About Blue Snoopy

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



11 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge to Moree NSW

Even though the night had been warm, air conditioning until 4:00am and then a fan until 7:00am ensured we both slept well.

Wanting to depart close to 8:30am, we were up as soon as the alarm sounded.  With the satellite dish still connected, we watched the Channel 7 “Sunrise” program with one of the hosts broadcasting from outside the Lightning Ridge Tourist Information Centre.

We were ready to leave by 8:45am expecting that it would take just over 3 hours to drive to our next stop at Moree.

We received a call from a friend who is currently running a tag-a-long for our branch of the Australian Caravan Club.  He called to inform us of an alternative stopping point on Thursday, the day we intend to join them.

The drive took us about 3.5 hours as the road was extremely rough and we had to stop due to roadwork and once again, hundreds of cattle grazing on the side of the road.  Fortunately, none had been killed.

By the time we arrived at our destination, the temperature had risen further and our setup took a little longer than usual due to the heat.

After lunch, we headed back into Moree and to shop at Coles.  We also shopped at several other stores and refuelled the car while we were out.

After getting rid of our shopping and watching the internal temperature of the refrigerator rise when the door was opened, we headed out again to visit the tourist information centre.  We were after information to support the tag-a-long we are co-hosting on our return journey.  We also stopped at the “Big Aeroplane” (an old DC3) so “He” could take a picture.

With rain forecast, “He” decided to hitch the caravan.  This would prove to be a wise move.

We cooked our evening meal and settled down to watch television.  It was still extremely hot and our air conditioning was working overtime.

Just before we decided to go to bed it started to rain.  Only lightly at first but very heavy later in the night.  We woke around 1:00pm with rain thundering into our roof and in the distance, we could hear thunder.  We let our air conditioning run the entire night.


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