The TANKS opening has gone off like a debutante’s frock. Who would have thought Nan & Pop’s holiday snaps would have caused such a commotion! It’s POP-ARAZZI mAdNeSs …

You’d think Nan and Pop would be as nervous as a long tailed cats in a room full of rocking chairs.

But cool as turned pillows, amongst a frenzied POP-ARAZZI onslaught, they arrive at the TANKS opening.  Nan, the fox appointed Professor of cunning, has a masterious plan; she’s got a packet of RED DOTS tucked in her purse!

“Aye Nan… what you up to with them red dots?”

“Pop it’s all about causing a commotion, it’s a well know fact, if I slip a few red dots on and off our holiday snaps during the night, it’ll cause a real BUZZZZ.  Then the arty farty mob will be grabbing our snaps faster than pluto pups at an Ethiopian Easter Show!”

“Tickety Boo Nan, I couldn’t reticulate it better – it’s time to put our mouths where their money is!”

You’d think Nan and Pop would be as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

It’s POP-ARAZZI madness!! As Nan says… “Life is a bowl of Oysters!”

Bedlam as Nan and Pop meet the POP- erazzi

Pushing and shoving, and just bloody bedlam as Nan and Pop meet the POP- ARIZZI!

Nan and Pop are ass over tea kettle their holiday snaps are part of the ritzy night

Nan and Pop are ass over tea kettle their holiday snaps are part of the ritzy exhibit “GAZE”

“Pop this art scene makes as much sense as a submarine with screen doors!”

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Nan knob hobs around the gallery with her tasty platter of ‘traffic lights’, luring patrons to their exhibit and her cunning RED DOT SCAM.

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Nan’s RED DOT SCAM pays off – their holiday snaps go off faster than Pop’s toupee in a cyclone.

“Aye Nan, what do you call an artist with a brown finger?….Picarsole!” “Pop you’re as funny as a heart attack during a game of charades!”

“Tony Abbott nearly ruined the budgie smuggler, thank god for you gays!”  A tipsy Nan TANKED with spiked tutti fruitti punch gives some cuties the RED DOT treatment!!

“Tony Abbott nearly ruined the budgie smuggler, thank god for you gays!” A tipsy Nan TANKED with spiked tutti fruitti punch gives some cuties the RED DOT treatment!!


It’s practically “RED DOT GATE” as Nan and Pop’s holiday snaps sell right off the wall like hot cakes.  They’re the hottest thing since diced bread.  Nan’s zany and mad-capped plan of popping red dots on and off their holiday snaps has actually worked!

Nan networks the crowd like a blue arsed mozzie, especially flirting with any cute muscly queens.  A tipsy Pop flaps his gums talking up the holiday snaps like they’re some sort of ART du jour to the “Carins Post” boss!  Before Pop’s paddled up a barbed wire canoe, Nan slips in and saves the day with her platter of “traffic lights”.  Pop inevitably ends up cornered by a couple of greenie lesbians where Nan has to save him yet AGAIN.  They’ve both been slugging down the house tutti fruitti punch those naughty drag queens have spiked.

But it’s now all about the AFTER PARTY, heaven knows the shenanigans Nan and Pop will get up to, especially with them naughty drag queens and the spiked tutti fruitti punch…gosh anything can happen!  Yes it is going to be a weird night. 

As Nan says “You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil has to be lead!”

The after party

…behind glitter curtains…there’s aways a dark space.

Nan enters the after party

Nan enters the after party and gets her identity pass.

Pop during

Pop during “question time” and mixing with the effluent at the after party.

Nan gets some hair hints from an expert

Nan gets some hair hints from an expert

Pop flirts with the trannies

Pop flirts with the trannies, they all want a piece of Pop!

Formation dancing in platform Homypeds, Nan rocks!!

Formation dancing in platform Homypeds, Nan rocks!!

Pop cops a boob full

Pop cops a boob full

Pop loves dancing with the girls

Pop hangs out with Donna Perignonn… watch out Pop!

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Pop finds himself in a very strange Cairns location without Nan.

Pop goes out on his own..

and the night got weirder.


The Tutti Fruitti punch at the after hours club is spiked.  Nan’s formation danced her feet right outa them platform homeypeds and hitched a ride home with some buffed up queens; leaving Pop hanging out with some naughty drag queens who like to party – and they’re out to show Pop a night in Cairns he wouldn’t forget…..

Pop’s not only hung…. he’s TANKED! Nan’s side blinded that their holiday snaps are on exhibit, she’s bloody proud as punch. Gosh… the world really is their Iced Volvos!

Nan swans into 'Knob Kutz' to get a new look for the gallery launch. "I'll be Tickety Boo!"

Nan swans into ‘Knob Kutz’ to get a new look for the gallery launch. “I’ll be Tickety Boo!”

