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

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11 October 2019 – Hamilton to Warrnambool VIC

Our trip today was just over 10k’s so an early start was not required.

We joined the ACC tagalong and just before 9:30am, we departed in convoy format.

After driving on class “C” country roads, we arrived in the small township of Penrose where we stopped for morning tea.  Another reason for stopping here . . . → Read More: 11 October 2019 – Hamilton to Warrnambool VIC

10 October 2019 – Seymour to Hamilton VIC

The alarm was set for 6:00am as we knew that our drive today was around the 400k mark and that included skirting the outer suburbs of Melbourne.

We left the caravan park just before 8:00am and had an uneventful run until about 15k’s from our turn onto one of the Melbourne ring roads.  A . . . → Read More: 10 October 2019 – Seymour to Hamilton VIC

9 October 2019 – Gundagai NSW to Seymour Vic

It was 4 degrees this morning when we hooked the caravan to the car.  The temperature didn’t rise above10 degrees for several hours.

We departed just before 8:00am stopping shortly thereafter (at Gundagai South) to refuel the Navara.  Diesel prices are still reasonable and a lot lower than what we expected.

We continued our . . . → Read More: 9 October 2019 – Gundagai NSW to Seymour Vic

8 October 2019 – Sydney to Gundagai NSW

We arrived home from Switzerland last Tuesday so our turnaround for our caravan trip was quick.  Fortunately, the car had been packed about 6 weeks ago so there was little required in that area to leave for the trip.

The long trip home from Switzerland and the ensuing jet lag has taken a long . . . → Read More: 8 October 2019 – Sydney to Gundagai NSW

20 February 2019 – Culburra Beach to Sydney NSW

Some rain had been forecast so “He” had made sure that everything that could be packed had been packed away yesterday.

It had not rained overnight but the day started with an overcast and threatening sky.

We quickly finished breakfast and the dishes, and “He” managed to prepare the caravan for departure in dry . . . → Read More: 20 February 2019 – Culburra Beach to Sydney NSW

19 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

Our day started at 7:00am even though we had needed to get up during the night to close vents due to rain.  The day was very overcast, and showers and storms were forecast.

We joined other members of our group for a communicable breakfast and we spent a little over an hour before we . . . → Read More: 19 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

18 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

Last night was hot, in fact it was the hottest night since we have left home.  Open vents did little to bring in any cold air.

We were up at 7:00am and ready to depart at 9:45am for a trip to the Cambewarra Lookout which provides expansive views of Nowra, east to the sea . . . → Read More: 18 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

17 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

Last night was a little warm and we were both awake before our alarm sounded.

We had breakfast and then we both showered.  Deciding to have another lazy day, we joined other members of our group under a caravan annexe where we talked until well after 1:00pm.

We had a late lunch and watched . . . → Read More: 17 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

16 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

We were up at 7:00am and ready to leave for an outing by 9:30am.

“She” managed to walk into one of the supports for our awning and was left with bump and graze on her forehead.  Just goes to prove that under certain circumstances, walking, turning and talking at the same time can be . . . → Read More: 16 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

15 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

Late yesterday afternoon and during the early evening, the Botany Bay Fishing Club arrived and setup camp.  The caravan park was transformed from a very quiet location to a hive of activity with many young, and a little older, children accompanying the fishing group. We expected a lot of noise but that did not really . . . → Read More: 15 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

14 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

We slept well.  The temperature was kind to us, and the noise generated by the waves on the nearby beach contributed towards to ambience of our location.

We were up just after 7:00am and ready to depart at 9:30am for a visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at the HMAS Albatross Air Base . . . → Read More: 14 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

13 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

Our alarm sounded at 7:00am but with nothing important planned for the day, we reset the alarm for 7:30am and went back to sleep.

During the night we heard light rain and “He” had to get out of bed and close both of our roof vents.  What we didn’t know was that the overnight . . . → Read More: 13 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

12 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

We started the day with a communal breakfast in the camp kitchen.

With the temperature slowly rising, we spent most of the remainder of the day on the caravan with the air conditioning running.  “He” went for a walk to the beach after lunch and returned with pictures of the surf and many surfers . . . → Read More: 12 February 2019 – Culburra Beach NSW

11 February 2019 – Sydney to Culburra Beach NSW

Our last trip in the Adria caravan, actually our first trip, was in late November last year.

Since returning from our annual caravan club Christmas muster, the caravan has been stored in our driveway and covered to protect it from the elements.  The weather covers were removed a week ago, the refrigerator started, and . . . → Read More: 11 February 2019 – Sydney to Culburra Beach NSW

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.

. . . → Read More: 1 December 2018 – Budgewoi NSW

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