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Mitchell

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  • Day155

    Goodbye Bertha

    March 14, 2020 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 29 °C

    On Friday we drove back to Macedon through Melbourne. The Grand Prix is due to be racing this weekend but we drove past a large sign saying that it was cancelled. Life changes so fast.

    We stopped off and washed Bertha and then on Saturday we drove to Tallarook to meet Allan and Gaye. We found a cafe where we could park outside and look obvious, then went inside for a coffee. Allan and Gaye turned up a few minutes later so we went to hand over Bertha.

    The bank transfer took a bit of time because there is usually a $5,000 maximum for these transfers, but Gaye had been into the bank and increased it to 30,000. Unfortunately, no one had told her online banking. After 30 mins the transaction went through, but will take a few days to show up in Bun’s brother’s bank acc. We take some pictures and let them go on their way.

    Kerry arrived to drive us back to Macedon. Next task is to rent a car.

    We booked a Hyundai i30 for collection on Sunday with the intention of setting off again on Monday morning. When we arrived to collect the car we were told that it hadn’t returned yet, but should be back at “any time”. Another walk and cup of coffee and two hours later we drive off.

    We feel distinctly vulnerable in a small car. Yes it may be an automatic, have good a/c and cruise control, but we are about 3ft lower than we were in Bertha. The large road trains appear massive as they come towards us. Somehow, this isn’t a road trip in a small Korean car, should have booked the convertible Ford Mustang.
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    Wayne Bampton

    DILUSI !!!!!!!!!!

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    Andy n Bunny Briggs

    😂

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  • Day49

    Roadtrip

    March 1, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Wir sind noch nicht wirklich weit gekommen aber die Natur ist jetzt schon der Hammer.
    Unser neues zu Hause für die nächsten 50 Tage, klein aber fein würde ich sagen 😂.
    Auf den ersten Campingplatz waren unsere Nachbarn Kängurus 🦘😍
    Und bei der ersten Wanderung auf den Mount Macedon haben wir dir Natur und viele Tiere sehen können, da hat sich das schwitzen wirklich gelohnt 💪🏻 🦜
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  • Day184

    Goodbye Shepparton!

    April 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    UUUUUUUNNNNND schon wieder keine Arbeit für die nächsten Tage !!! :D Heute hatten wir dann endlich mal genug von dem ewigen Hin und Her unseres Contractors (=Jobvermittlers). Eine knappe Woche Arbeit und jetzt hatten wir wieder frei und sollten EVENTUELL 1-2 Wochen darauf warten, dass es weiter geht. NO WAY! Voller Vorfreude und auch mit ein bisschen Aufregung verbunden, planten wir für heute weiter in Richtung Melbourne zu reisen. Im Vorfeld wurden noch die Autos geputzt und aufgeräumt, dann hieß es "The Dog Days Are Over". :D
    Wir beschlossen einige Tage in dem Vorort Kilmore zu campen und von dort aus Melbourne zu erkunden. Außerdem gab ich noch unserem Mitbewohner Mo einen Lift (=Mitfahrgelegenheit), weil auch er nicht weiter auf ein Wunder hoffen und einen Freund in Melbourne besuchen wollte.
    Es kann also endlich mal weiter gehen! Juhuu! :D
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  • Day1

    It's G Day - as in time to go!

    August 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Today’s the day, and in true Zohar style the Zo-Mobil didn’t hit the road until 3pm, which is stupid on so many levels - especially with the number of schools we have in our immediate vicinity.

    We got to spend last night with my family and today we said goodby to our kids (who probably breathed a sigh of relief that we were finally gone!).

    Last minute packing today and we hit the road - the two of us and our beautiful spoodle, Cadbury. In typical Melbourne fashion, the skies opened up just as we waved goodbye and the rain did not stop until we’d left the city behind.

    Given how late it was we decided to just drive the two hours to Seymour. The drive was uneventful and we spilled out of the car to explore our lovely campsite, complete with an old relic of a bridge, on the banks of the Goulburn River.

    Inside the caravan we are toasty warm with our new diesel heating, as we watch the last weak rays of the sun disappear.

    A piping hot dinner of lamb shanks and vegetables magically appeared - thanks to a little bit of prep this morning at home, and our trusty thermal pot. Always a godsend on day one of any journey.

    Time to chill this evening, watch a bit of ABC - it is Monday night after all! I’m not sure I can stay awake for long as I’ve felt tired all afternoon (lucky Gadi was driving!),

    Lessons learnt on day 1

    1. Whatever time the Zohars’ think they will leave for a road trip, add on another two hours for good measure

    2. I already know I took too many clothes

    3. Very thankful we had diesel heating installed this year!
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