Monday, July 11, 2011

We have a name!

Finally we have come up with a name for the truck. I was really keen to have a wine related name - for obvious reasons.

To explain our new moniker: there is a unique wine produced in small quanities in the region of Jura in France called Vin Jaune (literally 'yellow wine'), hence our unimog will be now be known as VAN JAUNE. Sadly only wine geeks will get it - but so be it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Practice run

We've decided to take the faithful Land Cruiser for a final run before we put her in the stable. We're heading out to Lake Eyre on July 22nd to see the water - long way to go to look at water and birds, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The lake is filling due to the floods and cylcones in QLD (there's an upside to everything!) and is about 85% full - highly unusual, so there's a lot of water and we figured by the time this happens again, we might be too old and decrepit to get out there.

Will someone please tell the Brolgas I'm coming and I'd like to see them dance!!

Oh - and we have new (ish) bathroom!!