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Blue Snoopy is a 2012 Nova Vita Caravan pulled by a 2012 Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab Ute.

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1 June 2012 – Nyngan to Sydney NSW

It was trying very hard to rain when we departed the caravan park at 8:00am on Friday morning.  As we headed into Nyngan, we noticed a road train with an inoperative left hand turn signal and informed the driver over the UHF.  He was appreciative of the call and stopped to rectify the problem. 

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31 May 2012 – Broken Hill to Nyngan NSW

During the night the cloud had moved in and rain looked to be threatening.  Based on the local forecast, the rain was less than 24 hours away.

Our target departure time was 7:30am and we planned to drive to Cobar for our next overnight stop.  With the cloud cover and very little wind, conditions . . . → Read More: 31 May 2012 – Broken Hill to Nyngan NSW

30 May 2012 – Broken Hill NSW

We have been somewhat slack in failing to post details of the last couple of days of our trip but when you combine work, minor illnesses (coughs & colds) and cold weather, well………

Courtesy of information available in the Information Centre, we discovered a walking tour of Broken Hill that sounded like something we . . . → Read More: 30 May 2012 – Broken Hill NSW

29 May 2012 – Broken Hill NSW

We had a cold night and as nothing had really been planned for today, we stayed in bed until 8:00am.  One could get use to this lifestyle.

Our first stop today was to take a photographs of the area where the first shaft was sunk.  We were informed by the visitor’s centre of where . . . → Read More: 29 May 2012 – Broken Hill NSW

28 May 2012 – Mildura VIC to Broken Hill NSW

Our day started when the alarm sounded at 6:00am and it was still dark when we went for a comfort stop shortly thereafter.  Our day had to start at that time as we had the motor home booked for an 8:00am wheel alignment.

After being away for over a week, we have now got . . . → Read More: 28 May 2012 – Mildura VIC to Broken Hill NSW

27 May 2012 – Mildura VIC

Today was fine and fairly warm in comparison to previous days.

We decided to have a quiet day and visit one of the local attractions, Orange World.  Recently we saw a DVD with a segment on Orange World and it enticed us to visit the establishment as we did not have time for a . . . → Read More: 27 May 2012 – Mildura VIC

26 May 2012 – Kerang to Mildura VIC

Due to the relative low overnight temperatures, we have been sleeping well.  Once again we decided not to set the alarm knowing that we only had a drive of just over 3 hours to Mildura where we were staying until Monday.

We were informed by another occupant of the caravan park that the Great . . . → Read More: 26 May 2012 – Kerang to Mildura VIC

25 May 2012 – Kerang VIC

It rained for the majority of the night and we had a very comfortable sleep.  For once we decided not to set an alarm and we actually stayed in bed until just after 8:00am.  This was new for us as we are normally up early to prepare for travel as it is very rare . . . → Read More: 25 May 2012 – Kerang VIC

24 May 2012 – Bendigo to Kerang VIC

When we awoke, much to our surprise it was still but with overcast skies.  We took our time in preparing to leave knowing that we would have a relatively quick trip to Kerang which was just over 130 kilometres away.

Once again we stopped at Beechworth Bakery (they have six outlets, we have now . . . → Read More: 24 May 2012 – Bendigo to Kerang VIC

23 May 2012 – Healesville to Bendigo VIC

We awoke to a sunny day but extremely strong winds.  We were in no hurry to leave and actually packed up quicker than times when we hurried.  Just goes to show that “slow and steady” does win the race.

We stopped at the local Beechworth Bakery for morning tea and as we walked out . . . → Read More: 23 May 2012 – Healesville to Bendigo VIC

22 May 2012 – Mornington to Healesville VIC

We have not had a lot of luck with internet connections since leaving home with only slow connections being achieved.  We have also had problems with our access point and have reverted to using our mobile telephone with a limited data pack for our internet connection.  This has made posting our blog entries difficult . . . → Read More: 22 May 2012 – Mornington to Healesville VIC

21 May 2012 – Mornington Peninsula VIC

Today we were spoilt.  Our friends had arranged to collect us just before 10:00am to provide us with a guided tour of the Mornington Peninsula.

We packed our cameras and lens and soon found ourselves heading south to our first stop at Arthurs Seat where you have expansive views of Port Phillip from Queenscliff . . . → Read More: 21 May 2012 – Mornington Peninsula VIC

20 May 2012 – Albury NSW to Mornington VIC

We slept well with the temperature fairly low and the doona doing a great job to keep us warn. We planned to leave Albury at 8:00am for a drive we expect would take about 6 hours.

We had been provided with details of an alternative route that would avoid Melbourne and this required us . . . → Read More: 20 May 2012 – Albury NSW to Mornington VIC

19 May 2012 – Sydney to Albury NSW

It has almost been a year since we had a trip that was longer than a weekend so to say we were excited about this trip would be an understatement. This trip would also be the first time that we have taken off not really knowing where we will end up.

When we first . . . → Read More: 19 May 2012 – Sydney to Albury NSW