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Jul 3, 2019 - Home again - trip over!!

Well, here we are, back home again after our fortnight away in the warmth, rain and crowds of Thailand. We spent the first 8 days about 1.5 hours north of Phuket, up in the mountains, on the coast at a little village Khao Lak, staying at The Sands, right on the edge of the beach. No swimming though, as stingers present at this time of the year. We had one fine day then 6 of Monsoonal rains - between showers, we paddled to breakfast, lunch or dinner!! Was very humid but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, as it fulfilled my hopes for a...

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Jun 30, 2018 - Home again.

Had a leisurely crawl home, with 3 nights in Carnarvon, 3 in Geraldton then 3 at Cervantes, a little coastal town about 2 hours north of Perth. That made it a 3.5 hr drive on our final leg, down the freeway with the van, so we pulled up here at 1230. Next 24 hours spent unpacking the things that don't stay in the van between trips, and washing all the bedding etc before the next bout of wet weather arrives. Hope you have enjoyed reading our tales, thanks for your continued patronage!!!! There is a section where you can leave me a message at...

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Mar 13, 2018 - Departure Day

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On The Road 2018

Dec 10, 2016 - Home once more.

Pete got us home safely by about 1115 this morning. He unpacked the car and now, it is like we haven't been away. Am unwell still, but improved as the day progressed. We travelled just under 8,000 kms (4,900 miles) on this trip. Add to that, the 2,600kms (1,560 miles) the girls and I did on the Adelaide-Canberra-Adelaide run, and we certainly covered some countryside once more!! Good to be home once more - looking forward to catching up with our family as soon as possible.

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Oct 17, 2016 - Perth to Heron Point (south of Mandurah)

We had packed up the van and were on the road at 2 minutes to 10am this morning. We didn't want to be any earlier than 10am so as to avoid peak travel time given the first part of the journey was on the freeway heading into Perth. It was a bit sad leaving Perth behind. It really is quite a young vibrant, growing city and in many ways is a lot like Brisbane. We quite liked where we were located at Madeley in the caravan park. It was quite novel being able to walk to the shops, go into town, go to the beach, etc! Basically all the things you...

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Oct 27, 2015 - Statistics

Fuel economy ave = 5.79 km/ltr = 17.28 ltr/100kms Worst fuel usage = 4.52 = 10.78 Best fuel usage = 9.28 = 22.12 (without van) Distance travelled = 20,021 kms Fuel used = 3575.002 litres Fuel cost = $5084.60 Ave fuel price = 142 cpl Cheapest fuel = 116.2 cpl at Semaphore SA Dearest fuel = 199.0 at Cape Crawford, Qld Accommodation cost $3968.40. Trip lasted 6 months 8 days, with 9 days in Broome and 10 weeks in Darwin staying with family and friend.

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Oct 25, 2015 - Family gathering

Well, what a day. All the family gathered to celebrate Troy and Donna's birthdays, and with Brett's planning, we arrived unannounced. What joy, what love we both felt at the reactions we got!!! Had a super day, stayed on for tea with Brett and Manni, then back to the van to prepare for our last leg to home tomorrow. Very precious photos attached, as all the family, except the in-laws (as one was missing) are together.

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Oct 22, 2014 - Home

Heading to Albany to take part in the first of the ANZAC ceremonies. This one is the re-enactment of the Fleet leaving for Gallipoli from Albany in 1914. Albany population is expected to swell from 15,000 to 45,000 for the duration!! We are booked in at Middleton Beach Caravan park (booked our sites back in April 2012, both for this visit and for the next one in April 2015) - got the last sites available, back then!! Every available spot in town has been opened for camping spots - not a porta-loo available for hire anywhere at all - they...

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Mar 28, 2014 - Mandurah

Mandurah is the second-largest city in Western Australia and is located approximately 72 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth. The city centre foreshore is home to a variety of wildlife including dolphins, pelicans, shags, and an abundance of marine life including the blue manna crab which has become synonymous with the area. The city is also known for its protected waterways, beaches and boating and fishing activities. We stayed at a friend's condo that had a few of the waterways in the Mandurah Esturary and a view of the ocean on...

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Jan 5, 2014 - Sonrise

Neville and Lisa and all the family left at 7.30 am to take the sister to the airport. Then we went at 9.30 am to the local church Sonrise at Falcon. There we met a few people who knew us. Small world. Alan had been to our home with Brother Mac years ago. His wife Marlene was lovely and very welcoming. We also met Alan and Jan who remembered us. Jan said She had met us 15 years ago. They offered to let us leave the Winnebago at their place when we go back to Melbourne, which was very thoughtful of them. Alan and Marlene invited us back to...

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Jan 4, 2014 - Friends

We had pizza for lunch with the family then travelled on to Dawesville afterwards to meet up with more friends, Neville and Lisa. It was a lovely evening and Neville cooked a lamb roast which is always very nice. We've had a great time seeing friends and Western Australia is a lovely place.

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Jan 3, 2014 - Play time

Our friends arranged a breakfast for all the family on the foreshore and we went along to enjoy pancakes and bacon, sausage and eggs. After breakfast we all went round to the boat ramp and we brought the Motorhome there. They all love it. David got the boat down much to their delight and took everyone at intervals up and down the river and round the canals. What a lovely place Mandurah is. Such a good place for a holiday.

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