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4 December 2018 – Budgewoi to Sydney NSW

Last night was good as far as sleep goes.  We still have to master the use of space for dressing and we also have to work out a procedure for using and then drying the shower. Time will be the answer with these small problems.

All of our group was departing today and shortly after . . . → Read More: 4 December 2018 – Budgewoi to Sydney NSW

3 December 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

We opened the vent above the bed last night and this appeared to provide us with good air flow.  We don’t know if it was a coincidence but we both slept well. Other than considering the use of different pillows, our new bed is very comfortable, and we are getting a good night’s sleep.

Again, . . . → Read More: 3 December 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

2 December 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

We started the day with the group getting together for a communal breakfast.

Following breakfast, one of our members dressed as Santa Claus and presents were handed to all of those attending.

We also awarded a joint prize to two of our Branch members who had equally achieved “best Christmas Lights”.

Several members of . . . → Read More: 2 December 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

1 December 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

Night two was better than night one with the air flow improved after partially opening the side window.  “He” is sleeping on the side of the bed where there is a cut-out and “He” is facing the wall.  There are no issues at all.

We had our breakfast in the caravan at the dinette.

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30 November 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

Our first night in the new caravan was not all that bad.  The bed was comfortable, and we only need to work out the air flow during the night.  The air conditioning unit is under the bed and it can run in “night mode” and is very quiet.  We elected not to use it . . . → Read More: 30 November 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

29 November 2018 – Sydney to Budgewoi NSW

We had planned to leave on Tuesday, but Sydney experience a “one in 100 years” rain event.  The NSW Police force asked for drivers not to venture onto the road unless they needed to. We decided to wait for the rain event to finish and leave on the following day.

Since collecting the caravan last . . . → Read More: 29 November 2018 – Sydney to Budgewoi NSW

20 November 2017 – Currarong to Sydney NSW

As we have stated before, we live in the inner west of Sydney and as a result of the early start to the afternoon traffic peak, a local school and a narrow street where we live, we need to return home well before 1:00pm (at the absolute latest) to make sure we can have . . . → Read More: 20 November 2017 – Currarong to Sydney NSW

19 November 2017 – Currarong NSW

There was no rain overnight and we had been able to leave our roof vents open.

We didn’t have any opportunity to sleep in today as a communal breakfast was scheduled.  It is a rare occasion when we have a cooked breakfast but today we enjoyed bacon and eggs.

“He” was able to fly . . . → Read More: 19 November 2017 – Currarong NSW

18 November 2017 – Currarong NSW

We experienced heavy rain during the night.  The ground was very damp when we emerged just after 8:30am.

With the wind very light, “He” was able to fly the quad copter and take pictures of our camp site.  Initially when trying to launch the quad copter, an error message was displayed stating that a . . . → Read More: 18 November 2017 – Currarong NSW

17 November 2017 – Currarong NSW

Apparently there was heavy rain during the night but it was thunder around 6:20am that woke us.  The thunder was in the distances and once we returned to bed, we stayed there until well after 8:30am.

After making a visit to the amenities block, “She” discovered that our van door would not lock.  “He’ . . . → Read More: 17 November 2017 – Currarong NSW

16 November 2017 – Bulli to Currarong NSW

Today we had a bit over 100k’s (or 2 hours) to travel to the site of our ACC Branch Christmas muster.  With all day to get there, our group was not in any hurry to depart and a departure time of around 10:00am was agreed.

We started to get ready for departure just after . . . → Read More: 16 November 2017 – Bulli to Currarong NSW

15 November 2017 – Bulli NSW

Last night the temperature inside the caravan ensured that we had the best sleep in the caravan for some time.  The alarm sounded at 7:00am and we were both up quickly to start the day.

Cereal for breakfast was followed by showers and “He” even had time to pay a visit to the beach . . . → Read More: 15 November 2017 – Bulli NSW

14 November 2017 – Bulli NSW

 

Neither of us slept well as it was difficult to cater with blankets etc for the overnight temperature.  “He” also forgot to set the alarm so it was a little after 7:00am when we realised what the time way.

 Today the plan was to visit a motor museum at Kembla Grange and with . . . → Read More: 14 November 2017 – Bulli NSW

13 November 2017 – Sydney to Bulli NSW

 

We have only been home for two weeks and it is time to head out again.  We did not un-packed the ute and we had left the caravan powered for the duration of our stay at home.

We had the alarm set for 6:00am but decided that another 30 minutes of closed eyes . . . → Read More: 13 November 2017 – Sydney to Bulli NSW

23 – 29 November 2016 – ACC Christmas Muster – Budgewoi NSW

After the Christmas muster at Berry last year, the intention had been to hold the 2016 Christmas muster at Kiama but those plans had to be abandoned when a reasonable tariff could not be negotiated with the Kiama Big4 Caravan Park.  Additionally, the intended venue was not pet friendly.  Having visited the caravan . . . → Read More: 23 – 29 November 2016 – ACC Christmas Muster – Budgewoi NSW

26 November – 1 December 2015 – Berry NSW

One of the most sensible things that we have done this year was parting company with a CMCA branch that we had been members of for several years.  We had no issues with the majority of the branch members but there were a couple of exceptions.  I suppose it is now fair for me . . . → Read More: 26 November – 1 December 2015 – Berry NSW

Australian Caravan Club – National Muster 2015

In 2013 we had the pleasure of attending the National Muster of the Australian Caravan Club that was held at Mudgee in NSW.  In 2014 having just returned from South Australia, we could not justify the expense involved in travelling back to Lucindale for the 2014 National Muster.

