A late start to the day. We’re not in any hurry. Given we’ve got full water tanks and we can top up when we empty the dunny in Scone, we all have a shower, such a luxury in a place like this. So it’s after 10:30 when we pull out. The road continues to be pretty rough and the potholes just seem to get bigger. Eventually we’re on the road downhill, and it’s steep! I’ve got awful flashbacks of a cross between French Pass in NZ in the motor home and the Mt Selwyn decent from last year. I take most of the steeper sections in 1st gear and with the van brakes on 8. Fortunately we don’t come across too many cars. We finally hit the tar, phew! From here it’s a pretty easy run into Scone. I must admit the fuel economy coming out was heaps better than the run in.Continue reading “Day 6 – Barrington Tops to Merriwa”
Up earlier than normal so I can spend a bit of extra time with Mum. The issue with the car has robbed us of a day here and at Polblue where we had planned to spend two nights.Continue reading “Day 5 – Forster to Barrington Tops NP”
The closest Isuzu car dealership at Cardiff opens at 8:00, I start calling at 7:58, only to get the recorded message that they’re not open till 8am, unfortunately I continue to get this recorded message till about 8:40 when they finally answer, talk about frustrating.Continue reading “Day 4 – Newcastle to Forster”
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”
Over the last two camping trips away, at some stage we’ve run out of battery power. Given my preference to be away from Caravan parks, and our recent experience where some parks have run out of powered sites. We figured we needed to do something about it.Continue reading “Upgraded Van Batteries”