage
    And you wonder why we love staying at the Broadwater Tourist Park, Southport
    Another beautiful morning in Paradise - Monday 13th August 2012 at 7:15am.



    Dedicated to Lazza.


    Our beautiful Lazza
    (16-5-1996 to 29-4-2008).

    Cyril - Frontpage
    Cyril the croc
    Marg gave up trying to stop Cyril from biting.

    Our Rig - Frontpage
    Our Rig
    2007 Nissan Navara STX 6spd man TD
    towing 2007 Trailblazers RV 24ft 5th Wheeler.

    George and Cyril - Frontpage
    First time that Cyril met George,
    it didn't go that well for George.







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