On the road again ...
Trip Start Feb 13, 2011
19Trip End Mar 02, 2011
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Camped in the bush
Sunday 13 February 2011
On the Road Again!
Dear Mum and Dad
Hope you two are doing well and my daughter and siblings are paying you both a lot of attention and affection. Unlike your youngest and most beautiful who has been busy flitting around the world and across Aussie Land without being much help – but a lot of thought and careful consideration I can assure you. I hope you are healing well mum?
A freight train is alongside us heading south, north of Cunderin right now.
So day one and Cully and I, with Willy Nelson's “On the road again” whizzing around my head, we set off on a rather late start at 7.30 am from Mandurah [diesel was 141.9].The land cruiser is packed and all I can say is I hope that we use all this bleep bleep stuff – we even have the kitchen sink because we will be camping for the majority
Its great having a drinks esky and Engel fridge within arms reach behind my seat – everything close at hand so I don’t need to stop, unbuckle and go to a boot for access.
Have I mentioned that it’s quite hot today? Oh and next stop I’ll find out what is rattling in the back!
Oh I’m talking about our next stop but have neglected to tell you about first one
Second stop was at the antique shop in Kelleberrin and the IGA for some snaggers for the grill tonight with leftovers between bread for tomorrow’s midday fare.
Six weeks away and not a mozzie in sight, less than 2 days home and I’m absolutely covered in welts even though I had bug spray on. Urgh I’ve just smeared a whole tube of papaw cream on my legs and it’s relieving the itch somewhat. [BTW Cully asked what I’m writing about because “we haven’t done anything yet” and I told him that I’m just dribbling to my pa – that way I get a word in he he].
We just stopped at a lovely roadside café called “P” aka the flap shelf on the back door of the Land cruiser. Lovely “underground” [according to Bailey] fresh bread, butter and three slices of ham, followed by a thick and creamy passion fruit yogurt, a Coles special! After a stretch and wander (so much litter here) we are back in the car and aiming to make Coolgardie by 2.30 pm
Light rain ~50 km south of Coolgardie.
Norseman 3.50 pm and a fuel and toilet stop and now back on the road and looking for a suitable camp site for the night. Lots of truckies around both ways. 4.30 pm found a nice stand of Salmon Gums to camp around and by 5 pm we are all set up with tent, mattress, sleeping bags, table, chairs, BBQ and a couple of cocktails poured in real “glass” cocktail glasses. We have plastic cutlery and plates but glasses are the real McCoy. Dinner was satisfying, having the sausages with eggs and tomatoes.