Continue reading “Day 3 – Newcastle – Still”
I start the car again in the vein hope the engine light might not come on, fat chance.
Well today did not go to plan
We decided to go over to our nephew’s new place in the morning before heading off to Forster in the afternoon. The recommendation was to not take the van due to the narrow streets. So off we set, all in the car and the engine light comes on. Oh, Um, well….. We’re on a bit of an angle, maybe we’ll drive off and it will be OK. Well short story was, it was not OK, while the car went, it had little power. So we made it back to Chris’ place.
Continue reading “Day 2 – Newcastle”
A very cool night, so even with the heater left on (albeit on its lowest setting) is pretty fresh. We’re up early to try and get home around midday, to unpack and get ready for normal routine tomorrow.
Continue reading “Day 19 – Sofala to Home”
Up early and start the packup and we’re out by about 9:30. 210km today.
As we are headed on the road to Dunedoo, we never actually go through the centre of Dubbo. About 50km out of Dubbo and we drive into this thick fog, up until now the skies have been pretty clear. After Goolma it clears again.
Continue reading “Day 18 – Dubbo to Sofala”
We’re not up as early as I would have liked. So we won’t be at the zoo at opening time. There are several ways you can get around Dubbo Zoo, you can drive your car, or hire these oversized golf buggies, we got the buggy last time we came here 6 or 7 years ago.
Continue reading “Day 17 – Taronga Western Plains Zoo.”
Nice and warm in the van with the heater ticking over all night. Given it’s 170km, and we already booked in, we’re in no rush this morning.
Continue reading “Day 16 – Nyngan to Dubbo”
The title says it, but that’s not how the day specifically started. Again a really cold night, but at least this morning we can put the fan heater on. A long day today, not sure how far we’ll get but we’d like to get somewhere between Cobar and Dubbo. 400 to 600 km.
Continue reading “Day 15 – White Cliffs to Nyngan”
We got up this morning, and as it’s pretty cold. Went to put the fan heater on, nope nothing. We realised there’s no 240v power. Liam said he saw the microwave (that needs 240) clock 20 or 30 mins ago, but it’s out now. We overhear some other people talking about a power outage, so it’s not just us. Fortunately, like most places, its warmer out in the sun than inside the van in the morning,
Continue reading “Day 14 – White Cliffs – Paroo-Darling NP”
We left the diesel heater running for a while last night and on it’s lowest setting didn’t over heat the van, so with a couple of windows just open we left it running overnight. So this morning it’s warm, but not too stuffy in the van.
Continue reading “Day 13 – Tibooburra to White Cliffs”
Alarm set for 7, but after being awake since 6, I’m up just after 6:30. It’s a really fresh morning in the van as we’ve got no power for either the electric or diesel heater. No one wants to get out from under the blankets. Eventually we all get going. Justine packs food just in case we can’t cross. I get the car ready. Just before we leave we talk to the park supervisor to see what options we have for power. She says we can use the generator during the day and without much conviction, says she will let us know if she can allocate a powered site if someone else leaves.
Continue reading “Day 12, Cameron Corner run (oh, and someone’s birthday!)”