About Blue Snoopy

Blue Snoopy is a 2018 Adria Altea 402PH Sports Caravan pulled by a 2012 Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab Ute.



6 June 2008 – Marla to Coober Pedy

We had a funny night last night, one minute it was hot, then it was cold.  Prior to going to bed, “He” broke out the jacket so it must have been cold.

The alarm went off at 7.00am and we awoke to a cloudy and very overcast day.  By the time we left, fog had descended on Marla and it was most unusual for a town where it has rained only on 2 occasions since last December.

Our travel distance today was just over 240 kilometres with a diversion planned to “The Breakaways”.  We stopped at a roadhouse for coffee and then shortly afterwards turned off the Stuart Highway bound for “The Breakaways”. 

Since our visit 12 months ago, the road has deteriorated considerably and Blue Snoopy and the occupants were severely shaken around.  The vibrations from the corrugations actually found wood shavings from we expect the original conversion and dropped them to the floor.  The van was also subjected to a fair amount of dust entering through a vent in the door.  But as expected, the Iveco performed perfectly as we dodged the corrugations and pot holes.  The trip was worth it and our photographs have captured the delights of this part of Australia.

We arrived at the caravan park around 2.00pm and after setting up, we went for a walk.  Unfortunately during this walk we received some disturbing news of a friend in Sydney who is very ill.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friend and his family during this sad and difficult time.

We spent some money on opals, had steak for tea and had a video call with our son and his wife.

It rained!  Yes it rained in Coober Pedy for the best part of 5 minutes.  It was only a matter of time before the rain caught up with us and it now appears that we will experience a fair deal more over the next few days

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