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Tuesday 10 March 09 – Moulamein to Tooleybuc NSW

Our day started at 6.30am. Breakfast was available in the sports club for $5.00 per head so we experienced a bread roll with bacon, egg and cheese, juice and coffee.  This certainly was a great way to start the day!

Our departure time today was a fair way down the list so we were able to take our time with the preparation. There was a minor problem with another vehicle when a gas leak caused a small fire in the front of the vehicle. Fortunately the smoke was noticed and the fire was extinguished before any major damage was incurred.

The departure point today was adjacent to a local lake and it was an impressive sight as at safarites in their vehicles did a lap around the lake. The trip today was relatively short, 108 kilometres, and this proved to be convenient as we experienced rain for the majority of the trip.

After arriving at our destination, parking was organised in the local sports club car park. It was amazing to see row after row of RVs. Upon arrival, we went into the club to check-in and stayed for lunch in the bistro. We had a walk along the banks of the Murray River before returning to the sports club where, in groups, we practised for a musical presentation that would be performed during happy hour. “She” was a member of the blue group who performed “True Blue”. “He” was in the red group who performed “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” and the white group performed “A White Sports Coat……..” and the chicken dance. The performances were a scream with the white group victorious.

Dinner was in the club house and we were presented with a great baked dinner. It was during the meal that a warning came about rain on the way. “He” decided to return to the motor home where all windows were closed, the slide-out was retracted and both roof vents were secured. Shortly after returning to the club we were hit by a severe electrical storm. Unfortunately some of the RV owners ignored the warnings with some vehicles suffering from water penetration through windows and unfortunately, some vehicles had awnings ripper off. Some of the awnings hit adjacent vehicles. Fortunately, Blue Snoopy was secure.

Several more safarites competed in round 2 of the idol competition and this provided for good entertainment.

Due to the short distance travelled, the rain and overcast conditions, we have generated a great amount of solar power.  Nevertheless, our battery  power is more that adequate for our current needs and the trip tomorrow should fully recharge the batteries (as I type this, the battery voltage stands at 12.3 volts and we are currently running lights as well as the invertor).

We were in bed around 11.00pm.

 

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