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G’day and welcome to my very first blog, the blog we had to have (apparently). A couple of years ago I didn’t even know what a blog was and now, look at me, I have my very own one. I’ve had quite a few people telling me I had to start one to safeguard being able to continue talking to you all regardless of whether or not Facebook has me locked up in their penitentiary or not, so here we are. I’m in the process of also trying to grow my email database so I can kick off a newsletter but currently, I don’t have enough signed up to it to make it worthwhile. If you’d like to get that process happening, just subscribe to it on my website, It’s wild times at the moment for a lot of us locked down with covid restrictions but it’s important that we all keep smiling and do whatever we can to keep positive and as active as possible.

I’m currently locked down in Victoria, staying at the Boss’s house having flown down here from Queensland about two months ago for a three-day meeting. It’s kinda like Gilligan’s Island. The situation sometimes gives me the shits but hey, there’s plenty of people in the world in worse situations than me.

I went to work last week with permits to film some episodes of What’s Up Downunder around regional Victoria which was great. we hired a private property to film on in the Warburton area to provide us with a “closed set” to remain covid safe. It all kicked off with the pick up of a couple of nice shiny New Age Caravans behind our equally new shiny Chevrolet Silverado trucks. I of course continued the shiny theme with my shiny bald head. Because we couldn’t film in our normal travel show manner we decided to repurpose some old footage of our favorite times and couple them up with some new behind the scenes footage of how we make the show. There’s interviews with our key people including crew and management staff and, of course, some cooking just so I could give a plug to Macca’s Seasoning Rubs (never let a chance go by). I loved the opportunity to catch up with some workmates and have a laugh. You’ll see those eps. Go to air in October and I think you’ll enjoy having a look behind the scenes and having a laugh with myself and the team. Anyway, they tell me that a blog shouldn’t be too long so I won’t “flog a blog” and I’ll let you get back to your day. 

Keep smilin you lot, It’s important. 

Cheers Macca

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Craig “Macca” McGown has spent more than half his life exploring and working all over Australia. He has been involved in the outdoor leisure industry for over 15 of those years and has an intimate understanding of what does and doesn’t work in Australia’s harshest environments.

4 Responses

  1. Love the blog! You almost make me want to go camping sometime 😀 Feeling for you all over in the East, I’ve got family in NSW and Victoria and it’s been such a long hard slog for everyone. Hang in there.

  2. G’day Macca, loved the moonshine episode, lockdown is a barstard, but I reckon things will change slowly but surely. Silverado’s are good pick up for towing and cruising but I found when I was running ranches in South Dakota off road they were like a beached whale😜 Can’t beat the 70 series cruisers for offroad👌have a good one mate cheers from the Bear