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Jun 7, 2018 - Day 5. Port Augusta.

Day 5 has been a rest day of sorts. Obviously we haven’t moved on but have been preparing for the trip tomorrow. We have both done a few little maintenance jobs in and out of the van. Went shopping to Woollies and Coles, two separate times helps to break up the day. At the time of writing it is raining. Hopefully it will pass before we get up. Going to enjoy a leisurely evening after we have devoured the best risotto ever, courtesy of yours truly. Yep, I am patting myself on the back! No photos today.

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Jun 6, 2018 - Port Augusta

Warm night but wake to a cold wind and overcast skies. I shower and we have breakfast, Bob wanting to get a walk in this morning, but he is beaten by the rain, not falling hard but enough to be a bother. Bob fills our water tank and empties the cassette. Then we ask Terry and Rosemary to come over for a cuppa and we spend a nice half hour chatting. Terry has a case of the trots and as we all ate the same except for the salad, we reckon he got a bug from there. Bob goes in for his shower and when he is finished, Terry and Rosemary head for...

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Jun 6, 2018 - Day 4. Moorook SA to Port Augusta SA. 375 k’s.

Welcome to day four of our trip. Not a lot to report today. We travelled through some fascinating country especially once we hit the SouthAustralian outback. We crossed the Murray via a ferry at Cadel a delightful village in a grape amd citrus growing area. Our destination today is the Sports Club in Port Augusta with a two night stay in mind. Things are going well. Only one little problem today. This is the story. Her, “Terry, we have to slow down on wasting things”. Me, “”yes love”. So, I make lunch with not being wasteful in mind. Made...

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Apr 5, 2018 - Stranded in Port Augusta

Ended up spending 8 days here - the first few were awaiting the arrival of the clutch kit, the rest for the fitting of it. With no vehicle, we caught the bus in to town a couple of times, spent some time in the great Information centre/Museum/exhibition. Finally got the car back on Thursday evening, 12th April. Off to Adelaide tomorrow, now only a few days behind our original plans, as the week here replaced the week we lost on the Yorke Peninsula.

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On The Road 2018

Dec 11, 2017 - Day 15 - Adelaide to Port Augusta

By 9:00 we were at the mechanic and he was there. He check the leak and ask: “which year is this bike?” And as I told him 1986 he said that after ‘85 they had a few issue with the casting of the engine and that he had seen lots of threads for the studs damaged. As he removed the head cover he tried to torque the head bolts and when he did the upper left he sentenced: “thread is gone”. He was bloody right. As soon as he removed head and cylinder, three studs came off neatly, but the upper left came out with the “spring”: the thread that was...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Port Augusta

Still a little windy, but an easy drive across the Peninsular, stopping at Kimba for lunch. Claim to fame as the halfway point across Australia...have to say am not sure how that was worked out...maybe before WA was mapped??? Had a motel room booked at the Shoreline Caravan Park and had a peaceful, quiet night there. Day 6 coming up next as we complete this part of our trip.

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Sep 30, 2016 - To Port Augusta

Early start to take a photo of the creek next to the Caravan Park in flood. We headed north - water everywhere. Across some reasonable surface water (50m stretch) until we got to the turn off to Crystal Brook and up and over the ranges to Port Pirie and then onto Port Augusta. A bit of light rain in places. Arrived at Port Augusta where we stocked up on supplies and fuel ready for a big drive tomorrow to Coober Pedy. Headed over to the caravan park under grey skies to kick back for the afternoon.

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Sep 29, 2016 - Day 108 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, 1198 kilometers of road from Norseman in WA to Ceduna in SA and the Nullarbor is crossed, Nullarbor actually means treeless plains and nothing could be further from the truth. It took us parts of 4 days and 3 nights to cross as we had to get to Norseman in the 1st place then get beyond Ceduna on the last of 4 days. Distance travelled in the 4days was 1611kms. It was amazing, different vegetation all the time and 4 stops on the waters edge but on cliffs tops made total contrasts in the scenery. At one point at what is called The...

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Sep 14, 2016 - Port Augusta

Wednesday September 14 Port Augusta Top Tourist Caravan Park It was an easy drive to Port Augusta through lush farming and grazing country. We stopped off at the little town of Kimba – famous for being in the centre of Australia, and also for having the big galah – seriously! The thing that most people don’t know is that the Shell Service Station has a restaurant which specialises in Indian food – and it is superb! We had a lamb Rogan Josh there then bought 2 more takeaway meals because it was so good. After we set up the van in the park,...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Apr 12, 2016 - Orroroo to Port Augusta

Tuesday April 12 to Wednesday April 13 Orroroo to Port Augusta We skirted the Clare Valley and bypassed The Flinders Ranges and arrived in Port Augusta around 9.30am and booked into the Big 4 Van Park – first stop, a hot shower! Then we booked the car in for a service – fluked a “shop a docket” type deal at the Nissan Dealership in town and they were able to do it in the afternoon. While waiting for the car to be serviced Den booked a restaurant – Coffin Bay oysters had come in fresh, and teemed with a Shiraz from the Clare Valley was a...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Nov 10, 2015 - Wednesday Nov 11th, Port Augusta

Wednesday Nov 11th Apologies for the quality of the pics, particularly of the Breakaways, you need something better than my little Canon point and shoot to capture the stunning vista out there. The colours are just spectacular. Some more snippets from Coober pedy. Mining opals is hit and miss, really pot luck. You can take out a 50m x 50m lease , sink 5 or 6 1 metre wide holes 10 metres deep and give up because you’ve found nothing. Your lease expires and someone else can take up the lease , sink one hole between 2 of the old holes and find...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Days 129 - 132 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Leaving Port Lincoln we started north west up the western coast of the Eyre Peninsula. This will give us new ground as for so long now we have been along the shore of gulfs where there is tide but very little sea, the west coast however is part of the Southern Ocean/Great Australian Bight and hence we are seeing some spectacular coastal scenery with rolling waves and huge surf, different yet again. First stop was Coffin Bay famous for oysters which we of course tried, straight off the boat, how good is that. A trip to visit the...

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