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18th May 2014 – Narrandera to Sydney NSW

With only a relatively short trip planned for today, we set the alarm for 7:00am. By the time we ventured out of the door, several of our neighbours had already departed. With the time saved from leaving the car hitched, we were ready to leave at 8:30am.

Whilst “She” had a final comfort stop . . . → Read More: 18th May 2014 – Narrandera to Sydney NSW

17th May 2014 – Mildura VIC to Narrandera NSW

After a warm night (we slept under our summer blanket), the alarm sounded at 6:00am and we made our preparations for an early departure. Even though we were told that the caravan park was fully booked, there were many empty sites. We felt sorry for four girls camping adjacent to us as they slept . . . → Read More: 17th May 2014 – Mildura VIC to Narrandera NSW

16th May 2014 – Mildura VIC

When we booked our two nights at Mildura, we were told that Mildura was fully booked due to a rock concert on Saturday night apparently provided by “Tripple J FM”.  We were very lucky in obtaining the last available site at the Big4 Deakin Caravan Park.

When we visited Orange World yesterday, we offered to . . . → Read More: 16th May 2014 – Mildura VIC

15 May 2014 – Renmark SA to Mildura VIC

We awoke to a warm autumn day knowing we only had a relatively short trip to our next stop. We would also change time zones and return to our home time zone.

We had planned to take pictures of the reflections in the Murray River but a slight breeze stopped that from happening.

“He” . . . → Read More: 15 May 2014 – Renmark SA to Mildura VIC

14 May 2014 – Adelaide to Renmark S

We knew that this day would arrive as we have enjoyed the company of our two friends for almost the past two weeks.  Since they arrived in Adelaide, we have visited the Barossa Valley, travelled north to Wallaroo, crossed Spencer Gulf by ferry, followed the seafood trail around the Eyre Peninsula, retuned to Adelaide where . . . → Read More: 14 May 2014 – Adelaide to Renmark S

13 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

Our final full day in Adelaide was designated a shopping day in the Adelaide CBD.

With our friends we drove to Glenelg where our friends parked their rental car close to the tram terminal. We then used the Glenelg tram service (is free for holders of Seniors cards between 9:00am and 3:00pm and we . . . → Read More: 13 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

12 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

Our destination today was the Adelaide Hills and specifically, Hahndorf.

We last visited Hahndorf one Bank Holiday weekend (August) several years ago and we had difficulty in remembering the town as all of the trees were covered in their autumn leaves and full of wonderful colours. Last time we were there the trees were . . . → Read More: 12 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

11 May 2014 – Port Pirie to Adelaide SA

It was a warm and clear day with no wind when we readied ourselves to depart Port Pirie. Rather than driving directly to Adelaide, we decided to travel via the Clare Valley. We last visited the Clare Valley in 1976 when Clare was a very quiet country town.

To get to Clare we had . . . → Read More: 11 May 2014 – Port Pirie to Adelaide SA

10 May 2014 – Whyalla to Port Pirie SA

It was actually fine when we ventured outside of the caravan. The alarm had been set for 7:00am but we stayed until 7:30am. With a 9:00am departure planned, we had to hurry breakfast and our normal routine to prepare for travel. All that aside, we were ready to leave just after 9:00am.

Our friends . . . → Read More: 10 May 2014 – Whyalla to Port Pirie SA

9 May 2014 – Elliston to Whyalla SA

It rained for most of the night but we managed to sleep through. The rain had stopped by the time we readied the caravan for departure but the weather looked threatening.

“He” spoke with a staff member from the caravan park who said that she had received a call from a customer heading in . . . → Read More: 9 May 2014 – Elliston to Whyalla SA

8 May 2014 – Port Lincoln to Elliston SA

We apologise for the delay in posting our blog as we used up all of our internet access five days before the end of our monthly charging period.  We asked our ISP (phone call to a Telstra Call Centre) for a temporary increase and was initially told that our mobile data plan could be changed . . . → Read More: 8 May 2014 – Port Lincoln to Elliston SA

7 May 2014 – Port Lincoln SA

We had been watching the weather conditions for the past week trying to determine the best day for a trip to Coffin Bay and the adjacent national park.

Coffin Bay is just short of 50 kilometres from Port Lincoln and we hoped to see some of the interesting coastal features of this area.

We . . . → Read More: 7 May 2014 – Port Lincoln SA

6 May 2014 – Port Lincoln SA

It is amazing how time flies.  We are well over the half way mark of our trip.

We planned to have an entire day looking around Port Lincoln and this was the day.

