On the road from Sydney to Margaret River and back . . .
Tim Bowden loves travelling . . . and camping . . . and he has a great interest in Australian history. So, when he decided to take off to Western Australia with his wife Ros and their newly acquired camping trailer and four-wheel drive (named Penelope as to travel in her was to be truly to the Manor born), it was only natural that their journey would be just as much about history as the travails and joys of the gypsy life.
Tim kept a diary of his and Ros's two month journey, resulting in an engrossing travel tale that takes you from Sydney to the far southwest of Western Australia and back. Told with Tim Bowden's wry humour and love of a good yarn, this book brings vividly to life the dramatic stories of pioneer explorers, tales of bush life today and the many ups (and the occasional down) of life on the road.