|Dates:||9 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017|
|Duration:||1 month, 3 weeks|
Kulin-FC with hot showers! Had to fill gas bottle here the dearest ever,$26.95 Buggar me, so didn’t spend anymore in that town! But the camp back of the town park opp the pub was a good spot!
Kulin- the Tin Horse Highway! So clever the artwork of horses made in tin drums all along the highway!
Hyden - remember this place too
Lake King- lunch stop! meal and a beer at the pub! Fuel 141c getting cheaper!
Ravensthorpe -the op shop for my $3 denim jacket WooWoo thank you Universe!
Ravensthorpe - lovely camp at the Green Haven Van Park! $30power washed the mud off my girl! Filled water and empty toilet and did load of washing! Catch up after the Nullabor.
Ravensthorpe- the place I never got to last trip the bridge was washed away! Working on it now!
Munglinup - wheat country out here for miles and miles and locust! All over my girl!!!
Esperance- Grocery shopping a new Sheewee! Cook up my lunch down on the waterfront!
Esperance! WooWoo the ocean!!!
Grass Patch! Head down to Esperance!
Dundas- Think salt lake??
Norseman- need some breakie! Met a lovely solo lady Leanne and her dog Emma! Had coffee and a toastie!!! Filled up fuel 1.51c. $96.62 for 715.6ks, 8.61/100 average! Good girl “Gypsy Lady”
And Phil drives off- so early in the morning. Don’t think I’ll worry to see him again.
10mile Rocks. Sunset!!!- The last Camp with Phil not planned! Didn’t think he’d come this far in a day! 621ks! But here he is so I stay the night! But in my Girl! After all we said our Goodbyes!!!
Balladonia- just a roadhouse stop!
Cocklebiddy- smoko and a pee stop! No fuel yet still $1.83!
Eucla fill up fuel!
The road to Eucla! The long and winding road!
Border Village and the WA quarantine station
Ahhh “Life is good” sunrise on the beautiful Nullarbor!
10 mile peg FC just 10 miles from the WA border! Was here 14/4/17!
The treeless Nullarbor
The Nullarbor amazing cliffs
The Nullarbor Roadhouse! Still $1.83 so just $40. Got plenty fuel but just in case sold out next stop HahA!!
Yalata! The head of the Bight! FC camp here but windy! Nothing here no trees!
The treeless Nullarbor! Pretty boring good to have my Audio Book through the cR speakers!!!
Nundroo- on the Nully now can tell!!!! the price of fuel, $1.83. but I’ll go on fuel map says cheaper further on!
On to Penong! Town to huge windmills! Biggest in Oz! I been here before so just a look around,
Ceduna nice clean town and a great jetty!
Ceduna! Where I was last Birthday with Phil lunch at the pub then but he’s gone on now to find FC tonight! I did some shopping for food. Got fuel!
Smokey bay, nice Van park $30 power so off now to find the oysters!! Oh ho it’s Saturday! But found some. Colleen $22 for 2 dozen, so head on catch up to Phil in Ceduna!
My friend the Pelican on the jetty Smokey Bay
Smokey Bay - ahh I remember the oysters from my birthday last year! 3doz for $7 I was spoilt as a birthday special!!!! And tonight a camp at the Van Park $30 power, and a lovely walk out the jetty
Lots of room at the Van Park Smokey Bay choose my own site
Streaky Bay looking up the town
Streaky Bay- know I been here before but don’t really remember! Even that long jetty and I walked it again! Had my nibbles for a late lunch and looked around the town!
Poochera- turn here as I decide to go see the ocean Streaky Bay!
One more photo of Kimba! The big Galah Haha
Kimba- wow the silo paintings! How amazing and a lovely little town and a clean and tidy free camp $2 hot showers at the Rec.Reserve. A lot here though
Kimba a pretty town- wandered around while I did the laundry! At the Big Galah but the painted silos Wow!
Iron Knob- was going to stay this camp but moved on. A big steel mine huge all the hills are tailings or working areas
Port Augusta from over the bridge
On to Port Augusta, do some grocery shopping and remember the big timber wharf.
