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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

July to Victoria

Monday 18th Day 1
After a short visit to Home of 12Volt Mt Barker...we headed to Victoria
Arriving at Lake Ratzcastle and setting up in our usual spot...set up our new flat pack camp fire pit..
Weather was as usual crappy and took couple days to actually cook a meal in camp oven..a full chicken

Wednesday 20th Day 3
I got the portable gas cooker out and Rosie cooked many meals on it but wasnt happy with the under grill didn't work that well..especially toasting bread
2 ladies set up a campertrailer by the lake today

Friday 22nd Day 5
The weather was getting worse...I suggested to Rosie that we leave tomorrow and head to least there was she could have a heater going

Saturday 23rd Day 6
We packed up and were on the road by 8:15am...headed to Goroke CP only to find 3 tents and a campertrailer had taken over an area 8 caravans would have used...was pointless staying so we headed to Horsham...then to Warracknabeal got fuel and head to Green Lake just below Sea Lake...we been there many times with at least 15 power poles we should find somewhere to camp
We arrived and had the place to ourselves for few hours till 2 buses arrived with at least 25 teenagers from a school...staying over night in the dorms behind us..they were all well behaved.....(noted I didn't see a smart phone amongst any of them)...I have never seen so many tumble weeds covering the area...I had to clear 2 tracks through then so we could get to the amenities building

Only excitement:
Sunday a painter came to fix the dorms..asked him if he knew someone that could fix the washing machine the coin tray was stuck...machine didn't work
Monday an electrician came and fixed the washing machine...we got free load of washing for that
Tuesday he was back fixing the lights on top of the power points
Wednesday a Council worker came to clean the toilets...was telling me that he seen what he thought was a black panther in the area....I been looking into that and seems they been spotted from the Gippslands to Wattle Range in SE SA
Wednesday late afternoon a older couple with a A van..after looking around parked about 10ft from the campfire pit and first thing they did was connect hose to the only tap near us...I was not happy Jan..they must have heard me raving on and later disconnected the hose

                                                                         Pies for dinner
                                                                 2 meat loafs looking good

Thursday 28th Day 11
We packed up.......and headed homeward ...thinking we would break up the 680klms trip at Lameroo CP but by the time we arrived the weather turned nasty so I decided to continue on...worst part of the trip was Langhorne Creek ...the area was flooded and roads too.....I nose dived in to a deeper area on the road and water went over the windscreen and roof basket...totally making viewing not existing......we got out and made our way home getting there 2:15pm

Now to plan an August trip

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