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16 June 2008 – Dubbo to Sydney

  We set the alarm for 6.00am to ensure we would arrive back in Sydney early in the afternoon.  We departed just after 7.30am with the intention to simply drive home doing the prescribed speed limit.    We passed through Wellington and stopped at Orange for morning tea.  The amount of traffic on the . . . → Read More: 16 June 2008 – Dubbo to Sydney

15 June 2008 – Cobar to Dubbo

We decided to set the alarm early to allow us to prepare for an early departure so we could maximise our time in Dubbo.   Whilst the morning did not really fell all that cold, we noticed ice on the ground in the garden near the motorhome.  Winter had arrived.   Fortunately the road from Cobar . . . → Read More: 15 June 2008 – Cobar to Dubbo

14 June 2008 – Broken Hill to Cobar

We were up with the alarm at 6.30am (est) and on the road by 8.00am (est).

We departed Broken Hill driving into a very bright and low sun.  Cruise control was set to 100 kilometres per hour as we headed towards our next destination, Cobar.

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13 June 2008 – Broken Hill

Last night provided both of us with the best sleep we have had since leaving home.  The alarm was set for 7.00am and we drove out of the caravan park at 8.45am.  First stop was to a local caravan accessory outlet where we purchased a replacement bracket . . . → Read More: 13 June 2008 – Broken Hill

12 June 2008 – Flinders Ranges to Broken Hill

We were up at 6.00am and ready to depart at 7.45am.  We said our goodbyes and left Rawnsley Park at 8.00am.  During the next half an hour, we stopped on several occasions to take photographs of the Flinders Ranges.  We also had to slow for a kangaroo . . . → Read More: 12 June 2008 – Flinders Ranges to Broken Hill

11 June 2008 – Flinders Ranges

The alarm went off at 7.00am and a quick look outside the door revealed a dry day with high cloud cover.  We had a quick breakfast and then a trip to the office confirmed that we would be flying after all (this was subject to the aircraft . . . → Read More: 11 June 2008 – Flinders Ranges

10 June 2008 – Flinders Ranges

The alarm went off at 7.00am and a quick look out the window revealed low cloud over Wilpena Pound.  There would be no flying today.

We decided to drive to the Wilpena Pound Resort (there is an airstrip there and . . . → Read More: 10 June 2008 – Flinders Ranges

9 June 2008 – Port Augusta to Flinders Ranges

We awoke to a dull overcast day but fortunately it was dry.  As a result of driving through to Port Augusta we were about 3 hours in front of plan.  We refuelled the motorhome and then headed into Port Augusta and restocked our supplies at Coles.

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8 June 2008 – Coober Pedy to Port Augusta

As anticipated, the rain arrived. We had light rain overnight and this settled the dust in Coober Pedy. The plan for today was to head south and at Pimba (near Woomera), turn left and travel an additional 88 kilometres and overnight at Roxby Downs.

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7 June 2008 – Coober Pedy

The alarm was set for 7.00am as a day of rest and relaxation was planned.  We awoke to overcast skies with rain threatening, 

After breakfast, we packed up the motorhome and headed off to visit the local sites.  First . . . → Read More: 7 June 2008 – Coober Pedy

6 June 2008 – Marla to Coober Pedy

We had a funny night last night, one minute it was hot, then it was cold.  Prior to going to bed, “He” broke out the jacket so it must have been cold.

The alarm went off at 7.00am and we . . . → Read More: 6 June 2008 – Marla to Coober Pedy

5 June 2008 – Alice Springs to Marla

It was very cold in Alice last night and we went to bed early and watched television until 9.30pm when we decided to put the lights out.  The alarm was set for 6.00am and we had vacated our site by 8.00am.  Today we followed our checklist and . . . → Read More: 5 June 2008 – Alice Springs to Marla

4 June 2008 – Alice Springs

We had another excellent night’s sleep due to it being very cool (the roof hatch was unfortunately left open) and we arose for the day at 7.00am.

Our intention for the day was to relax and have a look around . . . → Read More: 4 June 2008 – Alice Springs

3 June 2008 – Alice Springs to Palm Valley & return

Last night was cool and this allowed us to have the best night’s sleep so far this trip.  Our slumber was disturbed at 5.30am when the alarm rang. 

