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September 28th 2013
Published: September 28th 2013
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It has been almost exactly a year since our last caravan trek. During that time we took the caravan out for a few long weekends and also had a fair amount of maintenance performed to fix damage that had occurred in our travels. Our 4WD now has two spotlights again. For those who can’t remember: we lost one spotlight to a wedge tailed eagle strike on the road to Uluru. We have added a wind deflector in the hope that it will smooth the flow of air from the 4WD to the caravan and improve our fuel consumption.

The caravan also has a new home – a big rural style shed on Greg’s Mum’s place in the Barossa that keeps the weather and sun off.

That night we dined in style and celebrated Angie’s birthday (Greg’s sister). It was a perfect way to spend the last night in home territory.

Our first adventure occurs after about an hour near Blanchetown. The catch on the stone deflector lets go and it whips up in the wind, tearing the struts off their mountings. After a bit of frustration, temporary repairs are made and we are back on our way.

When we arrive in Mildura we discover it is the start of the country music festival and there are people everywhere. Just as well we have booked the caravan park. We stay at Trentham Cliffs and get settled in for the first night in our caravan.

It is only a short walk to Trentham Estate winery and restaurant so after some wine tasting we enjoy a truly fantastic lunch overlooking the Murray river. If you ever find yourself in Mildura, lunch at the Trentham Estate restaurant is a must.

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28th September 2013

Jealous again
Really would love to be doing what you are doing, my lack of communication recently has been due to a number of power outages, the last one was nearly 48 hrs. Good to see you're getting pissed again
29th September 2013

Glad you didn't park in the boat park
29th September 2013

Have fun you two!
And avoid those bumpy roads :-)
30th September 2013

just curious
Do you know what a short drop is? As opposed to a long drop?
1st October 2013

Pretty obvious
A one plop stop is a short drop anything greater is a long drop. Just count the seconds.
22nd October 2013

hans trying to keep up
We see that you are making the best of the last of the cooler season . hope you are enjoying We will be heading up North in the next few days after working and working on the shack enjoy Hans and Toni

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