Day 1 - Wallaroo Bon Voyage

Trip Start Mar 23, 2013
Trip End Apr 20, 2013

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North Beach Tourist Park

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

5:09am that is the crazy time we left home to start our "West Adventure" aka Moscatofest.

We made amazing time, stopping our customary every 2 hours to have a stretch/eat/find the kids under mountains of electronic devices. The quote of the day would have to be Liam's comment not long after we left Beaufort (near Ballarat) “Are we on the Nullarbor?” oh mate how are you going to cope over the next few weeks?

Whenever we drive a holiday Bill’s competitive nature kicks in…must beat number of km’s travelled last time….FAIL…although we did beat our Murray Bridge effort from 3 yrs ago. We nearly had a crisis with fuel alerts beeping at us through the Adelaide hills, thinking we had enough to get well into Adelaide we hadn’t bothered stopping the problem is Bill does tend to put the foot down (shock I know) so combined with steep hills=watch fuel gauge drop real quick! All good, we found a little village called, Crafers re-fuelled (87.5 litres went into a 90Lt tank) and on our way, never to speak of again. (oh wait….) We arrived in Wallaroo (2 hrs North of Adelaide) at 6pm SA time (6:30 Melb time) to a gorgeous caravan park with one of the most spectacular beach sunsets we’ve seen (a record which will hopefully be beaten in the next 4 weeks) Almost had a meltdown when I couldn’t get the cork out of the Moscato bottle, thankfully Bill saved the day and averted a potential crisis so nothing more to report there!

Bill Emma & Liam went to cook dinner and met a couple of German backpackers between Bill’s list of “must sees” from here to Cairns and explaining what to do when confronted by an Aboriginal in the middle of the road I think they may need therapy?

Just booked the Ferry for tomorrow from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay, then heading to Port Lincoln to see what we can see…Bye for now Mad Mackay’s at it again!
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Mandy Dendle on

Love the first blog entry and the photos are gorgeous. Maybe Liam's comment about the Nullaboor came from talking to Rachel about where the nullaboor is lol!!!. Safe travelling!

Love The Dendle family.

Rachel on

So how long till you go up the nulla?

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