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Published: June 20th 2017
We are finally off on our 10 week adventure!! Leaving Bundaberg and heading for Perth via the top end. I wasn't going to bother doing a blog this trip but I have had quite a few people ask about it that I've decided to do one again. If you are interested in hearing about what we are doing then feel free to subscribe and you will receive an email each time I post a new post. We will be heading to remote parts of Australia so these posts may be very irregular.
We started on Sunday morning and were planning to leave early and head out to Flemings place and leave all together. Except our lights on the caravan didn't work! Poor Nathan spent a bit of time trying to work it out, it seemed we could either have 12v lighting in the caravan but not the Break/blinkers at the same time. Nathan ended up disconnecting the internal lights so the blinkers etc would work so we could leave. Once out at the Flemings the guys took a look but decided to leave as is until we had more time to work it out.
We left three caravans in
all with us in the lead. The new Rodeo dual Cab we bought for this trip has been great giving us a lot of extra power we didn't have with the old Cruiser. Peter is often commenting that the old Cruiser would have struggled up that hill!!
The first night (after a late start to the day) we spent Duaringa free camp ground. It was lovely and even had free hot showers and toilets. We arrived after dark around 6.30pm, and it was nice to finally try out our van for the night. Other than the internal lights not working (Nathan rigged up something else) it all worked great. There is plenty of room compared to some of vans in the past though it still very easy to spread out and everything look cluttered.
The next morning we left hoping to reach Longreach. The traffic was good and we arrived during day light hours. We headed for the Free camp but it was so packed that we decided to move on for another 15klms to Dingo Creek Free Camp, luckily we had WikiCamps app on my phone as with no signposts we would never have known it was there. There were a couple of others camped but it was mostly empty. We even had a fire and sat around it to eat tea and chat in to the night.
We left at 6am the next morning so we could reach Mount Isa in the day and have time to fix what needed fixing and Flemings had some work to catch up on. We are staying here until later today and then heading off to Gregory Downs (a cattle station in the Gulf that Mitch Fleming works on) which is about 4 hours away, we will spend a couple of days here relaxing and the guys are hoping to catch Red Claw in the Gregory River (Mitch said he has a great spot for catching them!) So I guess I will be making my own tea just for me as the others will be eating Red Claw in garlic butter (that reminds me Nathan said I need to buy garlic!!)
We that is our trip so far, Nathan is almost finished doing the lights and we have a few more things to do before we head off again.
Till next time...
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