I wake around 1. It seems calmer again, or is that maybe more the case that I’m getting used to it? Wake again at 3:30, we’re already inside the bay.
Up at 4:30 to beat the rush. After getting ready I go out on deck, expecting cold and windy, I get nether. It’s actually warm. Port Philip Bay is a millpond, I don’t recall ever seeing a body of water this big, this calm.
Continue reading “Day 22 to 24 – The Road home”
So, a 5:30 start. It’s still dark, but as this seems to be a worker’s caravan park, there is a bit of movement around. As I’m still hitched up, it’s a quick getaway, and I’m on the road just before 6. Even at this hour as I get closer to Melbourne the traffic starts picking up. Fortunately, Campbellfield is right in the north of Melbourne.
Continue reading “Day 1 – Bass Straight Crossing.”
Well today did not work out as expected. When I woke up today, the plan was to work here for the rest of the day, spend one more night and leave early tomorrow morning. I’d planned to drive to a rest area or something maybe an hour or so out of Melbourne ready for the run in tomorrow afternoon.
Continue reading “Day -1 Wahgunyah to Seymour”
A nice, but checkered night sleep. I finally get up at 6:30 and have a coffee in the fresh of the morning looking at the river. While fresh, it was nowhere near cold enough to bother with the diesel heater.
Continue reading “Grantham’s Bend – Day 1”
A restless sleep, and when I look up my clock reads 5:30, Argh! A short while later Justine’s reads 6:37. What the! Then I look at mine again, 5:37, damn you daylight savings!!!!
I’m not going to get back to sleep, so by 6 (correct time) I’m up. We got most of the van finished yesterday and we even hitched up, so a few last-minute things I say goodbye and by 7:30 I’m off.
Continue reading “Home to Waygunyah”
A bitterly cold, raining morning as we packup. By the time we drive out I can hardly feel my fingers. There is this small creek that runs along the road out of the van park and it is in full flow, such an interesting sight.
Continue reading “Day 36 – Beechworth to Yass”
Well lockdown is upon us. It’s not super clear what our status is as far as returning to NSW. There are “Affected Areas”, “Areas of Concern” and “High Concern”, all of Victoria is an “Affected Area”, and the best we can tell we haven’t been to any Area of Concern, high or otherwise.
Continue reading “Day 35 – Beechworth Day In”
Light rain this morning. It’s so warm in bed, but no heater so trying to get out of bed is pretty hard. Eventually we do, pack up and leave.
Continue reading “Day 34 – Wahgunyah to Beechworth (via Glenrowan)”
About 3am I hear rain. I know the chairs, while under the van are hanging out. I race out and just chuck them further under, at least they won’t be saturated.
Continue reading “Day 33 – Echuca to Wahgunyah”
It should be a quiet day all round. Other than going to the cinema there won’t be too much on.
Continue reading “Day 32 – Echuca Day 2”