Monthly Archives: November 2011

Did we find opal????

Lightning Ridge is known as being one of Australia’s best places to find opal and indeed today some was found by a group of Dutch motorcyclists and a random Aussie. We awoke to a day of wind and cloud cover … Continue reading


An introduction…

Apparently yesterday Australia became a lot less like Holland for our Dutch friends. I think it may have had a lot to do with the temperature rising to 34°C as they rode from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge. The landscape made … Continue reading


Welcome to sunny Australia

As part of the preparation for this trip Dave and I spent many hours on Skype with our friend Edwin about the logistics for this tour. One of the questions that came up involved what to bring gear wise. Dave … Continue reading


They’re here!!

So today our Dutch friends arrived, 8 weary travellers with eyes gritty from lack of sleep. A quick ride to the hotel and we were off to unload their motorbikes through customs. With the costs of hiring Australian bikes prohibitive … Continue reading