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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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16 June 2007 – Hay to Sydney

We were on the road at 8.30am for the short, 270 kilometre drive to Wagga.  First stop was after a detour into Narrandera where we came into contact with the Murrumbidgee River.  Unlike the Murray, this river was relatively dry.   We stopped at a coffee shop and purchased morning tea and a cake . . . → Read More: 16 June 2007 – Hay to Sydney

15 June 2007 – Renmark to Hay

The alarm went off a 6.30am (6.00 SA time) and we learnt from the radio that it was minus 4.7 degrees outside.  It was cold!  We have been fortunate in the fact that the air conditioning in the van provides adequate heat and we have . . . → Read More: 15 June 2007 – Renmark to Hay

14 June 2007 – Peterborough to Renmark

We awoke to a very cold morning with a frost and fog on the hills around us.  First stop today was the township of Burra (we visited there in 1976).  We went to a local lookout to take photographs but to say it was cold whilst taking the photographs would be an understatement.

By . . . → Read More: 14 June 2007 – Peterborough to Renmark

13 June 2007 – Woomera to Peterborough

Unfortunately, we are really on our way home now.  We had another comfortable night even-though it was very cold.

We departed just after 8.00am heading towards Port Augusta and our departure off the Stuart Highway.  But . . . → Read More: 13 June 2007 – Woomera to Peterborough

12 June 2007 – Coober Pedy to Woomera

“She” was up early to shower but on the understanding that we could not depart before 9.30am (local time) as funds from the credit union would not be available until then.  At 9.15am “He” made a withdrawal and we departed Coober Pedy.   This little incident highlighted the need to ensure that you carry . . . → Read More: 12 June 2007 – Coober Pedy to Woomera

11 June 2007 – Coober Pedy

We went on a tour of Coober Pedy and our guide host was Rudy, a 72 year old ex miner who has lived in Coober Pedy for the past 36 years.Our tour included visits to an underground church, the Coober Pedy Golf Club (the rules are not to walk on the grass – there . . . → Read More: 11 June 2007 – Coober Pedy

10 June 2007 – Marla to Coober Pedy

Up at 6.30am for an 8.00am departure.  Today we only had to drive 240 kilometres but we managed to add to that with a sidetrip to an area known as “The Breakaways” followed by a trip into the desert to see some of “The Breakaways” close up and also the dingo fence.

Today we . . . → Read More: 10 June 2007 – Marla to Coober Pedy

9 June 2007 – Yulara to Marla

The alarm went off at 6.00am and after breakfast, “He” went to the local lookout to watch the sunrise.

We departed the camp site about 7.45am and stopped at the post office to post a letter to Bruce & Jeannie and to purchase a couple of items from the supermarket.

After leaving Yulara, we . . . → Read More: 9 June 2007 – Yulara to Marla

8 June 2007 – Yulara

We slept in until 7.15am and were actually reluctant to get up then.

After breakfast we headed out to Uluru to partake of the final walk called the Kuniya walk. Firstly we drove around the rock stopping to take photographs in all the right places. We also stopped at the rock climb to allow . . . → Read More: 8 June 2007 – Yulara

7 June 2007 – Yulara

The day started with a 6am alarm followed by a quick breakfast before heading to a lookout near the campsite for views of sunrise on Uluru. We were on the wrong side to see the sunrise but what we shared with a lot of other people was only ordinary. We won’t be going to . . . → Read More: 7 June 2007 – Yulara

6 June 2007 – Kings Canyon to Yulara

Up early and departed by 7.45am. We had a bit of a scare with the van as the oil indicator light began flashing. The oil was checked and found to be OK and the light went out immediately the engine was restarted.

The first part of the trip was spent driving into the rising . . . → Read More: 6 June 2007 – Kings Canyon to Yulara

5 June 2007 – Kings Canyon

“She” had a mild does of flu and woke at 4.00am for a “cough” and a quick comfort stop.  The alarm was set for 7.00am but we elect to stay in bed and got up just after 8.00am.

