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May 15, 2012 - Mildura

Day 3, Mildura - Mungo National Park What a wonderful morning, clear blue skies, almost no clouds and very crisp, mind you we only got down to 3.5deg last nite, not as cool as previous. Today we decided to take a drive to Mungo National Park, which is about 110km NE of Mildura. We packed up the thermos and some lunch and headed off in Bob's car. This NP actually has World Heritage listing obtained in 1981 so we were really looking forward to having a look around. Our first disappointment was the road into the park, it was very rough...

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May 14, 2012 - Sea Lake to Mildura

Day 2 Sea Lake to Mildura What 'brass monkey weather' it was last nite. We got down to 2 degs and having no access to power, hence no heating it was a bit chilly. Mind you Steve was quite happy for me to have a quick shower, which incidentally was nice and hot, but when it was his turn he went out and put the generator on so that he could have the heater going....... hmm there's a word for that!!! Our journey today was in vast contrast weather-wise to yesterday. We had clear blue skies and small wispy clouds. Our distance to travel today...

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May 13, 2012 - Langwarrin to Sea Lake

FONT SIZE=5>Day 1 Langwarrin to Sea Lake Victoria Our journey commences on Mother's Day 13th May 2012 . We left Paterson Avenue in heavy rain and gusty winds, certainly not the ideal start we'd all like. We met up with Bob and Denise, our travelling companions for this trip shortly after and then it was on the freeway up thru Melbourne and up the Calder Highway towards Sea Lake about 70k south of Ouyen. The rain started to ease off around Kyneton, but the winds still gave us grief, lets just say the fuel consumption was not all that good...

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Aug 20, 2011 - Ouyen

Victor Harbour to Ouyen, Karen took us via the scenic if shortest route crossing the Murray at Wellington on the ferry. Stopped at Murrayville for Lunch, why it’s called Murrayville I don’t know at its many kilometres from the Murray but there are some lovely mosaics on the toilets…. Arrived before the rush at Ouyen so we got the best sites, only 5 mins walk to the Victoria Hotel with rather nice art deco leadlight glass panels. Carol found a hole to trip in and went down like a bag of spuds so that put a hole in her evening at the...

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Feb 15, 2006 - Australia 2004

Nick and I traveled around Australia for about 2 1/2 months delivering campervans. We estimate that we drove (Nick drove) about 30,000kms during this time traveling through all but 2 states. The Outback is amazing, it is the most barren desolate place we have ever been. You can drive for days and still see the same scenery, down the same long long straight highways. On a clear night the stars are unbelievable, but on cloudy nights it is the blackest black you can imagine. Scary...

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Apr 9, 2005 - Ocean road and Grampian Mountain Range

After a week in Melbourne at St Kilda and Brighton beach sunbathing and shopping we went off down the Great Ocean road in a car Jackies boyfriend Will lent us. Great Ocean road is a long coastal strip of scenic places. Piece de resistance being the 12 apostles - (12 rock stacks out to sea - although I think there are less now bec of erosion). Stayed at Jamies house one night, next night in Port Campbell in plush hotel room with Jaccuzzi then on to Jackies Birthday weekend in the Grampian mountains to the north, staying in a huge house in...

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