The 2015 National Muster was held . . . → Read More: Australian Caravan Club – National Muster 2015

3 June 2015 – Blackheath to Sydney NSW

Keen to return home, we were all ready to depart the caravan park just after 9:00am. It was sad saying goodbye as we had all enjoyed the trip.

We had an uneventful trip home consuming the lowest amount of fuel since owning the caravan.  When we arrived home, our consumption was just under 10 litres per . . . → Read More: 3 June 2015 – Blackheath to Sydney NSW

2 June 2015 – Cowra to Blackheath NSW

Knowing that three of our group were heading home today, we were up early to bid them farewell.

It was very cold when “He” left the caravan to see if anyone was ready to go.  Before checking on the other, “He” had a quick look at our fresh water hose, it was frozen.  Knowing that it . . . → Read More: 2 June 2015 – Cowra to Blackheath NSW

1 June 2015 – Cowra NSW

With no real plans for the day, we set our alarm for 7:00am when we got up to bid farewell to one of the couple who were returning home.  Today would be the coldest day we have experienced since leaving home for the tagalong.

By 10:0am we were ready to leave for some sightseeing and . . . → Read More: 1 June 2015 – Cowra NSW

31 May 2015 – Parkes to Cowra NSW

It had rained overnight and several of our group were up early to pack up in anticipation of further rain.  The rain did not come and we were able to pack up in the dry.

In convoy formation we departed Parkes just after 9:00am and headed to the nearby township of Eugowra.

Eugowra is . . . → Read More: 31 May 2015 – Parkes to Cowra NSW

30 May 2015 – Parkes NSW

It had rained overnight and the cloud cover had kept the temperature up.

We decided that we would visit a couple of the local attractions including a gold mine in Peak Hill, some 48 kilometres north of Parkes.

With our friends we first headed to the local Aldi store where our friends had to . . . → Read More: 30 May 2015 – Parkes NSW

29 May 2015 – Lake Cargelligo to Parkes NSW

We did not have a long drive today but still decided to depart at 8:30am.  The weather was threatening but we managed to go through our departure setup without getting wet.

The road from Lake Cargelligo to Condobolin was actually rough but was travelled without much traffic about.  We passed the caravan park at Condobolin . . . → Read More: 29 May 2015 – Lake Cargelligo to Parkes NSW

28 May 2015 – Hay to Lake Cargelligo NSW

We departed Hay just after 8:30am in fog.  The fog was so thick that we were unable to see the surrounding countryside.   We were however able to see the sun which was just a bright light in the sky filtered through the fog.

We stopped for morning tea at a roadhouse in the Goolgowi only . . . → Read More: 28 May 2015 – Hay to Lake Cargelligo NSW

27 March 2015 – Mildura VIC to Hay NSW

Today we started our journey east and towards our home in Sydney.

We decided to advance our departure time by 30 minutes and leave at 8:30am.  Before departure we said our final farewells to one of our members (Russ & Dianne) who were heading to South Australia after spending a couple more days at Mildura.

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26 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

We had planned a relatively quiet day involving a trip to Wentworth and visits to several of the local attractions.  Today we would also provide transport for our friends.

First visit was to Orange World where we took the opportunity to purchase freshly picked navel oranges and some other “goodies” that they sell.

Next . . . → Read More: 26 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

25 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

Today we had booked a trip for part of the group to visit the Mungo National Park.  The tour was booked with Harry Nanya Tours with the owner, Graham Clarke, our host.

Graham arrived at 8:25am in his eleven-seater bus.  We had booked for ten people.

Soon our group was settled and heading out . . . → Read More: 25 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

24 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW to Mildura VI

Sadly we had to say goodbye to Broken Hill today.  With the exception of a couple of cold and wet days, the weather was kind to us but a little cold.

We had planned for the tagalong to leave Broken Hill at 9:00am but it was closer to 9:30am when we left the racecourse.  As . . . → Read More: 24 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW to Mildura VI

23 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We had decided to have a quiet day so it was no surprise when we decided to vacate our warm bed around 8:30am.

After breakfast we uploaded all of our photographs to our laptop and spent time admiring our handy work.  Whilst this was happening, “He” was content to watch a black and white . . . → Read More: 23 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

22 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We were told that Broken Hill had a lovely sunrise but by the time we ventured out and into the morning, Broken Hill was again covered in cloud with rain threatening.  The previous night was the coldest night that we have experienced since leaving Sydney.

We had planned to spend the day in and . . . → Read More: 22 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW