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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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22 July 2019 – Blackheath to Sydney NSW

It was very pleasant when we poked our noses out of the caravan door.  Sunrise had created a lovely pink sky to the east and the cloud cover of the Blue Mountains was starting to disappear.

With no water connected to the caravan, no drain hoses to coil and the caravan still connected to . . . → Read More: 22 July 2019 – Blackheath to Sydney NSW

21 July 2019 – Coonabarabran to Blackheath NSW

As a direct result of our water issue, we had to cut short this trip.  Initially we intended to return to Sydney today but then realised that today was the last day of the NSW School Holidays and the traffic returning into Sydney after holidays traditionally is very heavy.  With that in mind, we . . . → Read More: 21 July 2019 – Coonabarabran to Blackheath NSW

20 July 2019 – Coonabarabran NSW

There were two major reasons in coming to Coonabarabran and today we would address both of them.  Some of the darkest skies in Australia are in this region and as a result of that, Coonabarabran is the home of Australian astronomy via the Siding Springs Observatory.  The area also host several commercial observatories and . . . → Read More: 20 July 2019 – Coonabarabran NSW

19 July 2019 – Lightning Ridge to Coonabarabran NSW

Today we had to say farewell to Lightning Ridge.  We had been invited back to Mel & Susie’s camp during the morning but had to decline.

We were up at 6:00am to a perfect day.  Even though the temperature was close to zero, it didn’t feel that cold.

As we didn’t have to pack . . . → Read More: 19 July 2019 – Lightning Ridge to Coonabarabran NSW

18 July 2019 – Lightning Ridge NSW

The couple that we were surprised to have met left Lightning Ridge today.  We said our farewells at 9:30am before heading out with our other friends to tour the district.  Lightning Ridge has what they call the “Car Door” tours where you follow painted car doors marked with numbers.  For a dollar, you get . . . → Read More: 18 July 2019 – Lightning Ridge NSW

17 July 2019 – Lightning Ridge NSW

With the two other couples travelling in two vehicles, we decided to travel in convoy to the Grawin Opal Fields, a place which we visited during our last visit to Lightning Ridge.

The Grawin is really like the “Wild West”, there is no law, people travel in unregistered and certainly unroadworthy cars and those . . . → Read More: 17 July 2019 – Lightning Ridge NSW

16 July 2019 – Gunnedah to Lightning Ridge NSW

Wanting to be on the road by 8:00am, we set our alarm for 6:00am.  That was a great idea, but “He” had to reluctantly get up and out of the warm bed to turn the alarm off.

Today started with a frost and our car was covered in ice.  “He” attempted to remove the . . . → Read More: 16 July 2019 – Gunnedah to Lightning Ridge NSW

15 July 2019 – Gunnedah NSW

We were in no hurry to get up as we planned to meet her relatives later in the morning.

Knowing that we would be leaving Gunnedah tomorrow, we took the opportunity to visit Coles at Gunnedah and purchased food to cover the upcoming days.

That done, we refuelled the Navara and then headed to . . . → Read More: 15 July 2019 – Gunnedah NSW

14 July 2019 – Gunnedah NSW

We both slept reasonably well as it takes us several days to get use to the caravan bed.  We were up just 7:00am to a clear and sunny Gunnedah day.

Without the use of water in the caravan, we had to use the facilities of the caravan park and we both agreed that it . . . → Read More: 14 July 2019 – Gunnedah NSW

13 July 2019 – Gunnedah NSW

We stayed in bed until 8:00am and then started the day in a leisurely manner.  Today we would attend a 90thbirthday luncheon at midday.

“He” tested the caravan water pump and confirmed that the leak was active, and this resulted in about an hour of more cleanup under our bed.  “He” also tried to . . . → Read More: 13 July 2019 – Gunnedah NSW

12 July 2019 – Sydney to Gunnedah NSW

We had planned to travel to Gunnedah with an overnight free camp at Wallabadah (about 100k’s east of Gunnedah) but a change in the time of a function we were attending on Saturday, forced us to make the entire (445k) trip on a single day.

With an expected travel time of up to seven . . . → Read More: 12 July 2019 – Sydney to Gunnedah NSW