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Published: September 28th 2013
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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