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Overview – Bathurst and home via The Murray (Feb 2010)

For the third year in a row, we find ourselves planning a trip in the motor home at the time of the year when the most extreme temperatures normally occur on the eastern side of Australia.  In 2008 we headed south to travel across the Great Alpine Drive and we chose the time when Victoria experienced temperatures around the 40 degree Celsius mark for almost two weeks.

Last year we participated in a charity safari when we free camped for almost two weeks thus going without the benefits of air conditioning.  This trip was just after extreme temperatures caused the disastrous Victorian fires that sadly resulted in a significant loss of life and property.

This year we find ourselves planning a trip to Bathurst NSW where we will join other members of the Winnebago RV Club to attend the 12 Hour Car Race at Mt Panorama.

At the conclusion of that event, we will make a decision on the direction we will travel for the next couple of weeks and that decision will be based on the weather forecast and the conditions in the areas we have identified that we would like to visit.  We may head to Broken Hill and then on to Wentworth for a trip down the Murray River or directly to Wentworth for the same trip but with an included detour into Victoria to have a quick look around The Golden Triangle.  We also have options to travel to South Australia and return home via The Great Ocean Road and then inland via The Golden Triangle or by following the coast road back to Sydney.

All will be revealed after the Bathurst 12 Race concludes.

Edit – 08 Feb 2010

Sydney has experienced significant rain fall over the past couple of days that has resulted in flash flooding and minor landslides in the Blue Mountains.  One of our routes to Bathurst was temporarily blocked on Friday due to heavy rain.  Whilst the forecast is for the the rain the cease by Tuesday (09/02), the weather forecast for the weekend shows the chance of further rain and storms and includes the Bathurst area.  Higher temperatures are set to return in the latter part of the week.  No significant rainfall has been recorded in the direction we will travel when we leave Bathurst but there is a flood warning for parts of the Darling River but we have no idea if this will impact our intended destination.

Last updated 08/02/2010   (06:30am)

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