23rd – 30th March 2017: Meredith to Port Fairy

Departing Stawell around 9.45am, we drove through Ararat, surrounded by farmlands dotted with sheep and cattle, very pretty countryside.  Through Beaufort to Lake Burrumbeet, our planned stopped for the next few nights.  The first warning bells started ringing when we noticed all the tyre re-treads littering the road verge, then the copious amounts of rubber laid along the entry road to the site.  Lake Burrumbeet itself is quite picturesque, but also quite isolated and the road in very obviously used as a racetrack and burn out site for the locals.

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24th – 30th October: Ceduna to Salmon Gums

Day 2 we treated ourselves to a seafood lunch at the Bistro, very nice but not as good as our last visit.  Bought some frozen vegetables and canned fruit to keep us going between the quarantine station and Norseman, refueled, generally just prepping for leaving town tomorrow morning.

Departing Ceduna around 9am we travelled through the remaining wheat, barley paddocks; some ready for harvesting, some just the remnant stalks.  With the warmer weather we have noticed heaps more lizards (in a variety of shapes and sizes) on the road, both dead and alive.  We do our best to miss them but sometimes it’s just not possible.  First stop Nundroo to refuel and then Yalata West Rest Area for lunch.

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17th – 23rd October 2016: Maitland – Ceduna

Just avoided a disaster leaving the Marion Bay Caravan Park, while busy keeping an eye on a shelter support pole we nearly took out the overhanging eaves of the same shelter:(.  Fortunately, stopped in time and no damage done. Phew!!

Our ‘showground trial’ is working well; most provide power, water, toilets and showers and the usual cost seems to be $15 per night.  Almost like free camping but with power and water and we’re not packed in like sardines (as per some caravan parks).

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10th – 16th October 2016: Adelaide – Marion Bay

Our additional few days in Adelaide were wonderful.  We visited Ikea for afternoon tea and then wandered through this amazing outlet.

Rode the OBAHN from Adelaide to Tea Tree Plaza and return.  The OBAHN consists of a bus which also has trolley wheels attached.  The vehicle can travel over the road and freeway system but when the trolley wheels are engaged is able to traverse the tram like tracks through park land running alongside the Torrens River.  This is exactly what Perth needs; no overhead powerlines and a vehicle which has dual options for roads or tram like tracks.  Fantastic innovation!

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