Bowman Park- one of the interesting old buildings and gardens
Bowman Park! FC near Crystal Brook a few here and such an interesting place of old buildings and homestead and cared for by volunteers to help preserve the original 560sq miles of a property
Peterborough- yeah I remembered this place a camp on the outskirts between the rail line and the highway! 17/3/2015! Nice town!
Yunta FC heritage park- got here before lunch I’d have liked t get a bit further! But Phil made sandwiches for lunch!
Cockburn! Just over the border SA! A pub, had a stout beer and $10 for the camp no power! Nice! toilets shower good and such an open country the stars at night! Train line and highway but no real noise!
Boken Hill- Phil’s service went well but got a flat so bought 2 new tyres! Had a bought lunch! And packed up to go just a FC 30ks away.So we didn’t have to pay another night!
Broken Hill! Been here before too! Phil got his Ute service tomorrow! Went for a wander down town had a subway for late lunch! Old town,
On to Broken Hill! Heard from Phil he’s camped up at the racecourse and got a spot beside and the caretaker knows I’m coming!! Haha! So $15 no power right beside the race track! Even trotter exercising!
Long straight road not much traffic, a few semis! Dry country.
Wilcannia - a Murray town! Nice old bridge on the Darling River! But not much of a river!!!! Some well kept stone old buildings The court House and others of the 1880! Must have been an important town!
The long lonely road to Dubbo not much traffic nice!!! But feral goats wow! they take over the roadside stop! All the babies so cute! Yet they are smart! No road kill for the vast number right by the road Yet dead Kangaroos and emus everywhere!
A good night Emmdale Roadhouse! Had a showers so that was good Robin an Barry came to see my girl and what an interesting evening sky. But up early no rain during the night so got on the road to Broken Hill!
Emmdale Roadhouse my camp for tonight $10 no power! One other van here Robin and Barry nice couple invited my drinks! Interested to see my girl! More big storms all around but somehow overhead stars and my sauspan A for Artie and seven sisters all there out my window! My angels looking out for me!
Cobar - big storm cells all around lightning! Keep going
Hermidale- wheat country and grains!
Nyngan- stopped did the museum, very interesting about the big flood 1990 evacuated the whole town with the helicopters! saw the Bogan Man and the Royal Mail Cobb and co!!!
Nevertire funny name for a town on the Mitchell Highway. Got a Pub.
So up early Dubbo and off to find a brake specialist! Stopped at Bridgestone! Most places shut Saturday, but nice fellow took me and my girl big drive around and jacked up front passenger and says bit of Anor always wear for 56,000ks but nothing to worry about and no worries to Perth! So rang Fiat customer service and just let them know! Scaring a solo female!
Still Dubbo and again no word of me at Fiat Sainbury!!today!! Buggar I’m not feeling too good here 30mins to get me booked in but at least doing it this morning! So hanging around again! Then $490 for service and more trouble ASAP to do Brakes and Rotors $1500. No way I’d have felt bad brakes so went for 2nd opinion but places not suitable or closed early! So depressed and another hail storm in the area so parked up under Coles and thought I’d stay all night but didn’t feel safe so went to Poplars Van Parks, $25 power! No hail and all good! Tomorrow go for early 2nd opinion!
Dubbo look around town been here before done the goal and the Zoo w years ago in the VW. So stayed Midstate top tourist VP $31.50 power nice people Heather and Warren!
Dubbo- got 8am Van service Sainbury Kiat! But they knew nothing of me so booked me for next day!
Eumungerie Cam grounds for the night $10 power nice caretaker.
Coonabarabran- drive through look around.
Tamworth - Ohhhhh KFC! For lunch and a photo with the big Uke right near!
Armidale- look around Nice town
Glencoe! Camp for tonight! The Red Lion Tavern FC for a feed and a beer! Met some other lovely caravanners! Invited me to join them! 3 black beers and a Garlic prawns for me so nice! Went to bed very happy.
Glenn Innes! Pretty country didn’t stop
Cangai a lookout! Nice but so windy up and over the mountains! The Gibraltar range NSW.
Jackadgery- storm ahead! I didn’t stop to see Ben and Skye but waved as I passed by! head on out of the stormy weather
Grafton! Stopped BCF oyster knife! As I was going past Marie and Eric I stopped but no one home! Left message on FB.
