We had such a GREAT trip....

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 04:32
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.... when we took off to the SE of SA last Wed. Cheated in the Kingston van park that night but then we toured through Robe, Beachport, Carpenters Rocks, Blackfellows Caves, Nene Valley, Cape Northumberland (saw one or two camp spots BUT not where we wanted with a Beach view and cool breeze with ready access for fishing) so we stayed over on Thur night near the mouth of Eight Mile Creek - nice spot for cooler weather with slashed grass, fresh water and beach access with lots of Swans in the sea! Decided it would be TOO HOT to stay the next day so moved on to check out Donovans on the Glenelg River but no camps allowed so we went to Nelson and could get two nights at Pritchards Camp Ground on the Glenelg River in the Lower Glenelg National Park.
What a great spot to spend two stinking hot days! We looked over the river from our dining table! We fished & caught 8 nice bream, we boated in our HF360 inflatable and swam. We showered every night and had an insect free, well lit living space with our 10" 240VAC fan on for about 46hrs straight to keep cool! We did not spare the use of lights and we had at times 24 plus amps going into the system with 11 amps out at one time with the range hood operating! The battery read out dipped to 12.9V at the lowest we saw. The fridge never missed a beat either even with the extremely hot weather!
We used water from our No 1 and then no 2 tank out of three non-potable over the 4.5 days we were dependant on our tank supply (even with showers!) Our potable water has remained taint / odour free after a dose of "Tank Klean".
On the way we took the van over lots of dirt road and two wheel track with variation of severe corrugation and some bad rutting in some black soil country around a lagoon area through to "Good as the Bitumen" stuff.
It all behaved beautifully - So we are CHUFFED!
Mobi Condo is "Shaking Down" very well.
We have some good suggestions of camp spots to forward to the Camp spread sheet as well!
Pics to follow!
Cheers - Ian & Sally

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Reply By: F Troop - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 04:45

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 04:45
Hi Mobi,
Jan and I are leaving Monday for the Ayre and in particular Ceduna may catch you down there in about a week or so.
We will spend about 6 to 8 weeks in SA before heading north.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 05:26

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 05:26
Hi Graham - maybe you'll see us on the road near Ceduna again. Call us on 40 if you see us passing. Leaving tomorrow night after work. Pretty well all packed up and ready to go. Said we were going to Tasmania 'come hell or high water' - high water has stopped our plans of going straight east through Lake Grace, and Victoria looks like hell with over 400 fires recorded. We will need to go via Jerramungup and Esperance - but i didn't know until yesterday that even that was closed (bridge taken out by results of cyclone Clare rains); bridge due for completion and opening this afternoon, just in time.

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Reply By: F Troop - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:17

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:17
We will certainly keep a lookout for you. Have a great trip. We'll be thinking of you down in nice cool Tassie, whilst we are heading up to the dreaded humidity of the Territory. YUK.......
Safe travels Jan n Graham
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:07

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:07
Hi Ian and Sally,

Well glad to hear you had a great trip and are really chuffed with the BT - thats why you bought it was'nt it! Stress free fun and independence in the bush.

Enjoy the travels

John and Jean
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