About Blue Snoopy

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



31 December 2019 and beyond – Wuhan China

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.

The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.

On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

We travelled . . . → Read More: 31 December 2019 and beyond – Wuhan China

Where Have We Been?

As I write this we are recovering from Christmas Day in Sydney.

The last entry on this site was in July 2019 and a lot has happened since then.

We travelled to Ireland and Switzerland during the month of September and shortly after returning, we headed to Victoria to attend the National Muster of . . . → Read More: Where Have We Been?

Places We Have Stayed At

Place we have stayed at: as at 8 December 2018

The following tables details the places we have stayed at.  Also shown is the distance between each of the located together with the estimated travel time.

Date Destination State Klms Time Accommodation 11-Nov-06 Blackheath NSW 103 Blackheath Caravan Park 12-Nov-06 Sydney NSW 103 8-Dec-06 . . . → Read More: Places We Have Stayed At

20 November 2018 – Penrith to Sydney NSW

We had waited a long time for this day to arrive.  We placed an order for an Adria caravan after returning from Western Australia in June and at that time, the expected delivery date was either late August or early September.  As the days went by, the delivery time started to blow out with . . . → Read More: 20 November 2018 – Penrith to Sydney NSW

25 July 2018 – Sydney to Penrith NSW

Our last day travelling with our caravan was 8 June 2018 when we returned from our final trip in the Nova.  At that time, we had believed that our days of caravanning were over and future travel within Australia would be by car and stops in cabins, motels and hotels.  

After returning home . . . → Read More: 25 July 2018 – Sydney to Penrith NSW

Is this the end of “Blue Snoopy”?


Last year, “He” made a decision that our travelling in a caravan would come to an end with our last trip being our annual pilgrimage to the “Stone the Crows” festival in Wagga Wagga in April 2018. It was expected that our last night in the caravan would be at Macquarie Woods near Bathurst . . . → Read More: Is this the end of “Blue Snoopy”?

New laws mean SA motorists must slow to 25km/h as they past emergency services flashing red and blue lights

If you are going to South Australia, please read the following which was published in “The Advertiser” on 1 September 2014

MOTORISTS must slow to 25km/h near emergency services under reduced speed limits that take effect from today.

The significantly lower limit near emergency services comes as Transport Department figures show some motorists travelling . . . → Read More: New laws mean SA motorists must slow to 25km/h as they past emergency services flashing red and blue lights


29 September 2012 “He”officially retired from the permanent workforce yesterday (28th).  Emotion is very high with the realisation that we have now started on a new phase of our lives that is all about “us”.

“He” has worked with a great bunch of people at the “Credit Union” and will always remember the special . . . → Read More: Retirement

Engine failure – Iveco Error Code 148

We have often wondered about safety when travelling in remote locations in Australia particularly if you have the misfortune of having mechanical problems.  Modern vehicles tend to be very reliable but as time passes, so does the age of the vehicle and the reliability.

Most motor home owners would ensure that regular services are . . . → Read More: Engine failure – Iveco Error Code 148

Winnebago – Product Recall (April 2011)

The following information was obtained from  the ACCC site at  http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1002321

I’m posting it here to ensure that the issue is given exposure due to the nature of the problem.  Winnebago is suppose to be contact all impacted owners.

Winnebago Industries—Winnebago Motorhomes

PRA number: 2011/12496 Date created: 15th April 2011

Product information Product description . . . → Read More: Winnebago – Product Recall (April 2011)

Stranded – Don’t let this happen to you.

Whilst we were travelling to Mudgee to join the Winnebago Opal Safari, we pulled off the Great Western Highway at the Mt Boyce lookout (just past the Heavy Vehicle Weigh Station to the west of Blackheath in the NSW Blue Mountains) to have lunch.

After having a quick look for a level area that . . . → Read More: Stranded – Don’t let this happen to you.


For the past five weeks, Blue Snoopy has been sitting idle in our driveway fully refuelled, water tanks filled, grey tank empty and the bed made but we have been unable to take advantage of the beaut weather that Sydney has experienced as “She” has been recovering from surgery.

On 18 August, “She” had . . . → Read More: Grounded

About this Site

This site is about the travels of a motorhome called “Blue Snoopy”, currently a Winnebago Leisure Seeker 2334SL Motorhome on an Iveco 50c18 truck body and chassis. The vehicle was constructed in March 2008 by Winnebago Industries in the outer Sydney (NSW Australia) suburb of Emu Plains and purchased new by us from The . . . → Read More: About this Site