Friday, 20 April 2012

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April, 2012

We stopped in a park at Murray Bridge, our first park stop for this trip. We haven’t had the opportunity to use our water waste pipe since Ian modified its storage after seeing the idea on another van. So as you can see it is a success! Our water waste pipe is now stored in a conduit pipe under the van which saves Ian rolling it up, getting dirty and having to secure it with the water hose on the front tray of the van.  I know, small things amuse …….. but we’re pretty pleased with it anyway!

After Murray Bridge we drove on to Mannum, Gawler and Clare before we stopped near Gulnare at the James Ainsworth Horrock Monument Rest Area for the night. It was beside the road and the trucks and cars were thundering through, but Ian as usual assured me that it would quieten down at night (yeah right!), but it was a very pleasant outlook nonetheless with a magnificent sunrise.

On Friday morning we set off onto Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla and Cowell before Tumby Bay which is where we are stopped for the night in a council roadside stop. No power or facilities, but cheap and cheerful!

The weather has been beautiful, each day 30 degrees although the weather is due to change over the weekend and perhaps be cooler next week. Certainly the local farmers will be very happy to see some rain, as they are all starting to sow crops.

Tomorrow we’re off further around the coast to Port Lincoln for some fresh fish we hope!  The pictures of Ian's magnificent engineering achievements will not upload today so don't worry I'll put them up tomorrow!

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