Nan’s so TANKED with excitement about the ‘GAZE’ arty farty exhibition she’s like a Kangaroo loose on a tennis court.  With more zest than a boiled choko, she’s getting tizzied up for the opening bash.   It’s Mardi Gras so she wants to stand out like a country mile in a ripe new polyester frock, and O’Sullivans is the ONLY place to go.   Fossies has closed in Cairns.

Then she’s off to the local hairdressers “Knob Kutz” for a classy new doo.  She’s also making her “fuel injected” fruit punch and a platter of “traffic lights” as horsederves for tomorrow’s soirée. Busy Busy Busy.

Nan knows where to get an Osti Frock.

Nan knows where to get a quality Osti Frock.

With all cylinders blazing, Pop is on a roll.  With the real-state gig and now the gallery gig, their flushed enough to have Ham and Pineapple steaks back on their regliar menu!  Betty Crocker’s not a shade of grass on Nan.

Pop’s so art farty Mardi Gras “GAZED” he’s walking around squirting out art quotes he’s looked up in the Webster Encyclopaedias.

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“Art is not a thing; it is a way, and a watched pot never comes to those who wait.  Nan we’re TANKED!

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Pop pulls up to the TANKS gate, van ladled full of holiday snaps fresh from Kmart.

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“Blue eyed to a cod, it’s all about getting tanked I say”

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mmmm if we spike Nan’s fruit punch, will we flog more of our holiday snaps?

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Pop “gazes” at their scintillating collection of holiday snaps he’s hauled in. “My life is limitating art, limitating life…”

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“Art is the most intense mode of shenanigans that the world has known”.

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Meanwhile as the curator hangs Pop’s work… “Hey mate… why didn’t the prawn share his inheritance? Because he was shellfish!”

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“Nan and I have passed a lot of waters under the bridge to make this display”

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It’s a stretch for Pop, but he helps hang their happy snaps in the gallery

Nan's "traffic lights", Cabanossi, cheese and cocktail onions. Easy Peasy.

Nan’s “traffic lights” – cabanossi, cheese and cocktail onions. Nice and Easy Peasy!!

Mardi Gras is always razzmatazz, Pop knows Nan will be flittering about the opening, sipping the free bubbles dancing with any cute queen while swanning around with her platters of sort after “traffic Lights”.  She can be such a fag hag!Pop really loves watching Nan having good time, somehow he always ends up cornered yarning with some green peace dykes and Nan has to rescue him.

Nan and Pop can’t wait till tomorrow.

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Nan and Pop have an arvo shandy and a dip in the lagoon. Big news is Pop’s somehow wrangled his way into an art exhibition with their holiday snaps… STREWTH!

Chilled blains and all, Nan & Pop soak up the sun at the Lagoon in Cairns with an ice cool shandy.  It’s one of their favourite spots.    Who knows how, but Pop’s gone from real-estate mogul to world renowned artiste.  His plan to get their holiday snaps into a gallery has worked.  Did he slip everyone a moggy?

“It’s Mardi Gras time Pop, how FABULOUS!!  I LOVE Mardi Gras and hanging out with all them fun queens, I’m quite ardamant about it”

“It sure is a good time, we always have fun.  Gotta show them homoyped phobes how to have good time aye Nan.”

“Too right Pop, who needs them boring farts, when you can be ART like us, it’s so excitement.  TANKS – how ritzy mitzy.  Pop you really rock!”

“Nan, it’s not the rock, it’s the roll”

Lagoon is the place to cool those cracked heels and asparagus veins…. and it’s the place for Nan & Pop to have a shandy!

Nan has a good perv at some of the cuties around

Naughty Nan has a good perv at some of the cuties around. “It’s just like riding a bike sweetie and I never got off it”.

Pop points to the fly fish

“Hey Pop, it’d be cool if the fish could fly off the poles”  “Nan I reckon that’d be art wouldn’t it??  “Yes…I think so”

“Hey Pop, how much did you slip the curator to get our happy snaps into that posh gallery?” “Just a fiddy Nan”

Pop contemplates the fish flying off the poles for Nan.

Pop contemplates the fish flying off the poles for Nan. “Art is in the eye of the beholder Nan!”


And it was just like that – Pop does a deal and the next thing their holiday snaps are whacked on the TANKS gallery wall.  Art imitates life more than life imitates art…

For crying out loud Pop, your’e an an artiste now!!  You’ve slipped our snaps into an artsy fartsy gallery for Mardi Gras, and I LOVE a bloody Mardi Gras!!

“Nan, I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them”

“Pop… if you get wanky on me I’ll give you a good clip around the ears”

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”

CRACK.  And with one foul swoop, Nan gives Pop a clip around the ears.


Nan & Pop haul themselves into the TANKS gallery

Nan & Pop haul into the TANKS gallery. The back of the caravan is stacked chokers full of their holiday snaps bungled into frames for the “GAZE” exhibition.

