Trip Start Apr 05, 2010
79Trip End Nov 19, 2010
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Where I stayed
Bordertown caravan Park.
Most of our clothes were wet and with an outside temp of 8 deg we decided we needed to get away from the coast to warm up, dry our clothes and regroup. We considered going to Mildura but with a late start and not feeling 100% decided it was too far in one day. So we headed over to the Western Hwy and started driving with a goal to reach the SA border.
Last week we were still in familiar territory and surrounded by familiar people. Today the trip really felt like it started, heading west we had a real feeling that we were actually doing it. Heading along the Hwy we stopped at Stawell for lunch, saw our first big thing at Dadswell Bridge(see Cohen and Judes report) and later Nhill for a toilet break. In Nhill we decided that we would continue on for another hour and stay the night in Bordertown
In the Bordertown caravan park we parked in a "drive through" site allowing us to leave the van hooked up as we were only staying the night. It was good to find out that we can 'expand" the van and not have to remove bikes and bike rack as it saves us heaps of time. The level of help we get from the kids as set up and pack up time is totally dependant on the kids facilities in the park, in Bordertown we got lots of help.
The following morning with the van packed, clothes dry and us a few degrees warmer we had a quick look around town found the 'dump point" and to our surprise we stumbled upon a wildlife park with some very rare white Kangaroos native only to the region. The lady in the Information centre informed me that in 1980 a rare genetic disorder caused the birth of the first white roo and they have been breeding ever since.
Heading out of town toward Victor Harbour we all felt refreshed and ready for adventure.
SUMMERS CARAVAN PK REPORT
Bordertown caravan park
The park was right beside the Hwy and all I heard all night was trucks and trains, I think they should ask them to slow down.
We were not here long but the only thing for kids was a crappy sandpit which even Cohen and Jude didn't touch.
The toilets and showers were very clean, we all had showers here.
COOPERS JOKE OF THE DAY:
B2 school on time
COHEN AND JUDES, BIG THINGS WE HAVE SEEN:
Dadswell Bridge --- The Big Koala