We had a quick breakfast and prepared ourselves for a bus . . . → Read More: 3 June 2008 – Alice Springs to Palm Valley & return

2 June 2008 – Wycliffe Well to Alice Springs

It was relatively hot in Wycliffe Well last night but we managed to survive the night and fortunately, we did not receive a visit by aliens.  “He” did go for a walk in the dark armed with a strong beam and camera in search of the local . . . → Read More: 2 June 2008 – Wycliffe Well to Alice Springs

1 June 2008 – Barkly Homestead to Wycliffe Well

After uploading the blog entry last night, we went for a walk and had the fortune of meeting a lovely couple from Wellington, New Zealand.  We spoke with them for about 1 hour before we had tea and then . . . → Read More: 1 June 2008 – Barkly Homestead to Wycliffe Well

31 May 2008 – Mt Isa to Barkly Homestead (NT)

Another typical day, up at 6.00am, on the road at 7.45am etc etc etc.

But before we go there, let us look at last night AFTER we posted the blog.  For the first time since owning the motorhome, we connected . . . → Read More: 31 May 2008 – Mt Isa to Barkly Homestead (NT)

30 May 2008 – Cloncurry to Mt Isa

We are becoming accustomed to the lifestyle and sleeping through the night is becoming easier provided that we open the right window to create the perfect airflow.  Finally, we got it right, the perfect conditions for a sound night’s sleep and then the alarm went off at . . . → Read More: 30 May 2008 – Cloncurry to Mt Isa

29 May 2008 – Longreach to Cloncurry

We hit the sack fairly late last night but had a very comfortable night until the alarm sounded at 6.00am.  We were on the road at 7.45am and after a quick stop in Longreach for some bread, we were heading north west.  177 kilometres down the road . . . → Read More: 29 May 2008 – Longreach to Cloncurry

28 May 2008 – Barcaldine to Longreach

The alarm woke us at 6.00am and we were quickly out of bed to perform the usual morning functions.  Today we needed to get way smartly as the intention was to be in Longreach at 9.00am when the Stockman’s Hall of Fame opened.

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27 May 2008 – Charleville to Barcaldine

We woke just before the alarm which was set at 6.00am when “She” felt the urge to “make a visit”.

Sunrise was magnificent with all the signs present for a good . . . → Read More: 27 May 2008 – Charleville to Barcaldine

26 May 2008 – Roma to Charleville

The alarm was set at 6.00am as “She” wanted to get up early and do the “hair wash” thing. “He” got to sleep in.

First job today was to take several photographs as it appeared there was a spot of . . . → Read More: 26 May 2008 – Roma to Charleville

25 May 2008 – Goondiwindi to Roma

The alarm went off at 6.00am and we elected to make the effort of getting up with the intention of an early departure.

We left the caravan park just after 7.30am heading north on the Leichhardt Highway heading first through . . . → Read More: 25 May 2008 – Goondiwindi to Roma

24 May 2008 – Moree to Goondiwindi

Today was planned to allow for a visit to the artesian spa at Moree and a trip to a macadamia plantation before the short 120 kilometre trip to Goondiwindi.

After speaking with some other travellers about the short amount of time you can actually spend in the spa plus apparent . . . → Read More: 24 May 2008 – Moree to Goondiwindi

23 May 2008 – Tamworth to Moree

Last night was actually warmer than we expected.  We awoke to a beautiful Tamworth day and realisation that we were really on our trip.  The alarm went off at 7.00am and breakfast consisted of croissants, a banana and coffee.  After speaking with our neighbours, we departed at . . . → Read More: 23 May 2008 – Tamworth to Moree

22 May 2008 – Sydney to Tamworth

Day 1

Best laid plans are there to be broken, our 9.00am departure was actually about 9.45am after refuelling the motorhome at Drummoyne.  We paid $1.72 per litre which turned out to be a good buy and the cheapest we . . . → Read More: 22 May 2008 – Sydney to Tamworth

21 May 2008 – Sydney (Departure day minus 1)

We are now in final countdown mode as we depart tomorrow. We are still concerned with the escalation in the price of diesel fuel. Last year we paid between $1.32 and $1.59 cpl, this year it looks like the cost will be between $1.70 and $2.20cpl. “I wish my salary had gone up . . . → Read More: 21 May 2008 – Sydney (Departure day minus 1)