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Nan & Pop’s lives are on display. They’re so excited to be part of Mardi Gras…and they hope to flog some stuff   


“Nan, every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures”

“Pop- I think that’s a horse of an entirely different colour”

“We’ve passed a lot of water under the bridge.”

“We’ve passed a lot of water under the bridge

Nan joins the local “Macramé Mammies”… and hates it. A tipsy Pop talks himself up and scores a job selling real-estate! “Stone the crows, it’ll be Iced Volvos every-night!”

Nan hates the bloody local macramé club (what was she thinking) – she never thought she’d use her macramé to kill!  “Bunch of old whiney goon bags if you ask me.  I mean fair suck of the saveloy, you can’t even drink a shandy there – club rules… it’s enough to drive a body beresk!”

The Macramé Club

The Macramé Mammies Club

Meanwhile, Pop gets on a roll after swinging the clubs around the Paradise Palms golf course.  Later at the clubhouse, with a few shandies under his belt, Pop talks himself up as a real-estate mogul… and actually scores a real job!  His polished brogues have finally paid off…

“Darl you’ll be as popular as a rattle snake in a lucky dip”

“Nan, may your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down!”

Pop parks the wheels at the golf club

Pop parks the wheels at the golf club, smack on the greens.

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With that lame arse poise Pop knows it’ll be mully-gruber.

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“He who has the fastest cart never has to play the fib.”

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Pop takes it back to the ritzy Paradise Palms Country Club for a few shandies

Palm Cove

A few shandies gives Pop some confidence with the classy vista. They don’t know he’s not a club member….

Nothing like a nice cool shandy.

Nothing like a nice cool shandy at discounted prices.

After hitting a birdie (a cockie actually) back at the clubhouse, and “full as a centipede’s sock drawer” with shandies; Pop gets the wind in his sales while yacking to the local real-estate agent – a hooker in fact.  Next thing law and behold Pop’s scored himself a bloody paid job – selling homes in the area!

“Pop, I always knew you’d end up working as a hooker”


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Pop wonders what it will be like working as a hooker

…and so “Pop’s Pick” emerges on the Cairns real-estate scene – like never before.

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One of Pop’s ACTUAL adds, that he wrote himself! Yep Pop rocks it, copy and all… Nan says he’s a natural born hooker.

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A typical Pop’s Pick graphic. He’s taking over Cairns!

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An expert in pointing, Pop embraces the real-estate world

“Hey Nan, what does a real estate agent use for birth control?”  “Oh Pop pleeeease, not another bad joke”     …”His personality!”

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Pop demonstrates the poolside comforts

Pops pick gold house


It all gets super chummy round the table at the golf club, and a tipsy hooker signs up for “Pop’s Pick” on the dotted line.

“Pop – I’m bloody flabbergasted. You’ve actually got a paid gig. It’s Iced Volvos every night!”

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How salubrious to have a gym.

Close to the gym! Pop demonstrates his strength.

Pop demonstrates his strength at the gym. He’ll go the yards for this gig.

“Hey Nan – what do you call a girl standing in the middle of a tennis court? …..Annette”

Pop takes a break selling real estate for a sea breeze at Palm Cove.

Pop takes a breather for a sea breeze at Palm Cove. “It’s so gorgeous here in Cairns, I reckon I could flog our holiday snaps”

After the Macramé Mammies, and with a rather parched mouth like the bottom of a buggies cage. Nan takes to some bubbles to toast Pop's new gig.

After the Macramé Mammies, and with a rather parched mouth like the bottom of a buggies cage. Nan takes to some bubbles to toast Pop’s new job.

“You know Nan…. I’m gonna have a crack at flogging our travels pics!” “Pop – you lost your marbles. How do you expect to do that sweetie?” “I’m gonna take them to the TANK GALLERY” “Rightio Pop. the world really is a bowl of oysters!”.


And it was just like that….. Pop decided to print up a batch of holiday snaps in his home lab and marches off to the TANK Gallery in Cairns.  He couldn’t possibly think they’d get into an exhibition, but then again who thought he’d be flogging real-estate!

“Gosh can it get any better than this Nan?”  “…Pop there’s always tomorrow!”


Nan & Pop take an arvo pit stop to see a Cairns icon – Barron Gorge – and have a shandy or two… As Nan says adamantly, “It’s Barron gorgeous!”

“Pop the view is enough to take your breath away” “Keep breathing Nan”

“Hey Nan, I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any”.

“Pop – I oughta give you a piece of my mind” “Nan, I wouldn’t want to take the last piece!”

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“Pop, don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”

“Aye Pop are there crocks here… I need to cool my cracked heels”

“Pop it’s spektacliar here, it’s real tickity boo”

Barron Gorge

“A well-boiled icicle would take you here Nan” “Lucky we got the van pop”

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“Roll out the shandies Pop!”