Yamba Town yeah Dolphins at this Van Park did a turn around for the photo! Wowoo
Well I’m so close to the ocean I need one more deep breaths! Yamba. Was here last year met Flea and her man. It was raining then too.
Hardwood- big road works lots happening down this highway but this a huge new bridge!
Woodburn- just a look nice place by the river! Went the op Shop!
Ok got to think about heading west now
Lismore organic Markets on! Interesting and selling HempSeed! Wonder what’s that’s about??
Stayed Lismore Showgrounds- $20 power big open space lovely met Mark &Janet nearby van been coming there for years. I went to the movies “Murder on the Orient Express” good movie but late and got locked out of Showgrounds Mark got my in a side gate!
Lismore! Have a look around here - Family Planning appointment 11am, Pap smear. Think I’ll go to the movies
Alstonville Showgrounds got a great shed! Camping allowed inside good place for a serious hail storm
Came into Alstonville Showgrounds $17 no power!had a worry experience at the FC west Ballina, neighbour camper had a bad temper smashed his laptop, threw it out if his coaster van! Decided to move on.
Nice beach on the way to Ballina
Went for a look to Ballina! Town has grown but too crowded reverse angle parking! And not much for MHomes! Wanted to go movie but nah missed the times! Back to another night at Lennox Heads But such a nice drive! I checked the beaches and the surfers and lookout.
Raining at my VP! View at the lake out of my back window!
Ok back to the beach on to Lennox heads! Stay van Park by the lake 2nights $40 power! Ok but lots kids on Friday! Bloody weekend!
Mullumbimby Leagues Club campgrounds. Too dear $25 No power but happy with my spot!
Mullumbimby! Arrived and stayed the Leagues club! Went to my Yoga and Wine Meditation evening! $40 Ok
Murwillumbah NSW, stopped for a look around checked the Op shops
Uki Carpark- Wake up! a rainy day Mt Warning Hotel Uki.
Melbourne Cup Day! Tried to get to Mullumbimby but decided on Uki Stoped there before and $25 MC luncheon was good value and I could camp in the carPark! Had my bets but didn’t win! A good day not a lot of ladies in the crowd!
Crystal Creek such beautiful country
Lovely drive down through the Numinbah Valley
On the way south Advancetown by the lake
Time to go I say Goodbye and head off south! To wait to hear from RBH re my referral
Back to Laurie’s Place California Dr, Oxenford. He took me out to Dinner as Thank you for my chauffeuring
Tweed heads! Took Laurie to his eye operation! I got to drive the fancy ford Fairlane
Fingal Heads NSW
Hastings Point NSW
Brunswick Heads the river mouth
Yeah Brunswick Heads VP! Friendly lot! And a feed of oysters for me!
Brunswick Heads! - Decided another Van Park! The Massey Greene $41 power bit exp but I need to be near the water and this is pretty nice on the river!
Ahh the ocean!! Brunswick Heads! Even a a wind surfer
Mullumbimby-The town, just sat on a street bench and watched to passing people! A nice town 4op shops!
Mullumbimby- pretty town, really liked it here too! Stayed at the Showgrounds too crowded and $25 with power! Too much Lots of kids didn’t realise it school Hols! Had a couple good walks around the grounds! Just loved the big Trees!
The Crystal Castle a beautiful place on the way to Mullumbimby!
Head on along the beautiful country roads and mountain ridges! To Bexhill and the beautiful outdoor Catedral!!! Yes I’ve been here few years back but such a beautiful day! That view!!!
Another day in Nimbin!!! Friendly at the VP, So relaxing enjoying to town and the characters.
Ok on to Nimbin - been a few years back but time for another look around! Last time at the Showgrounds but this time the Van Park, $22 power beside the free council pool, so nice
Eungella- Krishna Village, yeah well lots here but don’t like to camp for my girl 7 days in the sun in the carpark! Nah!!!!
Ok moving on to check out the Retreat! I’m thinking of spending a week! Yoga, meditation, massages, and healthy food.
