Shane Hutchinson

Joined November 2016
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    Day 36

    February 26, 2017 in Australia

    Spent the morning in Port Augusta went to the Outback Discovery Center which was fantastic, the got some food and fuel to get ready for Lake Gairdner and headed to Nuttbush Retreat where I will leave the van while i am at Speed Week. Spent the afternoon with a few people from a car club that are also heading to speed week.

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  • Day84

    Day 35

    February 25, 2017 in Australia

    Dropped the van at Wilmington and headed to Alligator gorge great place but got to close to a browne snake that was in a hurry to get away for me. Then back to Wilmington to have a look at the Toy Museum, spent a couple of hours talking cars with the owner. Great day but bugger from the 3.5km walk throught the gorge.

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    Day 34

    February 24, 2017 in Australia

    Went on a bus tour of Port Pirie the town is based around the lead smelter apparently the bigeat in the world , not a place I would like to live they have regular tests of your lead levels if you want them and thats just if you live in town. The lead and cadmium settle ot the playground equipment and is ingested so to combat the under 5 year old children having high levels thet wash the bus stops and playground equipment every day. Don't think I would want to bring kids up there no mater what they say. Then moved up the hills near Wilmington for the night.Read more

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    Day 33

    February 23, 2017 in Australia

    Big day today drove to Port Pirie via Port Broughton. Not much in between its a wheat farming area so it is pretty baron. Port Pirie also has a lead smelter that I am going to look at tomorrow, a sign I read said it's the largest in the world. I also narrowly missed being run over by a large train I went to give way but decided i better stop like the sign said, lucky as i did not see the train coming it would have been perfect timing. Found a little inlet amd caught a few little striped grunter but very quickly ran out of bait.Read more

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    Day 32

    February 22, 2017 in Australia

    Some days are a little less glamorous than others. It's 4pm and I have been driving most of the day I stopped at Port Wakefield and Wallaroo but now I am parked for the night at a free camp on a closed school oval. The town is small and there is nothing to do except dor the pub.I will go for a walk have some dinner and go to bed early hopefully tomorrow will be a little more exciting.

  • Day77

    Day 28

    February 18, 2017 in Australia

    Pack up day for Shona today she has been great company but has to go back to work, so now I will have to talk to myself. The photos are from the beach which is only a few steps from the caravan, I went for a fish there tonight but there was too much seaweed.

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    Day 27

    February 17, 2017 in Australia

    In to Adelaide today for a day with a bit of a music theme. Lunch was at the Largs pier hotel which is where Jimmy Barnes got his start and wrote a song about it, it also has a alot of history with ACDC and other Aussie bands. Then we looked at the historic part of Port Adelaide and then into Rundle Mall which had loads of buskers because of the fringe festival. Finished the day with a concert by the Brewster brothers from the Angels.Read more

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