“Hey Nan, what’s a waterfall that goes upwards?…Viagrafalls” “Oh Pop I oughta give you a good clip around the ears”

Nan and Pop have won a free mystery flight at the boat club raffle… they’ve never flown before! Hang on to your hats!!! OOOROOOO!

“Nan are you sure we’ll be ok?” “Pop you’re with my eye and Mary Martin”

“Let’s hope there is no Ibis around darl…”  “Nan a bird in the hand is worth two on the street”

Ummmmmmm

Ummmmmmm there’s no listing for a mystery flight?

“Bloody fandangled electrolysis… give me a counter already”

“Hey Nan, what do you call it, when you’re sick of being in the airport? Terminal illness!” “Oh for crying out loud Pop..really!”

Finally a person to speak to!

Finally a person to speak to!  I get practically electrocuted by touch screens.

“Pop with a bit of luck that cutie on the right wants to strip search me” “Dream on Nan…”

“Hey Nan, what do you call a pregnant flight attendant…pilot error!”  “Oh Pop I’ll give you a clip around the ears if you keep this up”

“Oh Pop this is exciting” “Nan I’m nervous”  “If you chuck I don’t know you”

I wanna introduce myselef to the skipper darl… where’s the cock pit”   “Oh and a shandy for two”

“Oh Nan what a treat to get to sit up front” “Pop don’t go touching anything, I’m quite ardament about that.”

While Pop feels lime green, Nan chats with the Qantas skipper.

While Pop starts to feel lime green, Nan chats with the Qantas skipper. “Takes a good woman to fly a bus like this darl… bet you’ve got a hip flask!”

“Hey Pop why they got such big seats in this section” “Cause they got big bums I guess nan”  “Big bottom you’ve gottem”

“Pop, why do the seats on planes double as floating devices when they should double as parachutes?” “I guess it’s the fly in the iceberg Nan”

“Nan… we’re off the ground!” “You need a chuck bag yet Pop?”

“Darl they got flicks on this plane, wonder what filum is playing?”

“Oh lordie, I’m absolutely flabbergasted Pop!  Never been up so high”

“Hey darlin, got another shandy for me and extra spew bag for the fella next to me”  “Nan I need nuts, get me nuts”  “You are nuts Pop”

“chooken or beef?”

“mmm… where’s the chooken?”

“Oh Nan I don’t feel so good” “You’ll be right like rain Pop, just keep lookin’ at the horizon” “But it keeps moving Nan”  “Pop we’re landing!”

“Pop what’s that woman sniggering at, ain’t she seen class… the audacity?”

“Well that was a blast Pop!”  “…Maybe Nan”  “What – the dog’s got your tongue Pop?” “Nan I’d rather keep my feet on the ground”  “Don’t be a oxy moron Pop”

Indeed it was a mystery flight, and it just got weirder where their destination was nothing more than a prawn…..

“Hey Nan, did you hear about the crab that went to the prawn’s cocktail party? He pulled a mussel”

“Oh Pop don’t give up your day job, for crying out loud”

“You know Nan, travelling with you…can it get any better?”

“Pop – there’s always tomorrow!”

“That’s the spirit Nan”

“Tickety boo Pop…..tickety boo”


Nan and Pop head off to the Yorkeys Knob boat club… Nan has a plan to get on the marina. As Nan says “It can’t be rocket surgery to get in”!

“Nan there’s no place to park, unless your a bloody member!”

“Bugger that for a joke Pop… lets just slip into the commodore’s spot, he ain’t even here darl”

“Aye Nan keep your eyes peeled for a good park” “Lets try the three hail Mary’s”

“Good spot to park the wheels Pop!” “Let’s look like we own the place!”

Like a real pro, Nan hovers around the gated entry to the marina pretending to adjust her homypeds and seizes a moment, wedging her heal into a closing gate.

Nan & Pop have got their “in” and are soon swanning on the jetty in no time.

Pop takes a stroll along the jetty

Pop takes a stroll along the jetty

Pop checks out the rigging.

Pop checks out the rigging. “I’m more fingers than thumbs Pop”

“That steals the biscuit, I need to know the skipper of this”

“Aye Pop there’s nobody on this mystic tide… lets have a gander on board!”

Nan & Pop feel right at home, so much so some neighbouring yachters get friendly…

Nan & Pop make some new friends Shaz and Pete.

Nan & Pop make some new friends Shaz and Pete. “Smarten up your tie Pop, look rich and let me do all the talking”

“Don’t act like a damp squid Pop.. they’ve got a boat and we’ve got an invite!”

“Shiver me timbers, make like a skipper Pop – the bloody commodore’s about to get on his hind horse”

All aboard!

Quick sticks Pop lets get “all aboard’ before we get shafted by that commodore

“Look Pop how flash is this, it’s even got a sink!”

