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 Living on the Road :: About

The GRAYnomad chronicles are an online diary primarily about our experiences while living on the road.

The GRAYnomad chronicles are published bi-occasionally, their target audience is people like me, or at least like I was, that is, baby boomers who are thinking of making a seachange, a treechange — or as I prefer to call it, a freechange — and need some ideas on what's out there and what's involved in this lifestyle.

But even if you've already taken the plunge, maybe you can relate to what we're doing and get a laugh from some of the things that happen around us.

The Editor

Rob Gray (AKA the GRAYnomad) spent the 80s and most of the 90s as a mild-mannered computer nerd, and now, in the naughties, has returned to photography.

In 1997, while on a camping trip to Frazer Island and Carnarvon Gorge, Rob, and his wife Chris, decided that they were sick of computing and that a change was in order. The seeds were sown, and four years later they had grown into a 34-foot motorhome (Wothahellizat Mk1) that Rob and Chris used to hit the road.

Rob was also an itinerant, globe-trotting photographer during the 70s, a career sparked by the purchase of his first camera in Panama in 1972.

Over the years he has photographed just about everything from cheetahs in Africa, through disaster victims in Australia, to lemon slices in London.

Rob and Chris have semi-retired and now travel around Australia looking for images and avoiding real work as much as possible. Rob shoots mainly wildlife and landscapes these days, but also likes general pictorial work.

Rob has used all formats of camera over the years, from large format to digital, but currently works entirely with digital equipment.

The Editor's Desk

"Wothahellizat" is a 38-year-old army truck. Rob and Chris bought the truck in 1997 and spent three years turning it into Australia's largest and weirdest off-road motor home. Then in 2007/8 they rebuild it into a smaller version (Wothahellizat Mk2).

It's from the deck of this vehicle (yes a patio folds out from the back) that most of this diary is written, a 14-tonne editor's desk!

Wothahellizat is fully self contained with enough food and water storage to spend weeks in the bush.

It's six-wheel-drive with good clearances, so quite able to handle the rough stuff. However at over 3m high and 8m long there are a lot of places it doesn't fit, so we have two mountain bikes, a trail bike, and a Suzuki Jimny 4x4 as well.

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