After breakfast, we headed to Kings Canyon but stopped at the resort café for a quick . . . → Read More: 5 June 2007 – Kings Canyon

4 June 2007 – Alice Springs to Kings Canyon

Our itinerary states “Today will start from either Alice Springs or the Erldunda roadhouse.  If we are in Alice Springs, we will depart at around 7.00am for a two (2) hour drive back to Erldunda before we start our six (6) hour trek to Kings Canyon that is located to the North West of . . . → Read More: 4 June 2007 – Alice Springs to Kings Canyon

3 June 2007 – Alice Springs

The alarm went off at 7.00am but we had woken sometime earlier. The outside temperature was 2 degrees and there were a couple of patches of ice on the ground outside the motor-home.

After breakfast we departed for the Sunday Markets held in Todd Mall. We went with intention of purchasing some Aboriginal art. . . . → Read More: 3 June 2007 – Alice Springs

2 June 2007 – Alice Springs

[singlepic=23,320,240,,]Today we slept in until nature called us both at 7.00am.  After breakfast and a quick shower, we departed the caravan park at 9.00am and made the short trip through the Heavitree Gap into the township of Alice Springs.  After parking the motor home in the “designated area”, a mandatory photograph was taken from . . . → Read More: 2 June 2007 – Alice Springs

1 June 2007 – Coober Pedy to Alice Springs

We were up at 6.00am and departed at 7.30am with a home made coffee to go.  No photographs were taken on the way out as “She’s” camera ran out of battery.  But not to worry, we are returning on the way home.

Coober Pedy still showed its presence for several kilometres after we departed . . . → Read More: 1 June 2007 – Coober Pedy to Alice Springs

31 May 2007 – Port Augusta to Coober Pedy

Another early start to the day with the alarm going off at 6.00am.

We had a comfortable night and each night seems to be getting better as we become accustomed to the bed in the motor-home.  The temperature outside was very cool and the weather forecast mentioned a front coming across the Great Australian . . . → Read More: 31 May 2007 – Port Augusta to Coober Pedy

30 May 2007 – Broken Hill to Port Augusta

We awoke to a 6.00am alarm and a temperature hovering around 5 degrees. Fortunately the overnight temperature had allowed us to have a comfortable night’s sleep. We departed at 7.45am and discovered that the caravan park was located adjacent to the Broken Hill cemetery.Now we understand where the music came from during the night . . . → Read More: 30 May 2007 – Broken Hill to Port Augusta

29 May 2007 – Broken Hill

Monday night was very windy with heavy rain for most of the night.  The van was shook by the wind despite the fact that there was a caravan only about 20 feet away and on the windward side.  The night was a bit restless because despite the rain and wind, it was still reasonably . . . → Read More: 29 May 2007 – Broken Hill

28 May 2007 – Cobar to Broken Hill

We had another comfortable night however the temperature was several degrees higher than Parkes.  Just prior to leaving, we noted an apparent change in the weather from previous days with the sky full of dark cloud to the west.  We departed at 8.00am and also noted a significant change in the terrain.  The land . . . → Read More: 28 May 2007 – Cobar to Broken Hill

27 May 2007 – Parkes to Cobar

The night in the van was the best we have experienced to date as it was fairly cold and the doona provided excellent warmth.

We departed Parkes at 8.00am to travel to Cobar. First stop was at the Parkes Radio Telescope (aka “The Dish”) where we arrived at 8.30am.The “Dish” was in operation and . . . → Read More: 27 May 2007 – Parkes to Cobar

26 May 2007 – Sydney to Parkes

We left home just after 9.00am and called into Concord to see Mum. After a brief stop, we motored in light traffic to Wentworth Falls where we stopped for coffee and Danish treats at a local coffee shop (we are starting to become regulars at this establishment). Next stop was just short of Bathurst . . . → Read More: 26 May 2007 – Sydney to Parkes