Pop loves to play skipper.

Pop loves to play skipper. “Chew the breeze Pop” “It’s a catch 24 Nan”

Pop checks the compass

Pop checks the compass “Aye Pop, did you knock the steam out of the sail?”

checking the weather conditions is very important.

Pete shows Pop how to check the weather conditions.  “Hey Pete guess why Nan goes outside with her purse open… she’s expecting a change in weather”!

“Pop, don’t kill the moment with your dreadful jokes”

Nan & Pop get chucked out of their commodore's car park and head down near the marina.

Nan & Pop get chucked out of their commodore’s car park spot but head back down to the marina, they’ve got friends there now!

Extending the Laurel Leaf, and as cool as mustard – Nan & Pop decide to go in depth to explore the knob. Yes it was always about the knob….

Nan & Pop explore the nooks and crannies of the knob...

Nan & Pop explore the nooks and crannies of Yorkeys Knob…

Nan & Pop go for a walk along Yorkeys Beach.

Nan & Pop go for a walk along Yorkeys Beach.

Pop drives the van around to explore the knob.

Pop drives the van around to explore the knob.

Pop climbs to the top of the knob

Pop climbs to the top of the knob “KOOOOOEEEEEEE”

“Whatever floats your fancy aye Pop…”

“It’s the Sixteenth Chapel of nature Pop – I am quite ardamant about that.”

“The Knob’s not bad aye Nan” “Pop pacifically it’s gorgeous” “Shandy?” “yep”

“Nan it’s so peaceful here” “It is beyond my apprehension Pop”

The knob

The knob

“Hey Nan…. the sun’s dropping like a bride’s nightie!” “Oh Pop… you’d drive anyone to drink”

Nan tries a selfie

Nan tries a selfie “Pardon me for protruding…”

“Nan these sunsets stand out like a country mile” “I’m sure you can almost see Paw Paw New Guinea!”

“Hey Pop… big bottom you’ve gottem”. “Nan – once bitten talk is cheap”

“Pop… we gotta figure out how to get to know them rich mob… or sneak into the marina!” ” Let’s sneak in…”

“Aye Pop this is special, break out the Pims and lemonade will ya darl!”

Nan & Pop watch the

Nan & Pop watch the ‘Once in a blue moon‘ …”Hey Nan why isn’t it blue?”

Although Nan & Pop couldn’t quite see the blue in the “once in a blue moon”, they plot and figure out a way to get into the ritzy Yorkeys Knob Boat club.  They just need an ‘in’. 

“Nan I hear they have an excellent smorgasbord”  

“Yes Pop, with classy Bay Maria’s chokers with seafood I bet”  

“We can hover around the marina gate or sneak around the back Nan”  

“Pop, gotta remember to take some sandwich bags – we’ve never missed a loaded Bay Maria!”

It’s definitely ALL about the knob… In their epic quest “in search of the Silver Sands”, Nan and Pop have made it from the west coast to the east.

“Nan I reckon we’ve driven the equivalent of driving up and down the length of Italy 4 times to get here!  And that’s without any cafe’ stops along the way!”  “Hai capito come Pop!”  “What are you saying Nan, you’re speaking in foreign tongues again?”

It's all about the knob....

It’s all about the knob….

“Yes Pop we’ve crossed the continent, we’ve done hours of barren rocky roads, battled frisky roos, snakes and ladders and even some wild emus!”  “Nan they were cassowaries”.  “Don’t you correct me Pop, if I say they’re wild, savage emus… then that’s what they were!”  ‘Rightio Nan you’re like a fly in the iceberg”.

At last the Silver Sands are found

At last the Silver Sands are found

Pull in the drive Pop, we've found the Silver Sands.

Pull in the drive Pop, we’ve found the Silver Sands.

Nan and Pop finally arrive at their destination…
“Pop you got the right address? Can’t be, this looks too flash!”  “This is it Nan…. we are arrived”.
Nan poses out the front of her beach pad

Nan poses out the front of her beach pad “Tickety Boo Yahoo”

“Pop, I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again… it’s all about the knob….I’m quite adamant about that!”
“Yorkeys Knob to be precise Nan”
“You gotta love a place known for it’s knob Pop, there’s even the annual “Festival of the Knob”.
“Nan… I can’t wait to see a show bag!
ahhh so that's the silver sands

ahhh so that’s the silver sands

Nan loves the kitchen...

Nan loves the kitchen… “Look at the mod cons Pop, there’s even a macro waver!”

“Oh Pop this is classy this joint”

“Shiver my timbers Pop you can see the sea!”

Nan and Pop get all romantic at Yorkeys Knob

Nan and Pop get all romantic at Yorkeys Knob… I guess it’s like winning lotto

Nan & Pop look back at the great dame.

Nan & Pop look back at the great dame.

