August 18/19, 2017.  Day 0.  Perth to Rockhampton.  We leave home under torrential rain, it’s cold, wet, windy, miserable, and it’s 10PM.  We’re tired, and all three of us are sick.  This is not going to be a pleasant flight. At least we got to sleep a bit, the plane is only half full,, Read More

Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss. Well not quite.  This one has a V8, a turbo, a front AND rear diff lock, electric windows, and… a back seat !  It did not take long, I admit, to replace our old faithful Troopy.  She served me well, over 250.000km since October 2008., Read More

I left Belgium in February 2008. Eight years ago. Since then I lived in Queensland, Victoria, New Caledonia and Western Australia. Since then, much has changed back home too. And I have a new life, we have a new life. At last then, visit from the family ! The last one was in Melbourne,, Read More

Albany, Claire’s birthday @ home, 4wding @ Mundaring.

It’s almost 9 AM and it’s already hot.  And I mean, real freaking hot.  It’s 34 degrees outside, at nine in the morning.  Crazy.  Last night I went to bed at around 10, and it was still 36.  We hit 47 at one point according to my phone (well it isn’t a real thermometer, Read More

It took a lot longer than expected, and a lot more money than planned, but finally, Troopy is parked outside, home and hosed. So what happened ? Well, the guys in Thailand had one job : clean the car for quarantine inspection. Well they botched it. As a result, the first inspection was a, Read More

How hard can it be ? The lads from Top Gear usually say that when they’re going to botch something up, in my case, I guess it applies as well. So on May 20th 2013, I was back in Perth while Troopy was still in Bangkok, having a bath. The mob in Thailand had, Read More

My very special birthday. Skydive @ Jurien Bay. And by order of appearance: Carlisle, Guiderton, Carlisle, Dwellingup, Carlisle.

It’s a bit overdue, I know, well it’s only been a year but here’s a list of the mods since I bought the car. September 2008 I bought this : Toyota Landcruiser HZJ75 “Troop carrier”. 1998 model, straight 6cyl, 4.2L. 299.338km. I bought it from CFA (Country Fire Authority, the fire department in Victoria),, Read More

September 10th – 14th We got to Bangkok on the evening of the 9th, and CouchSurfed overnight in a suburb of town. Driving into the city is not as easy as you might think, even with a GPS. Not only the map is not always accurate, but all the signs are in Thai of, Read More