Murwillumbah NSW. Have a look around here
Mooball- such beautiful, green, mountainous country
Sleepy Hollow- free camp on the freeway! Couldn’t get into Hastings Point VP so came on and yeah nice and a few here
Surfers Paradise! back to the Ocean a beautiful day on the famous part of Qld
Carrara Markets! Left Oxenford a few days on the road again. Waiting for letter re Royal Brisbane Hospital
Shane Nicholson, Lone Star Tavern, Mermaid Waters - A great night with Nicole
Beaudesert! Didn’t stop bigger town not as nice as Bonah
My salad lunch at Wyaralong Dam
Boonah, pretty town enjoyed walking around and found Far outdoors for the ShuttleChef but didn’t have smaller size.
Johns Bush Camp the CM-Ironbark - waiting out the storm cell!
Tamborine- Albert river Wines.
Ahh another nice day! Last night the stars and the moon! Even watched an SBS on demand movie on my 15G a month Telstra contract!!! The temp is so comfortable 18degs warming up to 30 today!
The Showgrounds for my camp! A lot here but not crowded! $16.50 with power! Beautiful clean, clear flowing creeK, maybe platapus? Had my beaut Salmon and asparagus with fresh prawns. Glass wine! Life is good!
Came up the mountains needed My Time!!! It’s really nice Canungra. Wandered around town, a beer at the pub! Bikini girls got the boys in!
Big shopping Robina! The Apple store my new Telstra Contact, a great look around, even went to the Movies “the Mountain Between Us” really enjoyed!
My morning walk, Oxenford. The local shop nearby Laurie’s
Oxenford- Laurie’s Place got here. Got here Sunday so welcomed!
The Gateway Bridge
Time to hit the Road! Brissy on to Oxenford
Maleny and the beautiful Glass House Mountains
Dinner -Indian Restaurant, Maleny
A walk in John’s Rainforest
Gympie! Stop for bit to eat at the park
Tiara! P stop
Cross the burnet river just outa GinGin! I got worried about all this rain and flooding
Gin Gin- back at the Showgrounds, still $20 power always welcome Charlie still here! Went to see Kel so good to catch up!
Bororen- always wanted to get a photo of this big giraffe, each time I have passed. So stopped for a lovely coffee got chatted by the owner very interesting guy!
Turkey Beach- Yeah been here before now I remember!!
Gladstone- go have another look around!! KFC Wicked wings for lunch
Mt. Larcom, a funny male female toilet sign haha
Bajoola pub- free camp area for the night a beer and a feed! Not sure about it all so far
Kinka Beach- wanted to see where Rob and Ash came in the hire Caravan Holiday! Nah not my kinda beach
Rockhampton - Big city couldn't find a shopping town never really liked this place and still feel the same
Dingo-midday stop! Loved this welcoming sign at a few different small towns great artwork!
Emerald-a big storm brewing! Stayed the RV camp at the van Park, $12 np power! Then lots of big lightning and thunder and pouring rain! All safe and dry in my girl watched a DVD!
Capella-I remember this place and the amazing light horse statue made of steel.
Clermont -Chinese lunch at the pub, nice meal and a beer.
The Gemini Mountains on the road to Clermont
Nebo! Stopped to se the pub lovely leadlight but to early for lunch so on to Clermont
What a beautiful sunrise on the lake! All the birds Black swans and so many ducks! And Dallas stopped in on his days off from the mine! Caroline had told him where I Was, so an unexpected visitor. Coffee!
Lake Elphinstone- a bit of a drive to get here, and quiet a lot here, but plenty of space and all the water birds wow!
Seaforth a visit with Carolyn.
Dingo Beach for a look.
Brisk Bay- my walk on the beach sunrise 6.40 am a beautiful day
Brisk Bay, a visit with Doug, lovely to catch up! Cooked me roast pork with Crackle and veggies a lovely meal
Flagstaff Hill Lookout-what a beautiful day and the sea so Blue!
Bowen - Have lunch -pizza and a look around!
Comfort Stop- Home Hill a Free Camp between Railway line and main road but lots here and friendly nice night spot.
Crossing the bridge to Ayr.
Lunch stop -Taylor's Beach a nice salmon salad for the beautiful view.
Crossing the Herbert River.
Cowley Beach VP- a Barney memory 29/4/13. Beautiful day $32 power.
Leave Cairns NQ, 3pm Monday 9th October 2017.
|Dates:||9 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017|
|Duration:||1 month, 3 weeks|