Nan and Pop fall pop across to the beach

Nan in platform slaps and Pop in socked sandals step across to the beach

Pop looks on at the Silver Sands

Pop looks on at the Silver Sands from the beach

“Pop, I think I see the knob”

Nan and Pop take the van to the beach for an on-board shandy

Nan and Pop take the van to the beach for an on-board shandy

“I guess there’s the whole area to discover Nan”  “To right Pop… tickety boo”  “Nan this really is the tip of the ointment aye!”  “It don’t get much better than this Pop”  “Nan – there’s always tomorrow!”

Nan takes the mission position….

It was a long haul in the old gas guzzler, affectionally known as “Betsy”, so Nan made the call – for the mission position!  Yep Nan decided that even though they weren’t far from the elusive “Silver Sands”, she wanted to stop for a romantic camp at Mission Beach – because life is a bowl of cherubs!

There's nothing slow about Nan & Pop!

There’s nothing slow about Nan & Pop!

Nan & Pop play eye spy with the clouds

Nan & Pop play eye-spy with the clouds

Nothin' but blue skies... Nan & Pop are singing their lungs out

Nothin’ but blue skies… Nan & Pop sing their lungs out, almost pitch perfect!

“Hey Pop.. they could of spruced the name up a bit – I mean Bruce Highway!”  “Nan who the hell is Bruce?”

Hey Nan... your hat looks like the sugar cane flowers

“Nan’s hat looks like the sugar cane flowers”

always a good spot to stop along the Bruce highway

always a good spot to stop along the Bruce highway

Nan makes a dash into the bushes for a wee

Nan makes a dash into the bushes for a wee

“Struth Pop, have we got killer Emu’s to deal with now after the crocs, sharks, spiders, roos…”

Pop goes to a look out to get a good view of Mission Beach

Pop goes to a look out to get a good view over Mission Beach

Nan & Pop arrive at the sleepy beach town of Mission Beach.

Nan & Pop arrive at the sleepy beach town of Mission Beach.

“You know Nan… light’s falling like a bride’s nightie” “Oh Pop not that old line…. AGAIN!”

Nan & Pop set their caravan up for a night a Mission Beach.

Nan & Pop set their caravan up and heat up a water bottle for a night a Mission Beach.

From Cloncurry to Charters Towers… Today Nan & Pop cover over 650km and count as many dead roos on the road – they’ve nearly made it coast to coast.

Nan and Pop agree, they could do with a drop of rain in this part of the world

Nan and Pop agree, they could do with a drop of rain in this part of the world

“Hey Pop are they serious here in Queensland?”  “It’s the black hole Nan”

Pop opens up the throttle on the highway

Pop opens up the throttle on the highway

“Pop, check out this fatty boom bah” “Nan it’s dead” “No wonder Pop – its eaten so much it’s practically busting at the seams”

“Pop, there’s so many dead roo’s along the highway – why?”   “They’re attracted to car lights Nan”   “Right… as I’ve said before… stay away from the light Pop”

Train station stop at Maxwelton

Train wait station stop at Maxwelton

“Nan a river with water, this ain’t the Kimberley”

Nan and Pop stop by a creek for tea and scones

Nan and Pop stop by a creek for tea and scones

Deluxe Motel at Julia Creek

Deluxe Motel at Julia Creek

Nan slips in to buy some new slacks at Richmond. Polyester of course!

Nan slips in to buy some new slacks for the trip at Richmond. Polyester of course!

Nan and Pop stop at the Grand Hotel in Richmond for their arvo shandy!

Nan and Pop stop at the Grand Hotel in Richmond for an arvo shandy!

Nan acts like a good at Hughenden Dinosaur Museum.

Nan acts like a goose at Hughenden Dinosaur Museum.

“Nan, why did they tack on some weird turrets to this church?”   “To make it look like a castle silly billy”

“Nan this is right up your alley isn’t it” “Love it Pop…love it”

Nan and Pop look at the lovely homes at Hughenden

Nan and Pop look at the lovely homes at Hughenden

Pentland church

Pentland church

Nan and Pop stop and admire together sunset at from Pentland.

Nan and Pop stop and admire together sunset from Pentland.

Nan & Pop are Crazy Crackers! Crossing the border into Queensland… and travelling 570km to Cloncurry.

“Hey Nan they gonna strip search us for taking in fruit over this border?”   “I hope so Pop!”

“Hey Nan – can’t see no lip-stick at ‘Avon Downs'”!

Nan and Pop slip into the Post Office Pub at Camooweal for a shandy to wet the whistle!

Nan and Pop slip into the Post Office Pub at Camooweal for a shandy to wet the whistle!

Nan and Pop stop for scones and take in the odd scenery

Nan and Pop stop for scones and take in the odd scenery

The ever changing countryside of ant mounds

The ever changing countryside of ant mounds and wee posies for Nan.

