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    • Day13

      Coward Springs Spa

      June 1, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      SA
      Morning dip in the 29 degree hot spring spa.
      Neal explained the temp best: it's like when you have a bath and you just realise you should of got out 2 minutes earlier. Warm, but just a touch of cool you can't shake.
      Definitely warmer inside then out as can be seen by Neal's beanie 😄.
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    • Day4

      Coward Springs

      April 19, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      A little oasis in the middle of nowhere. It is blessed to have an artesian spring to take a plunge in this lush green nirvana in Central Australia. The hosts are amazing and they offer coffee and home grown dates. This is a must if ever out this way.Read more

      Traveler

      Looks so inviting

      4/22/22Reply
       
    • Day3

      Coward springs

      September 17, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

      Today we left our campsite. Today we tallied all the live kangaroos , there where 8 live kangaroos. On the way we stopped at a midget town, we had wattle seed ice cream, it was good except my brother got greedy and sucked all the ice cream out of the cone and shoved the cone into his mouth.

      We are currently driving on the oodnadatta highway, in Aboriginal language it means S-H-I-T water, that was the funny part. We also stopped at a deserted village, I found it depressing and boring because every thing was broken and old. Today we hit dirt road. It was very bumpy. Our campsite is very updated even though we are surrounded by nothing. They have also made a hot spring, it's small but warm, we didn't stay in it for long. When we got out it was really cold. Now my dad is making bangers and mash, with the griller I got him for Father's day. Tommorow we are heading to Coober Pedy.
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    • Day7

      Coward Springs

      October 1, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Aslan and I made the executive decision that we needed a portable aircon as we headed up north. However, to do that the closest place was Adelaide 5 hrs a way or all the way in Darwin. Darwin seemed pointless as we would be hot getting there.

      We got up early and left the Flinders Rangers. However, we didn't leave the same way we came into the rangers. It was a beautiful drive through rock canons, creeks and then an outback highway. I think we drove across about 10 creeks, not deep, but a load of fun and the Troop Carrier loved every minute of it.

      I'm glad we did it as we went through Adelaide’s Clare Valley wine region. After picking up the air con, we stocked up on food and headed back to Port Augusta. A long days drive, 9 hrs to get back on track but I think we will be glad we did as we approach the top end of Australia.

      From Port Augusta, we left towards Coward Springs. Coward Springs situated near Lake Eyre is an oasis in the desert, with date trees, hot water springs and eco camping ground. For some reason the stupid GPS in the car thought the best way from Port Augusta to Coward Springs was to go to Whyalla first, 45 minutes to the West, then when I arrived told me to do a u-turn and head back to Port Augusta. Piece of shit. Ignoring the GPS, we then headed North. This drive was very remote, we would see a car maybe every hour or so, sometimes we could do a 110kmh other times 40 kms an hour because of the corrugations and washed-out road. We saw Emus, kangaroos, and lizards along the way. Aslan got the drone out and flew whilst I drove. We got the drone out to 70 kmph. Short drone video Link: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/755796625

      We setup camp, with no phone reception, but with the Starlink we got some great Internet speeds and settled into the evening watching tv on our laptops. We had pasta for dinner and I had some sausages. We had a good night sleep, and ready for action.

      Today we plan to check out Coward Springs and the sunset across the desert, and have a campfire tonight, tomorrow we head off to Coober Pedy in an underground Hotel.

      After spending time a lot of research on a Troopy Overlander power setup for my needs working on the road in all seasons, I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

      Usage:
      Fridge/Freezer: 12Litre SnoMaster Console Fridge/Freezer, Bushmaster 50 Litre Fridge/Freezer
      Electronics: Two laptops, Drone, Pro Camera, Two phones
      Misc: Air-compressor, Waterpump, Left/Right/ Rear, Interior Lighting, 11 litre hot water, GPS, Induction Cooker (30 mins per day (2 cooks)
      Comms: MileSight Router, Celfi Go, Starlink Dish/Router
      Luxury: Zero Breeze 2 Portable Airconditioner

      To achieve this, I put a 300W Panel on the roof for carparks, driveway recharge for the fridges etc (not visible in picture), and an external 300-Watt panel to throw in the sun when parked in the shade at a site.

      The gear is a Victron 3kW inverter, MPT controllers etc with 2 X 200 Amp batteries.

      Biggest power usage is Starlink and the Air-conditioner.

      We can now work, stay cool and connected in most parts of Australia.
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      Traveler

      Hi boys glad you are have the best time love reading as you go on your great adventure. Love you and take care

      10/2/22Reply
      Traveler

      Aslans hair is looking wild, he is one step closer to becoming a seasoned camper

      10/18/22Reply
       

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