First stop was at the local tourist information centre where we collected a range of brochures and booked into a planned . . . → Read More: 6 May 2014 – Port Lincoln SA

5 May 2014 – Wallaroo to Port Lincoln SA

By road it is 541 kilometres from Wallaroo to Port Lincoln travelling via Port Augusta.  Time wise, the trip for us would take just short of seven hours.  There is an alternative that reduces the trip to a leisurely 176 kilometre drive or just two and a half hours on the road following an . . . → Read More: 5 May 2014 – Wallaroo to Port Lincoln SA

4 May 2014 – Wallaroo SA

It was actually warm when we ventured out of the door of the caravan to head to the nearby township of Kadina where we intended to have morning tea at McDonalds and to take advantage of free WIFI.

That done we headed to Moonta where we intended to visit the Tourist Railway at the . . . → Read More: 4 May 2014 – Wallaroo SA

3 May 2014 – Adelaide to Wallaroo SA

It was actually fine when we stuck our heads out of the caravan door although it did decide to rain a little the moment that “She” headed to the “ladies”.  But never fear, “He” was the hero by waiting at the exit to the “ladies” with the appropriate wet weather gear.

Shortly after 9:00am, . . . → Read More: 3 May 2014 – Adelaide to Wallaroo SA

2 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

We planned to go to the Barossa Valley today but the weather forecast was far from satisfactory with storms, small hail and showers predicted.  We checked the forecast for our alternative destinations but the forecast was the same.  So we went to the Barossa Valley.

During the drive north, we ran two GPS devices . . . → Read More: 2 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

1 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

It was wet when we awoke after a night of heavy rain.

The only major item on the agenda today was to meet friends who were flying in from Sydney to join us in our trip to the Eyre Peninsula.

We had to pass through security to go to the arrivals lounge and “He” . . . → Read More: 1 May 2014 – Adelaide SA

30 April 2014 – Adelaide SA

The local agent for our in-dash unit had arranged with the Sydney supplier to have parts shipped to Adelaide and those parts were expected to arrive today.  We contacted the agent early only to learn that there had not yet been a delivery.  We would call again later in the morning.

Whilst waiting to . . . → Read More: 30 April 2014 – Adelaide SA

29 April 2014 – Adelaide SA

We awoke to a cloudy and damp day with strong winds.

After breakfast, we headed to the Harbour Town shopping centre primarily to visit the Target store and also a chemist warehouse store to purchase a particular perfume.  Ironically the perfume was only available at 2 sites in Australia, one of which was our . . . → Read More: 29 April 2014 – Adelaide SA

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 . . . → Read More: 28 April 2014 – Mount Gambier to Adelaide SA

27 April 2014 – Mount Gambier SA

We set the alarm for 7:00am but decided to sleep in until 7:30am.  We both agreed that we needed the extra time in bed.

After breakfast, “He” decided to remove the fuse for the audio in the car to see if that would resolve the issue with the in-dash unit.  Shortly after, the unit . . . → Read More: 27 April 2014 – Mount Gambier SA

26 April 2014 – Warrnambool VIC to Mount Gambier SA

We were awoken by heavy rain in the early hours of the morning.  The rain was forecast but for us would disappear as we headed west to Mount Gambier.  “He” was able to stow hoses and hitch-up in the dry.

The Discovery Holiday Park at Warrnambool is a total disappointment.  The caravan sites are . . . → Read More: 26 April 2014 – Warrnambool VIC to Mount Gambier SA

25 April 2014 – Apollo Bay to Warrnambool VIC

It was appropriate that we saw the sunrise on the 99th anniversary of ANZAC Day.  There was not a cloud in the sky, nor was there any wind.  It was as if we had placed an order for a perfect day.

We had no problems with the Nissan and departed just before 9:00am.  We . . . → Read More: 25 April 2014 – Apollo Bay to Warrnambool VIC

24 April 2014 – Seymour to Apollo Bay VIC

It was actually quite warm when we looked outside the caravan just after 7:00am.  The caravan park is located adjacent to the Goulburn River which was very still with small puffs of mist rising from the river.   After the flat battery of yesterday, “He” took special care in starting the Nissan and ensured . . . → Read More: 24 April 2014 – Seymour to Apollo Bay VIC

23 April 2014 – Wagga Wagga NSW to Seymour VIC

It started to rain in the early hours of the morning and the ground was quite wet when “He” had a comfort stop at 6:00am. We had the alarm set for 7:00am but we finally got up just before 7:30am as we were in no real hurry.

We were actually ready to leave by . . . → Read More: 23 April 2014 – Wagga Wagga NSW to Seymour VIC