“I’ve always wanted to see Mount Isa Nan”    “Heaven knows what it will be like Pop”

“Come for a holiday of a lifetime… ‘lead poisoning’ – could be Mount Isa’s next promo campaign Pop!”

“Pop did you see those commercials on the box in Mount Isa ‘living with lead’… can’t be!”

“Hey Nan this looks toxic!”   “Who the hell is Isa anyways Pop?”

“Isa is Helter Smelter!!” bellows Nan.   “Yep, it’s the fly in the ice-burg Nan!”

National highway 66.... towards Cloncurry

National highway 66…. from Mt Isa towards Cloncurry

“Jesus Pop, if it’s not snakes, crocs, crabby roos or bloody dingoes…. now the cows will bowl us over”!

“Nan what’s with the weird shenanigans road-side?”   “It’s the tip of the ointment Pop I tell you – tip of the ointment!”

“Pop…it’s all a bit too Blair witch for me!”   “It’s a bit Texas Chainsaw for me Nan, lets skidadle “

Cloncurry, just in the nick of time before all the roos come out and Kamikaze into the cars at dusk

Cloncurry, just in the nick of time before all them roos come out and Kamikaze into the cars at dusk”!

“Hey Nan this looks like our kinda place”!   “Tickity boo Pop”

Lucky for Nan and Pop their digs is next door to the Cloncurry lawn bowling club.

Lucky for Nan and Pop their digs is next door to the Cloncurry lawn bowling club.   “Pop I’ve never seen greener lawn since the fake grass at Broome bowls”

From “steamy” springs in Mataranka, where Nan goes skinny dipping… then all the way to Barkley Homestead NT.

Capital of the Never Never!

Capital of the Never Never!

Pop discovers the hot springs of Mataranka

Pop discovers the hot springs of Mataranka

Nan cools her cracked heels in the warm springs at Mataranka

Nan cools her cracked heels in the warm springs at Mataranka

Bitter Springs and Nan goes skinny dipping! Nan rocks!!

Bitter Springs and Nan goes skinny dipping! Nan rocks!!

Nan's varicose gains get some relief in the springs

Nan’s varicose veins get some relief in the springs

Nan lets it all hang out at the springs. As Pop says...

Nan lets it all hang out at the springs.  As Pop says… “You rock Nan”

Stuart Highway to Tennant Creek

Stuart Highway to Tennant Creek

Eeeeeeew Pop is that a kangaroo!!

Eeeeeeew Pop is that a kangaroo!! “Nan – that’s a kanga-rooted”

Free ceiling fan in EVERY room

Free ceiling fan in EVERY room

Jazzy Motel and round-the-corner downs

Jazzy Motel at round-the-corner downs

Nan and Pop slip into the Elliot Hotel for a shandy... or two!

Nan and Pop slip into the Elliot Hotel for a shandy… or two!

You ain't been anywhere till you been to fabulous

You ain’t been anywhere till you been to fabulous “Renner Springs”

The salubrious Renner Springs Motel... book early!

The salubrious Renner Springs Motel… book early!

“Thank goodness there’s cold drinks in the desert Nan”! “But where the hell are they Pop “?

Nan hums a tune while she heats up a water bottle and pulls out their flannelette pajamas… it's chilly in the desert! Pops steps out to take a time-lapse shot of the stars above their caravan.

Nan hums a tune while she heats up a water bottle and pulls out their flannelette pajamas… it’s chilly in the desert!  Pop steps out to take a time-lapse photo of the milky way stars above their caravan.                   “Hey Nan… can it get any better?”    “There’s always tomorrow Pop!”

Katherine Gorgeous… as Nan calls it.

Pop climbs to the lookout, but Nan takes it easy with a snooze under a tree.

Pop climbs to the lookout, but Nan takes it easy with a snooze under a tree.

For Pop the climb up the gorge was well worth it. Nan's cracked heels makes it a bit hard to climb... or so she says.

For Pop the climb up the gorge was well worth it. Nan’s cracked heels makes it a bit hard to climb… or so she says.

Nan takes a blurry shot of Pop on the gorge cruise

Nan takes a blurry shot of Pop on the gorge cruise

Breathtaking. Pop loved the cruise up the gorge with Nan

Breathtaking. Pop loved the cruise up the gorge with Nan

Nan thinks it's

Nan thinks it’s “gorge”ous

Pop points out a croc while Nan takes a snap

Pop points out a croc while Nan takes a snap – “Aye Pop have a go ya mug!”

KOOOOEEEEEEEEE!

KOOOOEEEEEEEEE!

Kunnas to Katherine…. Nan and Pop cross the WA border!

Nan and Pop hot the NT border.

Nan and Pop hit the NT border. “Are we really leaving the Kimberley Pop”??

on the road...

on the road…

Cruising along the highway to Katherine

Cruising along the highway to Katherine

Pop takes in a lookout on the way to Katherine

Pop takes in a lookout on the way to Katherine

Croc shop Timber Creek community.

