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28 April 2014 – Mount Gambier to Adelaide SA

We awoke in the early hours of the morning to the sound of rain hitting the caravan.  It was cool, wet and very overcast when we opened the door and “He” managed to stow hoses etc between brief rain showers.

The local agent for our in-dash unit did not call so we decided to head towards Adelaide and abandon our plans to stay at Kingston SE and head to either Tailem Bend or Murray Bridge as we were aware of a rain band crossing the state that could make driving over the next couple of days difficult.

We contacted the Sydney distributor for the in-dash unit to find the name of other agents and we were given a contact in Holden Hills, an Adelaide suburb.  As we were making good time, we decided to head to Adelaide and book into our intended camp site three nights early.  And that is what we did.

The entire trip from Mount Gambier was into either a strong headwind or at best, a strong cross wind.  The wind hammered our fuel consumption adding another 4 litres in fuel consumption to every 100 kilometres we travelled.  Fortunately the majority of the trip was in dry weather.

We crossed the Coorong back in 1976 and though the trip was boring at that time.  We now have a different opinion as the countryside is very green and pretty particularly around Lake Albert as you head north from Meningie to Tailem Bend.

Much to our surprise, the temperature when we arrived in Adelaide was 30 degrees (Celsius).  The weather is amazing as one day you dress for winter, the next day you dress for summer.  There was also a bush fire warning in place for areas that we are going to visit.

The caravan park we are staying at is not far from the airport.  It is located adjacent to a beach and protected by sand dunes.  The standard looks to be very high.  We should enjoy our stay.

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