Croc shop Timber Creek community.

Pop looks at the well secured ATM at Timber Creek

Pop looks at the well secured ATM at Timber Creek

Nan and Pop take tea with a view to Victoria River

Nan and Pop take tea with a view to Victoria River

“Pop the Victoria River looks lovely…pity we can’t go for a dip”!

Nan and Pop check out the colourful farming sights on the way to Katherine.

Nan and Pop check out the colourful farming sights on the way to Katherine.

Nan and Pop park beside Katherine River for a pee out stop

Nan and Pop park beside Katherine River for a pee out stop

Nan looks down the river at Katherine

Nan looks down the river at Katherine

Finally after a day of driving Nan and Pop arrive in Katherine.

Finally after a day of driving Nan and Pop arrive in Katherine. “It’s a lovely name Katherine says Pop”

..from Halls Creek to Kununurra, with a pit stop at the Bungle Bungles

Nan is so excited to go up in a chopper. But not Pop with his vertigo. He can't even get up a ladder, Nan has to change the light bulbs in this relationship.

Nan is so excited to go up in a chopper. But not Pop with his vertigo. He can’t even get up a ladder, Nan has to change the light bulbs in this relationship.

Nan is so excited! She can't wait to see the Bungle Bungles from the air.

Nan is so excited! She can’t wait to see the Bungle Bungles from the air.

Even a sharp turn doesn't phase Nan, she loves a chopper ride.

Even a sharp turn doesn’t phase Nan, she loves a chopper ride.

“WOW”! says Nan

“Absolutely gorgeous” says Nan brightly

Warmun community, Turkey Creek.

Warmun community, Turkey Creek.

eeeewwww Pop is that a dingo

eeeewwww Pop is that a dingo”? “I think it’s a dingone Nan”

Nan likes a good windmill

Nan likes a good windmill

Cruising along the highway to Kununurra. Nan and Pop sing at the top of their lungs!!

Cruising along the highway to Kununurra. Nan and Pop sing at the top of their lungs!!

Pop looks at the wonderful display of Boabs

Pop looks at the wonderful display of Boabs

Kelly's knob, overlooking the town of Kununurra

Kelly’s knob, overlooking the town of Kununurra

As the sun sets Nan whips up a pot of tea as Pop prepares the caravan by lake Kununurra for the night

As the sun sets Nan whips up a pot of tea as Pop prepares the caravan by lake Kununurra for the night

Nan and Pop take off from Broome towards Halls Creek – in one foul swoop! For all intensive purposes it’s gonna be a long haul from one coast of Australia to another…

“Floor it Pop”! Pop opens the throttle on the road to Fitzroy Crossing under Nan’s instructions.

Nan takes a shot of Pop gawking at a Boab tree.

Nan takes a shot of Pop gawking at a Boab tree. “Big bottom they gottem’ aye Pop”

Nan thought it was her scones burning, but no... it was a bush fire!

Nan thought it was her scones burning, but no… it was a bush fire! “Good lord, let’s get outa here Pop”!

“Strewth Pop, the roos n cattle around here are enough to drive you beresk!”

“Life is a bowl of cherubs Pop!” Nan and Pop go for a dip in their undies.

“Oi Pop, ya getting’ a tossed salad whether you expected it or not with these bumps”

“It’s time for a shandy, I’m quite ardamant about that Pop!”

At Willare Roadhouse Nan finally gets to use a proper loo for a change, while Pop stocks up on Twisties and Smarties for the next leg.

At Willare Roadhouse Nan finally gets to use a proper loo for a change, while Pop stocks up on Twisties and Smarties for the next leg.

“All aboard to Fiztroy!” “Well that’s me I guess sweetie” says Pop. “Well that’s my eye and Mary Martin Pop”

Nan over looks the Fitzroy river... it's almost dry!

Nan over looks the Fitzroy river… it’s almost dry!

Nan and Pop look at the ant hills and see things differently...

“Hey Nan these ant hills look like people having an orgy”. “Pop you’ve got a filthy mind. They look like big poo”!

Meanwhile at the crossing at Fitzroy… “Speaking for myself, personally, alone… it’s that time of the day for a shandy Pop”  “Yep let’s nip that thirst in the butt Nan!”

Nana has pee pit stop close to Halls Creek

Nana has pee pit stop close to Halls Creek

Nan and Pop stop to watch the sun set as they arrive at Halls Creek

Nan and Pop stop to watch the sun set as they arrive at Halls Creek

“Oh Pop, pacifically look at the stars. It’s stunning here at Halls Creek”

Nan and Pop make tea and settle in for the night.

Nan and Pop make tea and settle in for the night at Halls Creek.  “Nan I might try a cup of chino one night”